Book Spotlight: On Solid Ground by Quinn Anderson

On Solid Ground
by Quinn Anderson
Date Released: January 1, 2018

About On Solid Ground
Chance Crawford and Kit Gibbons are on the cusp of an epic office romance. After months of saying hi in the elevator and making small talk at parties, they’re both dying to make a move. Too bad neither of them can work up the courage. Nerdy, risk-averse Chance is waiting for Kit to give him a sign, whereas Kit’s too afraid of being out in his professional life to date the cutie from IT. If only one of them could find the proper motivation, their shaky flirtation could become something real.

Then an earthquake rocks their city. They band together to help others escape, until an aftershock leaves them trapped in a collapsing office building with little hope of survival. The very earthquake that brought them together could also tear them apart.

Drunk on fear and adrenaline, passions run high, but how can they think about romance when any minute could be their last? They’ll have to face danger, themselves, and each other before they can get back on solid ground.


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A Note from Quinn Anderson
Thanks for joining me on my book tour! I’m Quinn Anderson, author of the Murmur Inc. series, and I’m here to share some inside information about On Solid Ground, which came out on New Year’s Day, 2018. Stay tuned to hear about the inspiration for this novel, get some fun facts, and learn more about the characters. Leave comments on the tour posts for a chance to win a $10 Riptide Publishing gift card!



A Guest Post from Quinn Anderson
Probably the most challenging but also fun aspect of writing this novel was the fact that it takes place in an office building. Only an office building. Normally, a book uses multiple settings: coffee shops, bars, the characters’ houses, and the city itself. But in On Solid Ground’s case, the majority of the story occurs in this one, confined place. That doesn’t leave much—pardon the pun—wiggle room.

Both main characters in this story are office workers on the same floor. That’s how they meet, and subsequently, being stuck in a building together jumpstarts their romance. The building itself is based off an actual office I worked in, one that housed multiple companies on multiple floors. I used different floors in the narrative to give the sense that changes of scenery occur, when in reality, it’s still the same setting.

The location also allowed me to include some necessary romantic features, like an office that had a convenient couch on it. One of my favorite tropes is bed-sharing, or couch-sharing in this case. Forcing characters to share sleeping space is my weakness. Plus, there was quite a bit of cuddling and—*ehem*—other things that happened on that couch.

Despite being geographically limited, I found the office building to be one of the more interesting settings I’ve written, in terms of forcing me to flex my creativity.


About Quinn Anderson
Quinn Anderson is an alumna of the University of Dublin in Ireland and has a master’s degree in psychology. She wrote her dissertation on sexuality in popular literature and continues to explore evolving themes in erotica in her professional life.

A nerd extraordinaire, she was raised on an unhealthy diet of video games, anime, pop culture, and comics from infancy. Her girlfriend swears her sense of humor is just one big Joss Whedon reference. She stays true to her nerd roots in writing and in life, and frequently draws inspiration from her many fandoms, which include Yuri on Ice, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Buffy, and more. Growing up, while most of her friends were fighting evil by moonlight, Anderson was kamehameha-ing her way through all the shounen anime she could get her hands on. You will often find her interacting with fellow fans online and offline via conventions and Tumblr, and she is happy to talk about anything from nerd life to writing tips. She has attended conventions on three separate continents and now considers herself a career geek. She advises anyone who attends pop culture events in the UK to watch out for Weeping Angels, as they are everywhere. If you’re at an event, and you see a 6’2” redhead wandering around with a vague look on her face, that’s probably her.

Her favorite authors include J.K. Rowling, Gail Carson Levine, Libba Bray, and Tamora Pierce. When she’s not writing, she enjoys traveling, cooking, spending too much time on the internet, playing fetch with her cat, screwing the rules, watching Markiplier play games she’s too scared to play herself, and catching ’em all.

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Giveaway
To celebrate the release of On Solid Ground, one lucky winner will receive STUFF! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on January 6, 2018. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info! 

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Comments

  1. Thank you for the post and sharing with us the challenges of writing On Solid Ground. I didn't think writing in one setting instead of several but I suppose it can get dull if you don't manage to get inventive without going too overboard. Good luck with the release!
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  2. Thanks for the review!
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  3. I hope you are having a great release week!
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  4. Congrats on the release!
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  5. Congrats, Quinn, and thanks for the single setting. Lol, this sounds great - like one of those old disaster movies, and come to think of it, those are usually in one setting, too - whether it be a skyscraper or ocean liner. - Purple Reader,
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