I had the chance to
talk with a wonderful author this month, who took time out of
her busy schedule to chat with us. So, without further delay
let’s hear from
always wanted to be a writer?
Always. For as long as I can
remember, I have always loved books. I've fantasized about
seeing my name on the cover and seeing my books on the shelves
at bookstores and libraries. Writing is my passion, and I love
Tell us a
little about who Bridget is.
You'd be pretty bored at hearing about
me. I have a full-time day job. After work and on the weekends, I do
promotions and I write. I try treating my writing career like a
second job. If I devote 40 hours or more at my day job, I'm going to
do the same for my writing career.
Besides being a workaholic, I'd like to
think Bridget is a generous and devoted friend. To readers, I hope
I'm the type of writer who gives them entertaining stories.
Are you able to
write full-time or do you have a day job?
I do have a full-time job to support my
writing addiction. I write after work and on the weekends...when I'm
not at conferences or doing book signings.
You write in
several genres Do you have a favorite? Is there a genre you would
love to try?
I love writing contemporary romance.
Almost all of my stories contain interracial romances and/or
I would love to write a historical or
time travel story. I have a story idea in mind. I just have to sit
down and do some research.
romances, do you believe in happily ever after and have you found
I definitely believe in happily ever
after. Ever since I was a kid, I loved watching the old romantic
comedies with Doris Day and Rock Hudson. Happy endings just give me
a warm and fuzzy feeling. Yep, I'm a sap!
And yes, I have found my happily ever
after. I wish everyone can be as lucky to find a person who makes
you laugh, gets your jokes, thinks you're gorgeous when you don't
think you are and supports you in everything that you do.
What does a
“typical” day in Bridget’s life involve?
A typical weekday involves me getting up
at 4 a.m. to get ready for work at my day job. I work until 4 p.m.
After work I get on the computer and I do promotions. I'm either
sending work out to be reviewed, promote my books or an upcoming
signing or order promotional items. Then I write until about 11 p.m.
Then it starts all over again the next day.
Tell us some of
your favorites: foods, music, movies, books, authors, color,
seasons, or any others.
Favorite food: string cheese - it's my
Favorite music: I love it all from
country to jazz to R&B to alternative to opera to industrial metal
to Broadway musicals.
Favorite movies: Romantic comedies, of
course. My all-time favorite is "Say Anything"
Favorite books: contemporary romance,
preferably with humor, and erotica
Favorite authors: I'm a big Jennifer
Crusie fan. I also love Pat White, Laura Bacchi, Monique Lamont and
Favorite color: Actually, I have 3:
black, white and red
Favorite seasons: Spring
Do you have any
advice for aspiring writers?
My advice for aspiring writers is to
keep writing. Once you finish your novel, don't rest and just send
out that work to agents and editors. Start writing your second and
third novel. When you do sell your manuscript, your publisher and/or
agent will immediately ask you what else you have ready. You want to
have something ready to show. Once your career takes off, it's going
to take off fast!
Do you enjoy
hearing from your readers and what is the best way to contact you?
I love hearing from readers! There are a
couple of ways to contact me. Readers can fill out the contact form
on my website at
they can send me a message through my My Space page at
written some stories that are connected, do you enjoy writing series
and do you plan to write more?
Yes, "Adam and E-V-E", my futuristic
erotic romance through Phaze, is the first story in my upcoming
Original Sin series. The second story is "C-A-I-N and A-B-E-L" and
is available now. The third story will be "Sodom and Gomorrah" and
will be included in the Original Sin anthology, which will be out
I do enjoy writing series because I when
I write a story, I tend to fall in love with my characters. I can't
let them go. So it's great to revisit them.
I have a series planned for Midnight
Showcase. Corporate Seduction, through Midnight Showcase, will be
part of a series called the Corporate series. The first book called
Corporate Seduction is out now. The next book in the series is
Corporate Desires and should be out by the end of this year. And the
third book, Corporate Needs, will be out in 2008.
And I have a series planned from my
full-length novel Fascination Street, which will be reissued through
Phaze. Fascination Street is about a couple that moves to a small
neighborhood where the other couples swap partners. There are four
couples in this neighborhood. So I'm going to write four prequels on
those couples and how they got together and moved to Fascination
Street. The name of the series is called "The Cure for the Common
Erotica" because all of the titles for the stories will come from
song titles from the 1980's group the Cure.
How do you
promote your work?
I'm really a grassroots promoter. I send
out announcements on several Yahoo groups and forums. I participate
in chats. I do giveaways when I can, and run contests. I also send
out promotional items like postcards. Then there's my November 2007
Romantic Times Book Reviews cover.
What does your
family think of your writing? Are they your biggest fans?
My family is so thrilled about my
writing and where my career is going. When I go out, my boyfriend
promotes me more than I promote myself. My family, boyfriend and
friends are my biggest supporters.
How do your
story ideas come to you?
Some ideas come from dreams. Sometimes
I'll read an article and I'll get an idea from that. For a story
like Love My Way through Loose Id, I thought about the idea of the
TV show "The Bachelor" and mixing it with BDSM. My muse has been
good to me. I hope she never leaves me.
If you could
bring one of your characters to life, who would it be and why?
I would love to see my Dom from Love My
Way come to life. I think it would be interesting to see a big media
person who is an open BDSM dominant. The media would be all over a
person like that. Then I would love to see if he would actually have
a TV show where he searches for his next submissive. Who wouldn't
anything else you would like to share with us?
If anyone would like to see me in
person, check out my
BookTour.com page at
Thank you so much for this wonderful