Author Interview: Jasmine Gold

About the author:
Jasmine Gold writes because she can’t help it. She writes in stolen half hours, while waiting for appointments or taking a quick break from work or other responsibilities. On the rare days when she has an opportunity to sleep late, she bribes herself into getting out of bed with the promise of time to write. Writing helps her get through the bad times and makes the good times better.
When Jasmine was fourteen she was sitting in her high school’s library before school, rereading a novel she loved, when a favorite character was introduced. She felt like she was having a wonderful reunion with a beloved friend. She knew then that she wanted to bring that kind of joy into other people’s lives. When she writes she keeps that moment in mind.
Jasmine is very grateful to live in a time when she can tell the stories that she wants to tell and share them with the world on her own terms.
Jasmine’s favorite flowers are peonies, because of their flamboyance. Her favorite food is perfectly ripe mango, although she has never been known to turn down an offer of Twizzlers. Her current obsession is trying to figure out what to do about the crazy snake worms (they’re a real thing – look it up) that may or may not be infesting her yard.

What inspires you to write romantic fiction?
I write the stories that I can't help writing. I write about characters that I wish I could meet. There is nothing that takes more courage than letting someone see you for who you really are., and there is nothing that takes more honesty than seeing someone else for who they really are. All my love stories explore that struggle.

Tell us about how you write.
For me it's not so much a question of how as when. I try to find half an hour every day to write, but many times that's impossible. If I go for about three days without writing I get cranky; a week and I become unbearable.

Do you listen to or talk to to your characters?
Of course. But, as in the rest of my life, I listen more than I talk.

What advice would you give other romance writers?
That's a hard question to respond to, because one of my cardinal rules is to never give unsolicited advice. I will say that the advice I wish I had received was not to be embarrassed about the stories that I wanted to tell, and to just go for it.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had been publishing Mindgames chapter by chapter on a website for erotic stories. I received a lot of feedback from readers telling me how much they loved it, and that they couldn't wait to find out how it ended. Unfortunately, before the book was finished the website imploded. I decided to publish the book so that I wouldn't disappoint the people who had reached out to me.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Books may change their form and become more interactive as time goes by — but there will always be a need for writers to share the stories that inhabit us, with the people whose lives are made more complete by experiencing those stories.

Which romance sub-genere(s) fit your stories best?
Dark romance, erotica, dystopian romance

My books are available in the following formats:
eBook, Print

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