Guest: Carly Phillips

Hi everyone! Today we have the famous Carly Phillips guesting with us! Now, you know normally I don’t do author interviews except for my Guest Author & A Giveaway feature that happens the first Tuesday of each month. But Carly asked for one, and well, at the point where a super star author makes such a request, who am I to refuse? 😉 She’s also here because she had a new book out this past Tuesday, Serendipity! It’s the first in her new Serendipity series – the second book is Destiny, and the third, Karma.

1. What language do you most wish you could speak, but can’t? Why? How many languages do you speak fluently now?
I love this kind of Q and A 🙂 I can speak one language fluently – English – and as I get older I even question my fluency on that!!! I wish I could speak French fluently as I learned it in school but could only stutter through.

2. Would you rather have a broken finger, broken toe, or broken nose? Why?
Broken Toe  – I’m vain – save my face; I write for sanity – save my finger!

3. What is your favorite type of food? Your favorite meal? Would you rather host a dinner party at home, or take people out for dinner at a restaurant? Where would you go, if the latter?
Favorite foods – Pizza and Chocolate  Translation – carbs and sweets.
Favorite meal – chicken parm made by my mom!
I’d much rather take people out for dinner at a restaurant – I can’t cook, have no desire to cook, hate to entertain, because I hate stress.  That equals stress.  I love taking friends out for dinner.  My pleasure! Any restaurant where it’s on the quieter side and we can talk.

4. If you had to choose between electricity and running water, which would you go with? Why?
Electricity – I hate being too hot or too cold.

5. Imagine you’re forced to travel to your past. Which grade – any level of school/education – would you like to re-live? 
NONE  but since you are making me choose – sophomore year of college!!! Fun, fun, fun. (Ok, now I have to ask – why that one in particular? C’mon, Carly… spill! :P)

6. How many US Supreme Court Justices can you name without looking them up?
You’re asking an ex-lawyer to humiliate herself. Here goes and I’m betting some are off the bench or dead <g> -Ginsberg, Thomas, Stevens (retired?), … hubby said to cheat for more. <g> I didn’t.  I looked it up – Stevens IS gone and I blanked on the rest.  I got two. 🙁

7. What is the most exotic place you’ve ever been to? Where is the most exotic place you’ve never been to but would like to visit?
I’ve been to Greece.
I’d love to go to Israel.

8. If you could be any character in any movie or television series, who would you be? Why?
Easy – Sydney Bristow – Alias – because she’s gorgeous, can kick @$, is intelligent and married Vaughn (Michael Vartan). 🙂

Carly Phillips is the New York Times Bestselling author of over 30 romance novels with contemporary characters and plotlines that today’s readers identify with and enjoy.  Carly is a stay at home mom of 2 daughters (now almost old enough to read her books!), one soft coated wheaten terrier and a brand new Havanese puppy.  She’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.  More information on Carly can be found at

And isn’t Carly cute? She said, “Thanks for so much fun! LOL.” Carly is giving away a backlist book of the winner’s choice to one lucky commenter! Sadly, open to US residents only, due to shipping and hassle.

Anyway, I think we should continue the fun. I’m sure the interview with Larissa Ione earlier this week got the wheels turning for creative questions. So – what do you want to ask Carly? The sky’s the limit!

0 thoughts on “Guest: Carly Phillips

  1. Paula Robinson

    Hi Lime! Thanks for having Carly visit today….LOVE HER!!!! The questions and responses were awesome and quite witty. I’m with Carly on the broken toe….lol!!! Hmmm…questions for Carly, I don’t already know the answers to…gotta think about that one. Okay here goes…If you could live anywhere in the world, where it be? Simple…I know.

    Carly, my copy of Serendipity came in yesterday. Destiny is too far away. Have fun with Lime. I’ll check back in later.

    Peace and love,
    Paula R.

  2. Cassandra Carr

    Hey Carly! You’re a woman after my own heart – pizza and chocolate are my favorites too! And I *can* cook, but we don’t do much entertaining save for our annual summer party and winter party, both of which hubs takes the wheel for. (I’m no dummy…)

    Can’t wait to read Serendipity!

  3. Karen C

    What a fun interview – thank you Lime and Carly!

    Tough question on electricity or running water. Think I’d have gone with running water just for the flushable toilet!!

    Hmmm – what are some of your pet peeves, Carly?

  4. Diane Sallans

    Carly – I assume that picture that pops up next to your responses on this post is your new puppy? How cute! Since you have two dogs & two girls, do you like to include animals & children in your books?

  5. Carly Phillips

    Actually Diane, that’s Bailey, y 4 yr old wheaten when she was a puppy. Brady is a black and white, mostly black Havanese. I can’t post a pic here. I think there are some on my facebook page.
    What I like about including any secondary character is the comedic/lighter impact that I don’t always get with my hero/heroine. So yes, I like to add them when I can!

  6. Carly Phillips

    Pet peeves? Hmm. Good question. Oh here’s a biggie. When I’m getting change in the store? GIVE ME MY CHANGE FIRST then my bills. I hate when the slap the bills and then the change on top of it.

  7. Jane

    Congrats on the new release, Carly. I want to know if you’ve ever eaten anything you’ve dropped on the floor. Maybe you applied the 10 second rule.

  8. Jen B.

    I love the cover and Serendipity. I love, love the cover of Destiny. This is my first time seeing the cover of Karma. It’s my favorite of the bunch. Even if it isn’t pink! Have you ever come up with a story idea that would surprise your fans because it is so “not you”?
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway! Now if only Destiny was backlist!

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  10. Jolene and Family

    yay, I love your books and congrats on the new release! My question is, what was your first romance book you remember reading? Mine was The Thorn Birds. I always love to know what got other people started with their love of books.

  11. LSUReader

    Carly, Your bio says you have two daughters who are almost old enough to read your books. How old were you when you first started reading romance? Thanks for visiting. Serendipity is on my TBR list.

  12. Chelsea B.

    I enjoyed this fun interview! I know I am probably one of the few people who have never read your books, but I will fix that, promise! 🙂

  13. Sarah

    Ooh, Sydney Bristow is an excellent choice! I’d also happily be Jennifer Garner if that meant I had Ben Affleck as my hubby. Great interview – so much fun!

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