Today I welcome RJ Scott to the blog to answer a few questions for Author Interview³.
1) Tell us 3 fun facts about your writing history
Fun facts… gah… I started writing in fan fiction – J2 (Jared/Jensen RPF, Supernatural). Not sure that is fun.
My husband created the shower sex scene in Guarding Morgan (Sanctuary 1) and I wrote the detail, after all, a guy knows what a guy KNOWS… ;)
I’m just about to see Nora Roberts at an event in Ireland – she is the reason I am a writer of romance – she is my idol… (poor woman, I’ll probably jump her LOL)
2) Describe your writing style in 3 words
Thoughtful. Passionate. Pantser.
3) Name 3 of your literary influences
Nora Roberts, and others too many to mention
4) Share your 3 favourite books
In genre – Marie Sexton, Eli Easton, NR Walker
Outside genre – Nora Roberts, Sharon Penman, Judith McNaught
5) What are your 3 essential writing tools?
My Mac, my iPad with notes and diary, ‘A nice cup of tea’
6) Where are your 3 favourite places to write?
I write in my office, with views out over the parkland in front of my house. I love writing here, and with the fact I have a bad back, it is the ONLY place I can write. Having said that, if you could move my office then I would love a view of the ocean, or the mountains.
7) Name 3 items on your writing wish list
I’m really happy writing contemporary MM. I don’t aspire to write in other genres, except maybe MM historical, one day… maybe. I won’t go with publishers any more, and as of June 2019 I am 100% independently published with over 140 titles in my library.
8) What are your top 3 tips for aspiring writers?
Read, always read. Write, just keep writing, and love what you write. Don’t judge yourself against other writers. Don’t engage with reviews, they aren’t for you. Lastly, always know where your money with publishers is.
9) Tell us 3 of your writing plans for the year ahead
I have the remainder of the new Single Dads series to complete, and a whole big project for Christmas 2019. I also have WIPs in hockey, and one ghost/historical with Elin Gregory for Halloween. Super busy as usual.
10) Tell us about your latest release
My latest release is something very new for me, and also not. Let me explain. This is a romantic suspense with (an) over-arching murder(s) spread over three books. Each book is a complete romance but I found I was blocked when it came to creating the crime. But, when I sat down to think about the main suspense part, I realized that actually, in a lot of my books I have a murder, or a mystery, and it was actually something I did without thinking. So, then I stopped panicking and actually wrote the small-town romance, with good guys, bad guys, and of course romance! You can read more about the book HERE.
Love Lane Books Limited
19 July 2019
Heat Level: 4
In the hottest summer on record, Iron Lake reservoir is emptying, revealing secrets that were intended to stay hidden beneath the water. The tragic story of a missing man is a media sensation, and abruptly the writer and the cop falling in love is just a postscript to horrors neither could have imagined.
Best Selling Horror writer Chris Lassiter struggles for inspiration and he’s close to never writing again. His life has become an endless loop of nothing but empty pages, personal appearances, and a marketing machine that is systematically destroying his muse. In a desperate attempt to force Chris to complete unfinished manuscripts his agent buys a remote cabin. All he has to do is write, but it’s not that easy and even the solitude and silence can’t make stories appear from anything.
Sawyer Wiseman left town for Chicago, chasing the excitement and potential of being a big city cop, rising the ranks, and making his mark. A case gone horribly wrong draws him back to Lancaster Falls. Working for the tiny police department in the town he’d been running from, digging into cold cases and police corruption, he spends his day's healing, and his nights hoping the nightmares of his last case leave him alone.
RJ Scott, author of M/M romance, writing love stories with a happy ever after.
USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott has written over one hundred and thirty romance books. Emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, hockey players, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives, always with a happy ever after.
She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing. The last time she had a week’s break from writing, she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.