Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself?
I'm one of those writers who can honestly say I've been writing since I was young. I loved to read and writing my own stories was a natural extension of that. I live on a quiet street in a village in western New York with a tiny view of a lake from my office window. I have a wonderful, supportive husband who is happy to tell everyone that he's my inspiration.
If you could be one of your characters - Who would you be? And why?
That's a tough one, but I'd have to say Annie Shane from Bad to the Bone in Secrets Vol 24, Surrender to Seduction. Like me, Annie was a good girl, living a safe and relatively boring life. But Annie decided to change and live her life by asking "What would a bad girl do?" As much as I'd love to be brave enough to live like that, I usually only let my bad girl out in my writing.
What's your favorite genre to read?
Romance - all kinds, all sub-genres. If it's not romance, it's probably a mystery or thriller.
What do you do on a typical writing day?
LOL what's a typical writing day? I have a full-time day job, so during the week I'm often editing pages I wrote the night before during my lunch hour. My husband works nights, so when he leaves after dinner, I have a couple hours to write before my eyes get too tired. On the weekends, I am usually able to write for several hours each day (between all those chores and errands and e-mails)
Can you please give us a sneak peek at any of your upcoming books?
I have a novella coming out in January 2009 with Red Sage Presents titled Dark Angel.
Disfigured in an accident that killed his wife, reclusive photographer, Rafael D'Angelo wants to be left alone amid rumors the car crash was no accident. Julie Brightman has been secretly in love with her sister's husband for years. When a violent thunderstorm strands her at his secluded house, she discovers the man in the mask is not the Rafe she remembers. Trapped together, their happiness is threatened by the past that haunts them and the secrets they keep from each other.
Please tell us what you have planned next?
I've written a futuristic BDSM novel that's with my editor right now. I hope she loves it.
If she does, I hope to write a few more stories that take place in the same world.
In 5 years, where do you see yourself? -In general and in you're writing career
I hope to still be writing erotic romance in 5 years. Hopefully I've been able to leave the dreaded day job behind and write full time. Ideally, I'll still be writing short stories and novellas, and longer books as well, sharing even more stories with my readers.
What is the best and worst advice you have ever received?
Don't give up was the best advice I've ever received. I've had my share of rejections, and even did stop writing for a while, but once I started writing again I haven't looked back.
The worst advice, for me, was to focus on one type of book as a way to hone my skills and break into a tough, specific market. I sold once I decided to try new things and submitted to several different publishers. I sold to three of them within a few months.
Do you outline your books or just start writing?
I definitely do not outline. However, I do try to have an idea of my characters, story premise and dark moment before I start writing. So many wonderful things happen once I start writing that I could never imagine beforehand. That's one of the magical things about writing.
What was your first published work and when was it published?
It was a Halloween Quickie from Ellora's Cave titled Nothing to Fear and was published in October 2007. It is still available as an e-book and is also part of a print anthology called Taboo Treats.
What would be the best way for readers contact you? Do you have a website? Email address? MySpace site? Blog? Message Board? Group?
I'd love to hear from readers - my e-mail address is email@example.com
Check out all my books on my website: http://www.natashamoore.com
Be my friend on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/natashamoorewriter
Leave a comment on my Blog: http://natasha-moore.blogspot.com/
Join my Yahoo Group (newsletter): firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for this opportunity Natasha! It's been great getting to know you.
Interviewed by Tammie King