Author Interview: Shay Michaelson
About the author:
A nurse by day and an erotic romance writer by night, I find time where I can to create books about hot steamy bikers and the women that love them. I love shaping their worlds and seeing where they end up.
For as long as I can remember, I have loved to read books and romance has always been my favorite. The dynamic between two people has always fascinated me. Who are these people? How did they meet? What is it that made them decide this is the one for me? The possibilities are endless and that's what makes it so fun.
On a more personal note, I am happily married and have two grown children. We have an Australian shepherd named Max and two cats, Milo and Mia who are not afraid to let you know when it’s time to eat.
What inspires you to write romantic fiction?
I've always loved romance. I like it when the man and the woman don't have an easy time of getting together. I like that they struggle. I don't want the characters to be perfect, they need their flaws. They need to fight to be together in order to appreciate it when it works out.
Tell us about how you write.
I plot everything out, then fill it in as I go along.
Do you listen to or talk to to your characters?
Sometimes. My guys can be real jerks and I have to write it that way. I don't want to sugar coat it when they do something guaranteed to make me mad.
What advice would you give other romance writers?
I wish I knew. I'm new at this myself and kind of flying blind. If anyone has any advice on how to get your name and books out there, I'd definitely appreciate it.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
The idea of writing and selling books has always been something I've wanted to do. Until self publishing came along, I found the whole publishing house thing completely overwhelming. The writing and publishing part isn't so difficult. It's the marketing and promo.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it is going to lean more toward self publishing. You get more control and more profits.
Which romance sub-genere(s) fit your stories best?
erotic, MC, contemporary
My books are available in the following formats: