Interview with Jea Hawkins

What is your writing process?
Well, it involves a great deal of "AH HA! YES!" followed by enthusiastic jotting down of the idea, plotting, and the inevitable flailing about midway through a story. ;)
How do you approach cover design?
I simply go to my cover artist and say, "Make it lovely!" She's a genius. <3
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Gaming, gardening and genealogy (all the Gs!).
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Not the first story I ever read, so much as the first one that made me a reader for life, and that was "Nancy Drew & the Secret of the Old Clock" when I was 9-years-old. Nancy was my only female role model throughout my childhood, and she inspired me with her self-sufficiency, courage, and intelligence. Still does, too!
What do you read for pleasure?
Mainly, steampunk/quirky fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and romance, in that order.
Published 2018-04-11.
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Books by This Author

As Long As Love Lasts
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,090. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Contemporary and historical lesbian romance intertwine in this emotional tale of a diary, an elephant, and four women who know that few things matter more than finding someone who loves them just the way they are.
Lady in Waiting
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,920. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Elizabeth is a modern-day, part-time queen at the ren faire. Someone like her doesn't belong with goth-girl Annabelle... but Annabelle wants her anyway. After losing the backdrop of the faire, though, Annabelle wonders if a tattooed, nerdy cashier can ever have enough in common with the educated, composed, and successful Elizabeth to act on the attraction that she thinks they both share.
Forever Valentine
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,110. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Seven years have passed since Taylor left the small town of Valentine, Nebraska and her best friend, Maggie, for the glamour of Hollywood and to marry up-and-coming rodeo star, Josh Beckett. Now, Taylor is back, looking for an escape from her messy divorce. As far as Maggie is concerned, Taylor is there to stir up trouble. The problem is, she’s stirring up a lot more than that for Maggie...
The Ashland Witches: Complete Series
Series: The Ashland Witches. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 225,360. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A lightly paranormal lesbian romance series about four witches learning, growing, and finding love. Read the complete Ashland Witches series in this special omnibus edition, which contains all four books - A Charmed Life, A Garden Dream, A Magick Dance, and A Prairie Love - in one collection. Four witches, four women falling in love with the women of their dreams.
A Prairie Love: The Ashland Witches, Book 4
Series: The Ashland Witches. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,430. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Some say to keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but this might be a bit too much for Avery Ryan to handle. Especially when Isabelle, the girl who taught her how to love ’em and leave ’em, shows up in Ashland! This is the conclusion to the Ashland Witches series, a lightly paranormal contemporary romance series, with leading ladies who just happen to be witches.
A Magick Dance: The Ashland Witches, Book 3
Series: The Ashland Witches. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,570. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Can love mend a broken spirit? In their close-knit, small-town circle, Waverly is the talented one, but her empathy is a curse she cannot bear. When Lark comes into her life, Waverly isn’t sure she’s ready to share so much of herself with another person. Will Waverly open herself to Lark or run away from love?
A Brief History of Longing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,220. Language: American English. Published: June 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Gwen's been in love with her best friend since high school, but now that they're growing up, she wonders if it's time to look elsewhere for both friendship and romance. Without even realizing she's doing it, Gwen recounts twenty years of longing in sketches that launch the comic book career she's always wanted. There is no letting go of the hope that someday, they might find one another again.
A Vote for Love
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,230. Language: American English. Published: May 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Hayley Becker is a hard-working Midwestern girl who dreams of being a journalist and her goal is within reach. That is, until she falls for glamorous Veronica Stone-McClusky, a senator's daughter. Unlikely opposites attract, dreams aren't always what they seem and sometimes, like it or not, the least likely person is the one you fall in love with.
A Garden Dream: The Ashland Witches, Book 2
Series: The Ashland Witches. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,880. Language: American English. Published: May 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Can love heal a broken heart? Emma and Crystal have been together for seven years, but now it looks like it’s over. The pain of infidelity lingers between them. Step by step, Emma and Crystal learn once again to trust one another and to let love guide them. But this isn’t so easy to do. Will they each come into their own as women and witches, and let go of the past betrayals?
A Charmed Life: The Ashland Witches, Book 1
Series: The Ashland Witches. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,390. Language: American English. Published: April 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Fiona thought she knew what she wanted in life: travel, excitement, and a new lover every week. Until Fiona meets someone who gives her a reason to stay in one place – Gabrielle, a gorgeous bartender and fellow witch. This is a lightly paranormal lesbian romance about two good witches falling in love.
Game of Hearts
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,210. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The last thing Tori wants is to live her life by anyone else’s rules but her own. Ever since she left the world of country clubs and debutante balls behind, she has lived free of the standards imposed by others. But something is missing… and that something is Madeleine, a carefree grad student from the same upper class social circles.
All For Love
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,870. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jaz and Dani have been married for ten years. The magic is gone. Or is it? Jaz comes up with a plan to show Dani her love every day, but it’s not easy to recapture the passion they had when they were dating. It takes unexpected life changes to rekindle the romance – changes that bring new challenges and realizations. Together they learn once again what it means to be in love.