About the author:
Tori Wilson is a young author who began her writing career at only nineteen years old. She is now twenty one years old and has had three books published. Tori lives in a small town and is attending college, majoring in art education. In her free time, she enjoys singing, dancing, painting, modeling Japanese fashion at local anime conventions, and studying foreign languages. Tori's latest book, The Skeleton Lady, is a romantic suspense filled with action-packed twists and turns.
What inspires you to write romantic fiction?
I'm inspired to write romantic fiction because I've always enjoyed reading romance and find it really fun to create my own. I also really like incorporating darker themes and characters dealing with real-life tragedies because I hope that by doing so, I can help readers who are going through difficult times.
Tell us about how you write.
I start off with either an idea I had previously written down or a prompt given to me by my publishing company and then I come up with a plot for the story, though sometimes I choose to go a different way from my original plans. I like to write everything down on paper before I type it up because I feel like I can be more creative when I write things down first.
Do you listen to or talk to to your characters?
No, I don't listen or talk to my characters, but I do speak to friends and family about my characters.
What advice would you give other romance writers?
I would say to write the romance stories and scenes that you want and not what you think others will like. It's much better to write how you feel instead of what you think will be popular.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I decided to work with a company because I thought it would be better to work with experts who would give my book more exposure because I didn't think I had enough experience for self-publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think smaller companies will become popular because they have a more individualized approach and I think people are beginning to favor smaller companies who will be able to have a better connection with readers. I also think self-publishing will become more popular as it is getting easier for people to self-publish.
Which romance sub-genere(s) fit your stories best?
romantic suspense, horror romance, paranormal romance, multicultural romance
My books are available in the following formats: