Interview with Stephanie Mims

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
This novel is actually part of the first story that I wrote. I wrote two books but they were too short, so I made both of the main characters sisters and 'When The Vows break; was born. The sequel is being created and its called 'Emerald,"
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
One story that I remember was 'Chances" by Jackie Collins. I loved reading and loving to read turned in to loving to write.
What is your writing process?
I write notes, take mental notes while forming the story in my mind. Then I sit down at the computer and begin writing. I love writing in the middle of the night until morning when it is quiet. No distractions. I may drink coffee or wine, or listen to music while writing, it just depends on the scene that I am creating.
How do you approach cover design?
I hired a professional, he made suggestions and I picked one.
What do you read for pleasure?
Romance of course.
Describe your desk
My desk is very clean and clear. When I am finished with my notes,
they go into the trashcan. Paper, Gel pens, cups' wine glasses and sometime
snacks may be on my desk but for the most part it is pretty clean.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Suburbs of Philadelphia When snowed in, reading was my favorite pastime.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Having a hard time finding a publisher to look at my work was very challenging
and finding Indie was a blessing to me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Expressing myself and my feeling through the characters that I have created. Giving readers hope and to never give up on love, no matter what happens in life.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything, because they inspire me to keep creating, especially my family.
What are you working on next?
Emerald, is the youngest sister and having the opportunity to give her story will be a joy for me. She married quickly and there are a lot of obstacle's that her marriage encounters while this couple fights to stay together.
Who are your favorite authors?
There are so many author's that I enjoy, but Danielle Steele Is one of the first authors that I began reading back in the 1980's and she is still a favorite of mine along with Terry Mcmillan, who really inspired me to try.
When did you first start writing?
I began writing about twenty years ago.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest novel is called 'Emerald,' The Sequel, is the second part of my first novel When The Vows Break.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My writing process does not have a time. I can get a thought in the middle of eating or even driving. I have to keep pen and paper handy at all times because as fast as a thought comes, it can leave just as fast.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My e-reading choice is my tablet.
Published 2018-05-14.
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Books by This Author

EMERALD...The Sequel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,860. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
Emerald walks into her favorite coffee shop and she meets the love of her life, and his name is Steven Brown. They fall in love quickly and in month's they are married and ready to begin their life and start a family. But there is one problem and that is that at 28 years old, Emerald finds out that she is going through menopause. Find what happens in this emotional love story.
When The Vows Break
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 172,970. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Diamond Alexander picks up her life and moves to Atlanta Georgia after losing her husband in an accident. Hoping for another chance at love, she meets and is smitten by Ray Sanders, Atlanta's Star Baseball Pitcher. Ray wants Diamond, but so does Quentin Williams an up and coming Musician. Jade Washington is Diamond's sister and her husband is keeping a secret until his pregnant mistress shows up.