Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I’m Stella and this is my first book, published by Soul Mate Publishing.
I am a Software Architect by day and a writer in the early morning hours of the day.
I eat like a caveman, love to work on my house, create water color paintings of the ocean, and teaching myself new things.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my first book is ‘How To Train Your Knight.’ It is the first in a series of three Medieval romances. All will stand alone, but our heroes may make a cameo appearance in the other books.
Inspiration? I had just finished a rather whiny Regency Romance and decided if I was to write a historical romance, there would be absolutely no whining.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I get up at 5:30 AM and write in my pajamas in the early morning hours.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I think I’ve been influenced most of all by Tolkien. His descriptions are lush, his characters complex, and he creates a world so very real.
What are you working on now?
The second in the ‘Medieval Romance Series is almost done and is called, ‘How to Marry Your Wife.’ In it, Sir Thomas, just back from trading abroad, learns he has a five year old son.
It’s another ‘forced wedding’ and a lot of fun.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I’m on Facebook, Twitter, my blog site, Pinterest and Goodreads. I try to market as best I can as time allows. I also pay for services from PubCraft and Substance Books.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Get feedback however you can and then decide what is real and what is not. Don’t be complacent. Try to get better.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What are you reading now?
I just finished John Nicholl’s “White is the Coldest Colour.”
What’s next for you as a writer?
I just want to keep on writing. I have a paranormal romance, and several contemporary romances yet to be published.
What is your favorite book of all time?
“The Hobbit.” followed closely by anything by C.S. Lewis