Author D.B. Sieders Shares Their Story


About the Author
Welcome to my world! I’m so glad you stopped by.

I was born and raised in East Tennessee and spent my childhood hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, wading barefoot in creeks, chasing salamanders, fish, and frogs. We loved to tell stories while sitting around the campfire.

Those days of frog chasing sparked my interest in biology. I am a working scientist by day, but I never lost my love of telling stories.

I write contemporary fantasy, fantasy romance, and contemporary romance. My stories feature unlikely heroes and heroines who face a healthy dose of angst as they strive for redemption and a happily ever after, which everyone deserves. I live in Nashville, Tennessee with my husband, two children, three cats, and my very active imagination.

What inspires you to write romance books?
I read a lot—non-fiction/technical writing and fiction in all genres, but romance is my go-to. There's just something so satisfying about a great love story. I love the thrill of that first spark of attraction, how characters grow through relationships (especially when those relationships are tested), and that wonderful feeling when the hero and heroine (or hero/hero, heroine/heroine) find a happily ever after. It felt natural to write the kinds of stories I loved to read, which is what led me to romance.

Tell us about how you write:
My process starts with a character or characters, usually the hero or heroine. Most of the time they just appear. When I’m writing the first scene (total pantser here), I get am image of the character doing something while they’re thinking. I get to be a voyeur as they go about their business, and they’ll reveal something to me that’ll be important to their story. That’s how it usually works. If I already know a character from a previous book (side character or character who’s come back to help/hinder the protags of a subsequent book), it’s easier to dig in because I already know that character and have a good idea of the motivation and obstacles. With a new character, it’s wonderful and exciting to “meet them.” Take Vance Idol from Southern Elemental Guardians Book 1. He showed up sitting on stage in an empty venue, looking wounded and sexy (as rock stars do), as he played and sang with his whole heart and soul. It was beautiful, but there was no joy in it. All of that talent and he just…didn’t seem to care. It made me mad. And, by extension, it infuriated his heroine, a mermaid who couldn’t sing because of her deadly siren call and would give ANYTHING to have the freedom he had. That’s how it started with Book 1. Seems to be my process.

Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I always listen to my characters! They appear first and tell me their story. I do talk back, too, especially when they stop talking!

What advice would you give other writers?
Aside from the standard advice (practice, study craft, join professional organizations, etc.), I would say this to romance writers who are getting started: whatever you're working on, finish it! I've known so many amazing and talented writers who've been stymied for years because they simply could not finish a project. Some can't get past the first chapters because they aren't 'perfect' or 'good enough.' Others get so caught up in editing as they draft that they never get to the end. I get it, and I've fallen into the same traps, but unless an author finishes her/his projects, that author will never publish. Just get it done. You can always go back and revise, rewrite, edit, and polish a draft, but you have to have a finished draft first.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
For this particular series, my agent shopped it around for about a year and a half. We came close to a deal a few times, and we received some very kind rejections. The editors to whom we submitted loved the writing and the story, but they passed largely because cross-genre stories can be difficult for traditional publishers to market. It's all about where the book goes on the shelf. Southern Elemental Guardians blends mythology, urban fantasy, and paranormal romance. Yes, there are shifters, but not your garden variety were-creatures. No vampires or witches, either. Mermaids are considered somewhat niche by New York publishing. So Indie was the best fit for this series.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe the future of publishing is wide-open and full of opportunities. The Indie revolution has definitely been a boon for authors and readers—there is literally a story or stories out there for every niche and that's a big win for everyone. I'm very happy to be an author in a time where there are so many options to put my stories in the hands of readers.

What genres do you write?
Paranormal/Fantasy Romance, Urban Fantasy, Contemporary Romance

What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print

Website(s)
Author Home Page Link
Link To Author Page On Amazon

Your Social Media Links
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7036071.D_B_Sieders
https://www.facebook.com/DBSieders/
https://twitter.com/dbsieders

Author Amelia Judd Shares Their Story


About the Author
Award-winning author Amelia Judd writes fun and flirty contemporary romance. She loves to entertain her readers with memorable characters and fast-paced plots that blend humor, heart, and heat.

After receiving a degree in international affairs, Amelia lived and studied in Belgium for over three years. During her time in Europe, she traveled extensively, earned a master’s degree, and fell in love with writing contemporary romance.

