Hello sweet listeners!
Join us as we chat with the lovely Lyla Grace about her 'baby' Whatever She Wants, which is the first in her newly revamped standalone series.
Listen in as we talk about switching the norms on a familiar troupe, how to set the mood when writing, and why new romance authors should not give up on their writing.
Be sure to check out Lyla Grace after our podcast at the following links below!
Facebook Author Page: http://bit.ly/lylagraceFB
Lyla’s Reader Group: http://bit.ly/lylagraceRG
Lyla Grace writes contemporary romance that is filled with emotion and a whole lot of steam. Her heroines are strong and feisty, and her heroes are sweet and sexy.
Lyla loved reading as a child and really fell in love with books while reading the Babysitter’s Club. The series spurred her love of writing leading her to create her own series as a kid – “Best Friend’s Forever.” In 2018, at the insistence of her husband, she clicked publish on her first romance novel – Whatever She’s Got.
Growing up watching soap operas, Lyla has always had a flair for the dramatic and a love of all things romance.
She lives in the state where they swear there is more than corn, with her husband and son. She’s an iced coffee addict and loves Swedish Fish. While her heart belongs to romance, she loves curling up on the couch with a good, or bad, horror movie.
Join us for this sweet interview with Bitzsoi!
We quickly bonded over our love for the classic movie Beyond the Lights, before talking about learning how become more descriptive within those sometimes steamy stories.
Find out more about her first book, Medicinal Love, by visiting her at the links below!
I'm an inspiring author who currently writes contemporary interracial romance since I'm in an interracial marriage myself. I have the first book of my Medicinal Love series, Oxytocin on Wattpad right now and I'm currently writing on the second book, Vena Cava. I'm quite surprised that it is doing so well on Wattpad but I praise the Lord above for that. I have dreams to be published but as of right now, I just take the time to put words on paper and also trying to get my name out there. I'm amazed at how many romance writers there are out there and I can't wait to be a bigger part of the romance author's world.
All the from the UK, Eve Riley joins The Stories Station to talk about her debut novel The Refusal, that will be released this Spring!
We also talked about the never ending possibilities and setbacks that authors face when writing a story. Find out what advice Eve has for fellow writers when it comes to those unexpected setbacks and more in this inspiring episode!
This week I sat down with Rebecca Hefner, author of the 'Prevent the Past' trilogy!
Listen as we discuss finding a team to help get your books reading for distribution and how Rebecca's love of physics from her childhood led to the time travel, science fiction romance writing that she is becoming known for by her many readers today.
Rebecca Hefner grew up in Western NC and now calls the Hudson River of NYC home. In her youth, she would sneak into her mother's bedroom and read the romance novels stashed on the bookshelf, cementing her love of HEAs. A huge Buffy and Star Wars fan, she loves an epic fantasy and a surprise twist (Luke, he IS your father). Before becoming an author, Rebecca had a successful twelve-year medical device sales career. After launching her own indie publishing company, she is now a full-time author who loves writing strong, complex characters who find their HEAs.
Join her on the social medias down below!
Facebook @ rebeccahefnerauthor
Goodreads @ Rebecca Hefner
Instagram @ rebeccahefner
Tik Tok @ rebeccahefnerauthor
Twitter @ RebHefnerAuthor
This week's author is the incredible Tia Sirrah!
Listening in as she breaks the mold for our Smooch Ratings, gives advice to author's struggling to finish their series and explains why there is no disclaimer for her first novel, Broken.
Tia Sirrah is a romance author who writes interracial love stories. On her thirty-ninth birthday, Tia decided to make a bucket list titled Things to Do Before Forty. Number one on that bucket list was: Write and publish your first full-length novel. Fast forward to one and a half years later, and Tia has self-published three novels and is currently working on her fourth.
An introvert at heart with an overactive imagination, writing has been a hobby since Tia was a little girl. She loves to create stories about flawed people and their unfiltered journeys that eventually lead to their happily ever afters.
Tia currently resides in Northern California with her husband and two children. She graduated from California State University – Hayward with a B.A. Degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing.
Follow her for more up to date news over on the social media platforms below!
Join us again as we chat with Brookley Mosley!
She has written well over 20 Urban Romance books to date and during this episode talks about how a novella can quickly turn into a full novel.
We also got the run down on her writing process and some great advice for new authors that may be struggling a bit to get that story done!
Brookelyn wrote her first short story when she was a sophomore in high school. Back then she discovered how using her experience as a teen living in Brooklyn to create romantic shorts was just as exciting to her as retail shopping and going on dates. After starting her first semester of college two years later, Brookelyn's creative writing became more of a hobby and something to do to escape the stress of midterms and finals. Now in her 30s as a freelance copywriter, pinning short stories and novellas is her everything. While her experience with writing has evolved for the better, her undying love for creating fiction remains unchanged. Brookelyn's focus is on creating contemporary women's fiction with characters based in urban settings. Her stories chronicles the emotional journeys and erotic experiences of women today through her characters and the scenarios they're thrown in.
The motivation behind her brand of writing has a lot to do with what she discovered storytelling provided for her - an escape. Her goal with her work is to create characters and urban worlds that offer a great escape for fiction readers looking for a break from the daily grind of adulting and who prefer to relax with good books and short stories. When she's not freelancing, doing Yoga, or showing her husband and son lots of love, she can be found sitting at her computer desk, with legs folded, and a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine) at arm's reach as she types or edits her latest short or novella.
Join us this week as we chat with the CEO of The Divine Legacy Publishing, Amanda Chambers!
In this episode we talk about creating a community for independent authors, Amanda's record breaking writing goal for this year, and her hopes for virtual book clubs.
