For this week’s interview, please welcome clean romance author Johanna Evelyn!
Intro: What’s your name? Johanna Evelyn
What do you write? Clean romance
Where can readers find you on social media?
And just for fun, if you could be any mythological being, what or who would you be? Mythology was never my thing, but superheroes…that I’d like to be. Or date. I’d date superman.
- What got you interested in writing? I had a dream about seven years ago I thought would make a good storyline, so I wrote it. Of course, I was still in the middle of having babies and learning the craft so it was crap and took a really long time to write. But I kept having dreams so I kept writing and here I am.
- When did you become SERIOUS about writing? About three years ago. I read an article that asked, do you want your writing to be a career or a hobby? I knew I was only putting small effort into it and knew I needed to up my game.
- What inspired The Popcorn Prince? It was the first dream I had. When I woke up I could still smell the pizza from the theater, and the feeling of meeting the prince.
- What are the characters like? Happy. They don’t let anyone or anything keep them down no matter what they go through.
- Who should pick up your books and why? Anyone who enjoys good clean romance. It has a bit of a twist to keep it interesting and enough swoony moments to keep any romance lover happy.
- Favorite quote from your own work? This isn’t really a quote but I love this line from The Billionaire’s Secret, “The air buzzed with static that begged contact.”
- What is your advice to Indie Authors? On writing? Marketing? It’s a lot of work but if it’s your passion it’s worth it. Just keep learning and keep honing your craft.
- What has your experience been like as an new Indie Author? Bruises, Highlights, and lessons? It’s been an uphill battle. I failed English in high school so although I can craft an excellent story, grammar, spelling and punctuation is my sore spot. I rely on a lot of amazing people to polish my work. It was discouraging at first because it seems like in this business, everyone was an English major. But once I got over that fear, it’s been much more enjoyable. The more you do it, the easier it becomes.
- What have you put most of your effort into regarding writing? Everything. When you are an indie you have to oversee everything. If you drop the ball it won’t work. It’s hard to separate the creative side with the business side, but as with everything else, practice makes perfect.
- What was the first story you every finished? Did you publish it? The Popcorn Prince. Yes! Obviously
- If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day? (PG-13 please 🙂 Her name is Kate. Her story is about halfway written. It’s called The Shrew, and its part of my Paranormal Shakespeare collection that will be coming out next year. It’s about a woman who goes back in time. She’s a modern day woman stuck in the rigid/dangerous time of the 1400’s. I’ve always wanted to time travel, so it would be fun to pick her brain. She’d teach me how to sword fight. I know women didn’t do that sort of thing back then, but Kate insisted on learning
- What’s your favorite writing-related memory? The alone time.
- What’s a favorite moment you’ve had with a fan/someone who’s read your work? I love the positive reviews, especially on my favorite book.
- One fun fact most people don’t know about you? I was in a commercial. I only did it to knock it off my bucket list. Now all I have to do is ride in every single car in the world and I’ll be set!
Thank you for the interview, Johanna, and congratulations on releasing The Popcorn Prince. Follow the links to above connect with Johanna and don’t forget to check out her books!
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