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 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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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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