CJ Black


I'm a multi-published author of fantasy, erotic and paranormal fiction. The first two books of my series, Illusion of Night and Memory in Shadow are currently available from Liquid Silver Books. I also have short stories and novellas published in various online venues. I'm currently seeking an agent who loves heroic fantasy as much as I do, to rep my work, Tinderbox. I’ve been an author for almost thirty years and got my start on an old typewriter at the age of five and wrote my first novel at fourteen. Probably the world’s biggest bibliophile I own three-hundred plus books and counting! I’m an avid RPG gamer. My other favorite things to do are work in my garden (when weather permits) and am an amateur chef. I encourage readers and authors to contact me to discuss the business anytime!

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I don't really have a process per se, at least not now. Back in the day, I would get up early every morning and write for two hours before work, come home at three and write until six, have dinner then write again until about eleven and spend about an hour online. But life has a way of changing your views and the way you do things. It's been very frustrating as of late when it comes to my writing and sometimes, it's a fight just to put something on the page. I persevere though and sometimes I just make myself sit down and write something. Sometimes it goes from there.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
One of the earliest stories I'd ever read was The Screaming Woman, by Ray Bradbury. Before then, I had been writing mysteries, but that story made me look into speculative fiction until finally, I visited Encore Books (if anyone remembers it) and started perusing the fantasy and science-fiction shelves. The first book I purchased was Robert Asprin's, Another Fine Myth. It snowballed from there.
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