Author Interview: Jessica Manson
About the author:
Jessica Manson is an avid writer who writes dramatic, romance fiction. Born and raised in Mississippi, Manson now lives in Maine with her husband and three children. She started writing poetry when she was 10 years old and has been published in several Poetry Society books, as well as on the internet. She has won the Publisher’s Choice Award for her poem A Lost Soul. She also has a passion for reading, which is what lead her to become an author. Corruption of the Heart is her debut book.
What inspires you to write romantic fiction?
I have always written. I started out writing poetry and when my mother died, I needed some type of outlet. And writing was that for me.
Tell us about how you write.
Usually I put on some headphones and turn up whatever music matches my mood that day and just write. The scenes I write will match whatever mood I'm feeling at that moment.
Do you listen to or talk to to your characters?
I can have a full conversation with my characters. Usually some of that conversation will end up in one of my books.
What advice would you give other romance writers?
Don't hold back. Write what you want too. Don't worry about what other people think about your writing. I actually got a tattoo that says, "Dream without fear, Write without limits."
How did you decide how to publish your books?
It was a spur of the moment idea. I never planned to publish but I really wanted my family and friends to read my books.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think book publishing has come a long way. It is so much easier now to get published. And I think it can only get better from here.
Which romance sub-genere(s) fit your stories best?
My books are available in the following formats: