Sitting down with author Molly O’Hare

I met Molly through a Facebook group ran by Alessandra Torre when myself and a fellow author decided to make a small author group where we could share information, tips, tricks, ask all the questions – etc. I quickly became friends with Molly, and I have to say, her personality just lights up the room – and she’s on the other side of the U.S. from me. Molly is a talented writer, who writes laugh out loud funny, sweet and quirky romances with her own little niche – hilarious animal sidekicks.

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Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

         Where to start? Well, I’m married to an amazingly supportive man, who doesn’t want to kill me for bringing home another stray animal. Speaking of animals, they are pretty much my life. I am that crazy person on the side of the road trying to save a worm. I can’t help it.

         Something most people don’t know about me is the fact I am extremely dyslexic. I have been told on many accounts I would never be anything let alone a writer. I remember one time in school I had to take a test to determine how severe my dyslexia really was. When they got the results, let’s just say writing and reading were not in my future. However, with determination and the ‘lady balls’ to prove everyone wrong, here I am, a published author. Take that, B*tches! I mean that in the nicest way possible though. Is my spelling still horrible? Do I mess up on social media post all the time? Yes. I just shrug it off. Everyone has a backstory, and I am happy for mine.

Do you have any interesting writing quirks?

         Does listening to a thunderstorm so loud your ears hurt count? If so, then yes. Yes, I do.

Give us an insight into your favorite main character. What does he/she do that is so special?

         In every character I write, I try to place a piece of myself inside of them. Maggie in Hollywood Dreams had a strength I try to possess every day. She never let anyone tell her she wasn’t good enough. Her looks, her attitude, whatever it was, she was true to herself. I love her for that. I love strong women in books, and I strive always to write that as well. Holly in Stumbling Into Him is no exception, she stands up for herself, even faced with decisions that could change her life forever. I appreciate characters that make a difference and are not afraid to do so.

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What are you working on at this moment?

         Right now, I’m working on a Firefighter romance with a little, enemies to lovers aspect. Oh, and we cannot forget tons of humor.

What genre are your books and what draws you to that genre?

         I write contemporary romantic comedies. I love to laugh. Plain and simple. I find a reason to laugh every day and that has carried over into my books. One day I want to try and write a Rom-Com paranormal book. Why not? It could be fun.

Where do your ideas come from?

         My ideas come from two places, either the situation has happened to me in real life, or I had a dream about it. In Stumbling Into Him Holly gets hit in the mouth by a fly object and chips her tooth. The same thing happened to be Dec 26, 2017. As I was in the waiting room to get my tooth looked at the whole story came into my head. Other Ideas come from my dreams. I have a very active imagination, and I just go for it. If it stayed with me when I wake up, then I might as well see if I can write it.

Do you work from an outline or do you prefer just to see where an idea takes you?

         I am a one-hundred percent fly by the seat of my pants writer. When I try outlining I get bored because I know what is going to happen. I prefer to be surprised.

Do you ever get writer’s Block and how do you combat it?

         No lie, I dance it out. I turn on some music and have a huge, by myself, dance party.

Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?

         I am always reading. If I am not writing, I’m reading. I will read anything I can get my hands on. I have so many favorite authors it could be considered embarrassing… It would take me years to name them all. I also may or may not have fangirled a time or two and stalked said authors.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

         Do it anyway and be you. Do not hide behind whatever it is you thought you should hide behind, whether that was clothes to hide your body or hiding who you truly are. If I could go back in time, I would seriously b*tch slap myself. It’s okay to be who you are. End of story.


What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

         Write what makes you happy. Do not write for anyone else. And, if for one moment you think you can’t write something because someone else has already written it, remember what Mark Twain said:

“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages.” – Mark Twain

Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?

            Yes, I think it would be fun to add how I am obsessed with fun facts. I have been since I was a little girl. I started adding new ones to the end of my books, and I also post them all over my website. Fun facts can be anything from useless information to something people don’t know about me, that’s why I think they are fun.

