Wednesday, July 27, 2022



I want to thank JM Elliott for taking the time for this interview!


I am a romance author from Northern, MN. I write contemporary, romantic suspense, and dark romance with all the spice. 

I enjoy writing stories that reflect parts of my own life, using those experiences as inspiration. 

Beyond writing, I spend my days raising a family out in the middle of nowhere, adding two large dogs and too many chickens to the mix.

When and how did you know you wanted to be a writer?

I wrote my first book when I was eight called ‘The Cloud was Sad' it was published by my elementary school. 

After that, I wrote stories here and there but never published them. For the past decade, I’ve wanted to write a book and publish it. I even made New Year’s Resolutions but never found the time. 

In November 2020 I became a published romance author.

Did you have any influencing writers growing up?

A few English teachers.

Are any of your characters based on people in real life?

Yes, there are.

Where do you draw your book inspirations from?

Real life situations and dreams.

Do you use have a basic outline when starting a new story or do you let the characters lead the way?

I do both. 

When you are picturing the characters in your book, do you have a cheater photo for inspiration?

Sometimes I do.

Many people read as a form of escape and relaxation.  What is your favorite way to sit back and relax?

Read or dancing.

Who are your favorite current authors to read?

Jennifer Hartmann

What are your favorite books by others?

I have so many. 

Do the locations in the stories have any meaning to you?

Kind of. My series is a small town romance. I’m from a small town in Minnesota so I used a small town from Wisconsin.

Do you write in single or multiple POV?


What do you find to be your best research tool?


Do you write under a pen name?  Also, do you write under more than one name?

Yes. No.

What genre do you write and why is this your preference?

Romance, because its what I like to read.

Tell me something about yourself outside of writing.  Jobs, accomplishments, family, quirky trait...what led to you being you?

I’m weird. A former professional dancer. (Not a stripper, more like a ballerina.)

If you are a duo writing team, how do you share the writing process?

I’m a solo author.

What advice would you give to an aspiring writer?

Write the book!

How do you deal and process negative book reviews?

It was difficult at first and hurt. But now I use it to become a better writer.

What is the most difficult part of your writing process?


What do you need in your writer’s space to keep you focused?

Complete silence and hot chocolate.

What is your naughty indulgence as you are writing?


If you could spend a day with another popular author, whom would you choose?  And why?

James Patterson, so I could learn how he’s able to succeed in so many different genres.

What is your schedule like when you are writing?  Do you have a favorite writing snack or drink?

I write when I feel inspired. Mainly late at night or early morning. Hot chocolate like I mention. I don’t snack because I don’t want crumbs on my keyboard.

Do you listen to music when you write – what kind of music is your favorite?

Usually no but sometimes. It’s considered with my story so any kind.

Have pets ever gotten in the way of your writing?

I don’t have any indoor pets. 

What is your kryptonite as a writer?  What totally puts you off your game?

Feeling like I don’t have what it takes.

Have you ever killed off a character that your readers loved?

Not yet.

How do you celebrate after typing THE END?

I do.

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