Welcome to Readers Write to Know! I asked you, my readers, what questions they would ask their favorite authors if given the chance. This week, Juliette Springs is my guest answering your questions. I am so pleased to introduce her to you. I have so many friends who are fans of paranormal stories, and it’s always nice to meet another mom who has teenagers and little ones like myself.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I write about the darker side of romance. My pen name Juliette Springs, is the alter ego of a Southern chick who is a mother of three (two teenage girls and a wild three year old). In my other life I work in the education field and hold degrees in English and Special Education.
I absolutely love the paranormal (especially vamps) and devour romance novels (particularly paranormal). I’m also addicted to the Vampire Diaries (Team Delena), and love Harry Potter, and True Blood.
Tell us about your current release.
Fueled with thoughts of anger and revenge, Victoria embarks on a mission to find her father, certain he has the answers to questions she’s had her entire life. Questions about why she prefers the night, gravitates toward the paranormal, and bears a strange tattoo on her neck, one she’d never put there. Her journey leads her into the arms of her childhood friend, Ivan, the only man she lets close to her heart. He understands her and has always been her confidant. But would he remain loyal if she revealed all of her secrets and the real reason she’s searching for her father?
Weary of living a lie and unable to walk away from family obligations, Ivan is forced to deceive the only woman he has ever cared about, one who he now realizes is his mate. Ivan knows he’s doing the unforgivable, and it’s just a matter of time before Victoria finds out the truth, but he can’t resist the chemistry between them or deny the sensuous passion he experiences with her. When Victoria’s search becomes life threatening, Ivan must find the strength he needs to tell her the truth, or risk losing her altogether.
What is your personal, most effective way to get past writer’s block?
To be like Nike and just do it. Writing is not easy. It’s painful and hard. But it’s something writer’s have to do. The end result is one of the most satisfying things I’ve ever accomplished.
What made you take the plunge and finally do it?
I realized I wasn’t getting any younger and no one is going to finish the book for me.
Have you always wanted to write a book?
Of course! It was always on my top ten list of things to do (that never got done). In high school and college I was more focused on becoming a writer. When I had kids that dream took a back seat to being a parent.
What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
No matter how painful (lol) just go ahead and get the book on paper and out of your head. You’ll have more peace of mind afterwards, I promise 🙂
What is your preferred method of writing? (computer, pen & paper, etc.)
My first book was completely computer written. My second story I wrote in a notebook first and then typed it up. I actually accomplished more writing the story that way.
What is your inspiration for writing?
To introduce stories that would make people fall in love again.
Who were some of your favorite authors as a child? (Book series, maybe?)
I read alot and can’t remember a particular favorite. But I did love Nancy Drew and Harlequin Romance novels (I started reading them when I was eleven).
What is one thing that you “never saw yourself doing” and either do it now or have done?
Becoming a teacher.