Sunday, February 07, 2016

Weekend Wildcard: Stefanie London's new adventures

As an author, I expect to be asked a lot of questions. For many people, meeting a published author is a rare occurrence and it’s the kind of career that many people are curious about.

Telling people that you write romance often means you’ll be asked the following:

  • Is it like 50 shades of Grey?
  • Is it a trashy Mills and Boon novel? (to which I delightfully reply ‘yes, but it’s not trashy’)
  • Are you writing romance so you can break into real fiction?
  • Do you have to do a lot of research? *wink wink nudge nudge*
  • Don’t you think you’re setting false expectations about love/sex/marriage/life?
  • How much do you get paid for a book?

Thankfully there are also questions that I love getting asked: ‘where can I buy a copy / will you sign it for me?’ I want to hug those people.

At the Niagara Falls Library
Knowing that people will always ask these questions I always smile and offer a myth buster about romance novels. I love to show my passion for the genre, though it often falls on deaf ears.

But do I ever get sick of being asked questions? No way, not even the ones that make me cringe. Honestly, I could talk about my job all day. I love it more than anything I’ve ever done.

This week I had the opportunity to speak on a panel at a library here in Ontario. Meeting aspiring authors is always a treat—I love their enthusiasm, their passion for the genre and their excitement at what the future may hold for their writing.

It’s food for my writer’s soul.

It’s on that note that I must let you all I know I’m no longer going to be doing regular columns for Pink Heart Society. I’m very sad about this, but my workload is getting bigger and one of my personal goals for 2016 was to make sure I have time off.

Like some time off…any at all. Which is not what it was like last year.

If you’re interested in what I’m working on and what I have coming up, then here’s a snapshot:

  • My ‘Dangerous Bachelors Club’ series for Harlequin Blaze is growing! Book #2 (A Dangerously Sexy Affair) is out in April and I am currently working on Book #3 (A Dangerously Sexy Secret). There will be six books in total.
  • I’m continuing to write romantic comedies for Entangled Lovestruck and my next one is out in March! Details below.
  • I’m also kicking off a new series with Entangled Indulgence, which is based around a super wealthy family in Melbourne who own a luxury department store company.

There will be more, I’m sure. But I’m trying to learn how to pace myself. It’s not easy, let me tell you. My husband jokes that I only have two speeds: sleeping and pedal to the floor.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the amazing PHS editorial team and all the other wonderful authors who blog here. I’ve enjoyed working with you all so much. Thanks for making me feel so welcome and for giving me space on this fabulous blog.


Stefanie London's latest romantic comedy, Loving the Odds, is out in March!

Risk analyst Bailey Reuben might be in Las Vegas, but the last thing on her mind is sin. She’s there to find her jerk of an ex and get her grandfather’s watch back. Instead, she finds a smoking hot stranger. A stranger with a crazy plan to help her retrieve her family heirloom and get revenge. It’s a bad idea—she calculates risks for a living, after all—but she can’t say no.

Bad boy PR guru Lance Fulton is all about helping the gorgeous, quirky Bailey. She’s in desperate need of some fun, and pretending to be her new boyfriend is the perfect way to help her see how sexy she is, get the watch, and show her ex what he’s missing. But the more they get to know each other—and the hotter their attraction burns—the higher the probability one of them will end up with a broken heart…

2 comments:

  1. You're spot on with those questions, Stefanie! I am always flattered, and often surprised, when people ask questions. Since I'm often deep in the trenches and love it so much, I forget many people don't have voices in their head, too! Lovely to read your posts and books, and wish you all the best.

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    1. Thanks Nicole! You're right, I think we're so used to being writers that we forget other people don't have those urges (or voices!)

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