About the Author
Siobhan Stark lives in the bad-ass city of Wilmington, Delaware. Seriously, it was just dubbed “Murder Town USA” by Newsweek Magazine. She has a journalism degree and is an avid reader of Edwardian period and fantasy novels. When Siobhan is not writing, she likes to bake cookies. Then, she eats the cookies. Later, she goes on a run to burn the calories. She carries some pepper spray with her when she goes on that run. You have to pack the pepper spray in Murder Town USA.
What inspires you to write romance books?
Falling in love is one of life’s top experiences. We all want to have those initial feelings again and again. When I hear the stories about how couples first met, I file those away and rewrite the juicy tidbits into stories later. Those encounters are how we all came to be; every human is the product of some couples’ love story.
Tell us about how you write:
I mull over a plot for a few days to a week, and then scribble down a rough outline with about ten bullet points. On the first day, I write a chapter or two. The next day, I write a chapter. I neglect it for a couple weeks, then write about half the book. Afterwards, I neglect it for another month. Soon, I write a third of the book. Perhaps, after ignoring it for another month, I finish the book, edit it, and send it off.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to them. They push me around.
What advice would you give other writers?
If you are feeling stressed out by the book, don’t force yourself to finish it. Take a break, and go watch a whole series on Netflix or Hulu. Then, pick it up again when your writing is better and your brain is refreshed. If your brain is trashed, you are only going to write garbage. It is never good business to force out a story. Massage it out.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I was ghostwriting for awhile but that was fast-paced hack work. However, it got me very disciplined and into the business. Before that, I never believed I had the stamina to write a novel. I just self-published my first on Amazon Kindle because my ideas were so much better than the trash I was ghostwriting. Ask me in a year whether or not self-publishing is profitable.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
While probably everything I publish will be in electronic format, I myself don’t read any ebooks. My eyes just can’t handle the ebook format. And I know what you’re thinking! I’m not an old woman! I’m only 34! I just prefer old fashioned print copies. Everything I read for fun is on a printed page. But I do believe that digital books are the future. I’m just a dinosaur, I guess.
What genres do you write:: fantasy, romance
What formats are your books in: eBook
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