Amelia now lives in the Midwest with her sports-loving husband, two active kids, and a lovable dog that insists on staying by her side day and night. When she isn’t writing, she’s spending time with family, hanging out with friends, chauffeuring her kiddos around town, or planning her family’s next getaway.

What inspires you to write romance books?
I’ve always been interested in why certain people are attracted to each other (beyond physical appeal) and why they fall in love. It’s a fascinating topic to consider… Writing romance allows me to explore this subject from a different angle with each book I write.

Tell us about how you write:
I assumed I would be a plotter when I began writing. And in some ways, I am. I begin each book with an outline of a plot including all major conflicts and turning points. But my characters don’t always follow their script and occasionally take the story in a way I hadn’t envisioned. So I’ve learned to be flexible and not put too much time into developing a detailed, rigid plot before I start.

For software, I use Scrivener and love it! As for character sketches, I always complete them before I start writing since my plots are character-driven.

Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I’ve never had a conversation with my characters, but they do seem to write their own dialogue. Now that I think about it, that’s probably why I like dialogue so much… it feels like someone else is doing the work!

What advice would you give other writers?
Don't give up. Writing takes a ton of hard work, dedication, and self-motivation. It can be frustrating, and it can really suck at times. But every now and then, you’ll have a good day. You’ll write a scene, a paragraph, or even just a line that squeezes your heart and lifts your spirits enough to keep you going to the end. And when you finally hold a copy of your book in your hand, all the crap it put you through fades away and you realize… it really was worth it.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
After attending the 2015 RWA conference and hearing the wonderful success authors were having with self-publishing, I knew that it was the right path for me. I love the control it gives me over every aspect of my work. It would drive me crazy to have someone change my title or pick my cover for me. Of course, self-publishing has turned out to be roughly a thousand times more work than I anticipated so I fully understand why other—less control-freak—authors choose to publish with a publisher.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
In the future, I believe most authors will choose to work with small, flexible publishers who handle the majority of the tasks but still allow the authors some say in the process.

What genres do you write?
Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print

Website(s)
Author Home Page Link
Link To Author Page On Amazon

Your Social Media Links
https://www.facebook.com/author.amelia.judd/

Author Dee Dee M.Scott Shares Their Story


About the Author
Best-selling author, playwright and entrepreneur Dee Dee M. Scott’s motto is “The sky is not the limit; the limit is higher than the sky” and with her extensive resume of creative works, she is certainly doing her part to live up to that motto.

Born and raised in Florence, South Carolina, Scott exploded onto the scene in 2009 with her debut novel, My Husband’s Woman, a tale of love and deception which Scott later adapted into a stage play that toured South Carolina and continues to successfully tour to this day. The play earned Scott The Golden Pen Playwright Award, and the Columbia Theater Review named her Playwright to Watch in 2013.

Scott’s follow-up novel, Sent From Heaven, was released in 2013, and she recently served as supervising producer for the horror movie Lake House, a psychological thriller that will hit select theaters soon. (www.lakehousefilm.com)

When Scott isn’t writing, she runs Awesome Scott PR Firm & Talent Agency with her husband and heads her non-profit, Joseph & Kathy Gregg’s Child, which provides theater and acting classes for children, teens and adults.

What inspires you to write romance books?
I enjoy writing about love and relationships. I love creating and telling stories centered around love.

Tell us about how you write:
I outline. However, my outlines are tossed aside and the characters take over and tell the stories.

Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I always listen to the characters. They drive the stories.

What advice would you give other writers?
To know your characters well. I would also say: write from the heart, love what you are doing and have fun while doing it. If you are enjoying what you are writing, it will show through the characters and the story will flow.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
I self -publish. By doing so, I learned all about publishing as well as marketing my books.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that the future of publishing is both digital and print. Both will accumulate sales.

