Spotlight On Lucy Monroe
Lucy Monroe Spotlight Interview
With more than 8 million copies of her books in print worldwide, award winning and USA Today bestseller Lucy Monroe has published over 75 books and had her stories translated for sale all over the world. While she writes multiple subgenres of romance, all of her books are passionate, deeply emotional and adhere to the concept that love wins. A true devotee of romance, she adores sharing her love for the genre with her readers.
- How many different genres do you write?
I write several romance genres: contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance and historical romance.
- Tell us about the type of characters you love to write about.
When I'm reading, I am drawn to multidimensional characters and want to get to know them as more than just a name or placeholder in the book, so that is what I try to write. Getting to know my characters on a deeper level than will ever make it to the page is really important to me.
- Do you have a new book or series?
I have a bunch of new books out this year, two books in my Children of the Moon paranormal series and four contemporary romances, the latest being THE COST OF THEIR ROYAL FLING from Harlequin Presents. Readers can keep up on my website or by signing up for my newsletter (on the website - link below).
- Favorite quote?
Right now it is: Comparison is the act of violence against the self. - Iyanla Vazant
- What do you do when you just don’t feel like writing?
I love to learn, so I watch a lot of documentaries and online courses. I read, of course, both fiction and nonfiction and have discovered a deep love for audio books. My family are an integral part of my life, so I'll often be found doing things with one or more of them.
- What do you like to read? Do you have a favorite genre?
I love romance and mystery, but I'll read almost any genre if the story intrigues me.
- Do you have any comfort characters or characters that must go into your stories?
I've never been asked this and it's really made me stop and think. Honestly? I don't think so. Most of my male protagonists have alpha characteristics, but then a lot of my female protagonists do too. For me, character comes first and then the story, so I write the characters that are clamoring in my head to be written.
- What do you do to go beyond your comfort zone when it comes to writing and life?
For someone with agoraphobia and social phobia, most of life is beyond my comfort zone. Every trip to Target with my daughter, every time I interact on Social Media (and I try to do this daily)...I spend a lot of time pushing myself beyond what I feel is comfortable, but I also know when to turtle in and regroup and have stopped allowing guilt to plague me when I need to do so.
- Will you be attending any book signings or conventions?
Not this year. Talk to me again in 2023. lol
- What's something about you -- personality traits, habits, background, etc that has been useful in your writing?
Writing is such an all-encompassing career. It uses every bit of me, every bit of my history, my knowledge, my penchant for the creative, my ability to imagine. I would say that my need to finish things has been one of the best things for my writing because it meant I finished book after book, rather than starting and abandoning story after story. But that doesn't mean someone who follows the latter pattern won't get there in the end. We just take a different route and mine tends to be more linear.
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