Romance Weekly's Authors answer questions about serious and non-so-serious aspects of writing. Enjoy! This week's questions come from Amy Jarecki.
1. When did you start writing, and why?
I wanted to write heroines who were more mature, imperfect and flawed. Like me and most women I know. My heroes are tough, sexy, and have to overcome their own demons to earn happiness and love. I get to live fantasies and adventures through my characters from the safety of my writing desk.
2. What do you like best about writing?
I get to live vicariously through my characters. Drama, murder, intrigue, emotional turmoil. Everything that gets your pulse racing but you don't really want to be in the middle of. And of course, the roller coaster ride of falling in love and the wondrous sex with each couple are exhilarating. Also, the time travel and globetrotting I get to do as research and while translating the story from my head to the page lets me go where I want when I want.
3. If you could go on a writing retreat, where would you go and for how long?
Well, my writer's group (Chesapeake Romance Writers) hosts an annual long weekend writers' retreat which I live for. But ideally? A summer in Ireland, Scotland and Wales (one month each) where a group of writers stay in castles, manor houses and villages would blow me a way! My other ideal locale would be somewhere in the Middle Keys of Florida. Again, a whole summer in paradise would be paradise!
Hop on over to the always delicious J.J. Devine to take a peek inside her author's mind.
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Romance writer. Paranormal and contemporary. Mother of two and wife of perfect husband. Love the environment, travel and reading.
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