Greta Bondieumaitre is from St. Lucia, a small but lively island in the Caribbean. She started writing love stories between classes in high school to amuse her friends at lunch time. Ten years later, she published her first novel, “Her Heart’s Desire”. She later published, “Play Me A Love Song” and recently, “‘Til I Find You“. She describes writing during her post-high school years as, “self therapy”.
Visit her blog at www.gretabondieumaitre.blogspot.com.
About the Book:
No one knows how bumpy the road to love is more than Tisha Cole. After years of excruciatingly embarrassing dates, the 25-year-old receptionist is ready to hand in her dating license, but her cynical cousin, Drew, will not let her. She knows that finding Mr. Right has always been Tisha’s ultimate goal in life and short of joining the search herself, Drew plans on doing whatever it is in her power to help Tisha find him. When they cross paths with two best friends and a very sexy entrepreneur, there’s a slight change in plans.
Drew who has always been adamant about keeping her single status begins to doubt her immunity to Tisha’s lovesickness.
Tisha has hit the jackpot with not one but two perfect dates! Where next will her quest for love take her when she decides to upgrade her relationship—with both men!
Two not-so-sweet cousins, three not-so-honest men. With the many potholes and crossroads along the way, will Tisha ever reach her destination?
Would you call yourself a born writer?
If you mean, did I like to tell tall tales from childhood, then, maybe. From as far back as I can remember, I was always the one to lead the other children into imaginary expeditions. My essays always exceeded the word limits and my teachers thought I liked to include way too much detail. But then, I’d like to think that my love for details is what caused me to start writing novels.
What was your inspiration for “’Til I Find You”?
The search for love has always intrigued me and after having seen the possibility for romance between two fellow passengers on a bus, I decided to write their story as I imagined it could have been.
What themes do you like to explore in your writing?
I wouldn’t be able to read a book with no romance and much less write one where the theme of romantic love is not dominant. I also like exploring self‐betrayal in my novels.
How long did it take you to complete the novel?
The first draft took a little over a month but I only started working seriously on it some three years later for about a year.
Are you disciplined? Describe a typical writing day.
I get up in the morning, take a bath, make breakfast, lunch and probably dinner because I won’t have time to make it later. At about 12 p.m. I settle down with a bottle of water and start writing until about 1 a.m. I alternate between following a strict schedule and going with the flow.
What did you find most challenging about writing this book?
I knew where I was going with this book from the very beginning so there weren’t many bothersome challenges like I’ve had with other books.
What do you love most about being an author?
The readers! I only realized how many people lived similar lives after I’d published my first novel and they’re very open about it. I love my readers!
Did you go with a traditional publisher, small press, or did you self publish? What was the process like and are you happy with your decision?
I self-published, although I’ve always wanted to be published by a traditional publisher. Self-publishing has its advantages but it’s also very time‐consuming.
Where can we find you on the web?
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