I was honored when Michele Stegman asked me to be a part of this blog hop! She is a true Renaissance and writes delightful books. She answers the same four questions on this hop as I am answering here today. Check out her writing process, on her blog at: http://michelestegman.com/
Michele Stegman has loved history all her life. When she was studying history in graduate school, one of her professors quipped that she put too much romance in her research papers. She decided to put in more romance and write historical romances.
Her Fortune series is following the adventures of the Fortune family through piracy and war in the 1700’s.
Her latest release is The Shrew That Tames. It was written as a challenge from Breathless Press to write a story based on a Shakespeare play. It is set in the English Regency period.
For more information about her and her books you can go to:
Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Michele-Stegman/e/B003ZOE176/
Website - http://michelestegman.com/
Like Michele’s author page at: www.Facebook.com/MicheleStegmanAuthor
Follow her on Twitter @MicheleStegman
Here are my answers to the four blog questions:
What am I working on?
I’m working on the last book of my Dark Seas trilogy, published by Harlequin Nocturne. Book two, Siren’s Treasure, will be published in November 2014 and my current work-in-progress, Siren’s Call, is scheduled for 2015. The books follow the lives of a secret mermaid clan that live deep in an Alabama bayou.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?
My mermaid romances aren’t the usual sweet fantasy mermaids that are caricatures of the Disney ilk. If I had to describe them in three words: Mermaids, Murder, Mayhem.
Why do I write what I do?
I love paranormal romance – the idea that hidden worlds are just beyond our vision and comprehension. And I love when characters, after trials and tribulations of course, earn their happily-ever-afters.
How does my writing process work?
I like to start with what I call the Big Premise idea. From there, I develop characters to fit the plot and storyboard the book’s chapters. I’m somewhere between a pantser and a plotter – I make chapter notes, but usually end up not following them!
What’s your writing process?