Ali Hazelwood Author Spotlight | BookTrib. Love, Theoretically by Ali Hazelwood When Ali Hazelwood's debut The Love Hypothesis ( Berkley ) was released in 2021, romance fans were enamored with the story about two scientists finding themselves in a hate-to-fake-dating relationship. This debut put Hazelwood's name in the map, and she has become one of the biggest names in romance ever since. This STEM romance not only sent Hazelwood to the official New York Times bestseller list, it also became a BookTok sensation on TikTok. Readers loved spilling the details of the romance story across social media, something that has helped Hazelwood gather a dedicated fan base. Her second book , Love on the Brain , as well as her newly released Loathe to Love You STEM novella collection, are proof that Hazelwood is becoming a legendary romance author, with books full of relatable and intelligent characters. But what makes Ali Hazelwood stand out from the crow and has led her to write STEM inspired romance novels, is her own scientific background. Hazelwood is a professor with a PHD in neuroscience. But sometimes, even she has to do research for her novels in order to explore new themes and ideas. I had the chance to ask Ali a few questions for BookTrib about her books and writing process, as well as her upcoming novel Love, Theoretically . Q: In your books , there is smart banter and quirky commentary between the love interest and the girl who just might like him after all. How do you brainstorm these characters, and how do you approach the way in which their connection develops? A: There is usually a specific trope, or dynamic, or tension that I set out to explore. But I have to say, now that I'm writing book six, I've started realizing that the process for every book feels different! My ideas come from all over the place, but mostly from media I've enjoyed and whose elements I want to explore more. [For Love, Theoretically ] it was a very organic process — I had the story idea, wondered […]
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