Author Rhoda Baxter popped by the blog to tell us what she likes to do for Valentine’s Day. Buy her latest novella, sweet f/f romance Christmas for Commitmentphobes on Amazon!
Describe your perfect Valentine’s Day.
I don’t really do much for Valentine’s Day now, but I’d like to think it would involve being given a cup of tea first thing! Obviously, as it’s the Perfect Valentine’s Day, neither of us would have to go to work. We’d probably go have an amble round a National Trust place, with a stop for tea and cake, and then home for a nice meal. That sort of lovely day would mean a whole lot of logistics involving someone looking after the kids and tidying the house, so more realistically, I’d be looking at cinema and Nandos. Not that I’m complaining. I love Nandos.
Chocolates or roses? Or something else?
Chocolates (The answer is always chocolates). I quite like a cheery bunch of daffodils.
Who’s your dream date for a Valentine’s Day dinner?
Probably my husband. Our first Valentine’s Day date was terrible. Everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. The bus got cancelled, it rained, the restaurant had over-extended itself, so they stuck us poor students in a corner and forgot about us… the list goes on. But the saving grace was that, in the middle of apologising to me about how badly the date had gone, he started laughing. Then I started laughing. We’ve been giggling at our misfortunes together ever since.
Do you have a favourite Valentine’s Day book, film or song?
Pride and Prejudice (the Colin Firth version). It’s quite long, so you’d have to watch it over a few days. You’ll definitely need snacks, preferably chocolate ones.
Where do you write? Have you got a little nook at home, or do you write wherever you happen to be on a laptop or on your phone?
I write sitting in bed. It’s terribly bad for me, I’m told, but its the warmest, most comfortable place for me. I’ve written so many books sitting tucked up in bed with a hot water bottle at my feet that it’s become my ‘creative place’ now.
Can you tell us what you’re working on at the moment?
I’ve just finished writing a royal romance about a depressed princess. Now I’m in the planning stages of another book. I’d quite like to write about video games, because I talk argue about them with my teen quite a lot. I’m planning a book about two gamers who don’t realise they know each other in real life. I’m going to have to watch some video game walkthroughs for research, I reckon. It’s not procrastination at all. It’s research.
About Rhoda Baxter
Rhoda Baxter writes contemporary romances about people who make her laugh. You can find her rambling on about books, Lego and cake on her website or catch her on Twitter where she is definitely not procrastinating.