Tell us a little about yourself. How did you first get into writing?
I have always loved stories and used to write them as a kid. Reading was another passion, so to be it came naturally that I’d write stories. My dad is also a writer, so I guess I gained a lot of inspiration from him
If you didn’t write, ideally would you do for work?
Funny as I grew up also wanting to study archaeology, so if I wasn’t writing, I might be in a very different field.
Does your family support your career as a writer?
Definitely support me… whether they fully understand that writing is not just a hobby for a serious career for me is a different story. My hubby is always there for me, and he is my go to guy for brainstorming new ideas.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I spend a lot of time researching. For example, in my recent series, Wicked Heat, a lot of my world-building is based on the Lao spirits of Voodoo. Most of the time I use maybe ten-percent of what I research in my story.
Tell me about your new release or WIP.
Right now, I’m finishing to my newest release, book 2 in the Wicked Heat release. It’s a story about a woman who has the ability to manifest fire with a single thought, but she has no background, has no clue who her family is, and why they left her on the side of the road at the age of three. The story is a self-journey of discovering who she is, why a powerful Lao spirit is after her, and finding true love.
What was your hardest scene to write?
Probably the final climax scene in any book as there are so many aspects to tie up, to ensure the scene doesn’t seem rushed, to give credibility to the actions.
Do you plot out your stories or do your character’s voices drive your story-line?
I’m definitely a plotter. I write detailed scenes for my stories, chapter by chapter, understand the character’s background, who they are, what motivations them. For me, this makes it easier to lay clues for later mysteries.
Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
In my Haven Realm series, each book is a standalone based in the same world, and in each book I add small clues about characters in other books, reveal snippets from those stories.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Sleep. When I start falling behind, my brain turns to mush haha
How many hours a day to you spend writing verses marketing your books?
I tend to do about 70% writing and 30% marketing on average.
Who is the most famous person you have ever met?
Madonna on my last visit to New York. Let’s just say I was fangirling massively.
What is your ideal harem? Slow burn or give it to me now baby?
I love the give it to me now baby… haha
Care to share the love and give a shout out to another Queen of RH?
Big call out to my amazing friend, Kim Faulks.
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Bestselling Author, Mila Young tackles everything with the zeal and bravado of the fairytale heroes she grew up reading about. She slays monsters, real and imaginary, like there’s no tomorrow. By day she rocks a keyboard as a marketing extraordinaire. At night she battles with her might pen-sword, creating fairytale retellings, and sexy ever after tales. In her spare time, she loves pretending she’s a mighty warrior, walks on the beach with her dogs, cuddling up with her cats, and devouring every fantasy tale she can get her pinkies on.
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