Picture Imperfect

Picture Imperfect by Alyssa Roat & Hope Bolinger. Checkout my Author Interview with Hope Bolinger + Checkout the Giveaway Hosted by Justread!

Picture Imperfect JustRead Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Picture Imperfect by Alyssa Roat & Hope Bolinger, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Picture Imperfect

Title: Picture Imperfect
Series: Roseville Romances #1
Author: Alyssa Roat & Hope Bolinger
Publisher: Mountain Brook Ink
Release Date: November 5, 2021
Genre: Christian, Contemporary Romance
Can a struggling career woman and a procrastinating artist save a beloved nonprofit?
Aspiring novelist Caroline Penn expected a promotion, not a picture book assignment. But when her employer, the non-profit Helping Hope, runs into financial trouble, this book might be the solution. With the company struggling to stay afloat, she and the illustrator will need to collaborate on a strict deadline—no problem for a workaholic like Caroline, right?
Andy Jackson, a “starving” artist, pays the bills by taking on graphic design gigs, but his perfectionism gets in the way. If only he could focus on a project for once, perhaps he could achieve his dream to make art for children for a living.
When the two are thrust together to create a book, Caroline can’t seem to write for children, and Andy can’t meet a deadline to save his life. As time ticks down to release day, the two must face their pasts and insecurities. If they can avoid strangling one another for long enough, they may just bring to the table what the other is missing.
 If not, the fate of their careers—and a beloved nonprofit—hangs in the balance.
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Hope Bolinger Alyssa Roat

Hope Bolinger is the author of 12 books, including the award-winning Blaze trilogy. She has worked in the industry as an agent, done acquisitions and editorial roles for publishers, and has also worked for magazines, newspapers, and online publications such as Crosswalk.com. Her articles and other publications can be seen by millions yearly, and she has 1100 bylines to her name. When she isn’t battling deadlines, she loves to hike in Ohio’s national parks and pet her high-maintenance cat Twix. Find out more about her at https://www.hopebolinger.com.

CONNECT WITH HOPE: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Alyssa Roat has worked in a wide variety of roles within the publishing industry as an agent, editor, writer, and marketer. She is the publicity manager at Mountain Brook Ink and Mountain Brook Fire, a former associate literary agent at Cyle Young Literary Elite, an editor with Sherpa Editing Services, and a freelance writer with 200+ bylines in local, national, and international publications. She is the author of The Wraithwood Trilogy and the co-author with Hope Bolinger of the YA superhero chat fiction romances Dear Hero and Dear Henchman. Her name is a pun, which means you can learn more about her at www.alyssawrote.com or on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook as @alyssawrote.
CONNECT WITH ALYSSA: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram


Which of your Published or Unpublished books is your favorite, and why?

I would have to say that my favorite has been writing Dear Henchman with Alyssa. We just love to make one another laugh, and I can’t believe we wrote that book in eight days.

How do you pick your character’s personalities or looks?

So I’m personally a fan of foils. I like to have characters who are the least adaptable to the conflict and then throw them right in. So for instance, in Picture Imperfect, I have a procrastinating artist who has a hard-set deadline.

What is your favorite genre to read? What is your favorite genre to write? And why are they your favorites?

This is such a hard question because I honestly don’t have a favorite in terms of reading. As long as it’s a well-told story that’s wholesome and clean, I’ll probably love it. This is also going to sound wishy washy, but I’ve loved each genre I’ve written for different reasons.

What inspires you the most?

Honestly, just how many doors God has opened. Any time I want to quit, he opens a door to a new opportunity as confirmation that I’m supposed to be in publishing.

Once an idea takes root, how long does it take you to write it down? Do you use outlines?

Totally depends on the idea. But I want to say it takes years to percolate in my mind, most often. I personally use outlines. Alyssa—apart from our sweet romances—doesn’t.

Do you have a favorite author? Or someone whom you would say has influenced your writing style?

It’s always so hard to choose, but I love the truth of Francine Rivers’s voice. She always writes clean fiction that doesn’t hold back. I always feel her prose are so relatable.

What are your hobbies other than writing?

I love to do modeling, hiking, tennis, handbells, theater, small group, and choir. I still have enough time to cuddle with my fat cat at home.

Do you have a genre that you would never write?

Horror. Definitely horror. I’ve written psychological thriller, but that’s about as close as I’ll get.

What is one thing you would say has had the greatest impact on your writing?

I would say life itself. People, places, events, they all have an impact. The good and bad have all shaped my writing, and I’m so grateful for all of it.

Lastly, what was your favorite book growing up?

It’s definitely changed depending on my age, but I will say one of my favorites when I got started writing as The Book Thief. I just loved the cleverness of the voice and that it showed a part of WWII we don’t often get to see.


(1) winner will receive a signed copy of Perfectly Arranged OR a $20 Amazon gift card (winner’s choice)!

Picture Imperfect JustRead Giveaway

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  1. I enjoyed the Q&A and I enjoyed following the tour and learning about your book, Picture Imperfect, which sounds like a fantastic read and I love the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me and good luck with your book! Have a spectacular holiday season!

  2. Thank you for sharing the author’s Q&A and book details, this sounds like a wonderful read and I am looking forward yo it

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