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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Interview With JB Salsbury in Fighting To Forget

I'm so excited that I get to share an interview with you from the author of Fighting To Forget, JB Salsbury.

It's always so nice to learn more about the writer of the books we read and love.

I wish it was a live video, but this will work for now. If you want to more you can always connect and interact with the author below.
FightingtoForget

Who is your favorite author?
Oh wow! I’m not sure I have just one. There are so many that I love for different reasons. Kristen Ashley writes the best alpha males I’ve ever read. J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series have some of the most unique voices in romance. CJ Roberts writes the best dark romance… I could go on and on. There are just too many amazing authors out there to pick just one.

Who is your favorite character in your books so far and why? 
Blake “The Snake” Daniels. He’s the mouthiest of the bunch and for me he was the easiest to write. I had no boundaries when it came to his dialogue or internal thoughts. He just lets loose when and where he pleases without a single thought to the repercussions. I kinda dig that about him.

3. Fiction writing is a creative endeavor and assuming you have experienced "writer's block," do you have ways of getting your creative juices flowing again? 
Music. It’s always been music for me. When I’m stuck in a scene I’ll pop on my earbuds and clean the house. Almost all my best ideas have come from those moments when my body is busy and my mind is lost in a good song.

Are any of your characters or stories based on actual events or real people? If not, how do you come up with your story lines? 
I get a lot of inspiration from real life situations and then spin them into my fictional world. I take issues like prostitution, marital rape, and child abuse and then apply them to my characters.

A lot of my characters are based on real people. All of my heroes carry a trait or two of my husband, the heroines often have traits that I pull from my friends, my family, or even myself.

As far as the storylines, I don’t necessarily go looking for them as much as they find me. It sounds crazy, but the characters come to me first and then they tell me their story. No, I’m not psychotic. …Ok, maybe I am.

5. What technology do you use for writing?
I just flop down somewhere comfy with my handy dandy MacBook Air. I’m old school and use word, but I’m going to try Scrivner for this next book. Maybe. If I can figure it out.

6. What's a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
I’m a stay at home mom so I write when my kids are at school and then again after they go to bed. Like I said, I flop anywhere comfortable to write, the couch, my bed, the kitchen table, and very seldom, my desk.

I don’t set daily word count goals unless I’m up against a deadline. I try to make it as easy and stress free as possible because it’s better for the creative process, but if I have an editor that’s expecting something from me than I make sure I get enough words in before I go to bed.

7. What d'you want to be when you grow up? Was being an author your first love? 
No. I never thought I’d write books. I wanted to be a journalist and write short punchy articles about breaking news, but that’s a hard career to pursue with a growing family. It wasn’t until I started reading romance about five years ago that I thought I’d give writing it a try. Now I’m addicted.

Thanks for being involved in the blog tour and for having me on your page. :D J.B.

Ooh can you believe it! She mentions the BDB! I love those books!

And y'all know how much I love music! It's my Monday, my coffee, my aliveness :) It really does work. There is even scientific proof y'all!

Thank you so much JB for sharing your time with me. I look forward to more interaction and more books!

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Author Bio

JBProfilepicJB Salsbury, USA Today Best Selling author of the Fighting series, lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and two kids. She spends the majority of her day as a domestic engineer. But while she works through her daily chores, a world of battling alphas, budding romance, and impossible obstacles claws away at her subconscious, begging to be released to the page. Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications.

With her journalistic background, writing has always been at the forefront, and her love of romance prompted her to sink her free time into novel writing. Fighting for Flight, Fighting to Forgive, and Fighting to Forget are the first three novels in the MMA romance series. Fighting the Fall is due to be released in October 2014. For more information on the series or just to say hello, visit JB on her website, Facebook, or Goodreads page. 

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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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18 comments :

  1. I don't even know what Scrivner is but now I'm curious. :) I always like to read the author interviews, this was a cool share!

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  2. Wonderful insight into the world of a successful author; thanks so much for this post!

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  3. What a great interview. I love getting to interview authors and find out their inspirations.

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  4. For Jennifer Medeiros: So nice to get to know the people behind such great reads.

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  5. This looks like such a cool read and what a great interview! I always love learning more about the authors behind these amazing books!

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  6. I'm the same way. I definitely need music to get the creative juices flowing again in anything I do. Nice interview!

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  7. Great interview, going to try to pick up the book this weekend.

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  8. That is a really great interview! It i always good to learn more about different people!

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  9. I'm always interested in reading interviews like this! I think it'd be very cool to interview an author. Looks like a great book too!

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  10. What a fun interview, great to talk to authors and get their thoughts behind the book.

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  11. Great interview! I am always looking for new reading suggestions!

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  12. I love finding out how an author started out in their career. Interesting that she didn't want to be an novelist while growing up!

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  13. Thanks for sharing. This was really interesting to read.

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  14. Interesting how writing just kinda fell into place for her. You just never know!

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  15. Great Interview.. Its always interesting to know more about people.

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  16. I really enjoyed reading your interview. I like that a lot of her characters were based on real people. That was very interesting to me!

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  17. Great interview, I love reading these and seeing into their personal lives.

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  18. It's nice to know a little about the author, I personally don't know her but thanks for introducing her. I will do more reading about her and her books.

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I appreciate your thoughts - Colette

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