What genres do you write?
Romance

What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print

Website(s)
Author Home Page Link
Link To Author Page On Amazon
Link To Author Page On Smashwords
Link to Author Page on other site

Your Social Media Links
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3097894.Dee_Dee_M_Scott
https://www.facebook.com/addmsentertainment/
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https://www.pinterest.com/pin/495396027732642590/

Author Margaret Singh Punj Shares Their Story


About the Author
Margaret Singh Punj an Educationalist, a soft skills trainer, a motivational speaker is also the owner of The Winner’s Academy, a coaching institute for IELTS. She is also the co-author for the help book—“Communication Skills and Personality Development”, which also served as the course book for the syllabus of the subject Communication Skills under Masters Of education, Punjabi University ,Patiala(2015). She is currently mentoring an online course for University of London at Coursera.
Margaret has been a multitalented and a multitasker since childhood. This is why she has more than a hundred certificates speaking on her behalf for her participation and winning streak at various school, inter school and inter college level competitions. She also represents Haryana as the Ambassador of integration for the National Organisation ‘Nehru Bal Sangh’
Her Academic career stands par excellence as she holds first position with 83% in B.Ed. at her college. And beating her own record she topped Punjabi University Patiala M.Ed. department with 90% .
Margaret Singh Punj is married and a mother to a five year old son, Aaric who quietly seems to be following his mother’s footsteps.

What inspires you to write romance books?
My husband inspires me to write… but writing romance.. I am a hopeless romantic, and even a falling autumn leaf could inspire me!

Tell us about how you write:
I write randomly…in bits and pieces. My eureka moment could be anywhere, in the kitchen, in the restaurant or even while driving.

Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters are my babies. they are my flawed and unique paintings. They become me and I become them..

What advice would you give other writers?
to write..write to your heart's content. dont focus on selling or going commercial. write whatever comes to your mind. Editing and selling comes much later.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
I went for traditional publishing. I submitted my novel synopsis to many publishing houses. thankfully it was picked by 'Petals Publishers and distributors'. It feels great!

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Great! Now with so many options like self publishing and a wide variety of technological help, anything and everything is possible!

What genres do you write?
romance, fiction

What formats are your books in?
Print

Website(s)
Link To Author Page On Amazon

Your Social Media Links
https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/65192851-margaret-punj
https://www.facebook.com/authormargaretpunj/
https://twitter.com/MargaretPunj

Author Faye Hall Shares Their Story


About the Author
Murder, lies, deception, and love set in the outback under the Australian sun.

These are the stories of Faye Hall.

Her passion driven, mystery filled books are set in North Queensland, Australia during the development of the townships at the end of the 19th century.

Each of her novels bring something symbolically Australian to her readers, from Aboriginal herbal remedies, to certain gemstones naturally only found in this part of the world.

Each of her books tell of a passionate connection between the hero and heroine, surrounded and threatened by deceit, scandal, theft and sometimes even murder.

These romances swerve from the traditional romances as Faye aims to give her readers so much more intrigue, whilst also revealing the hidden histories of rural townships of North Queensland.

Faye finds her inspiration from the histories of not only the township she grew up in, but the many surrounding it. She also bases most of her characters on her own ancestors and their adventures when first migrating to Australia.

Faye was able to live her own passion driven romance, marrying the love of her life after a whirlwind romance in 2013. Together they are raising their 9 children in a remote country town in northern Queensland, Australia.

What inspires you to write romance books?
I love a happy ending. I have been through enough in my own life to know the hurdles in front of trying to find true love, so to be able to write that roller coaster and know my characters will always find happiness is just fantastic.

Tell us about how you write:
I try to start off with a rough plan of a story, be it a basic story line or just an outline of the characters. I still write my notes on a notebook that stays on my desk. More often then not I do drift away from the plan though.

Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I do talk to my characters! I spend a fair bit of time asking them what they would do next too. Wouldn't be the first time I've also told them they can't do what they are.

What advice would you give other writers?
To write from the heart and to hang in there.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
I have never been brave enough yet to self-publish. I also like being traditionally published as it proves my books are good enough to be chosen by someone else.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I'm really not sure. So many small publishers are shutting down which is sad. Ebooks seem to taking the lead in the format readers prefer their books too. It would be nice to see some more smaller publishers open and find their way through the crowded sea of the book industry.

What genres do you write?
Historical romance, Australian romance, small town romance, western romance, romantic suspence

What formats are your books in?
eBook

Website(s)
Author Home Page Link
Link To Author Page On Amazon

Your Social Media Links
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6882637.Faye_Hall
https://www.facebook.com/fayehallromanceauthor/
https://twitter.com/FayeHall79
https://au.pinterest.com/fayehall79/

Author Cathy Cole Shares Their Story


About the Author
Cathy Cole lives in Northern Ireland with her husband, two sons, and Dexter, a dog who thinks he’s her third son.

