Jera’s Jamboree : Author Interview and Giveaway with Heather Buchine

Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Heather Buchine to Jera’s Jamboree:

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By no surprise my favorite hobbies are reading and writing. But beyond escaping into the written fantasy world, I love experiencing new things. Surfing, motorcycle riding, snow blading, glass blowing, parasailing, SUP boarding are just a few that I have checked off my bucket list, but there is still so much more to explore. Right now, being a mom is my biggest adventure and the best by far!!  In the quiet calm hours of the night though, I can usually be found typing away creating a world of romance where drama still exists but love (hopefully!!) always prevails.

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Hi Heather,

What inspired you to write?

I absolutely LOVE to read! Sometimes I’ll read a book a few times in a row just to relive the experience of it.  Well, one day I came up with a story in my mind that I had to see on paper.  I wanted to read it. And that is what inspired me to start writing!

Do you have a most creative time of the day?

Honestly, not really. I usually always have a notebook nearby so that I can scribble things down as they come to me.  I could be in the shower, in the car, running through the checkout line, or making dinner and something may hit me.

Do you have a favorite place you go for inspiration or a favorite activity?

My favorite activity for finding inspiration is listening to music while being in the great outdoors. I love to camp, hike, kayak, etc… and find inspiration in all of it.

Are you a panster or a plotter?

I really consider myself a mix between a panster and a plotter. The first part of my process is visualizing the characters and the main scenes of the book.  My mind starts playing them out like a movie, and so I write it down exactly how I see it.  Then, I go back and fill in the story around those scenes until I have a book that I would like to jump into.  Although I outline my book ahead of time, things always change along the way as I get to know my characters better.

If your book is part of a series, what is in the future?

Yes, it is! At least two of the other characters from “Inspire” are getting their own books, and after that, we shall see. I also have a couple other projects that are in the works 🙂

Which authors have influenced your writing?

I would have to say that S. C. Stephens, Abbi Glines, and E.L James have had the most influence on my writing.  I love that these authors have taken chances, and that they truly bring their characters to life.

What are you reading now? Opinion?

Right now, I am reading Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire.  I’m only two pages in, so the verdict is still out 😉

Who is your target audience? Have you written for other genres or plan to in the future?

My target audience is anyone 18+ who loves a good romance novel!  So far, I have only written New Adult/Contemporary Romance because I’m a sucker for love. But maybe I will venture into Paranormal Romance down the road.  I’ll have to see where the road takes me 🙂

What tips do you have for other aspiring authors?

My first tip would be to write what you love! Second, edit, edit and edit some more. And third, if you’re a self-published author, let someone else do your formatting for you.  (Your time saved is so worth the money!)

With that, I would just like to say ‘Thank You!’ to all of my readers. You guys Rock!!!

Thank you for sharing with us today Heather.

Connect with Heather:

1772521818-year old Paige Rice, an exquisite beauty from East Hampton, NY, has just celebrated her high school graduation and is expecting to spend her summer living it up with all her socialite friends. But her parents have a different idea – she is being hauled away-literally- to the mountains of Vermont for the entire summer- in an RV!
Assuming she will be an outcast amongst the other teens at the campground still does not prepare her for the treatment she receives, which is far worse than she imagined. She also isn’t prepared for Travis, the campground owner’s son and the “Sexiest” guy she has ever laid eyes on. Travis is the only one who shows any interest in getting to know Paige. The only problem is that they have to explore what lies between them in secret. But once all the secrets are stripped away, the truth may be crushing.

***Intended for mature audiences due to language and sexual content***

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The author is offering an ecopy of Inspire.  To enter, please follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter (link below).  The giveaway is open Internationally and closes 15th June.  Good luck!

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11 thoughts on “Jera’s Jamboree : Author Interview and Giveaway with Heather Buchine

  1. Hi Heather,
    Your book sounds great. I’m not into camping at all… I wonder how Paige copes with being thrown into a less than ideal summer in an RV… and I’m intrigued to read about her secret relationship developing with Travis 😀 …would love to read and review + am entering your give away with my fingers crossed x

  2. I love that you are an indie author – me too! I published ‘Crossing The Line’ in March and am now writing the sequel. I read a lot too and I feel it makes me a better writer. Your book sounds fascinating. It is next on my list to absorb.

    • Thank you for leaving a comment for Heather Elle.

      You’re welcome to be interviewed or for me to host a guest post on JJ.

      You can email me on fictionaddiction dot booktours @ gmail dot com

    • Thanks for posting Elle! I’m going to have to look into ‘Crossing the Line.’ I, too, find that reading helps improve my craft and am thrilled to hear that ‘Inspire’ caught your attention. Thanks Again!
      Cheers,
      Heather

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