Author Interview – Hearts on Fire

Thanks to Hearts on Fire for having me!

First off, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? 

Well, I was born and raised in NE Ohio, and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.  I am a full-time writer.  I was lucky enough to marry the love of my life and am the proud parent to three furbabies.

How did you get into writing MM?

Representation matters.  When I was growing up, I believe I read all of two books with gay characters in a romantic context (not that I recall many openly gay side characters either).  To that end, you would think I’d try to stick with a more young adult audience, but I guess I just find myself writing about the people more my own age.  My characters have grown up with me.  Given that I don’t write erotica, however, I don’t think my writing would be inappropriate for teens or new adults.  In fact I’d love for them to read my work as much as an adult audience.  There may be something there that speaks to them or helps them, you never know.

What do you do when you are not writing?

Think about writing.  No, really.  I’m pretty much always thinking back to writing.  “Oh, that’s what I can do for that scene!”  “Oh, there’s a new plot idea.”  “Oh no, another novel idea.”  That last one happens a lot.

But in all seriousness, I enjoy gaming, reading, dancing around my kitchen, being a general nerd…  I love history and anything to do with space, so I spend a lot of time doing reading on any number of things.  I’m also actively involved in the realm of fandom and enjoy interacting with other fans and creating content for various shows and movies.

Read the full interview here.

Author Interview – The Pen & Muse

Thanks to The Pen & Muse for hosting me!

Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!

I am from a small town in Northeast Ohio.  Basically it’s cows and corn.  Not that I would have it any other way.

I’m married with three wonderful furbabies – two Australian Cattle Dogs, and a cat that I found my senior year of high school.  I love film and studied it in college – along with writing, theatre, and history – with the intention of breaking into both directing and writing.  Hollywood may not have happened, but I’m still writing which is half of that accomplished.

I am a history nerd.  I enjoy all things space related.  I have an addiction to loose-leaf tea and I do not apologize for it.  I can often be found dancing around the house to music while doing chores.  I’m a big gamer – I met my husband at a Halo LAN party.  I’m very much involved in fandom.  Really, I’m just a plain, all around geek.

Tell us about your book? How did it get started?

It began with the idea that Person A was shot and Person B, a cop, saved their life.  That was literally the only starting part.  From there it grew and changed, morphing into what it is today.

One Bullet follows Ethan Brant, a former police officer with PTSD after being shot.  Detective Shawn Greyson, who saved his life that night, is a support system that Ethan desperately needs.  Along with a host of friends and family, the guys take a journey of healing and finding love.

How do you create your characters?

Is it sad to say I don’t really know?  It’s a strange concept to non-writers, but these characters really do write themselves.  I provide a very basic idea of characterization and then I just let them tell me who they are.

Read the full interview here.

Welcome to the Wolfe Pack

Hey, everyone!

I figured it was about time to set my blog up.  I’ll be using this space to make announcements, share interviews, and other – hopefully – interesting content.

You can also follow me on Facebook and Tumblr.  I’m always happy to take questions, or just chat.

In the meantime, let me be the first to welcome you to the Wolfe Pack.  *howls*