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 😉
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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