Interview with R.C. Stephens

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Ah! Interesting question....I would have to say my family. I have three wonderful children and a supportive husband. Really everything I do is for them.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Seriously? When I'm not writing I'm in mama mode. Being a chauffeur to my kids, helping them with homework and putting them to bed. When its me time though, I love to read. I can't read enough. My hubby makes fun of me that I'm either in the middle of a chapter or ending a chapter. It's a famous saying around here.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Well, I write New Adult Contemporary Romance. I do have preference for this genre. I tend to read books my fellow authors release or ones that I hear about through social media. Although sometimes I will take a break and move to some literary classics like Wuthering Heights. Geez! That's romance too! Okay so I am a hopeless romantic. What can I say?
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No I don't.....I know its terrible of me. I probably wrote my first story in elementary school. Sad I know. To me the first story I remember writing is Bitter Sweet Love, my debut novel. I wrote it about five times before it actually got published. It was a real journey for me, but I was happy and proud of the outcome.
What is your writing process?
I usually get an idea for a story in my head. I won't start writing though until I feel the characters talking to me. Creepy right? You should hear what's going on in my head it usually gets very busy in there. LOL. I find the ideas flow well at night when the house is quiet and I have time to really think. Another good thinking place for me is driving but only when my kids aren't in the car because if they are then its too loud. Haha...
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, I loved Jane Austin. Surprise, Surprise. A Romance. From there I read Jane Eyre and I guess I got hooked on the idea of falling in love.....
How do you approach cover design?
I like my covers to stand out. To be out of the realm of mainstream. I usually give my thoughts to the designer and let the professionals take it from there.
Published 2015-12-10.
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