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: Tina Isabel Leung

About the author:Tina Isabel Leung was born in 1992 in Alabama, USA. She is a full time author. She writes gay romantic erotica and interracial romantic erotica. Her inspirations are Sloan Parker and Roe Horvat. She likes sunny days, sunflowers and fruits dipped in chocolate. Her favorite music genre is jazz & bossanova. She is a positive and bright person. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?I believe that self love is important, but it's not enough, and we all need that other special person. And if we haven't found them yet, we need to have hope that we'll meet ...
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Author Interview: A. M. Kusi

About the author:A.M. Kusi is the pen name of a husband and wife team (Ashley and Marcus Kusi, authors of Our Bucket List Adventures and Questions for Couples). We enjoy writing romance novels that are inspired by our own experiences as an interracial/ intercultural couple, the things we see and face every day. Our novels focus on healthy relationships that involve a partnership between a strong female heroine and the hero, are emotionally satisfying and have a happy ending. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?The stories just come to Ashley, and then we brainstorm together and form a great ...
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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 ...
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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 two years old and has had four 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 Gifts of Christmas, is a cozy romance mystery, and is included in the Books To Go Now Christmas Mystery Anthology. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?Ellen Schreiber, Maggie Steifvater, and ...
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Author Interview: Deana Birch

About the author:Contemporary romance and erotica writer Deana Birch was named after her father’s first love, who just so happened not to be her mother. Born and raised in the Midwest, she made stops in Los Angeles and New York before settling in Europe where she lives with her own blue-eyed Happily Ever After. Her days are spent teaching yoga, playing tennis, ruining her children’s French homework, cleaning up dog vomit, writing her next book, or reading someone else’s. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?I love the idea of taking modern day women and following their love stories while ...
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Author Interview: Alex Bailey

About the author:Alex Bailey was a bored writer/editor of documents as humdrum as vacuum cleaner manuals. She left that life behind to create more exciting worlds than the one she lived in. The Future Memoir of Ann Jones was the first book under her (absolutely necessary) assumed identity (in order to hide Ann Jones’ identity). When she’s not dreaming of being swept away to the “happiest place on earth,” she’s tending to her organic garden while belting out Disney tunes. Some of her favorite hobbies include: telling her children that “Mother knows best”, attempting to convince woodland creatures to clean ...
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Author Interview: Vic Tyler

About the author:When Vic Tyler isn't wrestling her doggo or reading and writing, she's destroying the kitchen with her crazy cravings, bundled in a cocoon of blankets, or vrooming and zooming off to see the world. She loves to learn new things and talk to lots of people, so feel free to reach out and say hi! Sign up for VT's newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/dKoTO-/ What inspires you to write romantic fiction?I love observing and analyzing people. I want to be able to portray emotional, passionate, and organically developing relationships. Tell us about how you write.I scribble and jot down random ...
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Author Interview: Liese Sherwood-Fabre

About the author:Liese Sherwood-Fabre, knew she was destined to write when she got an A+ in the second grade for her story about Dick, Jane, and Sally’s ruined picnic. After obtaining her PhD from Indiana University, she joined the federal government and had the opportunity to work and live internationally for more than fifteen years—in Africa, Latin America, and Russia. Returning to the states, she seriously pursued her writing career and has published various pieces. Her debut novel Saving Hope, a thriller set in Russia was based, in part, from her observations while in that country. She has recently turned ...
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Author Interview: Soulla Christodoulou

About the author:Born in London to Greek Cypriot parents Soulla Christodoulou spent much of her childhood living carefree days full of family, school and friends. She was the first in her family to go to university and studied BA Hotel & Catering Management at Portsmouth University. Years later, after having a family of her own she studied again at Middlesex University and has a PGCE in Business Studies and an MA in Education. Soulla is a mother of three boys and an adult fiction author. Both her novels Broken Pieces of Tomorrow and The Summer Will Come are available on ...
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Author Interview: M.K. Chester

About the author:Wife and mom. Romance author. Creativity coach. History geek. Sports nut. Sarcastic conversationalist. Owned by Scotties. Fighting MS. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?The thing that inspires me the most to write romance is the idea of a happy ending, no matter what the characters go through to get there. Life is hard, no matter your circumstance. I don't think it's too much to ask that, when we read for escape. we get the thing we all want most in life, the happily ever after. Tell us about how you write.I would love to tell you about ...
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Author Interview: Aurrora St. James

About the author:Aurrora St. James is the author of sexy, paranormal romances. Her second book, Gavril of Aquina, received Honorable Mention for the 2015 RONE award for best fantasy/sci-fi romance. She has loved ghosts, graveyards, curses, gypsies, magic, vampires, and haunted houses for as long as she can remember. Not to mention archaeology, pirates, lost treasure, lost lands, and pretty much anything paranormal. Aurrora loves to hear from her readers. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or her website www.aurrorastjames.com. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?When I first started reading romantic fiction, I was drawn not only ...
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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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