AAD Author Spotlight & Giveaway: Beth Williamson
Jen: I've always wanted to ask a romance author this. The right language can make or break a love scene. There are some authors who are all flowery with "white lightning" and "velvet sheaths"... while other authors use words dirty enough to make an HBO executive blush. How do decide on your, er, anatomical terminology? It's got to be a conscious decision, right?
Jen: I just finished reading Matthew. How many books do you have planned for the Circle of 8 series? Will Olivia & Armstrong be next?
Beth: I have 8 books planned - one for each Graham sibling. Olivia and Brody Armstrong are book 2! It releases July, 2012 from Brava just in time for AAD. That book, wow, that one was intense.
Jen: Do you enjoy writing full length novels more, or novellas?
Beth: Oh, tough question! When I'm writing a novel, there is more opportunity for growth and a character arc. A novella takes more careful planning because of the short length. I definitely have written more novels than novellas!
Jen: Do you have a favorite among your published works?
Beth: I knew you'd ask me that. LOL. I think I have three favorites - The Treasure because Ray and Lilly are based on me and hubby. Ruthless Heart because I simply adore Grady and Eliza. And I also love The Stranger's Secrets - my heroine is disabled and tough as hell - every time (and I mean EVERY TIME), I read that book I weep. Powerful books - all of them.
Jen: What are you working on now?
Beth: I am working on a prequel to the Malloy series, THE FORTUNE, it's the story of John & Francesca, parents to the Malloy brood. I also have another stand-alone book, FIND ME, I'm going to bang out after this one. Oh and I need to write Caleb's story for The Circle Eight. Wait and then there's the other new series my agent is pitching that I've written book 1 for... Um, yeah, I'm super busy. LOL. I'd like more hours in the day please and thank you.
Beth: My books are very character driven - they tell the story not me. I don't include big flowery descriptions or sweeping vistas. It's a journey that involves real people with real problems and real love. There's intense emotions, humor, hot sex and generally, a cowboy.
Jen: What are you looking forward to most at AAD in New Orleans?
Beth: Having fun! I love weekends for authors/readers where you can relax and have fun. No pressure but to get to know each other and break out the good times. I've never been to New Orleans either so I expect the city will just add to the fabulous adventure!
Thanks so much to Beth for visiting today. To learn more about Beth Williamson, you can find her on her website. And in the meantime, you can enter to win a copy of Matthew! Just enter the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is International.
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