A J Norris' new paranormal romance, Her Black Wings is set for release today and let us tell you, it looks great! To celebrate, A J dropped by for an interview to talk about writing, inspiration and what's next. There's also a fantastic giveaway to take part in. There are 2 $25 Amazon giftcards, 2 copies of Her Black Wings, 1 tote bag and autographed book, and 1 Kindle Fire up for grabs! To be in with a chance of winning, just enter the giveaway at the end of the post. Don't forget, commenting on this post will earn you extra entries!
Let's hear what A J had to say:
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I live in southeast Michigan with my husband and son. I work two jobs; a full-time, 9 to 5, one that I have to go to and; one as a romance author. Which one do you think I love? ;) I have written two books for my paranormal series (I’m working on the third) and two romantic suspense books. Oh, and countless other manuscripts that I started and never finished.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Her Black Wings, book one of the Dark Amulet Series was inspired by a very short story I wrote about a dark angel. The character was more complex than I originally thought and she made sure I portrayed her accurately for this book.
What authors or books have influenced you?
I’d have to say romance books in general. They are my most favorite and the reason why I write romance.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on book three in this series called Her Black Soul.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write everyday if you can. Join a critic group and learn as much as you can about your craft. The more you write the better you get.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t edit your manuscript until the first draft is complete. You can always fix anything later but you can’t fix a blank page.
What's next for you as a writer?
More writing, more books
Anything else you'd like to add?
I also write romantic suspense and have one on the way but I don’t have a release date for that yet. Hopefully soon.
As we said at the top of the post, we have an amazing giveaway for you. There are 2 $25 Amazon giftcards, 2 copies of Her Black Wings, 1 tote bag and autographed book, and 1 Kindle Fire up for grabs! Just enter the Rafflecopter to be in with a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes. Don't forget, commenting on this post will earn you extra entries! Good luck!