Hello everyone! I’m ecstatic to have M/M Romance Author Jennifer Wright with me today. Please say hi and leave her a comment or two below (don’t forget to check out her giveaway!).
Ah, the wonderful bio. I don’t like bios too much, maybe because I can never think of what to say? Or maybe it’s because I’m pretty much a boring person (all the excitement is in my head, lol). But, if I really have to give one, then here’s the boring facts about me (now’s the time where you get up to go to the bathroom before the questions start).
I was born in Arizona, but have spent the better part of my life in Wisconsin. While I enjoy living close to my family, my heart longs to live in the South – or anywhere where the winters are warmer, and I hope to someday get there. I love writing, and try to dedicate as much of my free time to it (ha, what free time?). If I’m not typing away on my laptop, you’ll find me with my nose buried in a book, or with my loving boyfriend debating on what movie to watch and the never ending back and forth decision of what we should have for dinner. I love spending time with my family and boyfriend, cuddling with my two cats, and laughing as much as possible (cuz I like to think I’m funny).
I’ve always had a very active imagination. I can spend days creating a story in my mind; playing it out word for word like a movie for my own personal entertainment. When I was younger I tried dabbling in writing, but it faded away. But not long ago – as silly as this may sound, one of my ‘daydreams’ moved me so much, I decided to put it down on paper. My passion for writing took off again with a new surge, and I’ve never been happier or had more fun.
Some little tidbits about me are – I love horses and cats, I have a really big sweet-tooth, and was told I like to talk with my hands (insert hand gestures here).
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What do you find the hardest part of being an author?
Everything that comes after writing the book. If people think writing a book is hard, try writing a synopsis, or do a five day grind of book edits, or promotions. I’ve come to find that writing the book is actually the easy part – I bang my head against my desk a lot less when I’m writing.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
Seeing it get published. Now, I’m not trying to say that in a greedy way – although extra money is nice – it’s the fact that somebody thought that my book was good enough that they want to invest their money in and time into it. To know that a publisher thinks others will enjoy it as well is a good feeling. Ultimately, I don’t care about profit. All I care about is the enjoyment my book may give others.
Just how H.O.T. are most of your books?
I’d say pretty hot. I usually only have a handful of sex scenes, but they’re very descriptive. I kind of like to give a lot of details – a step-by-step layout of it, more or less.
How sweet or romantic do they tend to be?
I’m not too sure about sweet, but I like to think they’re romantic. There’s always a dramatic point – some that may be heartbreaking at the moment – but it’s the build-up to that, and then the getting back the one they love… that’s romantic. Intimate scenes are not all that make a romance; I personally think they’re kind of a smaller part of it. It’s the trust, the gestures, the laughs, the simple touches that make your heart ache – these are but a few of what make a romance story and I try my hardest to put that in my books (note the word try)
Do you have a specific writing style?
Honestly? I don’t really know. It varies – it’s whatever strikes my fancy at the time. Can I just say ‘All of the above’?
Which is your favorite storyline/angst situation and why? What inspired you to write about it?
Mind you this isn’t for all of my books, but I like writing the heartache kind of stories – will they make it or not? I like the small bits of betrayal, or disappointment, or the character(s) being stuck with a decision of that causes conflict that tests their love. And it doesn’t all have to be one of the main characters doing it to the other main character – it could be a third party causing the drama.
What inspires me to write it? I guess I’d have to say because heartache is one of the strongest ‘physical’ emotions, it may not be the best feeling, but the strongest – at least for me. Your heart literally aches… I feel as if I’m starting to sound disturb here. Okay, to sum it up – I like to feel, and heartache – be it good or bad – is the strongest emotion to me.
Boxers or Briefs? I know which I prefer . . . *wink*
None. Wait, was that an option?
J.L. Langley. It was my love for her books that finally gave me the courage to write m/m romance.
Oh, Yes! She’s one of my favs!
I hate to say it, but I don’t have one.
What’s next for you?
Well, I just signed a contract for the second book in the Finding Home series: Morvea, so I expect to be doing more editing soon. Other than that – more writing! Yay!