Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
My name is Derek Masters and I write romance with a raging heart on! I’m a huge sports fanatic, cheering on my St. Louis Blues, St. Louis Cardinals, and Kansas City Chiefs. I’m a former professional wrestler and currently work as a correctional officer in a maximum security prison.
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
Definitely the follow up books. My mind is constantly thinking of new ideas and it can be a struggle writing a series when you have an unrelated idea you’re dying to write. This is the reason the majority of my titles are stand-alones.
What comes first? The plot or characters
They both are born at the same time, but the plot changes through the characters. My characters are constantly guiding me into directions that are far from what the plot says.
What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?
What is harder? The blurb writing, naming the book, or naming the series.
The blurb is the bane of my existence
What is your favorite memory so far as an author?
Having readers tell me they could relate to Share Me. It was my first novel and I tried to write it in a way that told the story as close to real life as possible. Hearing so many people tell me they could relate to it made it all worth it.
What is your definition of success?
To me, success is completing a book. Even if nobody ever buys it, finishing a manuscript is a huge accomplishment. With that said, I consider the book an even bigger success when readers love it!
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