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 with her family, craft, garden and search for unique vintage finds.
Visit her online
Author blog www.roxannesrealm.blogspot.com
Book Blog www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com
Bewitching Book Tours www.bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com
What inspires you to write romance books?
I am a voracious reader, I always have been. I’ve read everything I could get my hands on but after discovering my mother’s Harlequin romance novels I realized nothing is more interesting and emotional than matters of the heart.
With romance novels you get to experience that first rush of falling in love over and over again- and it’s different everytime. You get to swoon and rage and enjoy those emotions over and over. It’s amazing.
Tell us about how you write:
I write when the characters speak to me. Sometimes they are so loud I have no other choice than to sit down and tell their story.
Sometimes the story comes first- an idea, a topic, and then as I write the characters appear.
I am not an outliner or planner when it comes to writing which is funny because the rest of my life is guided by to-do lists, plans and organization but when it comes to writing I am a total pantser.
I tried being a plotting planner but the story always changed and the characters did what they wanted anyway. So now I just write. Sure I make notes here and there so I remember to add things, include story arcs and connect the dots but for the most part the story either flows or it doesn’t.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Oh yes, all the time. They often decide exactly how the story will work out.
What advice would you give other writers?
Read, read and read some more- always study what’s out there. And if you don’t enjoy books and reading you shouldn’t be in this business.
Also write, write as much as possible and write what you love- not what’s popular or what is the “it genre” of the moment.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’ve always been a writer. I’ve been publishing for years- small press, indie press, and now self published. I love self publishing because I have all the control over how my book looks, what is in it, who edits it. It’s my baby.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the publishing world is becoming more about the author and the books than ever before. It’s wonderful that we now have the freedom to write and publish what we love.
What genres do you write:: paranormal romance, erotica, erotic romance, urban fantasy
What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print
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