Interview with AJ Dixon

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in the ninth grade, when my Vampire Diaries obsession began. I tried my hand at writing my first teenage vampiric novel, which, sad to say has never gone beyond a few chapter outlines. I even still have the outlines in a folder should I choose to pick it up again.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is a paranormal romance (MM, of course). I won't say much but it will be novel length, hopefully above 40, 000 or 60, 000 words.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords had provided me with an outlet with which to express my own brand of creativity. I never once thought that I could say I am a published author and I never imagined - only hoped - that there would be persons downloading and purchasing my work. It's an amazing feeling and I thanks Smashwords a million times over for helping me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing for me is knowing that what I write is being read. Even if someone doesn't fancy something I've written that doesn't matter. It just means so much to me that they took the time out to even glance at my work.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. I can't say I've gotten to the point where I have FANS, since no one has been spamming my email but oh, how I wish for that day to get here.
Who are your favorite authors?
A couple of my favorite authors actually write MF romance like Nora Roberts and Janet Evanovich, as opposed to the authors I read more now who write MM romance, like Lynn Hagen, Gabrielle Evans, Marcy Jacks, Andrew Grey, Mary Calmes, Stephenie Hecht and Amber Kell.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
If I'm not slaving over the keyboard I'm writing song lyrics since I also love to sing and if I don't become a world famous author I'll hopefully fall back on my vocal talents. I'm also still a student so studying takes up the rest of my time.
What do you read for pleasure?
For pleasure I tend to stick to MM romance, mostly from the paranormal genre. I don't know, there's just something about a smoking hot bloodthirsty vampire that just gets me.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My device of choice is definitely my iPod. It hardly ever leaves my side.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever completed was done for a narrative writing assignment in my English class, if I remember correctly and it was about a haunted house on a hill.
Published 2013-12-20.
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Books by This Author

Everything Has Changed
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 30,710. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Ever since meeting Barrington Kirk that first day of college, Anthony McCoy has had more than 'just friendly' feelings toward the other male. Even if he didn't admit it to himself, he's always felt like something was missing from his relationship. But, with the intervention of their family, Anthony is forced to recognize the truth behind Barry's words and move forward in their lives.
Take Me [Alpha & Omega I]
Series: Alpha & Omega, I. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Greg's in a good place: his club is booming, his friends are healthy and his staff is growing by the day. There's only one problem: he doesn't have a sub of his own. Kinda hard to call yourself a Dominant without someone at your side. This is where Charles comes in. He'd walked out of Greg's life years before but he's back now and Greg is determined to pick up where they left off.
The Only One [Forgiveness #1]
Series: Forgiveness, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,970. Language: American English. Published: April 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Shortly before his eighteenth birthday Asher Staten had his heart broken by his best friend. He was torn, emotionally damaged and he has never been the same. Eight years later he and his friend meet up again. Too bad Asher was unaware of the physical and mental torment it would bring him. (Note: This is the first book in a series of five which will detail the main characters' relationship.)
Hold Me Tight
Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Lucas McDonald finds his ex-lover Dale Parish after four years. The man is living in New York, a long way from their hometown of Tulsa. Lucas wants to set things right with Dale and beg his forgiveness, but the younger man is making things extremely hard. Lucas just hopes he can get Dale to forgive him so they can begin the life he always envisioned.
Crazy Stupid [Revised and Extended]
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,300. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Vincent and Zach have been best friends for years, and Vincent has been in love with Zach for years. An unfortunate turn of events in which Vincent's mother almost dies leads Zachary to realize that he's been in love with his friend for as long as they've known each other. Without a doubt, their love is crazy stupid. Not that they really care.
Hunter A
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,100. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(This is the complete book). Losing your parents at 11 isn't easy, especially losing them to bloodthirsty vampires, and even worse: being turned into the thing you hated the most at twelve. Becoming a vampire hunter at fourteen was a personal choice, but one Aleena never regretted one day in her life. That is...until she met Aiden. Then, her whole life got turned upside down. Quite literally.