January 21st, 2008
Writer’s Meme

1. Your genre(s)?

The genres that I’m currently writing in are: near-future dark paranormal romance, contemporary romance and dark urban fantasy. In the past, I’ve written erotic paranormal historicals, time-travels, and contemporary fantasies.

2. How many books have you completed?

Since 2002 I’ve written:

9 single titles-7 of which are sold/published

8 novellas-6 of which are sold/published

My first mm releases is in November. I have a category book coming out March 1st. I’m in the process of finishing my tenth single title now and have a second one due Sept 1st.

3. How many books are you working on now?

I can only work on 1 book at a time.

4. Are you a linear or chunk writer?


5. The POV you’re most partial to?

I’m partial to third person POV with multiple characters, but I’ve recently started writing in first person. I think once I get the hang of it that I’ll really enjoy it.

6. The theme that keeps cropping up in your books?

Two things pop up repeatedly in my books: Things are never as they seem and the characters are never who they think they are (ie their pasts are always a lie).

7. How many days a week do you write?

5 or 6 days a week, depending on how productive I am during the week.

8. What time of day do you get your best writing done?

I actually get my best writing done in the afternoon from 1 to 5:30/6:00pm. Used to do my best work at night, but that changed a few years ago. I WISH I could write productively in the morning, but I’m barely breathing then. *ggg*

9. Who are your inspirations?

Lynn Viehl, and not just because she’s an amazing writer. She’s also a reluctant mentor to me. 😉

10. Who are your favorite authors to read? (different from mentors)

Patricia Briggs, Lora Leigh, Matthew Reilly, Simon Green, Rob Thurman, Jeaniene Frost, PC Cast, Angela Knight, Charlie Huston, Raymond Chandler, Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Charlaine Harris, Christine Feehan, Jim Butcher, Karen Chance, LKH (I’ve only recently started reading her work. I’m on book five or something like that.), Carrie Vaughn, Stephanie Laurens, Lisa Kleypas, Celeste Anwar, Michelle Pillow, Mandy Roth, Amelia Elias, and Christine Warren. (And so many, many more.) I also read a ton of graphic novels and manga. Too many to list the authors.

4 comments to “Writer’s Meme”

  1. Ooo. Blog fodder! *g*

  2. Have you ever tried your hand at doing a YA novel, Jordan?

  3. Charli, Yep. 😉

  4. Bernard, The short answer is no, but I did start a couple of stories that I’d planned to be YA. One has moved into adult and the other is sounding a little young to me. I do plan to try again at some point in the future.