As we gear up for this amazing event, I’ll be bringing you author interviews so you can get to know the attending authors in more detail! There are lots and lots of authors for you to discover, not to mention, hundreds if not thousands of books! Why not grab a cuppa and sit back and relax! All while hearing more about our writers and their writing lives, inspirations – and maybe even a secret or two!
What is the first thing people should know about you?
I pretend to be an extrovert, but I’m a raging introvert.
Tell me which genre or trope you are most well-known for writing.
Billionaire Romance, although I have jumped around sub-genres a lot. I like to keep it interesting, for me and the reader!
What is one thing people don’t know about you?
I’m a pretty open book. My husband could probably answer this better than me (but I’m not pulling on that thread LOL)
Name a book you’ve written that you wish more people had read, and why.
Winning Ace. This was my first ever book, and some people still say it’s my best. It’s very niche though (Tennis sports romance), and so I struggle to find an audience for it. You can’t see me, but I’m crying LOL
What is your favourite book (not your own), and why?
Tough question. I wouldn’t say I had an overall favourite as there are so many books I love, but when I’m in a book funk, I always return to Lover Awakened by J R Ward. Zsadist is mine!
Was there a book you wrote that broke you and made you feel like you’d never write again?
Yes. Draven. I hate him 😉
Are you one of those authors for whom music is EVERYTHING and without it you’d never write?
No. I need complete silence to write. Just ask my husband!
Is your desk/writing space tidy or messy?
Both. It gets messy and then I have a tidy up, and then it gets messy again.
Who or what inspires you as a writer?
Usually reading other books inspires me.
What is your advice to authors just starting out?
Keep going, don’t give up, but recognize that this is a tough life and resilience is key. Also it might take a while to find your tribe, but once you find them, hold on tight. They are the ones who will pull you through the tough times (because there will be tough times).
Where is your favourite place to go on holiday?
If you could live inside any fictional world, where would that be?
Black Dagger Brotherhood
Your favourite place to read and/or write?
When you’re as old as Gandalf the Grey, how many books do you think you might have written?
It’s not that far off! Over a hundred would be great.
Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
The Spice Girls
What did you always want to be when you were growing up?
A vet – and then I discovered I am rubbish at science.
If writing is your full-time job, have you ever been told to get a “proper job”?
Not that exactly, but I get “How’s the writing” all the time. Inside, I’m screaming “You mean work. How is work!” I don’t think those outside the industry understand how difficult and relentless this job is, and how writing is probably 20% of what we do.
Who is your biggest cheerleader?
Thank you so much for your time, Tracie!
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