Author Interview – Tara Randel – Clean Romance

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His Small Town Dream

Title: His Small Town Dream
Series: The Golden Matchmakers Club #3
Author: Tara Randel
Publisher: Harlequin Heartwarming
Release Date: August 23, 2022
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Sweet/Clean)

This city girl…

Could be his perfect match!

Adam Wright is ready to stop nursing his broken heart and give in to his family’s matchmaking. He knows lively marketing exec Carrie Mitchell wants to return to New York, but he’s showing her all small-town Golden has to offer…including himself. When his ex-fiancée arrives, it could scare Carrie away, or it may be a chance to heal past hurts…and share his small-town dream with her!

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Tara Randel

Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. Family values, a bit of mystery and, of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. She writes for multiple genres, including romance, mystery and Women’s fiction.

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When did you first know you wanted to be an author?  

I loved reading when I was growing up, but it wasn’t until I was out of college that a coworker introduced me to the romance genre. I had previously read only a few popular romance author’s novels, but once I broadened my author base, I fell in love. The same coworker decided that we could write a book. Having no experience and not really enjoying creative writing in school, I laughed, but she was serious. Long story short, I did the research, joined Romance Writers of America to learn writing craft and the business end of publishing and eventually sold the book that started my career. My friend did not.

When you are not writing, what other hats do you wear? What do you do for fun?

My husband and I own a small business, so I switch gears on my non-writing days and do the bookkeeping for our company. I enjoy taking workout classes at the gym, spending time with friends and going to Disney World with my daughter.

What is your favorite genre to read? What about that genre draws you?

My favorite genre is a toss-up between romance and mystery or a combination of both. I love the hope romance brings and I love solving the puzzles of a mystery.

What is your favorite holiday? And why?

 My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. I love autumn and Thanksgiving is the pinnacle of fall. I took over the task of making dinner for the holiday years ago, so I always look forward to the preparation and inviting family and guests for dinner.

What historical figure do you admire and why?

I have always admired Queen Elizabeth II. There was always a strength of character about her, an air of conviction and integrity. She seemed to love her family as well as her people. While at a young age she could have shun the responsibility that fell on her shoulders when her father died, instead, she rose to the challenge, a wonderful example for everyone today. She was a class act and will be greatly missed.

As a former K-12 school librarian I have to ask – what is your favorite children’s book?

I always loved Go Dog Go by P.D. Eastman. I ran across it while visiting cousins when I was little. I would spend hours looking at the illustrations and imagining myself in that world.

That is one of my favorites as well!

What advice would you give to a child or teen who wants to be a writer?

My advice to anyone who wants to write is this; go for it. Keep a journal and write down any thoughts and ideas that come to you. If you have a story in your head, start writing it down. It doesn’t have to be perfect, but getting the words on paper is a great start.

Thanks so much for joining me today. I love learning more about authors and so do my readers. 


(1) winner will receive an autographed print copy of Stealing Her Best Friend’s Heart and Her Christmastime Family, a festive fall mug and towel, and a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
(1) additional winner will receive a $10 Amazon e-Gift Card.

His Small Town Dream JustRead Giveaway

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  1. Thank you for sharing your interview, bio and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading His Small Town Dream

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  2. I enjoyed reading the interview and getting to know a little about you, Tara, your book sounds like a must read for me!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have an awesome week!

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