For the character blog hop, readers get to jump around to discover characters we have recently written about or are currently writing about. You can find Annette's character post HERE.
First, a little about Rachael:
Rachael Anderson is the author of five novels and two novellas. She's the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.
Some other random things about me...
I have serious decision-making issues. I hate making them. Be it where to go for dinner or what movie to rent (unless there is a new romantic comedy available), my typical response is, "I don't care." The worst part is that I married someone with the same problem. Sometimes we drive around for an hour before one of us finally decides.
I love peanut butter. I couldn't live without it. One of my favorite treats is a spoon full of peanut butter dipped in milk chocolate chips. Yum!
I really don't like to empty the dishwasher. It has to be one of my least favorite jobs. But I don't mind loading it. Why is that?
Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite movies (second only to Pride and Prejudice). I still have daydreams of living on Prince Edward Island. I hope that is what heaven is like. What a perfectly gorgeous place to live.
I bite my fingernails. It's a disgustingly bad habit, but one I have failed to break over the years. Maybe someday.
I wither when the temperature rises above 90 degrees.
I am an obsessive reader. Mainly novels. My favorite are romantic comedies, followed by suspense, then fantasy.
I love to drive fast. My speeding ticket history proves that.
Embarrassingly enough, there was one year of my life that I received 4 W-2's. I had a hard time finding a job that didn't bore me to death after the first month. Thankfully, I've taken to motherhood. Although, there are some days . . . :)
I absolutely HATE shaving my legs.
I am incredibly afraid of bees. You'd think I'd be allergic, but I'm not. I act like a complete fool anytime one flies near me. It's embarrassing.
I love British and Australian accents. Who doesn't?
New Zealand is at the top of my travel wish list. It used to be Australia, but thanks to my sweet hubby, I've been able to go there.
Whenever I have to speak in front of a crowd, whatever is left of my brain freezes and I turn into a blooming idiot. Seriously. I was asked to say the prayer in church a few months ago, and I said, "We're grateful to be here this Saturday," instead of Sunday. I told my husband, who was saying the closing prayer, that he needed to say Friday so I wouldn't feel so dumb. He didn't. Where's the love?
I do NOT have the patience of Job.
My dream mom vehicle is a Toyota Sequoia. But I think I will always drive a mini-van. I'm far too practical and would rather spend the extra money on a fun vacation. Maybe to New Zealand.
I have an intense fear of heights, yet I love extreme roller coasters. Explain that one.
I LOVE playing games. Ticket to Ride and Yahtzee Free for All are my current favorites.
One of the lights on our entryway chandelier has this large paint blotch on it, compliments of me. I have yet to figure out a way to get it off. I'm praying the light bulbs never burn out because then we'll have a very dark foyer.
I love watching my children while they sleep. Like perfect little angels. I'd be like that mother in the book I'll Love You Forever, and pick them up to snuggle if I wasn't
Now to share my character with you:
What is the name of your character?
I chose Charlotte. She's the main character in The Husband Maker, The Match Maker, and The Wife Maker.
When and where is the story set?
The series takes place in the San Francisco bay area with a little jaunt to Scotland.
What should we know about your character?
Charlotte is smart, cute, and talented, but she just can't seem to hang on to a guy. Everyone she dates goes on to marry the next girl they date, which has caused some to give her an unkind nickname--the husband maker.
What is the main conflict?
Each book has it's own conflict as Charlotte struggles with bad dates, heartbreaks, and career challenges.
What is your character's personal goal?
Charlotte hopes to find her own true love, the one who chooses her instead of the next girl.
Is there a working title, and where can we find out more about it?
The Husband Maker has been released. The Match Maker is available for pre-order. The Wife Maker is coming out in February 2015.
When can we expect the book to be published?
The entire boxed set will be available in February, 2015. If you can't wait, start with The Husband Maker.
And now I'm tagging Shannon Guymon.
Shannon is the author of over 20 books. WOW! That in and of itself is super impressive. She's a super-nice lady with a whole house full of cute kids that she loves to spend time with.
Find out more about Shannon and her books HERE.