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 Wade Kelly
Wade Kelly lives and writes in conservative, small-town America on the east coast where it’s not easy to live free and open in one’s beliefs. Wade writes passionately about controversial issues and strives to make a difference by making people think. Wade does not have a background in writing or philosophy, but still draws from personal experience to ponder contentious subjects on paper. There is a lot of pain in the world and people need hope. When not writing, she is thinking about writing, and more than likely scribbling ideas on sticky notes in the car while playing “taxi driver” for her three children. She likes snakes, can’t spell, and has a tendency to make people cry.
Tell us about something about you (not included in your normal author bio) that maybe not everyone knows about you.
I refer to myself as an extroverted introvert. LOL. Although I do admit to be progressing toward extrovert, I do have many introverted qualities. I NEED alone time! I have to have quiet to regroup and recharge. I often room alone at conventions because I need some space to decompress after lots of talking and stimulation. Other than that, I am a very social person who likes to talk and hug often!
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 am writing a series now. My Roommate’s A Jock? Well, Crap! was the first book in my JOCK Series. It was published in Dec 2012. Book 2 came out Dec 2015. Yes, there is three years between them, but I am a slow writer and wasn’t planning to continue this series until the story just popped into my head. I think they are harder to write than stand alone because you have to consider the information in the previous novel, and often foreshadow the next. There is more to consider.
Where do you do most of your writing?
Lately, on my couch.
What are you currently reading? Any suggestions for your favorite books (beside your own, of course)?
I am into audio books, so I am listening to Dark Horse White Knight by Josh Lanyon. Favorites include: The Adrien English Series by Josh Lanyon, Sinner’s Gin Series by Rhys Ford, American Love Songs by Ashlyn Kane, The Locker Room by Amy Lane, Widdershins Series by Jordan Hawk
Do you feel that this genre is growing? And what do you contribute to that growth or decline?
Yes, it is growing. I think it has to do with acceptance of same sex relationships instead of treating them as a disease. I think the more people that read LGBT stories, the more demand will be generated.
What is the most surprising thing you have learned about writing?
That it isn’t easy and it takes perseverance. You can’t give up when things aren’t flowing. You just have to push on.
What are you working on now?
I’m writing the 4th book in my JOCK Series. Book 2 came out in Dec 2015 – No! Jocks Don’t Date Guys. Book 3 (Back Off! That’s My Jock) has been submitted to Dreamspinner Press and I hope to hear back soon about a contract. I’m also gearing up to promote Bankers’ Hours as it releases from Dreamspinner Press March 25th!
What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?
Watch a movie with my family. Lately, we’ve been watching episodes of the X-Files together. 🙂
Tell us about the highest HIGH and lowest LOW in your career so far. How has it changed you?
Lowest low was after my first novel released and I hoped for huge sales and great reviews! Um, apparently they do not come easily! I was delusional about the business. It is VERY HARD! And when you start out with a book about gay suicide, recognition doesn’t come easily. Highest high came when writing Bankers’ Hours in the summer of 2015. I wrote it in 9 weeks. This was the first time something flowed so easily and I proved to myself I CAN write a novel in a short amount of time. Most of mine have taken a year to write. Finishing this one was thrilling! My career has changed because I’ve learned how to be more dedicated in writing and more organized. Writing EVERYDAY is very important! Over time, I have also learned to let go of bad reviews. In the beginning, they were crushing! Now, I have to think of them as differing opinions. Everyone has their own opinions. I can’t take them personally!
Enter the giveaway!! You could win a Kindle from the Twinsies or one of the great prizes donated by our featured authors during the MM March Madness Celebration!!
Wade Kelly has donated an eBook from my back list. Really anything I’ve written so far that someone would like a copy of.
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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!!
Much Love from the Twinsies!!! Angie, Brenda, Deb, Kelly, Kristi, Jen, Jo, and Melinda!!!