About Molly O’Keefe:
Molly O’Keefe has always known she wanted to be a writer (except when she wanted to be a florist or a chef and the brief period of time when she considered being a cowgirl). And once she got her hands on some romances, she knew exactly what she wanted to write.
She published her first Harlequin romance at age 25 and hasn’t looked back. She loves exploring every character’s road towards happily ever after.
Originally from a small town outside of Chicago, she went to university in St. Louis where she met and fell in love with the editor of her school newspaper. They followed each other around the world for several years and finally got married and settled down in Toronto, Ontario. They welcomed their son into their family in 2006, and their daughter in 2008. When she’s not at the park or cleaning up the toy room, Molly is working hard on her next novel, trying to exercise, stalking Tina Fey on the internet and dreaming of the day she can finish a cup of coffee without interruption.
Dishing It Out, her last Harlequin Flipside won the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for best Flipside in 2005.
Her Superromance Baby Makes Three won the RT Reviewer’s Choice for best Superromance in 2006. L-length Her novella, “The Christmas Eve Promise” in The Night Before Christmas won the RITA in 2009. And her full length contemporary romance CRAZY THING CALLED LOVE won the RITA in 2013.
What inspires you to write?
Everything! Letters from readers! Movies – TV other books. Inspiration comes from everywhere!
Tell us about your writing process.
I used to a pretty diligent plotter and now I do some plotting and some write by the seat of my pants.
I let my gut and my subconscious dictate a lot of things while I’m writing. But I brainstorm the ideas pretty heavily and have a pretty good idea of where I’m going. I write for six hours a day while my kids are at school. I find it REALLY hard to work when my kids are around!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
Everyday I walk my dog and talk out my dialogue – it’s outrageously embarrassing but I can’t stop myself!
What advice would you give other writers?
You have to write and you have to read.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’m primarily traditionally published with a few indie self-published projects. I would advise new authors to try a little bit of everything – there’s no right or wrong way and there’s more than one path to making a living as an author. Educate yourself and try a little of everything.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think this is a really exciting time for authors and will only get more exciting!
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Contemporary Romance, Erotica, and Western Historical Romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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