Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be? Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
I have worked as a counselor and an educator. I currently work as a university professor in addition to writing romance novels.
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
Another Mazzy Monday
Falling in love with her fake fiancé’s younger brother was not part of the plan…
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
I own my own publishing company, Short on Time Books. I publish my own books as well as the work on 15 other authors.
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
About four to six weeks.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
I write romance novels using four pen names: Savannah Young, Dakota Madison, Sierra Avalon and Ren Monterrey. I have plans to write several other New Adult romances, a romantic suspense series and a comedic paranormal romance series under my various pen names.
What genre would you place your books into?
Contemporary romance and New Adult Romance
How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?
I started writing when I was about four years old, shortly after I learned to read. I’ve been writing ever since!
Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
I try to write for at least two hours immediately after I wake up in the morning.
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
No way! I learned a long time ago not to read my reviews. Other people’s opinions of me or my work is their business not mine.
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
Sometimes I choose the title first and then write the book. Other times I write the book and then choose the title. It depends!
How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
I try to make up places, if possible. Or I use places I am very familiar with. That’s why so many of my books take place in Arizona, New Jersey or Florida. Those are the places in which I’ve lived the longest.
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
I prefer paperback, but I will read anything.
What is your favorite book and Why? Have you read it more than once?
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I’ve only read it once. I gave my copy to my mom to read after I finished it.
Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?
Some books work well as movies, others don’t. My favorite adaptation is The Devil Wears Prada.
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USA TODAY Bestselling author Karen Mueller Bryson writes romance under four pen names. SAVANNAH YOUNG’s stories take place in fictional OLD TOWN, which is very much like the rural Northwest New Jersey town in which she grew up. SIERRA AVALON’s stories always include a bit of sass and lots of spice. When Karen isn’t on her computer writing new novels she likes to spend time with her husband and their bloodhounds in their home outside Phoenix, Arizona.