Interview with Chelsea Roy

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I have so many ideas banging around it my head, it's a joy to get them out on paper. I love to see my characters come alive.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on the next book in my "Sound of" series. These guys want their story told!
Who are your favorite authors?
Too many to list! My newest fav is Ella Frank, whose books kept me revved for days.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family, plain and simple. There's pretty much nothing I wouldn't do for them.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Living life! I travel some for work - and I mentioned I have 4 kids and a husband, right? This alone keeps me busy 24-7.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
My go-to is GoodReads. I read incredibly quickly, so I'm always on the hunt for something new. There's pretty much nothing in the romance genre that I won't try, from paranormal to m/m to traditional to BDSM.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
God, I think I was 18. I was so excited that I'd finished, I woke my boyfriend up at 3 a.m. Luckily he was really happy for me, even though the story didn't go anywhere.
What is your writing process?
Hammer it out. Do an outline. Go back, re-write. Fix outline. Edit. Outlines are critical, especially when you're writing a series. There are too many details that can get lost. Law school taught me nothing if not the process for a good outline.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I was 8 and snuck my mom's Danielle Steele novel up to my room. I think it was Thurston House. I still have a fascination with San Francisco and Nobb Hill.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
A Nook. I'd like to get a Kindle, too. Primarily for the sole reason that some authors publish to Amazon but not to B&N.
Describe your desk
It's obsessively clean. My desk is my one space that I'm a freak about. My life is chaotic everywhere else so I have this crazy need to ruthlessly organize my working space.
Published 2014-12-23.
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