Please Enjoy this Ten Question Author Interview with Me, Stacy Gold
Recently, I had the great pleasure of participating in a fast-paced Q & A with a group of avid romance readers. Many of the questions were incredibly thoughtful and thought-provoking, so I thought I’d share ten questions here, along with my answers.
- Are there recurring themes in your work? Second chances, you can’t judge a book by its cover, and my favorite Rolling Stone theme of you can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you’ll get what you need.
- What are your fav scenes to write? The outdoors scenes and the really emotional scenes are my favorite.
- What are the most challenging scenes to write? The transitions leading into and out of the big turning points because I work really hard to make each change of heart or change of plans believable.
- What scene do you wish you could witness in real life? In my upcoming release, there’s a scene where the very laid-back, nonconfrontational hero punches someone out, and deservedly so.
- Which of your heroes would you most want to hang out with? My hero in my third novella, Dan Griffin, is actually an amalgamation of a few of my good guy friends. He’s funny and goofy and sweet and a little inappropriate. He’s also really good looking and a terrific cook and dancer.
- Have you ever written a character that you did not like? Nope. I love all my characters regardless of their flaws and issues.
- What is your favorite thing about being an author and what is your least favorite thing? I love creating my own worlds with competent, independent women finding love on their terms. My least favorite thing is how long the actual writing always takes.
- What do you hope readers get from reading your stories? Hope and joy and a rollicking good time.
- What made you want to be a writer/author? I’ve always been a good writer. I was the kid in college who got excited when the professor said half my grade would be based on a paper. From there I took a winding path into being a marketing copywriter and journalist full-time for about fifteen years. Then I accidentally fell into writing fiction and realized it was the most fun I’d ever had with a keyboard.
- Have you ever written a scene that was so intense you had to walk away to calm down? Oh, no. I get so invested in the intense scenes I hate to step away until the scene is done. Though sometimes, if I’ve already been on the keyboard for a while, I’ll stop in the middle so I’m forced right back into the groove the next day.
Do you have a question for me? Please do leave it in the comment below and I’ll be happy to answer it.