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Meet the Author of NEVER ONCE, B.R. Myers!

Say hello to the first of three wonderful new authors joining the Swoon Reads family, B.R. Myers! We were blown away by her galactically epic retelling of Cinderella set among the stars. (And that BANTER!) Learn more about Never Once!

What inspired you to write Never Once?

The idea came from another book I was writing in which the main character was working on an ad for a perfume campaign. The central theme of that novel was about love at first sight and the perfume ad was intended to bring that to light. The ad was a fairy tale retelling of Rapunzel, but instead of a princess being kept in a tower, it was a business man trapped in a high rise office building. After those characters found their happily ever after I started thinking about my next project. I guess the idea of a gender-swapped fairy tale stuck in the back of my head where it festered for a few months before I decided to put it on paper.

What is your favorite moment in the book?

Their first kiss, of course! But if I get to choose one more I'd say it's the "shoe fits" scene near the end. This was the scene that came fully realized to me before I even started writing Never Once.

If you could have one piece of advanced sci-fi technology, what would it be?

Electric slippers that heat up five minutes before you have to get out of bed in the morning.

Who would play your characters in a movie?

Princess Tianna – Tanaya Beatty

Princess Shania – Shanon Baker

Sinter – Alex Pettyfer

Queen Talia – Tinsel Korey

Advisor Winchell – Buffy Sainte-Marie (yes, the shaman is written as a man, but how could you deny me Buffy Sainte-Marie!)

What makes you swoon?

Men who read on public transit. Kindness to strangers. Nice table manners.

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