Author Interview: Jennifer Lewis
About the author:
I live in the great Pacific Northwest, in a beautiful area of Washington State. When I'm not writing, reading or hanging out with my family, I can be found working as an RN at a local hospital – my second love. I've been writing since I was 11, and the older I got, the more I loved romance. It's just this last year that I published three novels, and I am excited to continue writing in my favorite genre!
What inspires you to write romantic fiction?
I love romance. I love, love. There is something about following a couple on their journey through meeting one another, clashing and finally admitting their feelings for one another. I am a romantic at heart.
Tell us about how you write.
I must write to music. I have many playlists for songs; some for a specific novel and my general one when I want to mix it up. I have a couple of writing places that are comfortable, but eventually, I hope to get my own writing room! There's something to be said for a 'place' that inspires you.
Do you listen to or talk to to your characters?
I definitely listen to my characters. They are the masters of the story, taking things where they want to go even when I have other ideas. I suppose sometimes, talking to my characters in my head (mostly yelling at them for being difficult) counts as talking to them!
What advice would you give other romance writers?
Read, read, read! The more romance you read, the better you understand what others like to read. No matter what, don't give up on the dream! There are never enough books out there for people to read, so add your stories!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wasn't certain how I wanted to go at first. I submitted my books to a few traditional publishers, with no success. Then I thought, why not try Amazon? It gives you exclusive control of your writing and it would be like an experiment! I love experiments.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
The future of book publishing is definitely going in the Indie direction. With so many options out there for publishing, many authors are taking their careers into their own hands. Not to say traditional publishing isn't a way to go. But it helps an author to have control of their books, their marketing and all else to launch a career!
Which romance sub-genere(s) fit your stories best?
My books are available in the following formats: