Author Interview: Stacy Eaton
About the Author
Stacy Eaton began her writing career in October of 2010 and as each year goes by, she releases more and more novels. Stacy recently took an early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service, with her last three in investigations and crime scene investigation.
Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, who works in law enforcement, and her teen daughter who is working toward her second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and on the choral and cheerleading squads at school. She also has a son who is currently serving in the United States Navy.
Stacy is very involved in Domestic Violence Awareness and served on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center for three years. She continues to volunteer with them when she has time.
What inspires you to write romance books?
Life is rough sometimes, and I know personally there is nothing better than losing myself in a good book, especially a good romance. I want to give readers a chance to step out of the stress of life, and enjoy a piece of happily ever after.
Tell us about how you write:
I am a total write by the seat of my pants and then some. Most ideas come to me while I’m driving, or in the shower. I dwell on the ideas for a little while and then if the story and the characters are strong in my mind, I’ll take a little while to sit and write out the first couple of chapters until I have the time to dedicate more to their story.
Most times, I am writing multiple books at one time. I work on the on where the characters are speaking the loudest. I add them to paper and tell them how they are going to start, and they take over from there.
Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
HA! All the time!!! More than once my husband has asked me who I was talking to, and I’m like – leave me along, I’m working out a scene. My characters have a way of taking over my mind and the story. Many times I am utterly surprised at what they come up with and sit back and laugh.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write good not cheesy.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
In 2010 I sat down out of the blue and wrote a book. In 2011 I figured out how to publish it myself. I’ve never been interested in traditional publishing and prefer full control of what happens with my stories.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It’s getting harder and harder out there with so many indies, but that just means there are so many more books to read. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens in the industry in the next few years.
What genres do you write:: Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction
What formats are your books in: Both eBook and Print