Author Spotlight & Interview: A. Fae

Author Spotlight & Interview: A. Fae

INTERVIEW

A. Fae
Where do you get your ideas?
Honestly, most of my ideas come from past experiences melded together with fantasies about things I wish had happened. For the most part, the ideas are strictly just things that pop in my head. I am inspired by pictures, movies, books, music, and the people around me.
What is your writing process like?
I’m a pantser, so I guess you could say I don’t exactly have a writing process. I find on occasion I will jot down thoughts and such, but most of the time I just sit down and start typing.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Writing intimate scenes is very difficult for me. I find they need serious care so that they seem realistic and it is definitely not easy for me to do.
How do you deal with writers block?
A lot of times, I will either talk to a really good friend that has a knack for getting me back on track or I will use writing prompts from Pinterest.
Do you write under different pen names? And genres?
Yes. I have two different pen names. My main nom de plume is A. Fae; however, I also have A.E Justice I use for more adult themes.
When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?
Although I’ve had shorts published in a couple of anthologies and also as a standalone, my first novella was published September 3, 2018, under the pen name A. Fae. It’s called, “Just a Summer Thing.” My debut novel is due to hit shelves November 12, 2018 under my pen name, A.E. Justice.
Who is your favorite author and Why?
I honestly can’t answer this question. My reading is so varied that the only author I even know the name of that I really like is Lisa Olsen, who wrote the Forged Bloodlines series among others that I truly adore.
How many unpublished or half written books do you have?
Wow! I have about 30 WIPs.
What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?
Most of my research, if needed, is done right before I start writing or throughout the writing process. I try to keep my work accurate, but sometimes I feel the need to just let my imagination create a world.
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
That’s an easy question! I know absolutely nothing about men. No matter how much I’d like to tell myself that men are easy to create character of, it just isn’t true. I can’t explain just why, but I can’t figure out what makes them i tick. Whoever said men were simple creatures, was certainly mistaken.
How long do you try to write daily?
I don’t have a set time or amount of time I sit and write every day. I write when the mood strikes me. Some days I try to write for at least a couple of hours, and others I’m lucky if I get out a word.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?
Yes, I truly appreciate each and every review, be them good or bad. I feel if someone actually took the time out of their day to write a review of something I’ve written, I’ve done my job as an author.
What’s your favorite genre to read?
Another tough one simply because I can’t name just one. I really love paranormal romances, contemporary, chick lit, some historical fiction, and some urban fantasy.
Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or Easter eggs in your books?
No.
What was your hardest scene to write?
I have yet to come to a scene I would categorize as my hardest.
Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?
I can’t write with music on because I start singing since I know the words to just about every song they play on my favorite stations. I tend to watch movies or shows while I write.
Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?
Cheetos Puffcorn. The worst, though, is having to wipe the cheese off my fingers every time I toss one in my mouth.
How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?
They really don’t. I mean, I value a readers interest, but I write the stories I wished had been available when I was growing up. I write the ideas in my head.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?
Just write…
BOOKS

New Girl (Collegiate Curves Book 1)

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Meg is excited to start her junior year at a new college in a small town. Everything about her move seems promising save for being stuck in the transitional dorms until she can find a room to rent. She’s heard about the Sweet Spot, a local bookstore and café—the “it spot” where townies and college students hang out—and a good place to begin her quest for a more permanent home. Meg is excited to start her junior year at a new college in a small town. Everything about her move seems promising save for being stuck in the transitional dorms until she can find a room to rent. She’s heard about the Sweet Spot, a local bookstore and café—the “it spot” where townies and college students hang out—and a good place to begin her quest for a more permanent home.
Lys is a senior art student who lives in an apartment complex called The Palms. When she’s not busy with her projects on campus, she can be found at the Spot, checking out the scene and catching up on gossip. Suddenly minus a roommate, Lys places a notice online and around town, and receives a promising phone call from a prospective tenant.
Before Meg has a chance to check out the new digs, she and Lys hook up at a karaoke bar. Little do they know their next encounter has already been set up. Has Meg unknowingly blown her chances at finding her home away from campus? Can Lys forget their steamy sex scene and view Meg only as a roommate?
ves a promising phone call from a prospective tenant.
Before Meg has a chance to check out the new digs, she and Lys hook up at a karaoke bar. Little do they know their next encounter has already been set up. Has Meg unknowingly blown her chances at finding her home away from campus? Can Lys forget their steamy sex scene and view Meg only as a roommate?
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