I currently have many erotic and contemporary romance books. My writing in the romance genre varies from sweet and sensual all the way up to four flame heat erotic.
I am the Promotions Director for a publisher, and a freelance writer for a newspaper. I oversee and contribute to thirteen blogs weekly, twelve facebook fan pages and am in the process of writing a promotional eBook for authors.
I do reviews books for Coffee Beans and Love Scenes, Simply Erotic Reviews, All-Girls Reviews and Sexy Reads.
Wow, I need a nap after reading that bio. Okay, I think I know the answer to this next question, but do you consider yourself a shy and/or introverted person?
No, not at all.
That's what I thought. So, what’s the hardest part of this business for you?
Balancing my time between my personal writing, promotions for the publisher, reading for reviews and finding some leisure down time. I love the behind the scenes aspects of the business just as much as the writing and being a published author. I am having an identity crisis. LOL
Tell me about a time that you had to step outside your comfort zone either in your writing career or in your personal life?
I wanted to challenge my writing style and prolific writing so I had a vision of a F/F novel one day. I thought, I can do that. How hard can it be? So I set to writing and within one weekend's time, I had produced a 6k F/F about love and connection. I submitted the work to Secret Cravings Publishing and within a few days it was accepted. I never told my husband until after I had the cover in hand. Needless to say, he was quite surprised with my writing ability. He read it and immediately said, "Now I need a cigarette." I took that as a huge compliment.
Another time (even though I have over a decade of newspaper writing background) I was asked by a USA Today editor to write an article about erotica and its advances within the e-reader world. Now, keep in mind, I have written hundreds, if not thousands, of newspaper articles but this one had me fumbling. This was BIG! This was USA Today. I wrote it, no editing, and it came out in the fall of 2011.
What’s one tip you could share with shy and introverted people that’s helped you?
Building self-confidence is key. No matter the person, if you are comfortable with yourself and your writing, use that as a stepping stone to expand and elaborate any aspect of your life. If you have confidence in yourself, roll with it.
Would you please share a short blurb of your book and where my readers can buy it?
Rand Bartlett, tall, dark and a loner, is not a man to be reckoned with – but tell that to Darci Hart. According to Rand, Darci would try the patience of a saint. After a one-night stand, Darci finds herself pregnant. Rand, a loner, wants to marry Darci, but she has other plans – and they don’t include Rand. Despite all of Darci's attempts to keep Rand out of the picture, his persistence pays off. It's a love-hate relationship that keeps Rand and Darci on their toes.
Where can my readers find you on the web?
Thanks so much for being here today, Dawne!