Interview with B. C. Shannon

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Well, the best part is getting the story out of my head. Sometimes, I get completely lost in thought while the story is forming. Once I can get it all out on paper, there's a sense of euphoria that occurs.
What do your fans mean to you?
I'm lucky enough to know all of my fans personally at this point. So, they mean everything to me. Their support and encouragement can never be repaid.
What are you working on next?
Tangier and Judge's story is next.
Who are your favorite authors?
I attended Love 'N Vegas last year and I seriously fangirled over so many, it was ridiculous. Jamie McGuire, Abbi Glines, Katy Evans, Emma Chase, TM Frazier, Jay Crownover, Helena Hunting. I recently went to a signing with Colleen Hoover. Jodi Ellen Malpas, RK Lilley, and K Bromberg are on my list to met still. See, I'm a total fangirl!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My kids. Oh, and there's no way my dogs would let me sleep in.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Ha! I work a full time job. I'm also active in community service organizations, so I volunteer a lot of hours. During the afternoon, my job becomes mommy chauffeur - getting kids to practice, or meets/games/competitions.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
We have a reading group, so it's mostly referrals from the other girls or recommendations from the Kindle.
What is your writing process?
Well this isn't going to be pretty! Seriously, these stories are banging around in my head. So, I type as fast as I can to get it out. Then, I go back through and clean it up. Then, I print it and clean it up some more. Finally, I make all my friends do it all over again.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
A lot of the literary greats had some what of an impact on me, The Great Gatsby and Catch 22 are the 2 that I remember the most. Honestly though, I experienced my first book hangover after Fifty Shades. It took me a while to find the right genre, but once I read the Crossfire books and SC Stephens Thoughtless series, I was hooked.
How do you approach cover design?
Hours and hours of trial and error. I made like 15 covers and then made my friends vote.
What do you read for pleasure?
Always in romance, but I like to mix it up. If a book makes me ugly cry, then I read a funny romance next. After a dark read, I may go super mushy.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Yes. Honestly, I like them all. I love the fact that my reading progress syncs, so I don't have to carry one device all the time. Whatever I have with me works just fine.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up with a lot of quiet time. So, I found myself daydreaming a lot.
Published 2015-12-09.
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