Today I welcome RL Mosswood to the blog to answer a few questions for Interview³.
1) Tell us 3 fun facts about your writing history
My first published work was a poem when was 13, in one of those pay-to-play journals.
My genre idol advised me on my first publishing contract.
I only started writing fiction last year.
2) Describe your writing style in 3 words
3) Name 3 of your literary influences
4) Share your 3 favourite books
Within the genre:
Think of England by KJ Charles
Seven Summer Nights by Harper Fox
The Persistence of Memory by Jordan Castillo Price
5) What are your 3 essential writing tools?
6) Where are your 3 favourite places to write?
In the shower
In the car
In bed, when I'm not quite awake or not quite asleep
7) Name 3 items on your writing wish list
Write proper historical with all the related research for accuracy
See one of my favorite authors recommend something I wrote
Have bloggers seeking me out for content instead of the other way around
8) What are your top 3 tips for aspiring writers?
Read a lot, and analyze the craft of what you're reading.
Just start writing, even if you don't have the *perfect* idea yet.
Once you've written it, let people see it. Get feedback from friends, send it to publishers, just see what happens.
9) Tell us 3 of your writing plans for the year ahead
Finish at least one, preferably two, of the writing projects in my head.
Speak on my first conference panel and make my first public appearance as an author at Read With Pride Northwest.
Attend GRL (as a reader this year, but there will still be lots of writer networking)
10) Tell us about your latest release
Golden is a romp: a love at first sight story for a dragon queen's least-favored harem boy and the disreputable merchant adventurer who's thrown in his path. I've heard from some readers that they worried (or maybe hoped?) that the harem setting would mean that it was full-on erotica, but it's definitely more of a romance with a dash of adventure, though there's some nice heat as well. It's written as a standalone, but I'll admit I've been brainstorming possible future escapades for Elin and Hathar so this may not be the last we hear of them.
25 September 2017
Harem boy might not be the most appropriate role for someone who’s never really seen the appeal of sex, but Elin’s status as dahabi: golden in a land of tan and brown, has marked him for The Dragon’s service since birth. He’s content enough with his life of uncomplicated, if restrictive, luxury, until an unremarkable chore becomes a case of love at first sight.
Mysterious newcomer Hathar, a roguish “merchant adventurer” from far-off lands, ignites an exploration of Elin’s first taste of physical desire, as well as a desire to experience life beyond the palace. Now, they must find a way to escape before Hathar’s ship departs, stranding them forever in The Dragon’s harem.
RL Mosswood lurks in the depths of the Pacific Northwest rainforest, where they dabble in queer fiction in an attempt to add a little magic to their otherwise mundane existence.