It is my great pleasure to welcome Ros Baxter to Book Reviews and More by Kathy. Today is the release of her latest novel, Lingerie for Felons (which I reviewed HERE), She graciously took time to answer my “get to know you” questions so sit back and enjoy!
Kathy: What book do you recommend everyone should read? Do you have a comfort read?
Oh dear, ‘everyone should read’ is hard. Is the Kama Sutra too naughty to say? As for comfort reads, for me it’s got to be Charlaine Harris – some sweet Sookie and dirty-hot vampires. But I’m definitely an omnivore – from Simone de Beauvoir to Susan Elizabeth Phillips – reading is GOOD.
Kathy: What is your guilty pleasure?
Sleep. Chocolate. More sleep. French champagne. Did I mention sleep? Hey, I have four (young) children so I don’t get to sleep a whole lot. Chocolate on the other hand…well, we’re REALLY good friends.
Kathy: Favorite meal?
Anything I didn’t have to cook!
Kathy: If you weren’t a writer, what would you be?
Asleep a lot more often!
Actually, I’m quite a few things as well as a writer – a mother, public servant, and founder of a community organisation. If I wasn’t a writer, I’d just have more spare time!!
Kathy: If you could time travel, what time period would you visit?
Oooohhh, GREAT question. Hmmmm, tempted to say the day I decided to have the fourth child, so I could shake myself and say “what are you thinking????!”.
But seriously, probably the Victorian era, as long as I could be independently wealthy and not required to marry someone I didn’t like. Too much to ask?
Thanks so much for having me Kathy – loved your questions!! xxxx
Kathy: It was my pleasure! Great answers-btw,those sleepless nights from your young kids: they NEVER end 😉 Congratulations on the new release-I hope everyone loves it as much as I did!
Title: Lingerie for Felons by Ros Baxter
Publisher: Escape Publishing-Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction
Length: 222 pages
If there’s one universal truth, it’s this: You’re always wearing your worst underwear when you land in trouble.
Lola’s parents told her that everyone can make a difference. And she believed them. She’s been fighting the good fights since she was eleven years old. But at 23, Lola falls hard for an Australian stockbroker who thinks Doctors Without Borders is a porno and Joni Mitchell sounds like a harp seal being battered to death. She cuts him loose, but over the next fifteen years, through protests, misunderstandings, humiliating predicaments, and a number of poor underwear choices, their lives and paths continue to converge.
Along the way, Lola learns a few important life lessons: Never wear a red lace thong to a strip search. Make sure you take motion sickness pills if you’re going to the Southern Ocean to save the whales. And sometimes, Mr Right can be all wrong, and Mr Wrong just needs time to find the right path.
Funny, touching, emotional and political, Lingerie for Felons is Bridget Jones meets An Inconvenient Truth, about doing the right thing, finding the right person, and always thinking through your underwear choices.
Read my review HERE.
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