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 Jean Oram Shares Their Story

About the Author Jean Oram grew up in a small town and likes to pluck real life experiences from her past to slide into her small town Blueberry Springs series. She loves to ski, hike, camp, and toss tennis balls for her dog, cuddle her kitties, and dream up new family adventures for her and her husband and two kids to partake in. Next up–kayaking! What inspires you to write romance books? I have no clue. I sat down one day, laughing at myself, and declared I was going to write a novel. Turns out I LOVE IT. I finally ...
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Author David Lieder Shares Their Story

About the Author David Lieder is an investigative journalist, novelist and also writes on some non-fiction topics. Past accomplishments in music include being a classical concert pianist and contemporary composer. What inspires you to write romance books? I am romantic at heart, so it is natural for me to put some romantic themes in my novels. Tell us about how you write: I write by creating back stories and writing an outline of plots, then I collect actual photos of what my characters look like and I put the photos in a “cast” list in my manuscript at the bottom ...
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Author Sofia Diana Gabel Shares Their Story

About the Author I was born in Sydney, Australia, but now live in Southern California with my three daughters and three hairless Sphynx cats. I write in multiple genres; women’s fiction, historical fiction, science fiction and even horror, but have recently had my historical romantic suspense published, my first full-blown romance. I attend a weekly writers critique group which really helps me hone my skills. What inspires you to write romance books? I love romance, whether real or imagined. Romantic fiction is a wonderful way to get caught up and lost in romance. Tell us about how you write: I ...
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Author Nikki Noffsinger Shares Their Story

About the Author My name is Nikki Noffsinger and I am the author of Cursed Awakening published by XoXo Publishing with cover art by Kayden Mcleod. I write all sorts of stories but my favorites are all inspired by my love of fantasy and the paranormal. I started at a tender age loving both books and horror movies and writing paranormal romance gives me a vehicle. I am proud to also be part of the XoXo Publishing team. What inspires you to write romance books? Everything really. I can find stories everywhere. There are really no boundries when it comes ...
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Author JD Nelson Shares Their Story

About the Author JD Nelson is a scenic artist for the entertainment industry, the author of the Night Aberrations Series and the Wicked Ways Series, and the owner of Chaste Moon Publishing. When she’s not spending time with her husband, you can find her writing, reading, or on her commute to work. What inspires you to write romance books? I love to lose myself in the worlds I’ve created. When you’re the author, your favorite book never has to end. Tell us about how you write: With every book I write, my writing habits are different. The first one I ...
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Author Cynthianna Shares Their Story

About the Author Cynthianna has published both contemporary romances and fantasy romantic-comedies. She also writes sf/paranormal erotic-romance under the pen name of Celine Chatillon. Her screwball science fiction/fantasy romance, Loving Who, is available in both print and e-formats at Mojocastle Press. The sequel, Leaving Who, will release this Earth Day. You can read excerpts from her novels at her web sites: http://www.cynthianna.com and http://www.celinechatillon.com Cindy grew up watching Star Trek and reading the science fiction classics and Harlequin romances by the bushel. Somewhere along the line she became an ardent Doctor Who fan, and figured it was just as fun ...
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Author Kellie Kamryn Shares Their Story

About the Author By day, Kellie Kamryn is captain of her crew wearing many a hat: chauffeur, cook, maid, and arm chair psychologist. In her spare time, she lets her sassy side out to play, writing stories and poetry that sweep readers into other worlds of contemporary erotic romance. Sweet and romantic, or sassy and hot, Kellie’s writing will melt your heart – and maybe your undies! Her vivid style of storytelling has gained her erotic romances numerous 5-star reviews. Mulit-talented, she does voice work recording audiobooks, available on Amazon, iTunes, Audible and other retailers. Kellie is a PRO member ...
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Author Celine Chatillon Shares Their Story

About the Author Celine Chatillon grew up watching Dark Shadows and Star Trek, while reading all the sci-fi classics and Harlequin romances she could get her hands on. Celine is the alter ego of multi-published romance novelist, Cynthianna. Celine finds writing erotica a very pleasant departure from her day job as a manuscript evaluator and copy editor. Her erotic-romance tales with eXtasy Books include Blood Bond, Blood Betrayal (Kindred Vampires series) and the series Brandi Whyne and Her Incredibly Erotic Adventures.. Her books with Liquid Silver Books include Help I’m Falling for the Vampire Next Door and Hanging with a ...
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Author Jenna Harte Shares Their Story

About the Author Jenna Harte is a die-hard romantic, whose favorite romantic characters are committed, often married and frequently getting into trouble. She is the author of the Valentine Mysteries featuring Tess, a chocolate loving, couture lingerie wearing sleuth and Jack her love interest. She also writes novellas featuring the adventures and passions of Max and Madeleine Delecoeur. When she’s not telling stories, she works by day as a freelance writer and blogger. She lives in central Virginia with her husband, two teenage children and two cats. What inspires you to write romance books? I love a good romance, especially ...
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Author Virginia Vayna Shares Their Story

About the Author Virginia Vayna was born in Dayton, Ohio. During 1999, she moved to Long Beach, California, where she lived on a sailboat for three-years. She currently holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, and she holds a Master of Social Science. Virginia enjoys writing historical fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, mystery and YA. Her first book, The Hunters and the Queen, is the first book in her Element series. On a separate note, Virginia never turns down a soft pretzel. Condiment of choice? Typically mustard, but hot sauce is a close second. What inspires you to write romance ...
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Author Jennifer Wenn Shares Their Story

About the Author I’m a proud mother of four, wife of one and a severe addict of coffee (unfortunately). What inspires you to write romance books? Most of my ideas come when listening to music. Lyrics always make my head full of ideas. Tell us about how you write: I always start with the character and their families. Who are they? What are they? Where do they live? What do they look like? What are their dreams, their goals and their fears? When I have the characters in the back of my head I start with writing a synopsis which ...
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Author Marina Martindale Shares Their Story

About the Author Just like Gillian Matthews, the heroine in her debut romance novel, The Reunion, Marina Martindale began her career as a graphic designer and artist, and several of her paintings have been featured in juried art shows. Over time, however, she discovered that writing was her true life’s passion. “I love creating conflicted characters,” says Martindale. “I think they’re more like the people we meet in real life. I also like the complexity of romance. It’s an opportunity to delve deep into the human condition and try to understand what it is that motivates us to make the ...
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