International Women's Day Questionnaire: Bella Andre
How are you planning to celebrate International Women’s Day?
By spending time with my daughter. I’m so proud of her!
Was there a woman who helped you get where you are today?
There are too many to count! The support of the women who run and are members of Romance Writers of America made all the difference in jump-starting my career as a writer.
Tell us about your newest book.
Do you share any traits with any of your characters? Are there any of your characters that you admire or deplore?
My characters are courageous, hopeful and fun to be around. Hopefully my friends and family would agree that I share these traits!
What advice would you give to your younger self?
“You’re doing great! Your dreams are going to come true in ways you can’t even imagine—and beyond!”
What book do you go back to again and again for inspiration?
What would you say to a young woman questioning her worth, value, or place in the world?
“You’re amazing! Don’t ever let anyone say you aren’t.”
In the spirit of the ever popular Instagram hashtag #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) – who’s your #1 woman crush right now? Any why?
Elizabeth Gilbert’s writing is brilliant, insightful and deeply emotional. Big Magic is one of my new favorite books. I love how honest she is on all fronts!
Having sold more than 6 million books, Bella Andre’s novels have been #1 bestsellers around the world and have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists 31 times. She has been the #1 Ranked Author at Amazon (on a top 10 list that included Nora Roberts, JK Rowling, James Patterson and Stephen King), and Publishers Weekly named Oak Press (the publishing company she created to publish her own books) the Fastest-Growing Independent Publisher in the US. After signing a groundbreaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, Bella’s The Sullivans series is being released in paperback in the US, Canada, and Australia.
If not behind her computer, you can find her reading her favorite authors, hiking, swimming or laughing. Married with two children, Bella splits her time between the Northern California wine country and a 100-year-old log cabin in the Adirondacks.