About the Author
Mia spent the better part of a decade writing about and studying academic philosophy. Finally freed from her stuffy library, Mia now writes new books instead of reading moldy (sometimes literally!) old ones. She has a passion for romance involving bad boys and time travel. When she’s not writing, Mia can be found eating copious amounts of yogurt, playing tennis in white pants, twirling around outside, or smiling to herself while cooking dinner–just kidding, she doesn’t live in a tampon commercial. She does love yogurt, though. Mia lives in the mountains of Colorado with her cat and several ducks.
What inspires you to write romance books?
Romance is the ultimate genre! I love the page-turning nature of a good romance book. I also love the twists and turns of a good tale, and the warm fuzzies of a happy every after.
Tell us about how you write:
I write at a standing desk in the kitchen, usually with a mug of green tea.
For romance, I tend to come up with characters first. Their fears, desires, and dreams are the meat that make for a juicy romantic relationship. I start with goals, and fill in family history, quirks, etc;
Once my characters seem like a likely pair, I put them in a situation that will test their limits. From there, plotting is relatively easy, so long as you keep in mind the characters’ motivations. An outline usually forms once I’ve started a few chapters and understood how my characters will interact.
After writing, I like to check to make sure that I’ve hit all of the necessary beats that romance readers expect.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Ha! I don’t, but sometimes my characters crack me up! Which I guess is really me cracking myself up.
What advice would you give other writers?
Just write! If you are afraid of writing, the only cure is to write and publish more. 🙂
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I quit my Ph.D. Program. I realized that no one would ever read the dissertation I was planning about obscure Renaissance theater. I figured that if I self-published and had more than a single reader, I’d already be doing better than if I went the academic route. I’m happy to say that I’ve exceeded my goal.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Self-publishers are the new force in publishing. As long as you have a quality product, cutting out the middleman benefits both writers and readers.
What genres do you write:: Romance, Paranormal
What formats are your books in: eBook
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