Rapid-Fire: A Chat with Author Kaira Rouda


From time to time we like to ask authors some pretty quick, pretty personal rapid-fire questions. Today, author Kaira Rouda is in the hot seat. Her new book, The Next Wife, is out now!

AM or PM?


Wake up and go, or gotta get your motor running?

Gotta get my motor running.

TV, Books, Movies or Podcasts?

Books, except for during the pandemic when inexplicably I could not read.

Quiet night in or big night out on the town?

Quiet night in.

Favorite writing drink?

Depends on time of day: coffee, green tea or white wine.

Must-have snack for writer’s block?

Pretzels and cheddar cheese.

Lounge by the pool or hike a mountain?

Both, as long as it’s a small mountain.

Hike, run, walk, nap?

Hike or walk.

‘Personal revenge’ or ‘karma will get them’?

Karma, as long as it doesn’t wait too long ;-D

Favorite way to sweat?

Yoga or pilates.

Online shopper or gotta try things on?

Online all the way.

No. 1 Bucket List wish?

A trip around the world.

All-time favorite comedy movie?


All-time favorite drama movie?

My new favorite: Promising Young Woman.

Dark, milk or white chocolate?

None of the above! Don’t like chocolate at all.

Favorite crunchy snack?

Pretzels or potato chips.

Do you have a nickname?

I do, but I’m not telling.

Least favorite holiday and why?

Spring break…because my kids are all grown up now and I miss those trips.

Best alcoholic beverage?

French Chablis.

Favorite meal ever?

Anything including French fries.

Something no one knows about you that you feel you want to divulge?

I am an excellent hula hooper.

Any tattoos?

Nope, not yet.

Aside from phone, laptop, writing device (or charger!) what is something you can’t function without on a day-to-day basis?

My dogs by my side.

Best way to relax?

A massage.

Title of your next book or work-in-progress?

Somebody’s Home out January 2022.

About the Author:

Kaira Rouda is a USA TODAY and international bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary fiction that explores what goes on beneath the surface of seemingly perfect lives. Her domestic suspense novels include BEST DAY EVER and THE FAVORITE DAUGHTER. Her next novel, THE NEXT WIFE, is out in May 2021. To date, Kaira’s novels have been translated into more than ten languages.

She lives in Southern California with her family and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest: @KairaRouda; and on Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books.

If you’d like to host Kaira at your book club, in person or virtually, connect with the author, visit KairaRouda.com.

The Next Wife by Kaira Rouda, out now!

There is no limit to the lies, suspicion, and secrets that can poison the perfect marriage in this twisting novel of suspense by USA Today bestselling author Kaira Rouda.

Kate Nelson had it all. A flourishing company founded with her husband, John; a happy marriage; and a daughter, Ashlyn. The picture-perfect family. Until John left for another woman. Tish is half his age. Ambitious. She’s cultivated a friendship with Ashlyn. Tish believes she’s won.

She’s wrong.

Tish Nelson has it all. Youth, influence, a life of luxury, and a new husband. But the truth is, there’s a lot of baggage. Namely, his first wife―and suspicions of his infidelity. After all, that’s how she got John. Maybe it’s time for a romantic getaway, far from his vindictive ex. If Kate plans on getting John back, Tish is one step ahead of her.

She thinks.

But what happens next is something neither Kate nor Tish saw coming. As best-laid plans come undone, there’s no telling what a woman will do in the name of love―and revenge.

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