Author Interviews

Author Spotlight Interview: J.W. Webb

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on December 8, 2020

Today’s Author Spotlight Interview is with fantasy author J.W. Webb. J.W is an epic storyteller and his next release The Giants’ Dance is due out on December 17th. We are ecstatic to have had the opportunity to chat with him about his books, inspiration and life outside of writing.   HG: How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? JW: I’m a storyteller who learned to write. That took time – I drove big rigs for years.  But as the decades rolled by the stories echoed louder in my head. I love the fantasy genre. The joyous release magical tales award the reader, helping them escape the norm – especially in a year like this one. New realms, magic, heroism – how anything can happen. As a child I was found loitering by the lamppost in CS Lewis’s Narnia, or else hanging out with… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: Tudor Robins

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on November 24, 2020

Today we’re sitting down for an interview with author Tudor Robins. Tudor writes “stories to make you smile”, and lately, we could all use more of those. That’s why we are so thankful for the opportunity to chat with her about her inspiration, life outside of writing and her latest release, Before & After: a Pandemic Novel.   HG: How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? TR: Did you have to start with the hardest question? Well … I guess my tagline gives the big-picture idea: “Stories to Make You Smile.” Several readers have told me that when they finish my books they spend the rest of the day in kind of a happy daze. That’s exactly what I’m going for – especially these days – trying to give readers a break. HG: Haha! Definitely what everyone needs these days! Are your novels… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: Tessa Layne

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on November 10, 2020

Today’s Author Spotlight Interview is with USA Today Bestselling Author Tessa Layne. Tessa writes steamy contemporary romance with swoon-worthy happy endings that fans go crazy for. Today she’s celebrating the release of her latest novel, Ride Rough, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to chat with her about her books, inspiration and life outside of writing. HG: How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? TL: I write stories with strong emotional arcs, themes of redemption and unconditional love. My stories are often a mix of humor, tears, angst – the full breadth of emotions. I think I gravitate to these stories because I recognize that as humans, we’re all broken – some more than others –  and we’re all seeking the assurance that we’re lovable and worthy of love. I write strong characters and model healthy relationship behaviors because I discovered… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: Stoni Alexander

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on October 27, 2020

Hidden Gems romance ARC readers love romantic suspense author Stoni Alexander, and we recently had the pleasure of chatting with her. It was an absolute delight. Read along and get to know more about Stoni’s books, inspiration and life outside of writing!   HG: How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? SA: I write sexy romantic suspense and sexy contemporary romance. That’s the short answer…but I’m an author and I should be able to do better than that. I write about tortured alpha males and strong-willed independent females. My heroines are working professionals who don’t need a man to complete them, but they aren’t opposed to love either. There is a lot of passion in my stories and a LOT of emotion. There’s conflict to overcome (both internal and external) and I create a story when my H/h end up working together (in… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: CC Solomon

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on October 13, 2020

Today’s Author Spotlight Interview is with new adult paranormal fantasy author CC Solomon. In her other life, CC works in Equal Employment and Civil Rights for the Federal Government. Before becoming a public servant, CC briefly practiced law after graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law. We were honored to chat with CC about her novels and how she is bringing more of a multicultural voice to the world of fantasy. HG: How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? CC: I’m a writer who loves action and romance so whatever I do it’ll have both those elements of that. I’m a huge fan of horror, anime and super hero movies so you’ll see elements of that in my writing. HG: That’s awesome. How exciting! I understand you’ve been actively writing fiction since you were 11, what did your road to becoming… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: Stephanie Fazio

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on September 29, 2020

This week we’re speaking with popular fantasy author, Stephanie Fazio. Stephanie’s lastest novel, The Nat Makes 7 released last week and is the first in her new Mags & Nats series. Stephanie kindly agreed to sit for an interview to chat with us about her background, inspirations, and the path that led her to publication success.   HG: To start, how would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? Stephanie: Sure. So in terms of my writing, I love all things magic, with a twist of romance and mystery. For me, the best part of fantasy books is that they can bring you to another world and all the excitement that comes with that. HG: Yes! Love that. Where do you find inspiration or what inspires you to write your stories? Stephanie: Haha well crazy dreams would be one place. I also love to hike… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: Jodi Burnett

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on September 15, 2020

Today we’re chatting with Romantic Suspense Thriller writer Jodi Burnett, an Amazon Bestselling Author and a member of Sisters In Crime, Romance Writers of America, and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. It was a real thrill to discuss Jodi’s motivations, and to learn about all of the research she puts into her novels.   HG: Your tagline is “Suspense with a spark of romance”. How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? Fans of which author/type of book would like your stories? Jodi: My stories are focused on a suspense/thriller plot that includes a romantic element. Fans of Mary Burton and Sandra Brown would like my stories. HG: Fantastic! Concealed Cargo: Children for Sale is available for pre-order and releases on September 17th, so I want to take some time to talk with you about that. In fact, I checked Amazon today and it’s listed… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: Sheri Lynn Fishbach

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on September 1, 2020

Today, we continue our series of Author Spotlight Interviews by chatting with two time author Sheri Lynn Fishbach [Langer]. Sheri is a multi-genre author who writes from the heart and pens screenplays in addition to novels. We were extremely grateful for the opportunity to discuss her inspirations, motivations, and how she balances all of her projects. HG: How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? Sheri: I think I lean toward Nora Ephron, with a dash of Woody Allen, and a generous splash of Jennifer Weiner. My work is funny, but it’s layered. HG: Oooh, what a fabulous combination! So where does your inspiration come from? Sheri: I’m inspired by so many things—like the kitchen—DEX, my first book is about a kid chef. As a heavy kid, the kitchen was never a fun place for me. And then my 4 kids came—and 3 of… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: Camilla Stevens

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on August 4, 2020

This week, we’re speaking to Camilla Stevens, the wildly popular author of steamy romances like The Italian Heir, and Her Icelandic Protector – which have earned her legions of fans and reviews that highlight her “awesome storytelling” and praise her writing as “suspenseful” and “fascinating.” She kindly agreed to sit for an interview to talk to us about her background, inspirations, and the path that led her to publication success. With nearly 20 full-length romances to her name, Camilla Stevens continues to win fans with each new release. She’s particularly well-known for writing BWWM romances – between black women and white men – and this has led to some delicious pairings in her globe-spanning catalog of stories; from sexy Spanish pirates to towering Icelandic mercenaries. We caught up with Camilla (being in the midst of a lockdown made that easier) and here’s what she told us: HG: So, first off,… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: K. L. Bryce / Kayley Wood

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on July 14, 2020

Today’s Author Spotlight Interview is with K.L. Bryce, the author of Mean Crush, the first in the Unbroken series. Even though this is her first book under that penname, it made an immediate impact and has already left readers hungry for more – plus, you can find more of Kayley’s writing under her other penname, Kayley Wood.  HG: Firstly, WHO ARE YOU? Or more accurately – how would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? KLB: I’m a big goofball, really. I love to laugh and to make others laugh. I’m laid back and more of a peacemaker who avoids drama if I can help it, which is pretty funny since I write romance. I love my friends and the amazing woman in my life who have helped shaped who I’ve become. I was very lucky to have a close relationship with my grandmother…a beautiful,… Read More >