This week S.J. Maylee visits the blog. I met S.J. through Evernight when she came on the scene in Sandra Bunino's Mid Week Tease. S.J. writes contemporary erotic romance with BDSM leaninings, and her brand is Finding Broken Hearts & Gluing Them Back Together. Today I asked her one question about what got her started in writing.
BBTF: How long have you been writing and what got you started?
S.J.: I’ve been creating stories all my life. I’m fascinated by how people fall in love and I’m a bit obsessed with the happily ever after. It just never occurred to me to write them down.
In early 2011, I was searching around Amazon looking for a new author and I came across Cherise Sinclair. That evening, I gobbled up Lean on Me (Masters of the Shadowlands Book 4). Not sure why I started with book four. Anyways, over the next few days, I read everything she had released at the time. Not only was I in love with her writing, but my muse took notice as well. All the stories that had been filing my imagination became loud thundering thoughts in my head.
I spent an afternoon writing down the scene that wouldn’t leave me alone. The relief was immense. But then a new scene demanded to be written. Everything changed for me with that one book. Now, it is four years later and I’m currently celebrating my seventh release. :)
Congratulations on your 7th release, S.J.! :) You can find out more about S.J. Maylee's books on her website. Be sure to buy a book and tell a friend. Happy reading!