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 Heath Buckley Shares Their Story

About the Author I have spent most of my career as a magazine journalist, but I think that this job simply evolved from my love of writing. Although I have to say that the last thing someone who writes for a living wants to do is to come home after a day in the office and then spend several hours focused on their latest work of fiction! I have been very lucky in that I have had the time to pursue my own original fiction. And I know what I like; I like to write books that I would like ...
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Author Inge H. Borg Shares Their Story

About the Author Born and raised in Austria, Inge H. Borg completed her language studies in London and Paris. To continue her study of French (in a round-about way), she accepted a job at the French Embassy in Moscow. After Ms. Borg was transferred to the States, she worked on both coasts, and after several years of living in San Diego, she became a US citizen. Ms. Borg now lives in a diversified lake community in Arkansas, where she continues to write historical and contemporary fiction. She also published a non-fiction book about her cat and its former shelter buddies ...
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Author D. L. Given Shares Their Story

b>About the Author D. L. Given lives in Ohio with her husband Bruce What inspires you to write romance books? I didn’t intend to write a romance novel, but some believe that the close relationships of the characters may have led the story in that direction. “Vital Perception” is the second book in a two book series following “The Elder Effect”. Tell us about how you write: I use no outline a take very few notes when writing. The storyline and the characters fall into place as the book progresses. Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters? When ...
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Author MaryAnn Kempher Shares Their Story

About the Author MaryAnn Kempher lives near Tampa Florida with her husband, two children, two dogs, and one temperamental cat named George. She spent her teen years living in Reno NV where her new book, MOCHA, MOONLIGHT, AND MURDER is set. She has a weakness for anything sweet including of course, a grande cafe mocha. What inspires you to write romance books? I grew up reading Janet Daly, she’s amazing, but I didn’t set out to be a romance author. My first book, and the book I’m currently writing has a strong suspense/mystery element. I love having a mixture of ...
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Author Natasja Hellenthal Shares Their Story

About the Author Although a writer for most of my adult life, I am now a published author with my debut Fantasy novel. Born in The Netherlands 38 years ago,I have traveled, lived in Norway, Wales, Northern-Ireland and now living near Manchester, UK, with my partner, two small children, two dogs and a cat. ‘The Queen’s Curse’ was launched on Amazon Kindle on the first of May this year. I have written two further Fantasy novels and a trilogy which I am currently in the process of getting them ready for publication. What inspires you to write romance books? ‘The ...
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Author C.S. Mae Shares Their Story

About the Author C.S. Mae is only in front of a computer when she’s writing. She’s hopelessly backward, socially awkward, and mostly hides with a book in front of the fire, fighting for space in her favorite chair with her two cats. Romance novels are her first love, Kdramas are a close second. What inspires you to write romance books? Well, I love a good love story. I love that ache of the first kiss, the attraction that pulls you towards someone, and some fantastic chemistry. I love spending my day trying to figure out how to get two characters ...
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Author Sharon Kleve Shares Their Story

About the Author Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other’s arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way. One of her favorite things to do is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She ...
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Author Senta Holland Shares Their Story

About the Author Senta Holland lives and loves in the shadows, in a world of BDSM from the inside out. Her passion has to be lived in secret. If the shadows don’t lift, you will never meet her and the only way to get to know Senta is through her book. Open the pages, and she will lead you deep inside her beloved darkness. But maybe you have met Senta already. Maybe you hear her soft voice in your dreams, maybe she is sitting right next to you on the Underground. And maybe you, yourself, are Senta in the shadows ...
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Author Judy Bennett Shares Their Story

About the Author Judy Bennett has been called “screamingly funny” and “the Erma Bombeck of booze.” In her book, Bloody Marys: Sanguine Solutions for a Slew of Situations, she instructs not only how to make 45 of the most unique and delicious Bloody Marys you’ve ever seen, but why to make them as well. She claims there is a Bloody Mary for any occasion, be it watching calories, watching a sunset, or watching porn. When Judy isn’t behind the bar, she is probably a) organizing her 114-pair shoe collection; b) selling vintage swimwear on her site, www.thousandislanddressing.net; c) performing burlesque ...
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Author JL Madore Shares Their Story

About the Author My husband and I decided to take our children and live in Central America to really connect with them for a year before they went off to high school. It was while I spent many a peaceful day in a hammock looking over a Panamanian rainforest that my muse showed itself. I wrote the first draft of my novel and then realized I needed to study the craft of writing if I was going to do my story justice. Three years later I am . . . * the winner of the Writing Fairy Scholarship for New ...
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Author Gisclerc Morisset Shares Their Story

About the Author Gisclerc Morisset is a first generation Haitian-American who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He has always been a hopeless romantic and enjoys sharing stories of love and romance. He lives in Brooklyn, New York where he lives with his wife. What inspires you to write romance books? I have experienced many ups and downs in my personal life romantically. And have also witnessed many eye-opening relationships involving my friends and family. Being a reflective and deeply analytical guys, I’ve always tried to learn from the relationships that I saw around me. By pairing these ...
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Author Dorian Smith Shares Their Story

About the Author Newly emerged writer, Dorian Smith, has been in the creative industry for quite some time! Prior to Mind Games, Dorian worked as a freelance article writer, drafting fashion, lifestyle and dating articles for numerous online publications. In addition to that, Dorian is also an entertainment marketer, which leaves her constantly surrounded by creative types and numerous sources of inspiration. She is an avid traveler, and can be frequently heard telling anyone within earshot about her love for Tokyo. An Indiana native, Dorian currently lives in New York where she loves to soak up the local culture and ...
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