Now, it's true that Felice does not write mystery or crime, but look. Nobody's perfect. What she does write is charming and heartwarming male/male romance. Her books are hugely popular--and with good reason. But more to the point, Felice is one of the nicest, most generous -- and genuine -- people you'll meet in this biz.
So without further adieu...Felice Stevens.
Readers may not know that your day official day job title is Legal Eagle. I find it interesting that a lot of authors have a legal background. Why do you think that is? Do you think that some of the skills that make for a good lawyer make for a good writer?
Do you eat breakfast? Did you know it's the most important meal of the day? What's your favorite breakfast food?
I have to eat more oatmeal! So we've established that you rock thecontemporary male/male romance genre. Is there another genre or sub-genre you'd kinda, sorta like to try but haven't quite worked up the nerve yet?
Name three of your all-time favorite childhood books. Do you think those stories influenced your own writing? How so?
Note from Josh -- Well, it could!
FS Continued: As for single books, I loved the Wind in the Willows, Alice in Wonderland (I had to learn that "Jabberwocky" poem by heart and recite it for 5th grade English) and the original Wizard of Oz. As a teenager I fell in love with the Mary Stewart romantic suspense books. My love of reading is all thanks to my father. He was a prolific reader.
What is with so many teachers insisting their pupils memorize "Jabberwocky"? It's not like is going to prove eventually useful in an argument. I know. I've tried to use it. As for the rest, the original Oz series is crazy imaginative--and probably not very PC, come to think of certain installments, but I remember being enthralled as a kid. And Mary Stewart! I love your taste in reading. Anywhoooo... Congratulations on being the first M/M author to be invited to take part in Amazon Kindle Worlds. Did you want to tell the at-home viewers a little bit about that?
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Yeah, because anything else truly is unacceptable in one's life partner. AGREED.What do you love most about writing? What do you like least?
Well said, and I second all of that. This is a business that makes people crazy. But then you have to be inclined that way to want to write in the first place.
Anyway, moving on.Fashion magazines always ask this critical question: What is the one cosmetic or grooming tool you cannot live without? And do you have any idea why all these fashion models are always pretending the one tool they can't live without is their EYEBROW GROOMER?
What do you think is the most important thing to remember when creating fully realized main characters?
Uh, yes. And plus if everyone made the right choice to start with, there would be no plot.
Do you consider yourself to be religious -- or even just spiritual? It's always a balance, but do you feel your work reflects your own feelings about faith and belief?
Ha!What are you working on now? What's out next?
ne or two. Ha!Favorite cocktail?
I KNEW THAT.You've managed to build a pretty respectable backlist in record time. What's your secret? Do you have one particular book you're most proud of or pleased with?