Eden Summers is a true blue Aussie, living in regional New South Wales with her two energetic young boys and a quick witted husband. In late 2010, Eden’s romance obsession could no longer be sated by reading alone, so she decided to give voice to the sexy men and sassy women in her mind. Eden can’t resist alpha dominance, dark features and sarcasm in her fictional heroes and loves a strong heroine who knows when to bite her tongue but also serves retribution with a feminine smile on her face.
1.What got you into writing / what made you sit down and actually start something? I had no idea I was born to write until I was pregnant with my son. For the first time in years, I had time to read. I fell in love with romance and became an avid reader. Soon it wasn’t enough. The thrill of turning the page was profound, but I needed more.
So I decided to start typing out the heroes I had in my mind.
2.What is a usual writing day like for you, how is it structured? I drop the kids at school and then don’t leave my keyboard unless I need coffee or a toilet break. Once my children finish school, I’m busy with them or cooking dinner etc. And my nights are dedicated to promo and replying to emails.
3.Do you get writers block? If so, how do you overcome it? I’m usually bombarded with story ideas, they don’t stop. I have books and books and books of notes on plot lines. But I do sometimes suffer from ‘writers block’. However, it usually only happens when my story is moving in the wrong direction. It’s a mental stop sign that makes me wake up to any issues. Once I figure out what the problem is, I’m good to go again.
4.Are you a plotter or panster when it comes to writing a story? Plotter. But I always stray from what I’ve planned to write. I like to break the rules 😉
5.Can you share a little of your most recent book with us? And any other books of yours, if you wish. I have two books coming out within a month. The first is Union of Sin, the second book in the Vault of Sin series. It’s based on one of the three owners of the Shot of Sin bar and the wickedly naughty sex club hidden downstairs.
The second book is a novella in my Reckless Beat rocker series. Leah, the band manager, is finally letting her hair down.
6.Apart from writing, what do you do in your spare time? Spare time? Ha! I have a part time job on top of writing full-time PLUS two young boys. Spare time is a concept I gave up on a long time ago. I even have to listen to audio books so I can clean the house, sort through swag or do other non-thinking jobs at the same time.
7.How much of your books are realistic / based on true experiences/ people? I guess each of my characters has a part of me in them. Either the humor, the insecurities, the awesomeness 😀 But most of the scenes and experiences are fiction.
8.How much research do you do when starting a story? It depends on the story. Recently, I wrote a novel (Sultry Groove) about a woman who had substantial scars from a motorbike accident. It was an extremely emotional topic to research. I’m empathic and don’t do well with gruesome pictures. I was very lucky to work with a woman who had a daughter with similar scarring. We shared tears over a coffee and I learned the ins and outs of her traumatic experience so I could make Sultry Groove as realistic as possible.
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