This series is a paranormal romance. Writing in the paranormal genre expands the world of possibilities. And while I wouldn’t say that I necessarily believe that werewolves and vampires exist, I do believe in the paranormal and extrasensory perception and I think that what most of us see and experience on earth is not all that’s out there. As a kid I used to see and interact with spirits in the house that I grew up in, so it’s always been a normal part of life for me.
What do you find most challenging about the writing process, and how do you deal with it?
My greatest challenge is finding the time to sit down and write! I have a demanding job that leaves me with very little time to write at all. I tend to write stories out in my head during the day while I’m running around doing other things, and then when I finally find space to sit down at my laptop, I basically regurgitate everything that’s in my head as fast as I can possibly type it out.
When and where do you do your writing?
In bed late at night.
What have you learned about promoting your books?
That I’m terrible at it and I hate it.
What are you most proud of as a writer?
I’ve always written for fun and for my own private amusement, mostly, so the greatest joy and pride for me in sharing some of the things that I’ve written has been the friends that I’ve made through the sharing process, and most especially, seeing friendships come about between my readers, because creating something that resonates with others is awesome, but seeing readers positively connect with one another over something that resonates with them both that I had some small part in is outstanding.
If you could have dinner with any writer, living or dead, who would it be and what would you talk about?
My mind always goes straight to Albert Camus with this question, because The Stranger is my favorite book of all time, and boy, would I love to talk Absurdism with Camus over some wine. I’d probably end up wanting to make out with him by the second glass, though, and that just wouldn’t be right. Next my mind goes right to Anais Nin, because I obsessively read her diaries years ago and find her to be such a fascinating human being and female writer on so many levels. I’d for sure wind up sleeping with her—and probably while we were still at the dinner table.
So ultimately, I’d have to pick dinner with Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, because what a man and what a life! I couldn’t pass up an opportunity to shake that man’s hand and give him a solid hug—even though he’d totally spit on my American lifestyle and fluffy werewolf smut-writing (;p I just wouldn’t mention anything about myself over dinner). The Gulag Archipelago and Cancer Ward are literary works that will haunt a reader forever, and I classify them among the greatest contributions to the world that any writer has ever made.
Hettie Ivers loves to tell stories—the more twisty, darkly humorous and smutty, the better! A workaholic insomniac with an overly active imagination, Hettie began writing as a distraction from the real life corporate mergers that were giving her nightmares.
As a dog lover and lover of hot men, she thought it'd be fun to write about both—combined into one paranormal package. Hettie favors stories in which realistic, relatable characters must navigate fantastical, larger-than-life circumstances. She's a sucker for sexy antiheroes, underdogs, and flawed protagonists, and she enjoys fresh spins on classic tropes with a sprinkling of satire.
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