The Next Step PR client interview
with Author Autumn Jones Lake
Tell us a little bit about yourself First… Who are you as an Author?
I love strong alpha heroes who respect and love women, so that’s what I write.
Mr. Lake says I’m so good at it because I write what I know.
What genre do you write in?
What was the last book you released?
Bullets and Bonfires is my newest release. It’s a best friend’s little sister romance. Liam promises his best friend he’ll look after Bree when she comes home after a bad breakup. As soon as he sees her, he realizes he wants to be more than friends, but he wants to honor his promise to his best friend and help Bree, so he keeps denying how he feels.
What would you be doing if you weren’t writing?
Crying in my coffee every morning.
Do you have any writing in your background or you went to school to write?
My mother was a writer, so my love of books and writing comes from her. I’ve been writing and making up stories for as long as I can remember. I went to law school, though, which was probably the worst thing for my creative writing!
Do you have any plans to write in any other genre?
I think Romance has enough sub-genres to keep me busy for a long time to come. I really love romances and love stories about imperfect people. But I’ll never say never.
When do you get the best book ideas?
When I am on a deadline for another project.
How much of yourself do you base your characters on?
I’m sure there is a piece of me in every character I write. A lot of people tell me I sound like Hope, one of the heroines in my Lost Kings MC series. I don’t know what they’re talking about.
Do you have a writing “schedule” so you can experience life or do the characters take over and NEED to be written?
My characters are pretty demanding. But yes, I try to have a schedule. Some weeks I’m more successful than others.
Do you map out your work? What is your writing process?
I spend a lot of time thinking about the story and taking notes. Then I write out key scenes that come to me. Then I work myself into a frenzy trying to meet my deadline!
What writing advice could you share with an author who is just now getting started?
Write every day. Write the kind of stories you want to read.
How much work goes into publishing a book?
So much work!
What are you working on next?
Beyond Reckless (Lost Kings MC #8) It’s finally Teller’s turn!
Will we see you at any events in 2017?
A Dark and Seductive Affair, Charlotte, NC, July 22nd
Authors by the Bay, Melville, NY, August 5th
Rebels & Readers Author Event, Huntington, WV, November 4, 2017
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Autumn believes true love stories never end. She’s easily amused, a procrastinator and loves romances with true alpha heroes who cherish the sassy women they fall in love with. Her past lives include baking cookies, slinging shoes, and practicing law. Playing with her imaginary friends is her favorite job so far. Autumn prefers to write her romances on the classy side of dirty, and she’s a sucker for a filthy-talking, demanding alpha male hero. The bigger the better.
The one man she’s always wanted is now the sexy sheriff of their hometown.
Battered but not broken, grad student Brianna Avery returns to the childhood home she abandoned four years ago. With her abusive ex behind bars, Bree needs the summer to relax and recover before returning to school. But her overprotective brother decides she needs someone to babysit her in his absence, and he picks the one person guaranteed to drive her nuts.
She’s the one woman he can’t have.
Telling Bree no has never been easy. Four years ago, Liam Hollister did it to preserve his friendship with his best friend—Brianna’s brother. Now, no matter how she tempts him, he’s determined to do the right thing. As deputy sheriff of their rural area, Liam is torn between protecting Brianna and wanting her for himself.
Take a risk or lose the chance.
Spending so much time alone together challenges them both. Old feelings and hurts resurface immediately. With each hot, sweaty day it’s harder to deny their attraction.
It’s going to be a long, hot summer.