Welcome to Writers' Wednesday, and today's featured interview with erotic romance author Skylar Sinclair!
Hi, Skylar ~ thanks for being here today! Can you tell us a little about your background?
I am an award-winning and bestselling author of paranormal, fantasy, futuristic, and contemporary erotic romance. I started writing in my early forties and have been writing ever since. I am also a cover artist and graphic designer.
Wow, you wear a few different hats in the publishing business! Tell us about your latest writing project or published title.
I seem to be fixated on futuristic stories for the moment. I have two books I am writing (by the time this interview comes to pass, they might already be done!) They will both center around far out worlds and men we all dream about, with women who know just how to handle them, but maybe not at first *grin*. I hope to see these stories out by the end of 2008.
You've obviously learned a lot in your success as a writer. What advice would you give to new writers just starting out?
Write what you know and love what you write. Never give up if writing is all you think about, dream about. Take online classes, read books and, first and foremost, believe that you can do it.
Terrific advice! Now, what kinds of books do you like to read? Who is your favorite author?
I really love all types of romance books. I read a lot of historical and paranormal books of late. Just a few authors I favor are: Robin Schone, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Elizabeth Amber, Laura Baumbach and Christine Feehan (and many, many more).
What do you find most difficult about writing? What do you find most exciting or rewarding?
I have no problem with the beginning and ending of my books, it is the darn middle that always gives me fits. What I find the greatest part of writing would be the readers who buy my books and email me how much they enjoyed them. That makes all the difficult times so very well worth it.
Ah yes, that dreaded middle! So what was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book(s)?
Heck that’s easy: That I can even string a few sentences together and slowly I create a story. That process still amazes me to this day!
Thanks for sharing your writing world with us today, Skylar. Is there anything else you’d like to mention?
To find out my latest releases and what new things I having going, you can visit my site: http://www.skylarsinclair.com/ or join my newsletter group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skylar_sinclair_newsletter/
Thank you Allie for this wonderful interview!