#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight – S.J. Chaynie

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

My name is S.J. Chaynie, I was born and raised in a tiny town in Texas. I have been married for fourteen years and have two beautiful daughters. I recently found I enjoy writing just as much as reading, so I decided to give it a go and it turns out it’s just the escape I need to keep me from losing my sanity. I cannot live a day without sweet tea and my favorite show of all time is the Golden Girls. I’m also a true crime girl. My husband is currently building our dream home so for the last year I have been writing my books on the fly or in my “office” which consists of two TV trays shoved together to hold my computer. Life is busy and unpredictable, but I love every second with my family that supports my “dirty” books and the friends I have made in the book community. It really is the best!

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

I would say the others after because remembering what I already wrote sometimes throws me for a loop! Ha!

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I try to write tropes that people want to read and I want to challenge myself to try things out that I’ve never written.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Write when you feel like it. Don’t force it. Sometimes the words just aren’t there. Sometimes you have to take a step back and work on another project, or do some reading. The inspiration will come and that’s when you roll with it.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

It depends. Some days I don’t write at all and other days I may spend an hour or two. Whatever fits my schedule that day. I have a full time job and I’m a mom soooooo…. you get it!

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

My favorite character I have written is Easton Roy. He’s the main male character in my most recent release. Most of my books have the element of “staying away” as where Easton’s character is the opposite. He’s actively trying to win the Elle’s heart. Plus he’s a girl dad and he’s just swooonnny. He’s just a genuine character that you can’t help but love.  **Twinsie Angie also is in love with Easton Roy for that book**

What is your definition of success?

In the book world, I would say success is making a connection to people. Knowing that something you created reached the heart of someone else.

Do you have anything you want to share that didn’t fit on one of these questions?

It makes me SO happy when a reader lets me know they enjoyed my book.

What are your social links?

Facebook: S.J. Chaynie
Instagram: @authors.j.chaynie
TikTok: @authors.j.chaynie

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)


Want tickets to Writers on the River #2024?

They are available starting November 6th at Writersontheriver.com

$75 VIP Plus – 11-12 Lunch with the Authors , 12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Limited Quantity expected to sell out first day*

$50 VIP -12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Expected to sell out first day*

$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party. *Expected to sell out opening day*

$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.

$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.

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