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Farrah Rochon talks nightly rituals and favourite heroes

Have you always wanted to be a writer? What do you love most about your job?

Actually, I wanted to be a psychologist. I always thought writing would be just a hobby for me.

I love that I get to create this world that people can escape to for a few hours. It’s what I love most about this job.

Do you have the most fun creating your heroes or your heroines?

It all depends on which character is speaking to me the most. Even though all of my books have two protagonists, it always feels as if it is one person’s story more than the other. That said, it’s great to get into the guy’s head.

Do you have a favourite hero or heroine from your books or by any other author?

It’s hard to pick a favourite, but if I had to it’s probably Alexander Holmes from my Holmes Brothers series. A single dad who will do anything for his daughter? What’s not to love?

Who are the authors you read for pleasure?

I have so many authors I absolutely love: Sandra Brown, Karin Slaughter, Beverly Jenkins and John Grisham, just to name a few.

If you could take only three essentials with you to a desert island what would they be?

My Kindle, bug spray and toilet paper.

Who would be on your dream dinner party guest list?

Oprah Winfrey, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Barack and Michelle Obama, Christopher Plummer, Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald and my mother, Chermaine.

What are your guilty pleasures?

I guess I should feel guilty about my nightly ritual of red wine and dark chocolate.