About the Author
When not writing about love, Gabrielle enjoys reading romance and exploring fun new places, foods and wines. She lives outside of Washington, D.C. with her husband and three children.
Always a fan of undeniable love, someday she’ll write her own love story, about eloping with her husband after only knowing him for six weeks. This year, Gabrielle and her husband will celebrate nineteen years of marriage.
What inspires you to write romance books?
Romance is a deep and universal desire. The process of connecting with another person on such a deep level that you want to have children with that person is wonderful. It is also a process filled with peril, disappointment and loss. But we keep coming back for more and I love it. Being able to explore romance, love and sex in fiction allows for wonderful creativity and excitement.
Tell us about how you write:
I started off as a big-time outliner. Over time, I have developed my writing process so that I have more of a roadmap. My husband and I sit down and set out the plot and characters, their motivations and goals. I then take that outline and write out the scenes. I always strive to have my scenes feel “cinematic” because that is how I see them as I write. I also write every weekday for approximately 3-4 hours while my kids are in school.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I wouldn’t say we talk, but I watch them in my mind. I observe them and think about what they would do in the situations in which they are placed.
What advice would you give other writers?
Work on plots and characters. Readers form an emotional bond with the characters and the plot keeps readers moving in the book. Without those elements it is not really a novel, but a story.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My husband and I are a team. We formed a publishing company called Zinerva Publishing, LLC. He does all of the covers, final editing and book production. Working as a team has been a good choice for us.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it is bright. People have a desire to connect with each other. Stories have been a powerful tool throughout time to help make that connection. It is not going away anytime soon. What will be interesting is what form those stories take. I am interested in getting my stories in audio format because that is how we first learned to consume stories as a species. There is something special about listening to a story. Just ask any child.
What genres do you write:: Romance
What formats are your books in: eBook
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