Today, I’m featured at the SOS Aloha blog, courtesy of its webmistress, Kim! This was my very first appearance on a blog in a guest-spot capacity, and there was something very surreal about being interviewed on the subject of writing romance—maybe I have more residual newspaper-reporter mentality than I’d thought!
I’m giving away a free copy of Love Songs to a random commenter on the post, so go hit up the SOS Aloha blog and hear about my brief meeting of NYT-bestselling author Julia Quinn, my thoughts on negative feedback, and why I wanted to write about a family of close-knit sisters for my historical Iliad Lane series. Plus, there’s a never-before-seen excerpt from the upcoming second installment, Love Untamed!
A peek at my interview:
But, like I said, there’s no romance ending, and if there’s one thing readers of this genre demand, it’s a happy ending. Luckily, the people who appreciated “Shameless” for what it was were incredibly vocal and complimentary about it on Goodreads and other sites. I loved all the feedback I’ve seen, even the negative stuff. There’s a sentiment we had when I worked for a newspaper, something along the lines of, “We love the hate. If they hate it, and hate it enough to comment on it, that’s awesome—at least it means they’re reading you.” At this point, this early in my writing career, I love the hate. (But I love the love more, I gotta admit.)
Head over to SOS Aloha to read the entire thing!