Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
Hello, lovely people! I’m Maggie Adams, author of the best-selling Tempered Steel Series. My first book, Whistlin’ Dixie, a Tempered Steel Novel, debuted at #83 on amazon’s Top 100 in women’s fiction-humor. I write small town romance filled with humor, suspense and erotic sex scenes. In other words, I write about life! I’m married to my high school sweetheart, have two talented children, both married, and a beautiful baby granddaughter.
I also write erotica, paranormal and young adult romance and suspense. So look for me in almost every genre!
When and Why did you start to write?
I’ve always loved books and would often continue the stories in my head with my favorite characters. I don’t really recall exactly when I started writing them down; they’ve just always been with me. I wrote the Tempered Steel Series after my hometown was devastated by a flood, and the story just flowed through me. I decided to try and publish it by myself, with the help of my tech savvy kids, and voila’, I’m a published indie author!
I can’t think of any career more rewarding or challenging. I love every minute of it, especially hearing from my fans and new readers. So drop me a line! I’ve always got time for a chat.
What authors do you always read or suggest to others?
Oh my tastes have varied through the years, but a good story is a good story. Classic Historical romance is Kathleen Woodiwess. I love Jayne Ann Krentz and how she merges her storylines with her other personas in historical and futuristic novels; erotic suspense has to be Lexi Blake and Shayla Black; and contemporary romance I always one-click my book bestie, Renee Kennedy, but I’ve met so many wonderful authors in the past two years, it’s almost impossible to list them all!
What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?
I often start out with a loose plan on how the plot is going to go, but somewhere along the line, the characters and dialogue take over and I’m just along for the ride! No matter what, it always makes for an interesting story.
I love the writing process, even the blocks, because it makes me really think about how I want the story to end, as well as expanding my knowledge of many different subjects due to the research involved.
What are you working on now?
I just finished book six in the Tempered Steel Series, Cold As Ice., so I’m working on the seventh and final book to the Tempered Steel Series, Tempered with Love. Although the Coalson family saga may be coming to an end, its not the end for them, as they will pop up in my new paranormal series.
I’m also collaborating on a new series with Renee Kennedy, Heather Szczesiak and Jenni Wynne, as well as a young adult series, the Hot Mess sisterhood with Renee Kennedy, and an erotic series with new erotic author, M. R. Cummings, so I’m pretty busy.
When writing are you a pantser or plotter?
Oh I’m a little bit of both. As I said earlier, I have a loose plan of where the book or series need to go, but the voices in my head lead the characters to new paths all the time and I just tag along.
It all works out in the end and makes for a pretty interesting story, or so I’ve been told.
What are your social links?
http://www.maggieadamsbooks.com – website
https://www.facebook.com/maggieadamsbooks – book page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/maggiesminxes -fan club page
https://www.amazon.com/author/maggieadams – author page
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9867300.Maggie_Adams – goodreads
https://twitter.com/AuthrMaggieAdms – twitter
http://maggieadamsbooks.tumblr.com/ – tumblr
https://www.instagram.com/maggieadamsbooks/ – instagram
What are your buy links?
http://goo.gl/62rVI7 – Whistlin’ Dixie, Book One in the Tempered Steel Series
http://goo.gl/sEqWwU– Leather and Lace, book two
http://goo.gl/D6n7EU – Something’s Gotta Give, book three
http://goo.gl/2zAsQt – Getting Lucky, A Tempered Steel Novella
http://goo.gl/lGPKcd – Love, Marriage & Mayhem, book four
https://goo.gl/iR1rem – Forged in Fire, book five
http://goo.gl/OrQHpm – The Tempered Steel Series, Books 1-3
https://goo.gl/ekWrgF – Lustful Letters
Whistlin’ Dixie, Book One in the Tempered Steel Series Review HERE