My Fault Blog Tour: Interview with Author RJ Conte and Cleo Stanton

Happy Tuesday!

Need a fun rom-com to brighten your day?

I heard RJ Conte’s newest release, My Fault, is the perfect one!

If you would like to get to know a little more about the book first, then you are definitely in for a real treat because I’m chatting with both RJ and Cleo (heroine from My Fault).

*throws confetti*

Grab a cup of coffee and take a seat around the table as chat I with these two ladies!

About the Book

My Fault by RJ Conte“I realized his eyes had lost that wary look. They were the bluest blue. Bluer than my favorite coffee mug. Bluer than the Solonaise County Public Pool when it’s actually been cleaned at the beginning of the summer before all those little kids in their floaties come and pee in it.”

Quirky Cleo Stanton has a problem: she’s falling for the guy she ran over with her car when she should not have been driving.

A devout Christian and quietly mysterious, Grayson Fox is as cute as he is kind, begrudgingly putting up with Cleo and her motor mouth. But will he ever forgive her for crushing his leg? Can she break him out of his shell? And what hilarity will ensue when the flamboyant Cleo tries to draw him out?

Purchase on Amazon (available in KU)



Let’s Chat!

 –  Hi ladies! I am so excited both of you are here! Who is your favorite Star Wars character?
Cleo: Ooooo. Darth Vader! Darth Vader! I don’t know why but I love his backstory and how he goes bad. He’s cool and evil and has all that gorgeous black costuming. It makes no sense because I hate macho bullies and all, but I still have a sweet spot for Vader. I’m pretty sure that if my professor father went bad, he’d look like Vader. 😀
RJ: *ahem* Your dad is a really nice, quiet guy, Cleo. He’d be horrified to hear you say that!
Cleo: Whatever, Mrs. Conte! No, he wouldn’t. He’d be all secretly honored. One corner of his mouth would lift. That’s like the only way you’d know he’s happy.
RJ: Yeah, I created him and I don’t think so.
Cleo: Is that supposed to make me fear you? I still know him far better than you do. Just answer the question, you walking Frankenstein, you. Frankenstein being the creator, not the monster… my dad would be the monster…
RJ: OKAY! So I’m not a big Star Wars fan.
RJ: AHEM. But I did like the Star Wars apprentice books. And Yoda is adorable. I’ll go with little Anakin. I always thought he was adorable. He reminded me a teensy bit of my youngest brother.
RJ: I do NOT like Darth Vader! I like LITTLE Anakin! I don’t even like angsty teenage Anakin. Just Jake Lloyd!
Cleo: What the fo? You know the actor’s name. This is getting creepy, Mrs. Conte.
RJ: You know, I’m only ten years older than you are. You don’t have to call me Mrs. Just RJ is fine. And we’ve totally cut Laura off. Back to your questions, Laura!
– LOL! I really liked young Anakin too, RJ! Also, Cleo my son loves Darth Vader! You both decide you ladies want to get some coffee at the local coffee shop but want to change things up by ordering something new for the other! What do you decide to order?
Cleo: So I’m pretty sure RJ hates coffee, so I’d order the blackest black of a coffee cup. As rich and bitter as they make it.
RJ: And I wouldn’t drink a bit. That’s mean!
Cleo: *laughing until she snorts*
RJ: I’d order you… black tea. All plain and bitter.
Cleo: I’d drink it. There’s very little I don’t like, ma’am.
RJ: *pinching bridge of nose* Wow. We’ve progressed to “ma’am” now. *sighhhhh*
Cleo: Mademoiselle Authoress… *bows*
RJ: Are you making fun of my author page now? Hey, back to Laura!
– Oh my goodness! I’m so thankful that I’m not drinking anything because I’m quite sure I would have laughed and coughed all over you both. LOL! *coughs* Moving on, *winks* If you were on one of those TV shows (such as Supermarket Sweep) and had go to on a scavenger hunt in a grocery store by finding products related to a word problem you had to solve, who would be the problem solver? Who would be the store product finder/shopper? Do you think you both would find all the items in time?
Cleo: Holy uvula, I’ve never heard of anything like this. Can you repeat the question?


RJ: Probably me. I’d be the problem-solver. And everything else. Cleo would get too distracted.


Cleo: GUYS. There was this show I saw once that was SO bogus. Like my grandma used to watch it! It was something about getting close to guessing a price of an item behind a door or something…
RJ: The Price is Right?
Cleo: Maaaaaaaaybe…?
– Haha! I use to watch The Price is Right too! I was horrible at guessing. :p Your Mom is calling, but you decide to swipe the other’s phone and answer for her! Oh dear! What do you tell the other’s Mom?
Cleo: I love my mom and all, but Rj’s mom, Mrs. Ultimate Conte, is really cool. So I know I could make her laugh…
RJ: Cleo, I’m married.
Cleo: What does that have to do with anything? Oh, you want me to do your mother-in-law too? Yeah, she’s super cool too and laughs at everything…
RJ: No. My mom wouldn’t be Mrs. Conte. She’s Mrs. Thomas. My maiden name is Thomas.
Cleo: Sweet! You went up in the alphabet! From chosen last down at the Ts to the Cs! I, as an S (for Stanton) myself want to go up in the alphabet. Going up to an F (for Fox) would be an improvement. You know, if I married Grayson Fox or something… Muerde. Did I just say that out loud? ; Is this thing on and recording?
RJ: *SIGH* What was the question again?
Cleo: I have not the faintest idea, mademoiselle.
RJ: Mothers! If I answer the phone for your mother. Oh, we’d have a nice conversation where I’d tell her what a bad, bad girl you’ve been.
– Hahaha! Let’s hope RJ doesn’t answer your phone then, Cleo, so you don’t get in trouble! 😉 Lastly, since Cleo mentioned missing the days of listening to Weird Al songs on Twitter, what is your favorite song by him?
Cleo and RJ at the same time: White and Nerdy! Ditto!
– Haha! I think the same is true for me too! 😀 Thanks so much for chatting with me “sweeties.” Hehe!
Cleo: Wait, how old is she? Is she allowed to call me that? Only if she’s older. I’m twenty-one. How old are you?
RJ: Come along, Cleo. That’s not polite… Sorry, Laura!


About the Author

RJ Conte, formerly Rachael Lynn Thomas, has kissed only one boy in her entire life. And she married him, inspiring her to write about sweet or powerful love stories ever since.

She writes a blog on parenting, publishing, painting, and perorating at
She also has recently begun a book review and rating website for parents to make informed decisions on what to allow their children to read:

RJ Conte writes realistic, issue-driven fiction that explores human nature and the depths of the soul, while pointing readers to their Creator.


By | 2018-07-03T15:56:18-04:00 July 3rd, 2018|Author Interview, Character Interview|0 Comments

About the Author:

Laura A. Grace had a lifelong dream of getting to know authors behind the covers of her favorite reads. Little did she know that one day she would become an author, too! She has since published Dear Author: Letters from a Bookish Fangirl and Team Lines: A Poetry Collection, and has an upcoming manga, Gathering Faith. An avid BookTuber and book blogger at Unicorn Quester, as well as writer of clean, Christian manga, Laura creatively balances her passions of supporting indie authors and feeding her readers new stories. In between, she wields plastic lightsabers with her children and binge-watches anime with her husband.

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