This week on Romance Writers Weekly, Leslie Hachtel asks:
If you could have lunch with any writer (living) and just chat about stuff, who would you choose and what do you think you would talk about?
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This is a tough one – so many choices! In the past I've considered people like Stephen King and Jennifer Crusie as authors I'd love to have dinner with. But if I was going to pick the brain of any current writer today, it would be Courtney Milan.
According to articles I've read and blog posts on her own site, Courtney chose to be an independent author after a contract with a traditional publisher just didn't succeed financially as she had hoped. Since then she has become very successful as an indie, while smart wording in her original contract has allowed her to re-release her first stories as enhanced editions - and succeed even more. Her historical romances are sexy, accurate (allowing for creative license) and insightful, peopled with characters who are flawed and dynamic and so much fun to watch. I've re-read her Turner and Brothers Sinister series numerous times.
Ms Milan also does the cover design for her novels. She is truly multi-talented! I'd love to be able to pick her brain about publishing and research, but based on her characters, I think she'd be a fascinating person to talk to even without those additional experiences.
Who would Leslie Hachtel herself like to chat with? Click here to find out.