About Grace Willows:
Grace Willows is the alter ego of internationally published authors Robin Woods and Julie Brookshier. Working together on romance novels together for the past five years, this popular writing team specializes in stories with happily ever after endings. Robin wrote her first novel in 2005 and has continuously written novels since that time. She lives in the Midwest with her two dogs, one cat and is a huge Kansas City Royals and Chiefs sports fan. Julie wrote her first full-length novel at age 7 and has written over 45 novels to date. She shares her Midwestern home with a 12 lb. poodle that runs her household. When Julie is not writing, you can find her in her garden or cooking for friends and family. The writing team of Grace Willows specializes in Historical Westerns, Suspense, Paranormal and Contemporary romance novels. In a world that can be stressful, a Grace Willows novel will take you to exotic places and adds that special touch of love at first sight. Grace Willows has currently released fourteen published novels with many more to come.
What inspires you to write?
Robin and I are constantly inspired by the world around us. Sometimes all it takes is a word or a phrase to suddenly have a 200 page book idea. We bounce ideas off of each other all the time.
Tell us about your writing process.
Julie: I usually begin our story lines. I always have plots running through my head. I can see each story idea unfold like a movie. I send the ideas to Robin and she picks out one she really likes. I will then write the plot with the characters as the "movie" plays in the back of my head. I have to get the material down before it "vanishes." Robin then fills in all the details and then works her magic
Robin: I then take over the storyline and add the details that bring the stories to life. I add my own special twists into the book and fill in the background. We then edit the story for content, continuity and grammar. After the story has been edited for the last time, we read it once more . Those pesky grammar errors have a way of showing up at the last minute.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
It is like watching a movie. I know that sounds strange but it is true. Both Robin and I see the "movies" play in the back of our mind with picture and sound. I thought I was the only one that did that, until Robin mentioned it one day. No wonder we make such a good team. Ha.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never ever give up. Finish that story that you started, no matter how long ago it may have been. No one else can write that story like you can.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
We decided to self publish because we both also have full time jobs and other responsibilities that would make a publishers deadline difficult.By self publishing we can devote enough time to each book to make it special.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that self publishing will become more and more popular. It allows the author to have more control over their own books, and have extra time to work with each story until it is perfect.
What do you use?: Co-writer
What genres do you write?: Romance,Historical Romance, Historical Westerns, Suspense, Paranormal Romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Both eBook and Print
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