Amanda Chambers was born in Baltimore, Maryland but moved to North Carolina as a teenager so she has the grit of a northerner, but the charm of a southern belle. She knew she had a love for fiction when, at an early age, she discovered her mother’s romance novels and began sneaking to read them.
Turning a passion for reading into a love for the written word, Amanda’s life has revolved around writing. She began writing short stories in grade school and pursued a degree in English at East Carolina University. She then received a Masters of Arts in English from North Carolina Central University. In March 2016, Amanda decided to finish the novel she began in 2008. In August 2016 she released Ember's Flame, under the pseudonym Serendipity, and it quickly shot to the number one spot on the Amazon African American Erotica list. This book was the catalyst in Amanda creating Divine Legacy Publishing, LLC.
Amanda has since released books under her given name, most notably the first book in a children's series based on her daughter, Brooke.
She plans to continue writing romance under Serendipity and children's books under Amanda Chambers.
To connect more with Amanda as well as purchasing her latest works, visit authorserendipity.com today!
For this episode of The Stories Station, we had the pleasure of chatting with Jennifer Robinson, poet and the author of In The Likeness of Truth
When Jennifer Robinson was 19, she started journaling. Over the next few years, she filled over 30 composition notebooks with her thoughts, feelings and poetry. She started sharing some of her poems on social media and it was then that she discovered people could connect to her emotions. The decision to share her work wasn't easy. As beautifully stated by the author herself, "My writing is an extension of my heart, mind and soul. It's deep. It's meaningful. It's intimate."
Get to know more about Jennifer Robinson and purchase her stories over at authorjenniferrobinson.com!
This week we sat down with Javonda Robinson, author of His Gal!
Listen in as we discuss her debut book, His Gal, breakout characters during the story writing process and how breaking free of 'The Superwoman Syndrome' is oh so very necessary.
Javonda Robinson, a Georgia peach through and through developed an early love for reading. With encouragement from her parents, a teacher, and a childhood friend, she began to write poetry and found that writing was a great way to see life differently and explore various scenarios without causing trouble. Many of her poems written were about empowering and uplifting people of color.
In college, Javonda began to embrace her twisted sense of humor and at times she wrote poetry demonstrating it. While attending college, educating today’s youth, and raising a family with her husband, she would write sporadically but remained an avid reader. However, while reading she would rewrite the stories and eventually was lovingly dared by her husband to write a book. She took him up on the dare and released her first book in late 2020.
Javonda has already begun to work on a second novel and has a collection of short stories she aspires to release. She endeavors to create stories that readers can connect with but also become engrossed in and be entertained.
You can find out more about Javonda Robinson by visiting her website: authorjavondarobinson.com
Daneal Brown is this week's featured guest!
Sit down and take a listen to this episode as we talk about character's not waiting for you to find the time to write their stories, his latest book, Mischief Island as well as his debut book, Juicebox: The Book of Shaun.
Daneal Brown has been creative all of his life, but he didn’t start focusing his creativity on writing until he began attending high school in Atlanta, GA. His writing started out as poetry, which later became raps. Being a huge rap music fan, Daneal tried his hands at many rap styles, but storytelling became his signature style. His love for storytelling intensified in college when he was a student at Grambling State University.
After graduating and entering the real world, Daneal got away from writing his tales, but his writing was revived after seeing a writing challenge on Facebook. He hopes that his writing takes people into a zone where they lose themselves and rekindle lost emotions. When asked his writing style, he said it’s out the box, spontaneous, entertaining, and he doesn’t plan on sticking to one genre.
Check out more about Daneal Brown by visiting his website: authordanealbrown.com
The Stories Station sat down with the inspiring MakiStar, as they repped putting pineapples on their pizza and told us what stories resonated the most with them growing up.
Makistar is a Self Published Author and Body Love Coach who believes in spreading the body positivity gospel. She is also a believer in women embracing both their bodies and their sexuality, as this plays a part in loving oneself. Her work can be found on Amazon, and they always include women who are not considered the ideal body size in society.
Makistar can be found on these major social media platforms:
What did The Stories Station talk about during this insanely good interview with author Travena Terry?
Their love of writing for solely their pleasure, L.A. Banks, and getting feedback along with critique from easily the most reliable source ever.
Curious to find out more?
Then go ahead and listen to this stellar chat!
Travena is a romance author who writes in both African American and interracial fiction genres. Her debut novel "Pensive", published by Jessica Watkins Presents, climbed to number 17 in ranking amongst the top 100 novels on Amazon within the first week of sales. Travena has hopes of growing as a story teller and desires to eventually write other genres. Travens lives with her family in Florida and is a huge Star Trek fan.
You can find out more about her latest and upcoming novels at www.authortravena.com
This week our featured guest is Allison K. Garcia, who is knocking it out of the park with her first published short story, 'Melt Into Me'.
We talk about her family, love of Xena: The Warrior Princess, and how you can never go wrong with kittens in your story. Find out what Smooch Rating she gave her latest work and hear what advice she thinks it key to indie authors!
Allison K. García is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a passion for writing. Latina at heart, Allison has absorbed the love and culture of her friends and family and has used her experiences to cast a glimpse into the journey of undocumented Christians.
You can connect more with her at the following social platforms:
The Stories Station sat down with the inspiring Trinity Bea, as they shared their go to writing fuel and gave us the breakdown to the first book in a future three part series, titled 'Polyamory'.
Trinity B. is an author, Blogger, and aspiring Entrepreneur from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, currently living in Phoenix, Arizona. Trinity has had a passion and talent for writing ever since she was a little girl, and throughout the years has learned to use it to creatively express her innermost thoughts.
You can stay up to date on Trinity’s upcoming projects and events on the following Social Media Platforms:
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/MsTrinityB