1. Where do your ideas come from?
They just come. A story will pop into my head out of nowhere, and I’ll have to start making notes and starting the first chapter. Then it’s just a wild ride of seeing what happens next.
2.What kind of surroundings do you need while writing?
My only two requirements are that I be alone and that I have rock ‘n roll playing. I usually write in my office, but it’s still kind of barren (it’s still in the transition stage from being my daughter’s bedroom!) so it’s not the most comfortable place right now.
3.What is the easiest aspect of writing? The Hardest?
The easiest part for me is writing that first draft. The hardest is going back and turning it into a book.
One corner of Maureen’s mouth curved up in a half-smile. “You must have done a lot of talking, then. Your lips are rather swollen.”
“Swollen?” Katie’s hands flew to her mouth.
“Mm-hm. You look like you just fellated a bee.”
5.Do you have any favorite characters?
I totally love my main characters – Katie and Jay from Crimson and Clover, and Athena and Derek from Athena’s Daughter. Besides them, I adore both Maureen and Stuart from Crimson and Clover, and Andi and Elizabeth from Athena’s Daughter.
6.What character from any of your books would you invite out to dinner? Why?
I’d invite Maureen from Crimson and Clover. She’s funny, bright, intelligent, and can talk about anything!
7.What are your hopes and dreams for your future in the writing world?
I just hope people continue to enjoy what I write!
8.How do you define success as an author?
For me, it was getting published. Anything more is just gravy!
9.Favorite writing quote?
You can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club. — Jack London
10. What are you working on now?
Three things, actually. LOL! I keep trying to write a book set in a radio station in New Orleans in 1980, but other books keep insisting on capturing my attention. So I’m also working on a book about a woman starting over after the unexpected death of her husband, and one about a girl realizing that annoying guy she’s known from childhood isn’t that bad after all. Of course, all of them are Romances that Rock, and have that rock ‘n roll vibe running through them. We’ll see which one wins the race to be completed first!
Crimson And Clover
Under Katie Scott’s flower child exterior beats the heart of June Cleaver. Though she digs her bellbottoms and love beads, she longs for the idyllic family life she was denied as a child.
Laughed out of San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury after the Summer of Love for believing rock ‘n roll and white picket fences can coexist she decides to try her luck in the bohemian neighborhood of Ladbroke Grove in London.
When she discovers her new friend Adam is starting a band with Jay Carey, she’s ecstatic. She’d admired the British guitar god from afar for years, and when she and Jay finally meet the attraction between them is instantaneous.
But life with a rock ‘n roll star doesn’t lend itself well to white picket fences. And when Katie tells Jay the secret she’s carried for two years it may end the dream before it begins.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Juli Page Morgan is a former rock ‘n roll radio announcer who had the great luck to meet and interview lots of bands over the years. During those interviews she heard lots of interesting stories, but it was when the microphone was turned off and they were just hanging out that she heard – and saw – the really juicy stuff! Incorporating these revelations in her books (with names and locations changed to protect the innocent, and often the not-so-innocent!) lets her remember those wonderful people that briefly rocked through her life, and to take her readers on a hard rocking journey full of love, music and happy endings while giving a “backstage peek” at some of the things that really happened. Her Romances that Rock™ include Crimson and Clover published by Crimson Romance, and Athena’s Daughter from Carey On Publishing.
Juli lives in Arkansas with her husband. When she’s not writing, she’s recording voiceovers for television commercials, remodeling her old house, and trying to convince her husband the world won’t come to an end if the television is turned off. She also listens to a lot of music at maximum volume and has never met a speed limit she didn’t exceed. Juli’s an unapologetic lover of rock ‘n roll, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, and French onion dip, not necessarily in that order.
Visit Juli at her website http://www.julipagemorgan.com!
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