Author Interview: Cherie Mitchell
About the author:
Cherie Mitchell has ghostwritten over 150 successful Wild West Mail Order Bride romance e-books and has recently released several books under her own name. Her latest book, Bella Cummings, Wild West Madam is a novel in the Wild West Mail Order Bride genre but with the added spice of sex scenes based on Bella's choice of profession. Cherie is currently working on a second book, Fallen Angel, which follows the life of one of Bella's more notable "girls".
Cherie is a fulltime New Zealand writer who has lived and worked in Australia and China. She loves new experiences and always has two books in her head at any given time which are begging to be written. She has three grown up children, two gorgeous grandchildren (she is a very young grandmother) and is still looking for Mr. Right though she has met some perfectly fine Mr. Right Nows.
What inspires you to write romantic fiction?
People. Relationships. Love. The evolution of a person as they learn what works for them and how they fit into a relationship with their significant other or others. I write across genres (clean to sexy) and my characters slot into whatever the plot dictates.
Tell us about how you write.
I'm a mad writer. Scarily prolific. According to the word app Grammarly I am more productive than up to 99% of other Grammarly users. My record was 132,000 words in one week (!)
Do you listen to or talk to to your characters?
I listen. I could never write a scene that was completely out of character for one of my "people". They have pasts and thoughts and morals and hopes and I take all of these into account as I write.
What advice would you give other romance writers?
Keep writing. Keep watching and listening as life goes on around you, and delve deep when you are trying to bring emotion into your work.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I like indie publishing as it's quick and to the point. But like any good romance or erotica writer, I also enjoy it slow to build the anticipation, which is why I chose to have my book Desire published traditionally. This book was released in November 2017 to the US and Spanish markets by The Little French.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it's very positive. I know scarcely anyone who doesn't read, and a book read on a mobile device while using public transport (an increasingly popular activity) is a divine way to pass the time.
Which romance sub-genere(s) fit your stories best?
My books are available in the following formats: