Jill Monroe

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Interview By: Night Owl Romance

Date: February 06, 2017

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Hi Jill! Thanks for coming and sharing your life and books with us. What is "T&A: Revelations of a Romance Novel Heroine" about?

Annalise is trapped in a romance novel. At least she thinks she is. Her hero? The hot CEO billionaire the author keeps throwing at her. All Annalise wants is to figure out what kind of romance she's in and how to get out of it. Stat! But then she begins to fall for Theo. Will the author write this sexy hero out of the book?

What should readers expect from you titles?

A sensual and fun standalone read with a few surprises.

What's your writing process like?

My goal is 2,000 words a day with the weekends off. If I didn't meet my word count during the week, I'll write on Saturday and Sunday. If I'm edging close to a deadline - then it's hot tea and the keyboard all day.

Which authors do you follow religiously?

Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, PC and Kristin Cast, Judith McNaught, Vi Keeland and I could go on and on.

That's awesome. I also follow Gena and Kresley when it comes to their paranormal romance stuff. Gena Showalter was actually one of the first authors I shared with readers back in 2004.

What books have you analyzed to help grow yourself as an author?

Stephen King's On Writing is a must read for any author. Although I do cling to my adverbs!

What's next for you as an author?

I'm very excited to for Book 2 of my Revelations series - Revelations of a Romance Novel Rival. I wasn't expecting to write Serena's story next but she butted in like a jerk. Guess that's why rivals in our romance novels are so infuriating.

What is your favorite way to procrastinate?

I love to scroll through Pinterest pinning things I know I'll never make. But I can dream...

Getting a book to market often takes a village. Who has helped you on the way?

This could be a huge LONG list, but if it's just one it would be my best friend and critique partner, Gena Showalter. Always there for a massive plotting session or a delicious cheesecake!

Do you have a favorite or interesting reader meet moment?

Years ago I'd interview authors (along with Gena Showalter) for our YouTube "show" called Author Talk. It was a blast! Someone told me I sounded in person EXACTLY how I sounded on the Internet. I'm not sure if that's good or bad, but I'm going to go with good.

If you could travel to another time, would you choose past or future or would you stick where you are at? And Why?

I am a history buff, so I'd love to go back to solve a few unanswered questions, but I wouldn't want to stay long. I appreciate my creature comforts waaaay too much.

What's a writing day like for you?

Walk the dog. Write. Play with he dog. Write. Have a snack while my dog stares me down. Write. Sit on the couch with my dog's head on my lap while I try to write.

Are you an introvert or extrovert?

I *used* to be an extrovert. But now that I spend most of my day writing I suspect I've forgotten how to talk to people.

What technological advancement could you not live without?

Well, Google is a writer's best friend!

It's been awesome having you over.

Many thanks to Night Owl Reviews!!

Anything else you would love to share?

Thank you so much for joining us. Writing can be a very solitary business and I love to share moments with readers.