Also, Alyne I want to thank you for giving me this opportunity. I loved answering your questions. You are a true gem in this world. Never change.

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Stumbling Into Him

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A story that will have you laughing through every page…

Holly has spent her whole life as a walking disaster, from running into walls, tripping over invisible objects, and always being in the wrong place at the wrong time. When a seemingly normal outing taking her overly opinionated Corgi for a walk resulted in an object to the face, she didn’t think her day could get any worse. The moment she opened her eyes and saw the Adonis standing over her, she knew she’d been wrong. It was about to get a whole lot worse.

Ben’s lived his whole life disobeying his uptight, self-centered, shrew of a mother. Instead of going into the family business, he followed his dreams and opened his veterinarian clinic. One ordinary day at the dog park, and a rogue dog toy later, he found himself captivated by the curvy woman that had a feistiness which set him on fire.

It could only get better from here, right? Too bad his mother had other plans.


Excerpt: “Watch out!”
Holly Flanagan heard a commotion coming from the other side of the park. Ignoring the shouting, she bent over focusing on picking up her Corgi, Waffles, most recent deposit. With Holly’s track record, though, she should have known anyone yelling “watch out,” “take cover,” or “that’s about to fall” was directed at her. Even after years of being the spokesperson for “unlucky,” “klutzy,” and “clumsy” she still disregarded the shouting as she carried on with her dog parent duties.
Before she could register what happened, she was knocked onto her back with a pain radiating from her mouth and nose.
“Well, at least the sky is pretty today,” Holly mumbled as she tried to get her bearings. She reached for her mouth as she felt the pain start to spread.
“Ma’am, are you okay?”
Holly closed her eyes pondering that exact question. Was she okay? She’d just been hit with something in her mouth. She was pretty sure some part of her face, she didn’t know which part, but she was sure something was bleeding. Waffles started barking uncontrollably, and her head hurt. So, was she okay?
Holly sighed. Yeah, she was fine. This was just another day for her, and so far, if being hit by an unknown projectile to the face was the worst thing that happened to her, she’d considered it a good day.
Opening her eyes, she gasped. Above her, only a mere few inches from her face was by far, the most handsome man she had ever laid eyes on. He had dark brown hair and deep blue eyes that were richer than the ocean. His jaw was chiseled, with a light dusting of scruff, in the Alpha male, I’m in charge here kind of way.
Wonderful. Okay, let’s add embarrassing yourself in front of a Greek God to your lists of attributes for the day. Hey, it can only get better from here, right?
She realized she was staring at him for what could have been considered too long. She quickly jerked her head forward trying to right herself. Unfortunately, for her, she slammed her head right into the Greek God’s forehead.
Copyright 2018 Molly O’Hare

My review of Stumbling Into Him:

**if you want to laugh as much as you swoon, READ THIS BOOK**
I sat down one night to just read the first few pages and see what Stumbling Into Him was all about. An hour later, I had to force myself to put the book down.
Holly is a librarian with a quick wit, a weakness for animals, body issues and a penchant for falling. Which she does, quite often. However – on one occasion she literally falls into the arms of Ben, the Adonis who happens to be a veterinarian. I have to say – I have seen this scene before – girl “falls” into guys arms – sparks fly and blah blah. I always kind of roll my eyes. That being said, it worked in this book. In fact, everything worked in this book.
Ben is THE PERFECT book boyfriend. He’s so sweet and patient. And HOT. AND a vet, which means he has a soft spot for animals too. *Score*
Lord Waffles. I cannot say enough about Lord Waffles. He might be the secret star of the book. There was an interesting set of support characters – my favorite being Mildred, Holly’s co-worker at the library.
I honestly cannot say enough about this book, and I feel like I’m rambling because I want to gush about it. Molly has a knack for rom-com, believable characters, and quirky animals – and she has the ability to mash all that together with stellar, feel-good sweet romance that leaves you feeling satisfied.

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