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: Kelley Heckart

About the author:Multi-published author Kelley Heckart lives in Arizona with her musician husband, dog, and a number of backyard “pets.” Her stories reflect her passion for ancient and medieval time periods, storytelling and the supernatural. Inspired by the ancient Celts, her tales are filled with fierce warriors and alpha heroes, bold women, otherworldly creatures, magic, and romance. When not writing, she works as a freelance editor, practices target archery, and writes and records music with her husband. She can be found online at http://www.kelleyheckart.com/ What inspires you to write romantic fiction?I love writing stories filled with passion between two people ...
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Author Interview: Lily Lewis

About the author:Lily Lewis is a goose in a sea of chickens. She wears many labels but does not identify completely with any of them. Traveler, adventurer, trailblazer. Mother, wife, grammie. Writer, teacher, professor. Activist, non-conformist, rebel. Artist, dancer, dreamer. Survivor, dysfunctional, fighter. And that's only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. She has lived in Texas most of her life, but yearns for the sea. California calls her. New England awaits. Currently, she resides in Austin with her life partner and two cats. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?I do not write romantic fiction, but fiction with some ...
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Author Interview: Violet Elizabeth Moon

About the author:Violet Elizabeth Moon is an official member of Romance Writers of America. Ablaze is her second published romance, the first being Enigma. Both books are part of her debut series, Technicolor Love, which focuses on interracial second chance erotic romances. She intends for the series to have seven books in total. Violet wishes to leave her readers feeling happy, confident, and unlimited. She strives to help her readers figure out what they want in relationships, and recognize what a healthy one looks like. She is passionate about advocating for the treatment of women's health issues and invisible illnesses ...
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Author Interview: Kim Petersen

About the author:Kim Petersen is a USA Today Bestselling Author, author of The Ascended Angels Chronicles, and co-author of the Stone the Crows series. Her debut novel, Millie’s Angel received a gold award in the 2017 Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards. Based in Australia, Kim forces herself out of bed in the wee hours to walk the oceans roads of the NSW sleepy south coast town where she lives with her family. She is always grateful she did because she thinks there is much to be said about those small hours. She loves to explore the meta-physical aspects of life, ...
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Author Interview: Beth Prentice

About the author:Beth Prentice is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Westport Mysteries. Killer Unleashed, her GHP debut novel, received a bronze medal in the 2016 Readers Favorite International Book Awards. She was born in Manchester, England, but after moving backwards and forwards across the world 13 times in 14 years she decided that at the age of 18 that Australia was to be her home. She now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia where every day is a good one. She is the lucky mother of two grown up children, and, along with her ever-patient ...
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Author Interview: Catherine Evans

About the author:Catherine Evans writes stories set in Australia's outback and country towns. Although she grew up in Sydney, she moved to the country as soon as she could and loves it. After working in agriculture for many years, she now works with her creative side and writes about the places she loves. She lives with her husband in a small town on the coast of New South Wales, Australia. What inspires you to write romantic fiction?Love is everywhere, yet it's so difficult to define and understand. It's a necessary part of life. Learning to love (not just with romantic ...
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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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