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Today, find out more about LINKED.
LINKED by Judy Serrano, Paranormal Romance, 265 pp., $10.99 (paperback) $2.99 (kindle)
Author: Judy Serrano
Genre: Paranormal Romance
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR
What initially got you interested in writing? I have been writing since I could pick up a pencil. I always loved poetry, and writing has been sort of an emotional release for me ever since I can remember.
How did you decide to make the move into being a published author? Deciding to become a published author was one of the most terrifying choices I have ever made. I had a teacher in college who asked me why I hadn’t published. After a long talk with her, and a long talk with my family, I decided to give it a try. It was a dream that I was always afraid to pursue. I could not be happier that I leapt into that pool.
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works? I want them to be able feel like they are in the same world as my main characters. My characters have a vulnerability that I think my readers relate to. I want them to take away a feeling of hope, love, romance, and fantasy.
What do you find most rewarding about writing? I love to travel in my imagination and live the life that my heroes/heroines live. I drive nice cars, wear expensive clothes, and have handsome men fighting over me on a daily basis. What can be more rewarding than that.
What do you find most challenging about writing? For me, the biggest challenge is finding the time. As a teacher, I grade essays. A lot. It can be a challenge for me to find quiet time to simply sit and write. My youngest son is on his way to college this year, so it looks like time will be opening up. Bittersweet.
What advice would you give to people who want to enter the field? Write what you love and love what you write. Do it because you love it. Writing is a hard field to get into, as are all creative fields, so be prepared to work hard and research the kind of publishing you are interested in pursuing.
What ways can readers connect with you?
Website – www.JudySerrano.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/JudySerranoAuthor/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/AuthorJSerrano
Barnes and Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Judy+Serrano?_requestid=358183
for that dreaded parent-teacher conference. With much preparation and
anxiety, she encounters the unforgettable Charlie Cross. His charm and
good looks, win her over but rumors of his involvement with organized
crime make his continued disappearances disturbing. In walks Heathcliff
Vanderpool, creating a love triangle of unusual sorts. Unknown to
Daphne, Heathcliff and Charlie are old friends: Older than she could
have imagined. With Charlie away on business, Daphne and Heathcliff
discover a passion between them lying beneath the surface. As their
souls link, pulling away from Charlie becomes next to impossible. Will
his involvement in organized crime consume them both before she’s able
to get free? When you become “linked,” the choice may not be your own.
and was an adjunct professor at a local college. Currently she teaches
high school English and is a freelance writer for certain on-line
publications. Judy also writes romantic suspense and paranormal romance
novels. She is the author of The Easter’s Lilly Series,The Linked Series, and Ivy Vines, Visions.
Although originally from New York, Judy resides in Texas
with her husband, four boys, four dogs and now two cats. She sings and
plays guitar when she has time and enjoys singing with her very musical
family in church when she is able.
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