Today I welcome CJ Baty to the blog to answer a few questions for Interview³.
CJ Baty Author Interview³
1) Tell us 3 fun facts about your writing history
a) My very first fan fiction was a Edward/Jacob story. I was afraid to write Edward/Jasper because I didn’t want to mess it up.
b) My first submission was a story called At Any Age. A 50ish woman who found love with a Scottish Lord who was younger and very hot! And no you haven’t seen it out anywhere, not yet anyway.
c) My son was the person who encouraged me to go for it and start writing my own stories. I would have never tried if not for him.
2) Describe your writing style in 3 words
3) Name 3 of your literary influences
a) Charlie Cochrane
b) Josh Lanyon
c) Tiffinie Helmer
4) Share your 3 favourite books
a) Shiver by Tiffinie Helmer
b) The Dark Tide by Josh Lanyon
c) All Lessons Learned by Charlie Cochrane
5) What are your 3 essential writing tools?
a) Pen and paper
6) Where are your 3 favourite places to write?
a) A Muffin Shop near my home. Excellent coffee and wonderful atmosphere
b) My patio when it isn’t too hot
c) My desk in front of a large window into my backyard.
7) Name 3 items on your writing wish list
a) I’d love to publish something with Dreamspinner Press
b) I’d like to try my hand a paranormal
c) To attend the UK Meet in England in 2018
8) What are your top 3 tips for aspiring writers?
a) Don’t stop, keep writing
b) Set aside specific time for writing
c) Get involved in groups where writers share their experiences
9) Tell us 3 of your writing plans for the year ahead
a) A Christmas at the Warfield Hotel Novella – this will tie up questions about some side characters in the series as well as the main ones.
b) The 3rd Pinkerton Man book – Stiles next adventure will match him up against an old adversary.
c) A M/M ghost story called Into the Smoke.
10) Tell us about your latest release
Roaring Waters is the 3rd book in the Warfield Hotel Mystery series. Justin Warfield and his lover Marcus Drummond are back but play secondary characters in this one. The story focuses on Damien Fitzgerald and Robert Wyler whom readers have had a glance at in the first two books. The two men have never been able to get along and sparks always fly when they meet. Damien has a stalker and needs Justin and Marcus’s help. When they bring Robert Wyler in to protect Damien, things heat up quickly. The question is will the stalker get to Damien before he and Robert can discover just how much they mean to each other.
Damien Fitzgerald has lived through hell and is determined to never let anyone get close to him again. A fervent reporter, he throws his life into his work and doesn’t care whose toes he steps on. But someone else does. He’s got a stalker, and the messages are growing increasingly threatening. He turns to his best friend, Justin Warfield and his lover, Private Investigator Marcus Drummond. Seems like a good idea until Robert Wyler becomes part of the package.
Robert Wyler, the manager of the bar at the Warfield Inn, has always been misunderstood. Sure he takes care of his body, wears his hair long and likes tatts, but that doesn’t mean he’s domineering. A cold exterior hides the more passionate man inside. Men like Damien Fitzgerald get on his nerves. Too good looking. Too arrogant. But when Justin and Marcus needed his help to guard the man from a stalker, Robert couldn’t say no.
Damien and Robert have a history. Whenever they are near each other sparks fly. Can Damien and Robert get past their prejudices to find the real men hiding underneath. Will they find love before the stalker gets to Damien and their chance at happiness is destroyed forever…
Roaring Water Book 3 in the Warfield Hotel Mystery Series will release on July 27th. There will be a pre order available one week before the release.
CJ has generously offered a copy of one of her titles (+ a swag pack) to one lucky reader who comments below.
This giveaway is not affiliated with this blog but hosted by the author.
About the Author
CJ Baty lives in southwest Ohio with her very patient husband and two encouraging children. Her heart however, lives in the mountains of Tennessee where she hopes to retire someday. The mountains have always provided her with inspiration and a soothing balm to the stresses of everyday life.
The dream of writing her own stories started in high school but was left on the back burner of life until her son introduced her to Fan Fiction and encouraged her to give it a try. She found that her passion for telling a story was still there and writing them down to share with others was much more thrilling than she had ever expected.
One thing she has learned from life and she is often heard to say is, “You are never too old to follow your dream!”