Q: Where are you from?
I guess that depends on where you qualify “from”. I’m “from” Minneapolis, Minnesota. I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The abundance of snow wasn’t enough. I needed to go with a wet-cold and lots of gloomy skies to be truly at home.
Q: How long have you been writing?
Ever since middle school. I kept a journal, but decided that every day events were either far too embarrassing, or far too boring. I don’t think it was a conscious decision. My personal journal became a series of badly written short stories where I was the avenging heroine that every man fell in love with. Ahhh. Those were the days.
Q: Tell us your latest news?
There’s so much to tell! I have a ton of irons in the fire. I just signed Faking Perfection (and a series of Men of the Cloth) to DreamSpinner Press, and Wrong Number, Right Guy (and a series about Celebrities finding love) to Amber Quill Press. I’m still actively writing for my current houses, and I’m taking on a new identity.
You can find my other work under the name Katie Blu. Katie will write strictly male/female and ménage books and Mia Watts will stick to male/male and male ménage works in the future. No more confusion! I’m excited about the update. Expect to see work out of Katie this year, too.
Q: Do you have a specific writing style?
Nope. I’m all over the place. That’s either considered diverse or majorly schizophrenic. Half full, half empty, your call.
Q: What advice do you have for other writers?
It’s lame but true: never give up. Never let someone’s “no” be your “no”.
Q: What do you think is the biggest misconception in erotic romance fiction?
That it’s porn. Porn is sex for the sake of sex and getting off. Erotic romance is ROMANCE with a plot, happy ending, and if you get a little hot reading it, go with it.
Q: Which one of your covers is your favorite and why?
It’s not out yet, but Unchaste. It releases from Resplendence on March 1st and that cover…well, it makes a girl drool. Dark covers, a hint of lightening, male on male on male torsos. It’s just eye candy at its best. Les Byerley did a fantastic job!
Q: I see you write for multiple publishing houses. How do you juggle that?
Well, I absolutely favor one, Resplendence. There isn’t a publishing house out there like RP. I love them with every loyal fiber in my being. When I first started, I pitched stand alones. Some of those became series after the fact and those release dates pretty much dictate which book I write next.
For example, my most recent Boys in Blue book (Knight’s Fall) came out in December, so I won’t rush to write the last book in that series.
Faerily Imperfect, however, has stretched wide over a year’s time and I’ve pushed the release dates on those books for personal reasons. I’m urgently writing those now (Boiling Point comes out January 26th). The last book in that series is scheduled for June.
I have time, so I’m working on some Katie material once I finish Unchaste.
Juggling is absolutely the right word for it. It gets chaotic and I find that my participation on group lists takes a nose dive as a result. I’m always here, occasionally checking the loops, but always online writing.
Q: What books can we expect to see in the near future?
Boiling Point, January 26th at RP. Unchaste, March 1 at RP.
Faking Perfection, unknown but soon at DSP.
Wrong Number, Right Guy, unknown but soon at AQP.
Horny, Hard, and Hare-y, May 3rd at RP. Hitched, June at RP.
Those are absolute. There are another ten books I’m working on which aren’t yet spoken for, or titled.
This is an awesome interview. Thank you, Tina!
Thanks, just one last Question: Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?
Join me on Saturday when Mia shares and excerpt from her upcoming story, Faking Perfection coming out at DreamSpinner Press.