It’s Friday, and that means another author interview—the final one to complete a scorcher of a July. I don’t think I can find a DARKER author to round out this month’s theme of “Night.” She’s not what you think, though. Rachel Thompson does not write horror, paranormal, or thrillers. She writes humor! Ha! Fooled you, but she does have an acid tongue, and one can interpret that as dark. Rachel is a fiery strong-willed redhead, so you know her words are going to be HOT! She’s not shy to tell it like it is, and she often uses more “bad” words than I do in my erotica.
Rachel talks about men (Mancode) and women (Chickspeak) in her wildly popular book, A Walk in the Snark. Her fan base is both male and female, and they adore her sarcastic wit. I know I do! Sample a few of her recent blog posts where she deconstructs both the penis AND the vagina, (ouch!) and one in which she talks about the “Twenty Minute Man,” a favorite of mine.
Rachel is also a co-founding member of the Indie Book Collective, an excellent resource for independent writers. Along with the other founding members, she’s released her latest book, Dollars & Sense: The Definitive Guide to Self-publishing Success.
Hold on to your hats, and read more about the über snarky and incredibly talented, Rachel Thompson.
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Rachel Thompson aka “Rachel in the OC” is a mom, wife, and redhead in a sea of blondes (she lives in the OC). She writes about men, women, lost love, coffee and vodka. Not necessarily in that order. Join her for all the snarky fun. Whatever you do, though, please don’t call her “cute,” she’s likely to smack you.
With her trademark snarky humor and candor, Rachel whisks you into her caffeinated world where she deconstructs common phrases (I’m Fine) and makes up words (Refrigeratoritis) in order to help dudes understand chicks…and vice versa.
Rachel believes “Men are from Seinfeld, Women are from Friends,” and so do her legions of fans. She dares to ask “why do men want to change the world but can’t change a roll of toilet paper?”
Drawing on her decades (dear god has it been that long?) of marriage, friendships, and past relationships, Rachel’s specialty is observing male behavior and dissecting it with humor (Shopping is NOT a Verb). Think of her as the Scientist of Snark…without the ugly white labcoat of course. #asif
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Inside Rachel Thompson’s Mind
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Well, I’m not really a believer in happiness. I think the word is overused and sets up an expectation for disappointment. That said, anything having to do with sex makes me extremely happy. Or vodka martinis. Or coffee. Or a hot, strappy black heel. Somebody stop me…
What turns you on creatively? I must have music when I write. Preferably something moody like Poe, Fisher, Imogen Heap, or seventies rock, like Pink Floyd or Bad Company. I’m very sound-oriented. If the lawnmower is going, I’m done for.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? I do love a good “fuck.” Okay, wait a minute…
What quality do you most admire in a man? Generosity, thoughtfulness, intelligence, knowledge of a woman’s body, patience, and for god’s sake, a sense of humor. And he must be able to cook.
What quality do you most admire in a woman? Same as a man, really – though she already knows the chick body stuff and I’m good in that department.
What is your greatest regret? None. Don’t believe in em. Waste of time.
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I’d be two inches taller.
What is your greatest fear? Sharks. Spiders. Snakes. Really anything that starts with an S. Well, except for snark of course. And sex. And sarcasm. And…fuck. (Oh wait, that’s an F. I’m not afraid of Fs.)
Which living person do you most admire? I’m have a huge amount of respect for Madonna. She’s hot, talented, goes through men like candy, has great fashion sense, altruistic, is still willing to learn and grow, and no one can market like her.
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Chef. Totally kidding. I would love to design jewelry. I’ve got that funky thing going on, so that would be pretty cool.
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? Definitely a housecat. I can totally relate to the whole leave me alone now pet me vibe.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Having two children and still being sane.
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Judgement
What is your greatest extravagance? Prada
What is one thing you want to do before you die? Eat pizza in Italy
What is your present state of mind? Calm, considering I missed a deadline. Ah well, martini time.
What are some of your favorite curse words? Fuck. Hardly a blog post goes by without a well-placed fuck.
What is your motto? Ignore the negative. They’re just jealous.
Connect with Rachel
Rachel in the OC Blog
Rachel in the OC Twitter
Indie Book Collective Twitter
Email RachelintheOC [at] gmail [dot] com
Thanks for the interview, cutie, oops… I mean … thanks Rachel, (I’m in trouble).
I invite all my readers to ask Rachel a question or leave a comment. Come on, I know you have something to say! Rachel LOVES comments, and so do I, so make our day, won’t you?