After being diagnosed with AS (Ankylosing Spondylitis), Cathy was forced to give up work and began writing. She writes both short stories and novels. Her first short – a humorous take on giving up smoking – won a national award and was broadcast on local radio. Her next took second place in the University of Winchester “Reaching Out” competition. You’ll also find her work in the 2009 and 2010 A Writers’ Christmas—anthologies published for charity. Her latest short story success was with Bridge House Publishing’s Crime After Crime anthology, released December 2012

Spurred by the success of her short stories, Cathy turned to writing novels. Her debut novel Where There’s Smoke—published by Fireborn Publishing—was inspired by the bravery of firefighters everywhere, but especially by those who gave so much on 9-11. Cathy has drawn directly upon her family’s experience in the fire brigade in order to bring realism to her story.

At the moment, Cathy is hard at work on her next novel The Hungry Ghost.

What inspires you to write romance books?
Love is what makes the world go round. A book isn’t complete unless it has some element of romance in it – at least to me. Most of my themes are dark – revenge, jealousy, murder – adding a touch of romance stops the book from becoming too bleak.

Tell us about how you write:
I’m a panster all the way. I have tried to plot out the story beforehand, but it never works for me. Usually, I’ll have a first line in mind and a good idea of how the story will end up, but the rest is a mystery.

I’m inclined to jump from scene to scene as they come to me. I use Scrivener to help me keep my chapters and characters under control. It’s a brilliant writing aid. I try to write every day. Sometimes I’m successful, other times…well, I call them ‘Thinking Days’. When the writing isn’t going well, I take the chance to do research or flesh out characters.

Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Of course. Doesn’t every writer? I love the way we’re strangers at the beginning of the book, but by the end, we’ve become good friends. I usually write out a detailed background for my main characters. Most of it is never used, but it’s a good way to get to know them.

What advice would you give other writers?
Write what inspires you and don’t give up. Writing can be hard, it can also be lonely, but there’s no feeling in the world like finally completing the first draft of a novel.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
In the beginning, I wasn’t that bothered about getting the book published, I was just happy to have finished it. It wasn’t until a few beta readers told me how it good it was and that I should definitely try publishing it that I decided to do something about it. Being a total newbie, I started subbing to publishers, having no idea I should try and get an agent first. I had a lot of rejections and a few requests for fulls, which kept me going. When nothing came from the fulls, I shelved the book for a while. Then, last year I decided to start subbing again. I immediately got an offer from Fireborn Publishing.

I've no idea why, after so many rejections, the book finally started to get offers. Maybe it was timing? I am a member of a couple of writing sites, and the writers there helped me craft and refine my query and cover letter until they were the best they could possibly be. That’s the thing about most writers, they’re generous with their time and advice – not many professions can say the same.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the demand for e-books will rise, as will the demand for shorter novels. People don’t have time anymore to sit down to a huge book. That’s not to say that print books will go out of fashion. A lot of people – myself included – prefer a physical book. There’s just something about the feel and smell of a book that thrills me.

What genres do you write?
Romance, mystery, suspense

What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print

Website(s)
Link To Author Page On Amazon
Link to Author Page on other site

Your Social Media Links
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16556248.Cathy_Cole
https://www.facebook.com/CathyColeAuthor/
https://twitter.com/CathyCole66
https://uk.pinterest.com/cathyc0928/

Author Melony Paradise Shares Their Story


About the Author
Just a laid-back chick with eccentric tastes who loves writing, reading, music, horror flicks, crafting, and unusual things. I live in South Carolina with my wonderful husband, our cat Gyzmo, and two chickens that eat like pigs.

What inspires you to write romance books?
I am inspired by many of my favorite authors, but in particular, Yasmine Galenorn's books really inspire the romantic parts of me.

Tell us about how you write:
In the past, I have failed miserably as a pantser. I've started many stories that never made it past the halfway mark, and I believe that was because I never gave myself the structure I needed to see an end to those stories. With my current works in progress, I have detailed outlines that keep me on track without restricting my creativity. If my character decides to turn left when I want them to go right, well, left it is! I write in Word, mostly because that is what I am most experienced in. I have scrivener, which I use to keep track of my chapters by cutting and pasting them from Word. Besides those two, I use OneNote to keep track of my stories. I use it as my series bible.

Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
We have a symbiotic relationship. I generally organize an outline with all the major events I want to happen and any pertinent info that pops into my head, but when I write, if I feel a compelling nudge to go a certain direction in a scene, I don't ignore it.

What advice would you give other writers?
As I am a new author, I can only say, research the trade. Learn how to properly structure a sentence, paragraph, dialogue, etc. Learn all you can, apply it to your writing, but don't let it change your voice. I made the mistake of starting my novel, not knowing if I was going to make anything of it, then when it looked like I wasn't going to lose interest (the writing bug really bit me), I started researching every aspect of writing. I got so overwhelmed, it affected my writing. When my novel made it to an editor, I spent more time fixing things I thought I had fixed before with one technique or another. There's a ton of information out there, you just have to find the stuff that helps you be the best writer you can be.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
I am self-publishing. I researched the pro's and con's of traditional versus self-publishing, and decided that I prefer to retain control of my writing and all the other aspects of publishing. I wasn't willing to wait through all the time it would take to find an agent, find a publisher, let them edit my words, pick my covers, and take the majority of my royalties. I like to be in control. Two of my favorite authors self-publish, one has made a successful career of it, and the other is switching from traditional to indie, due to many of the same reasons I chose not to go traditional. Keep in mind, self-publishing is expensive, and takes a ton of work.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe society will rely less and less of print books. Self-publishing is really getting big, and I think it's possible that there may come a time when traditional publishers will have to spend more time searching for authors than the other way around.

What genres do you write?
Science fiction romance and paranormal urban fantasy

What formats are your books in?
eBook

Website(s)
Author Home Page Link
Link To Author Page On Amazon

Your Social Media Links
https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMelonyParadise/
https://twitter.com/katiania

Author Lina Greyce Shares Their Story

About the Author
Lina has been writing for years, but finally embraced her naughty side. Now, she writes erotica and romance, with fantasy plots and a dash of kink. Lina lives with her hubby in the wilds of urban jungle.

What inspires you to write romance books?
I get my inspiration from all kinds of places. I actually try to write characters that are largely ignored or with characteristics that are less often seen – like tough men who are aware of and concerned with consent, and women who end up protecting or saving their lovers. Finding ways to bring those aspects into the story without sacrificing the steamy scenes is an interesting challenge.

Tell us about how you write:
I'm an outliner. If I don't have a good solid plot, my writing wanders all over the place and goes no where. I found a nice little piece of software called Writer's Cafe. It's similar to Scrivenor but it focuses more on the outlining of the project.
I don't do character sketches or "who should play so-n-so". My character descriptions are based on what the story needs and what's in my own mind.
I tend to focus on emotional and psychological stuff with heavy descriptions of the physical reactions to highly charged situations.

Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
No. I've got enough people bugging me. My characters are my creations. They sometimes surprise me, but I tend to create my characters fully in my head as part of the outlining process. Most of that is just how they develop and develop in the story.

What advice would you give other writers?
Go for it. Know the genre, then break the mold. We need more variety in the stories and characters in romance. Write what you want to see. It may not be what the market says to write, but if we all write the same stuff, how can the market pick anything else?

How did you decide how to publish your books?
I chose to self-publish my romance books. This was primarily because of the resources I have accumulated in terms of editors, cover designers, etc. It just seemed to be a better fit for the somewhat niche type of romance that I am writing, rather than try to convince a publisher of its value. Many romance publishers have a very specific formula for their books, and while that has value, it is also rather limiting to authors who step outside that formula.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It's very exciting to me to see so many options in publishing right now. You can self-publish or you can choose a publisher. And there are many choices in publishers, too, from the big five to small press and micro-press publishers. Lots of small presses have a specific focus while others will publish any genre. Authors are taking back a lot of power in their publishing, too. I can't wait to see what comes in the future.

