Author Blog Hop

As I mentioned yesterday, I am thrilled to be part of a blog hop with two other awesome authors– Sheila Kell and J. Nichole Parkins. Each of us answered four tough questions about our writing, our process, and where we are headed. Here is a little about each of them, and links to their blogs and their responses. Please visit them both and give them lots of love and support! 
Scroll further down for more info about me and my interview! 

Sheila
Kell’s bio

Sheila
is a disabled veteran who has been an avid reader since she was a
teenager reading Nancy Drew mysteries. She’s currently writing the
H.I.S. series about the super-hot Hamilton brothers. When she’s not
writing, she’s drinking coffee or diet coke, eating chocolate and
rescuing cats. No, she’s the not the crazy cat lady yet but give
her time. Sheila’s interview is on her blog at
http://sheilakell.blogspot.com.
You can also connect with her on any of the links below.
Sheila’s
website
         Sheila
on Facebook
              Sheila
on Pinterest

J
Nichole Parkins’ bio

J.
Nichole Parkins writes new adult and urban fantasy. She is currently
working on Burned, the first of an urban fantasy trilogy of the same
name. Wife, mother of three, and constant daydreamer, she is never
without a story floating around in her head or a book or two in
her purse. A Florida transplant, she can often be found writing
poolside with a cup of Chai Tea or reading her Kindle way after
bedtime. Nichole’s interview can be found on her blog
at J. Nichole Parkins 

You
can connect with her via facebooktwitter,
her website,
or email.

Denise Gabbard Interview
 

What
am I working on?
What am I NOT working
on would be a better question! Hence, the reason that my first
published book was about my adult ADHD. (It is often available on Amazon for
free, and I actually wrote it as a freelance assignment. See—I
need many kicks in the butt to finish things.) I have
four books in various stages of non-completion…there is a
real-life romance novel, one is a nostalgic look at growing up in
the 70s, another is a no-nonsense book for writers to earn money
with their craft (while they are working on their first
novel, of course), and the final one is a marketing book for small
businesses.


I am using this opportunity to put my
goals for my books in writing. My birthday is in July, so I intend to
have my writing book completed and published by then. That 70s
Book
will be next, and I am going to shoot for September with it
and the marketing book, which is close to complete. My first novel I
have tentatively titled Real Simple Romanceand
it will be finished and published before the fireworks on the beach
for New Year’s Eve!


How does my work differ from others of its genre? With the novel that I am writing, the difference is that it shows real and passionate love in everyday life. I think a lot of us (myself included) read some romance books and wonder why our husband, and our life, is not so romantic. Reality can be a bummer, until you realize how much love you do have all around you. My writing and marketing books will be very straightforward, with advice that novices can easily follow, but with tips that will also help seasoned writers and business owners.

Why
do I write what I do?
Haha! Why not?
The writing book is a natural extension of my Writeand Get Paid blog, which I started in 2008 and
just finally jumped to self-hosting on WordPress this year. I started
the blog after I began earning a living as a freelancer the year
before; there are so many things to learn for freelancers, and many
pitfalls to avoid—so passing along what I had learned made sense.
That 70s Book is probably my yearning for those simpler times,
and my way of engrossing myself in it all—and I know that so many
people my age feel the same way. Real Simple Romance is my
guilty pleasure –some taken from my real simple life, some from
friends, and some totally fiction, but all fun!

How
does your writing process work?

Process? What process? I force myself to sit in my chair and type. I
have to shut off the internet while I’m writing most times or
—SQUIRREL! So many distractions…so little time! Seriously, I use
what I learned in my sixth grade advanced English class …decide
basically what I want to write about, jot down an outline, and get
busy! (That last bit is the part where I need the kick in the pants,
generally! Please wish me luck, and KICK ME! You can reach me at any of the online links below. See ‘ya in cyberspace!)

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