Today I have the pleasure of speaking with author Julia Talbot
. Thanks for being here today Julia
Thanks so much for having me!
To start, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Oh, man I tend to ramble when folks ask me this. I'm a Rocky Mountain girl living in Texas with my partner and our bassets. I've been writing and publishing full time since 2003. I love paranormal and historical romance, and I write all the romance under the rainbow, from traditional m/f to m/m, f/f and ménage.
Please tell readers a little bit about your current release, Under the Moon
Under the Moon is a m/m novelette about a werewolf in grad school in Colorado. Jamie doesn't date other werewolves, but when his crazy gamer roommate invites a really hot guy over, Jamie ponders breaking his rule.
What inspired you to write Under the Moon
We were planning a trip to Boulder to get out of the Texas heat, and I thought, what a neat setting. It's so natural, yet very urban. And I was reminiscing about my gaming days and how that sort of thing can easily get out of hand when people can't tell the difference between fantasy and reality.
Is there a message in your story that you want readers to grasp?
Grins. Werewolves are hot? I have to admit, I was really thinking of the hotness in this one. Then again, I really like to portray gay relationships as normal, as the same kind of romance relationships you see everywhere.
What would you like to accomplish with your writing career?
I think I'd like to continue to make a living doing the best job on earth. Every time someone tells me I made their day by giving them a few hours of entertainment or escape, I know I've done well.
Can you tell us a little about your other upcoming works?
I have a novella in a shared universe book coming out at Torquere Press in September. The book is called Cereus, and it's based on my Bloodrose series. Sean Michael and BA Tortuga have stories in it as well, all about a new resort for paranormal creatures. These will all be m/m stories. With Changeling Press I have a ménage story called Cirque Caprice: Flying. It's about Vance, a paranormal circus owner and a pair of trapeze artists who need his help.
What is the best advice that anyone ever gave you?
My mom used to tell me "It's just you. No one thinks about you as much as you think." She taught me to take things less personally.
While writing, how does the story develop for you? Do you go from start to finish or create scenes as they come to you?
I used to try to write as things came to me, but it made for awful re-writes. Now I'm linear girl. If a new scene comes to me out of place, I make notes and come back to it.
Where do you hope to take your writing in the future?
Oh, I'm hoping to get a mainstream romance published someday soon, as I grew up reading Johanna Lindsey and Amanda Quick. I also really want to write a historical werewolf story in m/m.
Since everybody needs a break, even when doing something they love, how do you like to spend your time away from writing?
I travel a lot, which helps with getting ideas. I also love to shop and watch a really bad movie.
We all have one, so tell us yours. What is your favorite comfort food?
It used to be pizza until I went Gluten Free thanks to my partner BA, who has a wheat allergy. Now it's ice cream or Mexican food like corn-shelled tacos.
Describe yourself in 5 words.
Funny. Tall. Paranoid. Intense. Interested.
Do you have a website or blog where readers can learn more about you and your works?
I do! juliatalbot.com is my website, which is brand new this month, and my blog is at juliatalbot.blogspot
Is there anything else you would like to add today?
I just want to say thank you for having me, and thanks to everyone who stops by to read!
Thank you for taking time to speak with me today Julia
Thanks for letting me ramble.
Interviewed by: Tammy