MM MARCH MADNESS!!
Twinsie Talk is proud to present the 3rd Annual MM March Madness – a month to focus on the M/M, F/F, M/M/F, M/F/M authors. We love these books and want to share it with the rest of the world. Each day we will post an interview. We will also include any reviews that we have done on these books as well as links to the books.
Our hope is that you will love this genre as much as we do! <3
Today is devoted to Sloan Johnson
Sloan Johnson is a big city girl trapped in a country girl’s life. While she longs for the hustle and bustle of New York City or Las Vegas, she hasn’t yet figured out how to sit on the deck with her morning coffee, watching the deer and wild turkeys in the fields while surrounded by concrete and glass. When she was three, her parents received their first call from the principal asking them to pick her up from school. Apparently, if you aren’t enrolled, you can’t attend classes, even in Kindergarten. The next week, she was in preschool and started plotting her first story soon after. Later in life, her parents needed to do something to help their socially awkward, uncoordinated child come out of her shell and figured there was no better place than a bar on Wednesday nights. It’s a good thing they did because this is where she found her love of reading and writing. Who needs socialization when you can sit alone in your bedroom with a good book? Now, Sloan is a tattooed mom with a mohawk and two kids. She’s been kicked out of the PTA in two school districts and is no longer asked to help with fundraisers because she’s been known to lose herself with a good book and forget she has somewhere to be.
Tell us about something about you (not included in your normal author bio) that maybe not everyone knows about you.
I’ve held just about every job out there short of neurosurgeon. Before realizing that I could actually do something with my writing, I bounced from one job to the next, trying to figure out why I didn’t have a dream job that just fit.
There’s been a trend in writing a series. How do you feel about series? Do you write them? Do you think they are easier or harder?
I love writing them. I think the hardest thing about writing a series is knowing when it’s time to move on. As a reader, I almost always come to a point where I’ve enjoyed my time with a group of characters, but I’m ready for something new. As an author, I try to keep that feeling in mind.
Where do you do most of your writing?
Either on the couch or in my alcove. I can’t write in any public places because there are far too many distractions.
What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for your favorite books (beside your own, of course)?
I just finished Save of the Game by Avon Gale. I absolutely love that series! I’m also a huge fan of THIRDS by Charlie Cochet and just about anything by Renae Kaye, Keira Andrews, Leta Blake, Andrew Grey, and Christina Lee.
Do you feel that this genre is growing? And what do you contribute to that growth or decline?
I absolutely feel the genre is growing. I’d like to think that those of us who write both m/f and m/m are helping that growth because readers of one series will pick up the other and realize that m/m stories are absolutely amazing. I know that’s how I found m/m as a reader.
What is the most surprising thing you have learned about writing?
That getting the story on paper is the easiest part. Some days, it seems like pulling teeth, but it’s everything after “The End” that’s hard.
What are you working on now?
I have quite a bit in the works. This year has been very good to me and I’m looking forward to not only continuing the Homeruns series, but also introducing the Home in the Heartland series this month with Never Too Late. Dax: My life ended six years ago. No, really. I was dead on the side of the road following a gruesome motorcycle accident. From what I’ve been told, it’s only because of one stubborn man that I have another chance to make something of my life. I no longer hate him for screwing up what I thought I wanted. I want to thank him. NEED to tell him what his actions mean to me. Now, I’m headed back to the town I’ve never set foot in even though it’s a huge part of my life. I’m not thrilled about that, but the job offers haven’t exactly been flowing in. They’ll probably think I’m crazy, because there’s no way I won’t be able to look at every guy I walk past, wondering if he’s the one who saved me. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28100264-never-too-late Michael: My entire life, I wanted to save lives. I’d earned a full-ride scholarship and had been accepted to med schools across the country. I was so close to making those dreams a reality until the night held a dying man in my arms. I’ve never been able to get the images of his lifeless body caked in mud out of my head. Even when the paramedics tried to take over trying to save him, I couldn’t let go. I never let go. Eventually, my guilt over not doing more cost me everything but my son. And now, I worry I’ll lose him if I don’t get it together. I’ve often thought that if I could find him, maybe I could get some closure and finally get my life back on track. Now he’s here and I’m more of a mess than ever. Once the truth comes out, will he keep trying to save me or will he realize that it’s too late?
What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?
Curl up and watch a movie with the kids and husband.
Tell us about the highest HIGH and lowest LOW in your career so far. How has it changed you?
The highest high had to be when a reader sent me an email thanking me for making him feel normal. I won’t go into too many details, but he told me how my characters resonated with him on a very personal level and let him know that he was okay. There’s no greater feeling than that. As for the lows, I prefer to not dwell on them. The only thing that sticks in my mind is writing a book I loved and receiving a lot of backlash for it. The silver lining there is I wrote the story as I saw it in my mind, knowing it’d be a hot button for people for various reasons, but I didn’t let that stop me.
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A big THANK YOU to all of the authors participating in our month long celebration!! We appreciate all that you do!!! MUAH!!
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