Ashlynn Monroe is a busy wife and mom. She enjoys writing about anything and everything paranormal or fantasy related while maintaining a career as a full time customer service professional. When she is not lovingly raising her young family, she is dreaming up her next tale of romance. She would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit her website at www.ashlynnmonroe.webs.com.
Her new book, Hidden Magic, is now available from Wild Horse Press
Ordinary is how Alexia would have described herself and her life until the day a strange magician threatens her family. Discovering that nothing that she believed about herself is true she must accept who she is. A family secret comes to light that leaves her at the mercy of her brother’s nemesis, the man that she is destined for…Hidden Magic a tale of magic, fairies, and love.
You can buy it on Amazon.com
You can buy it at Wild Horse Press
1. Why did you become a writer…was it a dream of yours since you were younger or did the desire to write happen later in your life?
I remember making up stories in my head to comfort or entertain myself as early as the 1st grade. I started writing on paper at 13. I wrote my first novel (romance of course) when I was 14, it was terrible, but my cousin’s enthusiasm for it encouraged me to keep going.
2. What was the inspiration for your latest work of fiction?
Street magicians like Chris Angel fascinate me. I love the masked magician; he shows how magic tricks happen. This story was an offspring of that interest.
3. Do you tend to base your characters on real people or are they totally from your imagination?
Total imagination, I write to get away from the reality of life.
4. What was the most interesting research you had to do for any of your books?
I am writing a series about cursed Templar Knights who are vampires. I did a lot of research about the Templar Knights and the mythology surrounding them.
5. How do you go from an idea for a book to the birth of the story? Is the process the same for every book you write?
Every book is unique. I do always start at the beginning. Often the title is the 1st part of the story that I come up with when I write a new book.
6. Do you have any advice for beginning writers on how to write a book? Do you have any advice for them regarding promoting that book once published?
Write what you love and what moves you. If you like it, chances are someone else will too. Once you receive that amazing news that a publisher has accepted your book, find inexpensive or free ways to promote yourself. Blog, guest blog, do author interviews, facebook, and tweet, go in reader and writer chats and tell everyone about your book.