Author Interview: R.M. Duffy
About the author:
My love of reading started in elementary school. When everyone groaned about finishing their reading lists, I was already halfway through mine. It wasn’t until I was about thirteen when I picked up my first romance novel. That was all it took. I was instantly hooked on the genre. My love for it grew so much that one day, many years later, I decided I wanted to write my own stories. It has been one crazy, scary, rollercoaster ride, and I hope it never ends.
When I’m not staying up until the crack of dawn writing, my husband, three children, and I like to spend as much free time as we can outdoors. Whether it’s going to parks, the zoo, or just hanging out in the driveway blowing bubbles, we always have a great time. And when we aren’t hanging with the kids, my husband and I like to get out to see as many music concerts as we can. My love for music ranks right up there with reading and writing.
What inspires you to write romantic fiction?
I fell in love with the genre and when I couldn't find the book I wanted to read, I started writing. I love everything about falling in love from the fist glance, first touch, to the emotional attraction and then the physical.
Tell us about how you write.
I write a lot in my head, lol! But when I can actually sit and get the words out, I like to sit at my kitchen table or stand at the kitchen counter. I think it's so cool when an author posts their writing play list. I wish I could be that cool, lol! For me, it has to be absolutely quiet while I write. I need to hear what my characters are saying. And I'm a panster through and through. No outlining from this lady! I think it's pretty amazing when authors can sit and plot out their entire book or an entire books for that matter. I just don't have the patience. When a story starts brewing, I just let the characters take me where they want to go.
Do you listen to or talk to to your characters?
I absolutely talk to my characters! If they speak, I need to stop and pay attention. They are the ones creating the story after all.
What advice would you give other romance writers?
Write for yourself. The rest is a bonus.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided it was in my best interest to self publish. That was not a decision I just chose out of nowhere. I did the research and spoke to indie authors. After weighing the pros and cons, becoming an indie author was the best choice for me.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I have high hopes for the future of Indie publishing. I think it gives authors a lot of freedom to express themselves.
Which romance sub-genere(s) fit your stories best?
Humor, suspense, paranormal (2018)
My books are available in the following formats: