Rebecca Cohen on Overly Dramatic (Treading the Boards #1) ~ Excerpt, Interview, Rafflecopter Giveaway

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Title: Overly Dramatic (Treading the Boards #1)
Author: Rebecca Cohen
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Humor/Comedy, M/M Romance


Andy Marshall moves to London looking for a fresh start after breaking up with his long-term boyfriend. To stave off boredom from his day job as an accountant and to meet new people, Andy joins a local amateur dramatics society called the Sarky Players based in Greenwich, South London. Despite his best efforts to avoid it, Andy is cast as one of the leads in a truly dreadful play called Whoops, Vicar, There Goes My Trousers, written by a local playwright.
The play might be bad, but the Sarky Players are a friendly bunch. Andy quickly makes new friends and finds himself attracted to Phil Cormack, a local artist helping with the props. But life doesn’t run to a script, so Andy and Phil will have to work hard to improvise their own happy ending.

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Rebecca Cohen author of Overly Dramatic.

Tell us something about your character’s friends.

Andy has moved back to London and he meets Naomi from his new job.

Not only does Naomi introduce him to the Sarky Players (the name of the amateur dramatics society) because her husband is a member, but they become firm friends. And they start the ‘Weird Shit on the Internet’ game.

What is your character’s favorite meal? Favorite dessert? Favorite snack food?

Andy has a sweet tooth, actually he loves food in general. But if pushed he’d opt for Singapore noodles for dinner followed by a chocolate tart with salted caramel sauce

What activity does your character absolutely hate?

He goes to the gym because he has to, but there’s no way you’d get him doing a spin class

What other author’s book do you think your character would be good in?

Andy would be great as a visitor to Glamour (The town in Skylar Cates’ series) or even maybe he could help do the accounts of one of Shira Anthony’s musicians in the Blue Notes series

What’s your favorite decade and why?

I’m not really one for looking back (apart from when I write my historical novels), and love my life in general so I’d say now. If forced to pick then 1590 – 1610, but that’s 2 decades and I suspect not what the question meant :-P.


The handout turned out to be a few pages of the play stapled together. Andy had expected the script for Cold Comfort Farm—this definitely wasn’t that.

“Er, Derek, have you given us the right play? This says it’s from Whoops, Vicar, There Goes My Trousers.”

“You old dog, Derek,” said Ryan with a guffaw. “You’ve lured in this poor man on the promise of a proper play.”

“It is a proper play, Ryan. Just because it was written by a local doesn’t make it any less credible.”

Dear God, what had he gotten himself into? He quickly checked the flyer and saw for the first time that the date for Cold Comfort Farm audition was the year before. Derek must’ve used the flyer to scribble down the audition times, but whether he’d deliberately meant to mislead Andy was another matter. Andy skimmed through the partial script. Instead of the gentle comedy based around a young woman who arrived in an airplane and something nasty in the woodshed, he had a 1920s farce involving a runaway goat, a vicar, and a large quantity of stolen French brandy. And that was just the scene in front of him.


Overly Dramatic (Treading the Boards #1) on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press


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About the Author

About the author:

Rebecca Cohen is a Brit abroad. Having swapped the Thames for the Rhine, she has left London behind and now lives with her husband and son in Basel, Switzerland. She can often be found with a pen in one hand and a cup of Darjeeling in the other.

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3 thoughts on “Rebecca Cohen on Overly Dramatic (Treading the Boards #1) ~ Excerpt, Interview, Rafflecopter Giveaway

  1. Thanks for the interesting interview about Andy and for the contest. Love the book cover!

    We saw Guys and Dolls at OSF a couple months ago – it was amazing. My two kids were rapt.

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