Guest Author Interview
Every few weeks I post a guest author interview on my blog where we get a little peak into an author's life! This week we're chatting with CJ Love, author of the Shakesparean Murder Mystery Series. Have a question for CJ? Don't be afraid to leave a comment!
I'm the author of the Shakespearean Murder Mystery Series published by Columbine Publishing Co.
1. How long does it take you to write a full novel? AND...what's a typical writing day look like for you?
I usually write a book in four months. My writing day begins at six or six-thirty (depends on how long it takes to walk the dogs) and write until three or four. I do take breaks for Starbuck Pink Drinks.
2. Beside's writing, what are you most passionate about?
My family: two daughters, son-in-law, two grandchildren, and two dogs.
3. If you could travel to any location to write a novel, where would you go and why?
Cotswald England. It's so gorgeous there ... I wonder if they have a Starbucks there?
4. What's the latest show you binge watched?
The Last Detective. Also Shetland. Also I watched Knives Out a couple of times.
5. Tell us something most people don't know about you!
I moonlight... "daylight" as a school crossing guard. I was perfect for the position because I jaywalk with the best of them.
A word from CJ!
A lot of people ask "Why Shakespeare?" Look, I get it. On the surface, Shakespeare’s works might seem difficult. Some of them are quite sad. People die. But beneath all that fancy jargon and easily preventable tragedy, it’s just one glorious verbal smackdown after another. And that's classic cozy stuff.
Shakespearean Murder Mystery Series
In modern day New York, Daddy’s girl Juliet Da Vinci is the toast of Verona’s Vineyard, except to the Romeo family who’d rather see her corked in a wine vat than loose on the street; she gets involved in the family feud as much as the men do. Juliet is secretly in love with one of the opposing side's men, but her moody Romeo is the least of her problems when she stumbles upon a dead Romeo on the Da Vinci property.
Thank you, CJ, for joining us today and sharing a little bit of your writing process and a behind the scenes peek at your personal life 🙂
Don't forget, you can ask CJ a question in the comments (I'll make sure she sees it) and of course shoot on over to her website where you'll learn more about her books.