About the Author
Bibi Rizer is a mom, blogger, teacher and writer living in the Pacific Northwest. While she’s been writing professionally for many years, romance and erotica are relatively new pursuits.
Bibi likes writing about strong kinky women and brave willing men living in realistic and imperfect worlds.
In her spare time Bibi sings Karaoke and hangs around on film sets with child actors. Having the the firm belief that no one can be too weird or too funny, she happily admits that most of her favorite people and characters are both.
What inspires you to write romance books?
I love romance and tragedy and romantic fiction encompasses both. I have worked for many years as a writer for children and teens, so writing romance gives me an outlet for all the pent up sexual tension, especially in my teen books.
Tell us about how you write:
I “pants” most things. Often I will write 25, 50 or 75% of a book and then leave it for a long time before coming back and finishing it. Sometimes I’ll write two or three other books in the meantime. I usually have several projects going at once.
Even when I outline (which is rarely) I don’t do a lot of background work on character or setting. I prefer to discover that as I go along. Sometimes I’m just as surprised as my characters to learn something about the story.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Both. And I eavesdrop on their conversations with each other. And I watch them have sex….a LOT.
What advice would you give other writers?
Don’t imagine that the writing doesn’t matter. Romance can be beautiful and clever prose too.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’m traditionally published as a YA and middle grade writer. I thought I’d try indie publishing for my romance but I’m not sure I’ll stick to it. So far I haven’t been overwhelmed with the results.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I hope that readers will become more discerning. There’s a lot of trash out there that readers buy and read then give a lousy review too and then buy ten more trashy books just like it.
The funniest review I get (and I’ve had it more than once) is along the lines of “I was surprised how well written this was”. I just think it’s hilarious that readers EXPECT a crappy book and buy it anyway. It’s sad to me that expectation are so low now.
What genres do you write?
contemporary, New Adult, historical, sci-fi
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print
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