“Love the One You’re With (That means you, dummy)” – Q&A with Maria Geraci

“Love the One You’re With (That means you, dummy)” – Q&A with Maria Geraci

Today’s quick fire questions and 3 expert tips come from Maria Geraci, bestselling author of The Boyfriend Club. Her new novel A Girl Like You was described to me as “a richly compelling story of discovering you’re the “ugly friend.”

Great premise right? Find out more about the story and find the purchase links below the interview. 

Over to Maria! 


7 Quick Fire Questions

1. Desert island food (if you were stranded on a desert island and could only eat one thing).

This is a hard one. It would be a toss up between ice-cream and bread. So maybe an ice cream sandwich?

2. If you were to write a memoir, what would the title be?

Love the One You’re With (That means you, dummy).

3. Last thing you tweeted

Some form of “thank you.” I’ve gotten lots of nice congratulatory tweets from friends and fellow authors wishing me well on my new book. The support from fellow authors has been so heartwarming.

4. Solution for writer’s block

Just write. For me, inspiration comes while writing. If you wait for it to come magically, you’ll never get anything written.

5. Favorite blog to follow

That would be my group blog, Girlfriends Book Club. Lots of great supportive women writers all cheering each other and fellow writers on.

6. Red wine or white wine?


7. City gal or Country lass?

How about small city? Preferably by the beach.


3 Expert Tips for accepting yourself for the person you were always meant to be.

1. Don’t compare yourself to others. There’s only one you and you’re special and perfect, just the way you are.

2. Surround yourself with positive people! No Debbie Downers in your life.

3. Not everyone is going to like you and that’s okay. 


A GIRL LIKE YOU by Maria Geraci 

Roxanne St. Claire, New York Times Bestselling author raves, “A Girl Like You delivers the goods: unforgettable characters set in a quirky small town with a feel-good ending that lasts long after you close the book.” And Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author, calls it, “An unexpected delight!” 

Emma Frazier is smart, hardworking, and loves her job as a journalist for a Florida lifestyle magazine. Emma knows she’s no great beauty, but she’s pretty certain she has a shot with her handsome new boss, Ben Gallagher—until Emma overhears a mutual acquaintance refer to her as the “ugly friend.” In an effort to reclaim her battered self-esteem, Emma decides to impress Ben at work by promising an exclusive interview with NASCAR legend, Trip Monroe.

Emma and Trip went to high school together and although it’s been fourteen years since they’ve spoken, Emma is certain she can score an interview with the elusive super star. But connecting with Trip turns out to be harder than Emma imagined. Her quest for the interview leads her back to her tiny hometown of Catfish Cove, where old secrets and a new romantic interest shake up Emma’s views on life and teach her that maybe the key to finding true love is as simple as accepting yourself for the person you were always meant to be.

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One thought on ““Love the One You’re With (That means you, dummy)” – Q&A with Maria Geraci

  1. Surrounding yourself with positive people is extremely important and the best advise ever. If someone brings you down and constantly makes you feel bad about yourself, DITCH her/him. These are people that never let you believe in yourself.

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