About the Author
As a passionate reader and writer, Jade Whitfield loves nothing more than a good cup of coffee and a sweet romance. A fan of ‘Happily Ever After’, she believes that everyone should find their own forever love and is committed to telling stories to inspire that.
What inspires you to write romance books?
Truthfully, i'm a romantic at heart. I'm the kinda girl that dreamt of the fluffy white dress and the prince charming waiting at the end of the aisle for her. I'm also a little jaded though and my characters reflect that. After reading romance for most of my adult life i became tired of the sweet virgins falling for the billionaire badboys. Dont get me wrong, i still love those stories. I just wanted something a little more realistic. I wanted something that didn't encourage women to strive for something that simply does not exist. Lets me honest, this is 2016 and i wanted my romance to show that.
Tell us about how you write:
I have a young son so my writing is strictly an after dark activity. Its a little hard to get into a charcater when you have a three year old asking for a snack. I'm a terrible planner too so i pretty much just wing the whole thing. I do get moments of inspiration throughout the day though and always jot them down in a notebook. I'm a stationary addict so there are always plenty of those on hand.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
No. My characters do tend to take on a life of their own though. A story never ends up the way i pictured it in my head at that first chapter.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just write. Dont second guess yourselves and just do it. I'm a doubter and tend to delete and rewrite a thousand times before i find something i'm completely happy with. It just holds me up and it definitely a flaw.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had multiple offers from book publishers however Forever Love was very much my story. Liv was completely based on myself apart from a few details. I wanted full control over everything and the only way i would have gotten that was self publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Self publishing is totally the future. Is it a good thing that anyone and everyone can now publish and sell a book? I'm not sure. But it's definitely changed the face of the publishing industry.
What genres do you write:: Romance, comtemporary romance, New Adult
What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print