Interview with Author Mona Moore

16168294This week our guest is Mona Moore, author of several Romance books, including the hot series “Dr. Feelgood”.

Mona Moore has always dreamed of becoming a writer. From the moment she picked up her very first romance novel at the tender age of twelve, she was hooked. As Mona got older and more ambitious, she wrote her first Young Adult novel, which promptly got devoured by her temperamental Hewlett-Packard. Since then, she’s learned a lot about crafting an engaging story to captivate readers – and how to back up her work to avoid utter devastation at the hands of technology.

Mona lives mostly in her head but calls beautiful Canada her home. She spends her days baking, coloring with her minions, and of course, weaving a tall tale (which usually includes tons of gratuitous nudity and sinfully sexy men).

Her favorite things include sharing a scotch with the real man of her dreams (her husband), reading up on the competition, taking excellent care of her family, and food.

There’s nothing she loves more than to hear from her readers.

Let’s see what she answered to my questions!!!

Please tell us a little about yourself.

Writing has always been my passion, and I do mean always. There was never a time that I didn’t say to myself, “You’re going to be a published author one day.” As I grew up, I made sure to devour every book I could get my hands on -mostly romance – and found myself more and more longing to that title: Published Author. There was one teacher in High School who refused to take any of my creative writing assignments in unless I signed with that illustrious word “Author” before my name. He encouraged me in ways I can never thank. He’s passed on now, but years later, I still find myself thinking of him and his wise words. The greatest of them all was: “Stand firm. Never give up. There will be people who criticize you, but fuck them! You know your truth, and so do I.” He was a great man. Today, I am a married stay-at-home-mom with six books under my belt. He would have been proud of me. Now my family encourages me to keep going. There is so much more to say about myself, but a girl needs a little mystery so….

34916920How did you come up with the title of “Exotic Touch”?

Exotic Touch was my last book. It is book three in The Dr. Feelgood series. The title was easy. My Hero and Heroine go to Thailand to reconnect! What’s more exotic than Thailand? As for the touch – well – there’s plenty of that in the book as well. Hence the title!

What is your favorite character of “Exotic Touch”?

Scarlett, my Heroine. There is a lot of me in her. The man she thought loved her, wronged her in ways she could never forgive. When she meets Charles (my hero), at first she hates him, but then… Scarlett doesn’t know how strong she is, but we see a glimmer of it in Exotic Touch. She’s like a volcano about to erupt, only no one knows it yet.

34200433What genre do you enjoy writing the most and why?

I am bat-shit crazy about writing Paranormal Romance. I love everything about it. The drama, the world building, the darkness. By far, it’s my favorite genre to write, even though I’ve only published in Erotic Romance. Look for Daisy St. James first book in the coming months. She’s my alter-ego and writes some kick ass Paranormal Romance.

How would you describe your writing style?

I don’t know if I have a particular writing style. I’d like to think it’s unique.

34497621What authors inspire your writing?

Far too many to name! A lot of the writers I’ve met in the Facebook community have encouraged me and pushed me to always better myself. I thank them all for that! If I had to name a few, Christine Monroe, Mary Melanie Laberge, Karin Enders and Nicole Strycharz are my greatest cheerleaders. Derek Cromwell has given me advice that is invaluable.

What would you like to be if you weren’t a writer?

There was never anything else. I couldn’t even imagine wanting to be anything other than an Author.

What are you working on now?

Today I’m working on book 4, the final installment of The Criminally Yours Series. It was my first series, and I’m so excited to give Allison and Blake the closure they finally need and deserve! I’m also working on a five book Paranormal Romance Series under my other pen name Daisy St. James. It’s been a long time coming. I’m so excited to share it with the world! My Heroine is as bad ass as they come and the men in her life are sizzling!

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Do you have any advice for new authors?

Never give up on your dream. If writing is what you’re meant to do, you’ll do it. Read a lot. Know what’s out there before you get started. Befriend other authors as you make your journey. Their advice will be invaluable. Most importantly, DO NOT STOP WRITING. Write every day, even if you only get as far as a paragraph, it’s still something, and who knows, maybe a month from now you’ll reread that paragraph and get the idea/plot you’ve been waiting for!

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