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: Karen S. Bell

About the author:All my work is inspired by social issues to which we all can relate. Issues such as, work/family stresses, the loss of a spouse and how marriage can sometimes swallow a woman’s identity, and the prevalence of greed in modern society. Walking with Elephants was my first novel, although I was not new to writing. I was a theater critic and celebrity interviewer for a weekly tabloid in Jacksonville, Fl and I earned a Master’s in Mass Communication from Oklahoma State University. For 15 years I worked in Corporate America as a technical editor/editor/writer. I experienced first hand ...
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Author Interview: Beldon Butterfield

About the author:I was born and raised in Argentina, educated in the U.S, and came to Mexico in 1962 with Time/Life International. I have been a regular lecturer to newly arrived foreign residents titled: Mexico – History, Legend and Cross Border Culture. I have published two novels in Mexico, The Crystal Bull and The Line/La Línea (presently being rewritten under the new title The Long Way Home). In 2012 my first nonfiction book, Mexico Behind The Mask was published by Potomac Books in Washington, D.C. and by The Univ. of Nebraska Press. My latest book, in the form of a ...
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Author Interview: Garriema Shah

About the author:Myself Garriema Shah, a typical Taurus girl, strong headed, now developed a habit of straight-talking without any diversions. Born & brought up in Northern part of India, which is considered to be a very conservative sort of region in India especially for females, which actually drove me to be more descriptive in my writing! What inspires you to write romantic fiction?Since Romance is the most beautiful part of everyone's life, so it gives me more leverage to be more present in fantasy world and I can imagine and write to any extent which actually inspires me to write ...
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Author Interview: Jason Kondrath

About the author:I am writer who has been writing horror, for a very long time, but I am new to the Romance or Erotica genre. It is very difficult to write in a way that will appeal to both sexes. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?I wanted to be an accomplished author, something meaningful with my life. Tell us about how you write.The process is just very natural to me. I can't explain it, it is just something I am, rather that do. Do you listen to or talk to to your characters?Both. What advice would you give other ...
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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 the connection between two people, the obstacles they face, and what ...
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Author Interview: Emily Bex

About the author:I worked for over twenty years in marketing, developing ad campaigns, catalogs, product launches, and promotional literature. I had spent my career writing creatively about products but had never tried to write books or even short stories. It was encouragement from a friend, who wrote fan fiction that got me interested in trying to write. I currently live in Virginia, but my job had provided the opportunity for extensive travel, both foreign and domestic, to create the backdrop for my characters to play out their story. I feel like the experience of having spent time in the locales ...
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Author Interview: Liza Malloy

About the author:Liza Malloy writes contemporary romance, new adult romance, women's fiction, and fantasy romance. She’s a sucker for alpha males, bad boys, dimples, and muscles, and she can’t resist a man in uniform. Liza loves creating worlds where the heroine discovers her own strength and finds her Happily Ever After. When Liza isn’t reading or writing torrid love stories, she’s a practicing attorney. Her other passions include gummy bears, jelly beans, and the occasional marathon. She lives in the Midwest with her four daughters and her own Prince Charming. Sixty Days for Love is her first published novel. She ...
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Author Interview: Rebecca Hefner

About the author:Rebecca Hefner grew up in Western NC and now calls the Hudson River of NYC home. In her youth she would sneak into her mother's bedroom and raid the bookshelf, falling in love with the stories of Judith McNaught, Sandra Brown and Nora Roberts. Years later that love of a good romance, with lots of great characters and conflicts, has extended to her other favorite authors such as JR Ward and Lisa Kleypas. Also a huge Game of Thrones and Star Wars fan, she loves an epic fantasy and a surprise twist (Luke, he IS your father). One ...
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Author Interview: Pratibha R DH

About the author:Pratibha R DH is the author of middle-grade, fantasy, and paranormal crime novels. Besides being able to manifest her love for writing through her career as an IT content specialist, she also blogs on topics such as mindfulness, spirituality, personal growth, writing, and intentional living. These days her mantra for living an empowered life comprises a one-hour daily pack of yoga, meditation and morning pages. She loves to spend time with her family and generally be outdoors, taking a walk or simply spending time with nature. Music, swimming, dance, and reading are her other passions. She lives in ...
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Author Interview: Katy McKay

About the author:Border Girl is my first novel, although I’ve had articles published in newspapers and magazines. I was told from an early age that I’d be a writer, but I switched my major from journalism to geology. No regrets; it led to adventures in Canada and the US and then to many happy years teaching science in Arizona. As a Navy brat I’ve always loved being near the ocean, so I retired to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula where I wake up to a water view. I volunteer at an animal rescue where I work with everything from alpacas to emus, ...
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Author Interview: Diane Scott Lewis

About the author:Diane Parkinson (Diane Scott Lewis) grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, joined the Navy at nineteen, married in Greece and raised two sons all over the world, including Puerto Rico and Guam. A member of the Historical Novel Society, she wrote book reviews for the Historical Novels Review. Diane worked from 2007 to 2010 as an on-line historical editor. She had her debut novel published in 2010, and has had several historical and historical-romance novels published between 2010 and 2018. Diane lives with her husband in western Pennsylvania. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?I think ...
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Author Interview: Sebastian Schug

About the author:Sebastian Robert Schug/Nicolas M. Parker (born February 25th, 1998) is an independent American author, illustrator, publisher, and novelist currently residing in suburban Burbank, California. Beginning his illustrative career at the early age of fourteen jumpstarted by author Rene Ghazarian's The Adventures of Daniel, he has since gone on to become the main author, illustrator, and publisher of numerous works, series, as well as further collaborations with other individuals. Currently, he attends California State University, Northridge, studying Political Science, as well as Art and Law. He is the founder, and current webmaster of the internet forum Itsonthehousekid. What inspires ...
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