Author Interviews

Author Interviews

Please enjoy this collection of interviews from authors in the romance genre. They have graciously shared with us tips and insight into their personal writing process. This is a wide range of authors with different backgrounds and stories to tell.

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Author Interview: Caroline Walken

About the author:Caroline Waken has several titles in publication currently; Ell’s Double Down, Reggie’s No Limit, Nowhere on the Map and the latest, Behind the fan. The latest novel, Nowhere on the Map was accepted for the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award in the Romance category. Additionally, her entry In Hiding was the winner of the Writer’s Assembled Short Story Competition in 2017. There are plans to expand In Hiding into a full-length novel in the future. This past June, Rejected Manuscripts published her short story, The Rule of Ten, on their site and it has remained in the top ten ...
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Author Interview: Karina Bartow

About the author:Karina Bartow grew up and still lives in Northern Ohio. Though born with Cerebral Palsy, she’s never allowed her disability to define her. Rather, she’s used her experiences to breathe life into characters who have physical limitations, but like her, are determined not to let them stand in the way of the life they want. Her debut novel, "Husband in Hiding", was released in 2015 and was well-received by readers. She’s excited about her upcoming love story, "Forgetting My Way Back to You", to be released by Vinspire Publishing October 15, 2018. She may only be able to ...
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Author Interview: Katy Eeten

About the author:Katy Eeten lives in southeast Wisconsin with her husband Jason and their two sons. She works full time in Contract Administration, but her true passion is writing. She is a new author whose contemporary Christian Romance Blast From Her Past, published by Anaiah Press, was released on January 23, 2018. She also has a Christmas novella due out this 2018 holiday season. When she is not working or writing, she can be found taking walks, baking goodies, dining out, playing the piano, or relaxing with her family. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?I love to experience the ...
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Author Interview: Maggie Blackbird

About the author:An Ojibway from Northwestern Ontario, Maggie resides in the country with her husband and their fur babies, two beautiful Alaskan Malamutes. When she’s not writing, she can be found pulling weeds in the flower beds, mowing the huge lawn, walking the Mals deep in the bush, teeing up a ball at the golf course, fishing in the boat for walleye, or sitting on the deck at her sister’s house, making more wonderful memories with the people she loves most. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?I love exploring relationships between two people falling in love. Being a fan ...
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Author Interview: Amanda Lake

About the author:A book-loving daydreamer, Amanda is testing the patience of her family and friends by constant reverie and solo giggling. Fortunately, Amanda's best half is a reasonable man who can deal with her and their incredible cat which is suffering from a severe ninja complex. Besides that awkward detail, Amanda occasionally sings in shopping malls, especially on the dairy product aisle, talks to the kitchen appliances if they refuse to collaborate, takes long walks on the beach and often gets lost, because of which she avoids doing the same thing in a forest, Amanda can't function before her morning ...
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Author Interview: Michelle M. Pillow

About the author:NYT & USAT Bestselling Author Michelle M. Pillow is an award-winning romance writer with over 100 published books over the course of her nearly 15-year career. She is best known for her Quirlixen World including the series: Dragon Lords, Space Lords, Lords of the Var, Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides, and more. Michelle is always up for a new adventure or challenge, whether it's a paranormal investigation of an old Vaudeville Theatre or climbing Mayan temples in Belize. She was a refugee extra on SyFy's Z Nation (2016). What inspires you to write romantic fiction?I'm a romantic who ...
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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 ...
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Author Interview: Faye Hall

About the author:Come on a journey with me through 19th century North Queensland, Australia and explore the passions and hardships of unique characters. There is corruption, deceit and murder, as well as cattle rustlers, slave traders and hell fire clubs. Explore townships of Jarvisfield and Inkerman, as well as Ravenswood and Bowen. One book even incorporates my great grandmothers cattle station 'Inkerman Downs Station'. As well as an author, I am also the most spoilt wife in the world, and a very contented mother. Come and discover all the passion and drama of North Queensland history with me @ https://www.faye-hall.com ...
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Author Interview: Leslie LeBlanc

About the author:I'm a wife, mother, Younique presenter, and multigenre romance author. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?I've been inspired to ever since I read my first Harlequin romance as a young teen. Tell us about how you write.I've always written from dual points of view. Do you listen to or talk to to your characters?Only in my head. What advice would you give other romance writers?constantly learn to improve writing and how to market How did you decide how to publish your books?I decided to self publish because I found the traditional publishers don't always understand the desires ...
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Author Interview: Sianah Nalika DeShield

About the author:No stranger to the world of words, Sianah Nalika DeShield has utilized her passion and affinity for writing to empower others and advocate for a better world. Having found a love of writing at an early age, Sianah once dreamed of taking her talents to the world. With an early focus on literature, language, English, and history, her skills developed as a base from which she would launch into socio-political advocacy and beyond. In her beloved home of Liberia, the author found a discrepancy in not only a lack of writers in her country but of unequal opportunities ...
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Author Interview: Tori L Wilson

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 ...
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Author Interview: Omni Delano

About the author:Omni is a thirty-five-year-old mother of three teenagers, one boy and two girls. In 2012, doctors found a tumor on her pituitary gland and bleeding on her brain. As a result, she could no longer work and had to give up recently acquired managerial role. Rather than sit around at home in pain, doing nothing all day, she decided to start writing. This resulted in her novel Lily's Awakening, the first of a six-book series, Elemental Guardians. While she is also a caregiver for her grandfather, she continues to write at her home in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. She ...
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