What if your path forward leads you back home? Check out my interview with Andria Henry

Toronto party girl Kylie is forced to move back to her hometown and her first stop is getting pulled over for speeding by the guy who broke her heart in high school. She needs to get back on her feet and prove that she can handle this adulting thing, and the quickest way to do that is to roll up her sleeves, swallow her pride, and do her best not to fall for that jerk, Derek, again.

When Toronto party girl Kylie is fired from her perfect job, she’s forced to do the one thing she never wanted to do: go home. Returning to her sleepy hometown is Kylie’s definition of failure. She drags herself back to the lakeside town of Camden with her tail between her legs and she’ll do whatever it takes to get back to the big city.

When Derek runs a routine traffic stop on a speeder, the one person he never expects to see in Camden again is Kylie. In fact, he barely recognized her. She doesn’t look like the quiet, sweet girl he had a crush on in high school anymore.

Kylie’s brother offers her a job back in the city if she can prove that she’s changed her ways. She finds the perfect opportunity to prove herself, but it means working with Derek to save the town’s waterfront. Can she look past his prejudice against her and get the job done?

Can she avoid falling in love with him and complicating her plans to return to the big city?

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Welcome, Andria! Thank you for stopping by to chat about Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

Tell us three things we’d find if we looked under your heroine’s bed? How about the hero’s?
Under Kylie’s bed, you’d likely find the high-heeled boots she no longer wears since she moved to the small town of Camden, a discarded to-go cup from her job at Harrington’s Bookstore Café, and an old Britney Spears CD.

Under Derek’s bed, you’d likely find some dinosaur figures that his nephew left under there, Taco the hamster (if he’s escaped his cage again), and a ball cap from his police college.

What is the theme of this book? If it’s part of a series, how does this book fit into the series?

This book is about reconnection, redemption, and figuring out what home really means. This is the first book in a series of romances in a friend group in the small town of Camden over the course of a year. Book 2 is due to be released in fall 2023!

Be sure to pick up book one now! Click here

Why do you write this genre? What inspired this story? Do you write any other genres?

I love heartwarming stories, like Hallmark movies with a hit of Gilmore Girls. This book has been described as “Canadian Hallmark”, “A delicious scoop of ice cream” and having “Stars Hollow vibes”, which is exactly what I was going for. This story was inspired by a visit to my own hometown and Camden is very much based on that town. From the lakeside geography to the quirky characters. I also write young adult and middle grade science fiction and fantasy; those books are currently on submission and not available yet.

Any tips to share with fellow authors/aspiring authors? What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard.

Everyone creates in their own time and their own way. Comparing yourself to the output of other authors is the surest route to burn out. Your writing should work within your life, not the other way around. And there is no rush. The words will be there, and they will be better for you approaching them with care and in a spirit of abundance. Success is not pie. There is plenty to go around. You are/will be someone out there’s favourite author and they’ll find you when the time is right.

Thank you for stopping by and chatting today!

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