Author Interview and Giveaway!

Author Interview

I had a great time this week fostering S.M. Phillips for #FosterAnAuthor3!  I loved interviewing her and learning about this new to me author!

Thank you so much for being here and doing this interview for Obsessive Book Whore!

OBW: How long on average does it take you to write a book?

Steph: Right now that can vary. My youngest hates it when I get the laptop out, but I can usually write a book anywhere between 6-12 weeks.

OBW: What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

Steph: I used to research quite a lot, but then I realised my mind wandered and I’d end up on Facebook or watching YouTube tutorials, so now I research only when I have too. I like to make things up as I go a lot too.

OBW: Do you have a favorite book or author quote?

Steph: My favourite book of all time is Harry Potter. I always re-read it every year and my favourite quote is ‘always.’

OBW: What is your favorite movie?

Steph: Dirty Dancing and Beauty & the Beast.

OBW: What is the first book that made you cry?

Steph: New Moon when Edward left and I’m not ashamed to say I had full on ugly cry tears on a packed out tram on the way home from work.

OBW: How many hours a day do you write?

Steph: I don’t usually go off hours, but I always aim to hit between 3-6k words a day. If I manage that then I’m a happy lady.

OBW: If you were to date one of your characters, who would it be and why?

Steph: Oh, this is hard. If I had to choose it would be Max Wild as he was the first Alpha that I unleashed into the world. But my bad boy Jensen Blake comes a close second! 

OBW: How do you select the names of your characters?

Steph: As strange as this may sound they just come to me as I write.

OBW: What is a must have while your writing?

Steph: Coffee, coffee and lots more coffee. Can you tell I’m obsessed with Coffee?

OBW: Ahhhhh, a girl after my own heart. ❤

OBW: Do you have any interesting writing quirks? 

Steph: I like to write by hand and then type it all up.

OBW: Where do you find your inspiration for your books and characters?

Steph: Inspiration can hit me at any time. My current project came to me while I was putting my youngest to bed and I had to run downstairs to quickly jot it down.

OBW: What book have you recently read that you would highly recommend?

Steph: I have just finished reading Girls and Boys by M.B Feeney. It’s a perfect nostalgia read taking you right back to the heart of the 90’s.

OBW: What is your favorite genre to read?

Steph: Romance. I’m an absolute sucker for a happy ending.

OBW: Do you have any hobbies?

Steph: Yes, I love to Netflix and chill and I love to see my girls too.

OBW: Halloween is just around the corner…what is your favorite sinful treat?

Steph: Chocolate covered pretzels.

OBW: Where can people stalk you?

Steph: Please feel free to stalk me on any of the following social platforms… the more the better as I love me some stalkers 😉

Website |Facebook | Facebook Group | Twitter | Instagram

Thank you so much for putting up with all my questions.  Book whores, check out S.M. Phillips and be sure to enter the giveaway.  Hurry, it ends soon!


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Day 1 of Fostering 3 Authors.

I am participating in Foster an Author 3 this year and couldn’t be happier! This is a great program. If you aren’t familiar it was started 3 years ago to help bloggers and authors get together and support and promote each other.

I have three wonderful authors I am fostering for the week, Anne Mercier, S.M. Phillips, and Chiah Wilder. Here’s a little bit about them.

Anne Mercier


I was born and raised in Wisconsin and still live here today.

I’m an avid reader who gets inspired by reading the stories from my favorite authors as well as listening to various types of music. I am a huge fan of music, chocolate, fruit, desserts, autumn, M. Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold, and Milo Ventimiglia. Through my books, I am proudly creating new Avenged Sevenfold and Milo Ventimiglia fans one reader at a time.

“The best part of being an author, to me, is being able to take the reader to that one place they long to go when they need to escape reality. Knowing I can do that, for even one reader, makes what I do worthwhile.” ~ Anne Mercier


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S.M. Phillips


S.M Phillips is a fun loving mum from Manchester. When she’s not busy writing, you’ll most likely find her head buried deep inside her kindle with a cup of coffee in hand. Talk to her when she’s reading and things could get pretty colourful, pretty fast, just ask her Hubby.

She is a lover of chocolate, especially if it has peanut butter inside and loves a good cocktail or two. She often wonders if she should spend more time buying shoes, but then she remembers her never ending TBR list and realises that money can be spent on more important things…Books.

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Chiah Wilder

Chiah Wilder is the author of the successful Insurgents MC series.

Chiah’s love of bad boys has inspired her Insurgents series. She loves an alpha male whose softer side is brought out by a passionate, spirited woman. Steamy, biker romances with rough, sexy bad boys are her guilty pleasure along with brownies, cheddar cheese, and movie marathons.

She is busy writing her next book in the series.

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