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: Sheritta Bitikofer

About the author:An author of paranormal and urban fantasy fiction, Sheritta Bitikofer lives for the deep, engaging stories that enthrall readers from cover to cover. Readers can expect to be immersed in a complex, ever-evolving, and intricate world of supernatural creatures like werewolves, witches, and vampires. As a wife and fur-mama of eclectic tastes, she can be found roaming Civil War battlefields, perusing the romance section of the bookstore, or relaxing with a plate of chili cheese fries. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?A lot of my romances tend toward the sweet side, and I do that because I ...
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Author Interview: Whitney Cannavina

About the author:I’m here to make a life out of what I love, and what I love is reading, writing, and blogging. I truly believe that passion is relayed back to my readers through the innovative and exciting content that I post.  I am an author, blogger, and mom to the best kid ever. On the days that are not hectic (which is hardly ever) I spend my time writing what I can as I have always been imaginative making up stories and friends ever since I was younger. I grew up in Southern California, and on top of being and ...
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Author Interview: Karen DuBose

About the author:Karen grew up outside of Chicago with her mom, dad and two older brothers. She traveled a lot and has finally settled down in a small town in East Tennessee in the mountains. Something about the mountains called to her and still does. She loves to make her own swag and other gifts. She also loves anything to do with the outdoors. Her favorite snack is gummy worms and bears. Her favorite drink is a white monster. She says she is a monster before she has one. Her family is everything to her and they support her 100% ...
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Author Interview: Stephanie Nichole

About the author:Stephanie Nichole lives in a small town with her family in New Mexico. She graduated college in 2010 with a degree in business and accounting. However, her true passion is all things book related. As a student English and Literature were her favorite subjects. Weekly library trips with her mother also helped instill her love for books. Stephanie would look forward to summer most of all, not because she was out of school but for the summer reading groups at her local library. After a friend’s encouragement she started her author journey in 2016. Stephanie is an avid ...
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Author Interview: Charlene Johnson

About the author:Charlene lives in Sacramento, California. She is married and has a son, a daughter and four grandchildren. She graduated cum laude from Waynesburg College with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts. She's spent 30 years in working at a defense contractor before embarking on her career as an author. Books have always been her passion. She started reading at an early age and progressed to full-length books by age nine. The first supernatural book series she read was Dark Shadows, and it sparked her interest in all things paranormal, with a spicy touch of romance mixed in for ...
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Author Interview: Connie Ruth Vejar

About the author:Connie Ruth Vejar, writer of vampire romance,known as the Vampire Romance Writer. Born in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky on a cold snowy day, raised in the sun in Central Florida. Mother of three grown children. Works as a charge nurse by day and a writer of vampire romance by night. Lover of all things cold, dreary and spooky. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?I get a lot of inspiration from old horror movies and just spending time around old graveyards. I also get inspired by spending time alone in a cabin in the Eastern Kentucky mountains ...
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Author Interview: Jessica Manson

About the author:Jessica Manson is an avid writer who writes dramatic, romance fiction. Born and raised in Mississippi, Manson now lives in Maine with her husband and three children. She started writing poetry when she was 10 years old and has been published in several Poetry Society books, as well as on the internet. She has won the Publisher’s Choice Award for her poem A Lost Soul. She also has a passion for reading, which is what lead her to become an author. Corruption of the Heart is her debut book. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?I have always ...
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Author Interview: Shawna Hunter

About the author:I am a BDSM erotica writer with stories focused on strong, accepting communities and personal expression. My works feature many LGBT characters and are often well read in that sub genre. I live in Ontario Canada and am 31 years old. I live a rather quiet life outside of writing but enjoy hiking, photography and reading in what spare time I can find. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?I've tried my hand at many genres but to write something I have to feel it and I didn't enjoy feeling afraid for horror or angry for action. Romance ...
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Author Interview: Kenzie Rose

About the author:I was raised in the Central Valley where I met her husband in Elementary School and lived right around the corner from him for years before he even noticed me, but I noticed him and realized what Love at First Sight was real. Now we live on the Central Coast of California with our grown children; where the inspiration for my books comes from. When not writing you will find me sitting on the deck reading romances and listening to the waves, I am a bibliophile and hopeless romantic. I also love to cook and throw parties for ...
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Author Interview: Tonya Clark

About the author:I live in Southern California with my hot and amazing firefighter hubby and 2 beautiful daughters. I have been writing since high school, those will be kept locked up tight as to not be embarrassed, and started publishing about 3 years ago. Writing is a passion not a job, I have 3 of those, and it is a way for me to relax and let go of a very vivid imagiation. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?I write romance because I love a HEA with a little romance and steam added to it. There is nothing better ...
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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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