Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
I’m AJ Renee and I write contemporary and paranormal romance! I’m so happy to be here with you today. A little about me, I live in Virginia, I’m an air force wife, mom to three girls, avid animal lover, and I enjoy trying new to me wines and craft beer.
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
The first book is always harder. You have to set the setting and create a strong foundation and it usually holds the most details.
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
If I’m not excited, my readers won’t be either. I have to make sure the ideas are fresh and I’m not producing the same plot with different names. Everyone has different struggles and obstacles as do characters in books. My job is to create those and tell a great story.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
The best advice is if you’re not feeling it or are struggling, give yourself a mental break. It’s sometimes best to take a few steps back so when you return to it you’re firing at 100%.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
On writing days, about three hours.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
They are ALL special to me! Don’t make me choose!
If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?
Again with the hard questions! I love both the St. Fleur series and my Broderick Coven, so either of those on the big screen would be wonderful. As far as actors, who ever can bring the characters alive. There are too many talented actors to pick from.
What is your definition of success?
I’m still trying to define success within my writing career. Outside of work, seeing my children thrive, not be jerks, and showing kindness tells me I haven’t failed at motherhood.
What are your social links?
St. Fleur Belles Reader Group: http://bit.ly/2bmtFmI
What are your buy links?
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