About the Author
Calling Indiana home, LJ is a busy mother of three and wife to the love of her life, who she met on a blind date, its own romantic tale. When not busy cheering at football games, attending band concerts or playing with her daughter, LJ finds time to enjoy comic books, reading, video games and snuggling her two cats, Zeus and Banjo.
From the time she was a child, LJ has written about the world around her. From the first romance she wrote, she was hooked and writing has been an important part of her life ever since.
What inspires you to write romance books?
Song. I love music and there are some great wordsmiths in music. I hear a song and it gives me a feeling of a story or an idea.
Tell us about how you write:
I write because there is a fire that burns inside of me to tell stories. I can’t stop it and I’ve never been able to stop it.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to them. When there is an argument between them, they are always trying to get me to be on their side, but I can’t. I just can’t take sides.
What advice would you give other writers?
Listen to your heart. Think about the situations you found yourself in whether they were break-ups or hook-ups. What was appealing about those moments or what made you cringe? Those are things that give birth to amazing stories of loves won and lost.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
My husband told me that I should. He read several stories I had written and it was all his encouragement.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think there is room in the future for all sorts of publishing, whether it is traditional or self publishing. I think there is a spot where we all can grown and learn from what is happening in the industry.
What genres do you write:: romance, science fiction, contemporary
What formats are your books in: eBook