Being a new author is not easy; there are many challenges and one of them is getting your ideas onto paper. This is what author L.J Sealey has done and has produced a new paranormal romance series, due to be released in November 2013. I was privileged to interview L.J for @FeedMyReads
What made you want to be an author?
To be honest it wasn’t something I thought about doing until about 6 or 7 years ago even though I’ve been an avid reader for a long time. After a career change, I suddenly had some spare time on my hands and from nowhere this idea for a story kept niggling at me. I couldn’t ignore it anymore and sat down in front of my laptop and before I knew it, the little idea had suddenly grown into something that I just had to write. And that was it. I was hooked.
Who are your main inspirations and why?
In the literary world I would find it hard to pick one person. The likes of Jeaniene Frost, J.R. Ward and Lara Adrian are inspirational to me in the sense that I love to read their books and their writing has influenced me in many ways. There are also many indie authors who have influenced me; S.L. Jennings being one of them. Seeing her journey, and others, and how possible it is to get your own book out there has been really encouraging.
Aside from writing what are your other interests?
I work with my husband now and then. He is a singer and gigs around the country and when he performs with his live band I sing backup vocals. So I enjoy singing. And I also have a book blog which keeps me busy. I love to write about the books I love.
How did the idea for your debut novel ‘Awaken’ and the ‘Divine Hunter Series’ itself come around?
I was actually writing something completely different and for some reason this character kept popping into my head. It wasn’t anyone I could add to my current novel but he just wouldn’t go away. So, I was curious about him and decided to let him talk to me. I put the novel I was writing on hold and it went from there. Turned out Michael Warden had a story to tell.
Read the full interview over at Dan Burton World