Friday, October 17, 2014

Q & A with Portia Moore, Author of, If I Break

Portia Moore, author of, If I Break, has been so gracious and kind enough to agree to be featured on the blog for a short Q & A. Below are some of the questions I asked her based on my reading experience of the book and what I was curious to know. Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below!

Q: What led you to write this book?

Portia MooreI was inspired by the song “Walk Away” by Christina Aguilara. I heard the song and the first draft of If I Break was born.

Q: What was the message you wanted to get across to your readers or what message did u hope that your readers learned from reading, If I Break?

Portia Moore: I didn't write the story with a message in mind originally. I wrote the first version of the story when I was seventeen. I had never even been a real relationship before. It was kind of eerie going back and reading it after I had experienced lust/love and all in between and when I went back and read it, it really hit home. After many, many revisions I hope that people would take away from the story that falling in love is the easy part. Staying in love is the hard part, especially when life throws curve balls. 

Q: If you had any advice for Lauren, what would it be?

Portia Moore: If I could give one piece of advice to Lauren, it would be to learn from the past.

Q: Do you believe that you can truly love someone without knowing every single thing about them? Why or why not?

Portia Moore: I think it's possible to love someone without knowing everything about them. People have been married for years and still don't know everything about one another. 

Q: Why did you decide to make Chris the real self as opposed to Cal? 

Portia Moore: Chris' parents said he's the real self I didn't. LOL.

Q: What did Lauren and Cal's relationship teach you about yourself?

Portia Moore: That I have the worst taste in men. Seriously :-)