Author Sharon Kleve Shares Their Story
About the Author
Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.
She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other’s arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way.
One of her favorite things to do is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.
When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels.
What inspires you to write romance books?
I’ve dipped my fingers in many professions but when I started writing it fulfilled everything I’d been looking for.
Tell us about how you write:
Completely seat of the pants. I rarely plot. My critique partners will say, “I think this should paragraph should be in the next chapter.” I say, “You bet.”
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Both. I write about a heroine who can talks to animals.
What advice would you give other writers?
Start your author platform way before you get your first book published. Establish who you are as an author.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I went to my first romance writer’s chapter meeting and met my publisher. I’m still with Books To Go Now. I think every author wants a New York agent and a big named publisher but realistically it might not happen. Find a realistic expectation and then go after it.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
That’s tough. I keep my eye on my career and try not to think too much about what I can’t change.
What genres do you write?
Paranormal, contemporary romance
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print