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 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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Author David Burnett Shares Their Story

About the Author David Burnett lives in Columbia South Carolina, with his wife and their blue-eyed cat, Bonnie. The Reunion, his first novel, is set in nearby Charleston. David enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches. He has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, and a Native American powwow. David and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael’s journey through ...
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Author Té Russ Shares Their Story

About the Author Té Russ has been a fan of romance novels since she snuck and read her first one, Scarlett Woman by Gwynne Forster, as a teenager. She’s loved writing even longer. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s taking care of her wonder husband and three kids in Texas. What inspires you to write romance books? Everything around me inspires me! Movies, music, my own life, books I read. Tell us about how you write: I keep a journal or take notes on my phone and whenever ideas come to me, I write them down. Once I figure ...
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Author Lucinda Sue Crosby Shares Their Story

About the Author Lucinda Sue Crosby is an Amazon bestseller, award-winning journalist, Nashville songwriter and commissioned poet. She is also a former Hollywood actress and professional tennis player. Crosby has had a love affair with the written word since she was a little girl. Her writing passions have led her through a number of writing careers and numerous writing awards including being selected by TheAuthorShow.com in 2011 as “One of 50 Authors You Should be Reading.” Her novel, Francesca of Lost Nation, is the winner of five literary prizes and has been a Kindle bestseller in various categories of Romance ...
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Author Samantha Holt Shares Their Story

About the Author Samantha resides in Warwickshire, England with her twin girls and occasionally her husband, who works abroad. She admits that his long absences often help get the creative juices flowing. She’s a romance addict and has been devouring all kinds of romance for as long as she can remember. A huge history buff, Samantha likes to blend her love of the past with her love of romance and create thrilling and passionate tales set to medieval backdrops. She thinks there’s nothing sexier than a rugged warrior and a feisty maiden falling head over heels for each other. What ...
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Author Helen Johnston Shares Their Story

About the Author Helen Johnston grew up in her home county of Hampshire, England. Her childhood dreams filled with the desire to become a dancer. An only child she was never alone, her years spent entertained with her vivid imagination. She met and married her husband not long after leaving school and soon after their son was born, their family is made complete with Helen’s two cats who are spoiled rotten which results in them often thinking they rule the home. Her life consisting of home life and a few jobs in the retail industry her vivid imagination refused to ...
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Author Veronica Bale Shares Their Story @VeronicaBale1

About the Author Veronica Bale has written several novellas, short stories, and news articles as a freelance writer. With her debut trilogy, Highland Loyalties, she strikes out on her own in the publishing world. Veronica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, young son and three spoiled cats. When she’s not writing she’s running, reading, knitting or spending time with her family. What inspires you to write romance books? I love a good love story. Plain and simple. I’m a writer at heart, so why not write about what I love? Tell us about how you write: I outline in ...
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Author Roxanne Rhoads Shares Their Story @roxannerhoads

About the Author Story strumpet, tome loving tart, eccentric night owl…these words describe book publicist and erotic romance author Roxanne Rhoads. When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne’s world revolves around words…reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them. In addition to writing her own stories she loves to read, promote and review what others write. Roxanne is the owner of Bewitching Book Tours and operates Fang-tastic Books, a book blog dedicated to paranormal and urban fantasy books. When not reading, writing, or promoting Roxanne loves to hang out ...
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Author Gary Starta Shares His Story @scifiauthorGary

About the Author Novelist turned science fiction writer currently working on 12th novel. Plans to continue Caitlin Diggs series – first novel Blood Web published 2007 with Demon Inhibitions published 2012. Crime/mystery novella ebook Murder By Association published November 2007 with Eternal Press. Now released in print form by Amazon.com. Catch the full length followup Kindred Killers published 2012. Novella Alzabreah’s Garden published March ’08 from Eternal Press. Now available in print form from Amazon.com. Short story “Growing Pains” now published in Silverlight robot anthology THANK YOU, DEATH ROBOT What inspires you to write romance books? I like to write ...
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Author K.M. Golland Shares Her Story @KellyGolly

About the Author K.M. Golland was born and raised in Melbourne Australia. She studied Legal Practice for two years, and worked as a Land Conveyancer for four years before putting her career on hold to raise two beautiful children. She always had a love of reading, and decided rather than returning to the Legal Industry, she would become a Writer, publishing her debut novel Temptation (Book 1 in The Temptation Series.) “I am a writer, I am married, and I am a mother of two adorable little people. I’m a Bookworm, Craftworm, Movieworm and Sportsworm. I’m also a Shop-aholic, Tea-aholic, ...
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Author Renee Rose Shares Her Story @ReneeRoseAuthor

About the Author Renee Rose, erotic romance author, did not come out of the closet as a spanko until she published her spanking romance Betrothed. A lifelong writer, she has a B.A. in creative writing from Knox College, where she won the Davenport prize for both fiction and poetry, and the Lorraine Smith prize for literary criticism. She spent thirteen years in technical writing before she found a way to incorporate her deepest darkest spanking fantasies into fiction and express a part of her that longed to see the light. She is now passionate about supporting others in accepting and ...
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Author Christine Nolfi Shares Her Story @christinenolfi

About the Author Christine Nolfi owned a small public relations firm in Cleveland, Ohio. She closed the firm after traveling to the Philippines to adopt a sibling group of four children. She has been writing novels full-time since 2004. Her debut Treasure Me is a 2012 Next Generation Indie Awards finalist. Look for all of her releases on Amazon. What inspires you to write romance books? I believe Forever Love can happen to any of us. Tell us about how you write: I begin by developing the characters. Soon an outline takes shape, with unusual story problems. I write my ...
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