What genres do you write?
Erotic Romance, Fantasy Romance, Erotica

What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print

Website(s)
Author Home Page Link
Link To Author Page On Amazon

Your Social Media Links
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16826762.Lina_Greyce
https://www.facebook.com/LinaGreyceErotica/

Author Brian Terenna Shares Their Story


About the Author
Brian Terenna grew up in Doylestown, PA. He is a fantasy, science Fiction, multicultural romance, and paranormal romance writer. His first fantasy novel is, “Talent Storm,” a dystopian post apocalyptic fantasy. His second novel is “Kissing the Intern: A Multicultural Romance.”
He runs a book review blog called, “Revolting Road” (The original name to “Talent Storm”, and a Youtube meditation site called, “The Calm Life.”
He is an avid chess player, a vegetable gardener, and he meditates regularly.

What inspires you to write romance books?
I’ve always enjoyed romance on television and in movies. I decided to write, "Kissing the Intern" when I reconnected with the love of my life and co-author, Julia Perez.

Tell us about how you write:
I am a disciplined writer. When I’m working on a project, I write almost every day. I like to audio record my writing and then I transcribe the scenes into Word and improve them. I plan extensively before starting a novel, including a full plot outline and detained character personalities.

Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I like to play act the characters with my writing partner. I think that it makes your characters more real and it allows you to make them come alive on the page.

What advice would you give other writers?
Learn your craft. Writing romance is much different than other genres, and you must understand how to make the reader want the characters in your novel to get together.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
I like to self-publish because you get full control and more royalties. It’s all about marketing. If you can market, then you don’t need a publishing company.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that self-publishing and indi-publishing will increase in the future.

What genres do you write:
Multicultural Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print

Website(s)
Author Home Page Link
Link To Author Page On Amazon

Your Social Media Links
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7106414.Brian_Terenna?from_search=true
https://www.facebook.com/BrianTerenna/
https://twitter.com/BrianTerenna

Author Andres Mann Shares Their Story

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About the Author
I have written three business books, but now I enjoy writing fiction that focuses on strong female and male characters in a contemporary setting. I have published three books so far: “Tess Awakening,” “Tess Valkyrie” and “Tess Valkyrie Awakening.”
My background heavily influences what I write today. I was an Army Officer, which helps me develop realistic stories about the military. As a business executive, I write credible background stories. Mostly, due to my education in Political Science and International Relations I have an intense interest in contemporary events domestically and in the International arena.
My novels are built around the characters of Tess and Jake. The first two books in the series starting with ‘Tess Awakening’ and a sequel titled ‘Tess Valkyrie.’ Based on real contemporary events, the stories reflect the challenges of international political developments in the Middle East and the issues that professional women experience in today’s world. True to life, I address many aspects of people’s lives, starting with the second Iraq War and ending in the current era. Action, intrigue, deceit, obsession, sensuality, the use of wealth to achieve one’s goals and the struggle between corruption and ethics are a constant theme.

What inspires you to write romance books?
Love, romance and sensuality are part of the human experience and should be an integral part of any story. My novels primarily focus on strong women, their men and well-drawn villains. They are a vehicle to tell stories of great importance, based on real current events. Fiction is a means to explore political and international issues and the impact that such events have on the protagonists who are in the end represent actual human beings trying to make sense of the world around them.

Tell us about how you write:
I find myself unable to follow good advice about how to write efficiently. I don’t develop an outline beforehand. I don’t even know where I am headed, I just let the story go where it wants to go. Occasionally I get stuck, and I have to pull back until the story progresses to a logical conclusion almost organically. I don’t get up early or write into the night. I put in a good work day. Even though I am writing a series, I ensure that each book is stand-alone and of the proper length. I am very concerned with quality, and even though the stories are published in e-book format, they are actually intended for delivery as printed books.

Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I discuss the characters at length with my wife. I pay a lot of attention to dialogue which should reflect how intelligent people really talk. In many ways, my characters are real people that keep growing as they work through the stories.

What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t listen to naysayers. Write what’s in your heart and share yourself as much as possible.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to start with Amazon because of their amazing publishing tools.

The erotic content limits what one can do on the Amazon platform, so I am planning to do more with other resources.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
In my experience, the traditional vanity press cannot compete with the tremendous, mostly free resources provided by the likes of Amazon. This works for authors that are skilled writers and don’t need their hand held.

Electronic publishing is going to grab an increasing share of the market, but it will not completely displace printed books.

On the downside, the ease of e-book publishing has unleashed an avalanche of short books of questionable quality and value. Things will probably sort themselves out in the future.

What genres do you write:: Romance, adventure, travelogue

What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print

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