Brynne Ropert and Portland Dolish have been best friends since being paired as roommates in college. Seven years later they are now twenty-five, married, and living in Maine–– but the two women couldn’t be more different. Brynne finds fulfillment in her life as a wife, mother and owner of a small café and bookshop, but is struggling to expand her family. Portland is still coping with her mother’s death during her childhood, and her marriage is unraveling before her eyes. Portland envies her friend’s seemingly stable and easy life while Brynne doesn’t understand the growing distance between them and cannot begin to guess what secret Portland is hiding about her husband and crumbling marriage. While one woman feels shut out, the other enters into a web of lies to protect herself.
A Questionable Friendship explores what really makes someone a true friend, a support system, a sister. How much trust goes into a friendship and when is being a friend not enough? Brynne and Portland’s story will attempt to answer those questions, and show that happily ever after isn’t in the cards for everyone.
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Q&A With Samantha March
How do you juggle being an author, having your own book blog and being the owner of Marching Ink publishing company?
Organization. Passion. Little sleep. In addition to those I also work for BookTrope Publishing as a book manager, a full time job at a hospital, and am a wife and a new puppy owner. My day is filled starting from early morning to late at night (and sometimes early morning) but working with books is my passion, and I don’t feel like I’m working – most of the time. But everyone needs a break sometimes!
When did you know you wanted to become an author?
When I was about nine years old. I have been obsessed with books and characters since around that time, and I really wanted to create my own worlds with all these voices I hear in my head!
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love chick lit and run the site Chick Lit Plus, and also enjoy romantic comedies, women’s fiction, new adult and mysteries.
Where did you come up with the premise for your new book?
I got into a little tiff with a friend once and my mind just went into overdrive and built from there. I honestly can’t remember what our argument (which lasted for about a night) was about, but my writer mind can take overhearing a stranger having an argument on the phone and create a plot.
Describe your book in three words.
Engaging. Realistic. Honest.
What’s your go to snack when you’re writing?
Ice cream is my go-to snack for everything.
What would people be surprised to learn about you?
Hmmm, maybe that I’m a rap superstar. Seriously.
What can your readers expect next from you?
I’m currently in the early stages of writing book number 4. Hopefully that will release in early 2015!
I want to thank Samantha for taking the time out of her busy schedule to chat with me. Maybe next time I can see if she will rap for us!
About the Author:
Samantha March is an author, editor, publisher, blogger, and all around book lover. She runs the popular book/women’s lifestyle blog ChickLitPlus, which keeps her bookshelf stocked with the latest reads and up to date on all things health, fitness, fashion, and celebrity related. In 2011 she launched her independent publishing company Marching Ink and has three published novels – Destined to Fail, The Green Ticket and A Questionable Friendship. When she isn’t reading, writing, or blogging, you can find her cheering for the Green Bay Packers. Samantha lives in Iowa with her husband and Vizsla puppy.
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