Hello all! I am Elaine Wood, a wife, mother, and teacher. I was born and raised in Long Island, New York but I’ve called Jacksonville, Florida home for the last 23 years. My husband and I enjoy spending time with our three daughters and volunteering in our community. I have always enjoyed reading but only recently discovered a passion for writing. I especially enjoy writing short stories, poetry and my favorite, romance/erotica. I am currently working on the third book in the Tatiana series. I am anxiously looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book!
What inspires you to write?
I haven’t read much in the erotic/romance genre about people closer to my own age so I’ve decided to write them myself! So, I guess you can say people my own age inspire me, our thoughts, dreams, abilities and limitations.
Tell us about your writing process.
Before I started writing I could see myself becoming an outliner. My thoughts are as scattered as my desk and the idea of orderliness was what I thought would be best for me; until it became too much of a chore for me to keep up. So, instead of trying to be something I’m not and stressing over it, I let it go and for the most part, I am a seat of the pants writer and my stress level is low! 🙂
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
All of my characters are based on real people, friends, so developing them is not as difficult as it could be. It becomes easy to envision my characters interacting with one another.
Who are your favorite authors?
There are too many to name them all here but a couple of them include Jane Austen, author of Pride and Prejudice and Robert Frost, who wrote Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. A couple of contemporary authors include Allison Dobbs and Donna Hill.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I had a story in me that I felt needed to be read, the story of a woman who looked like me and had many of the same experiences as me but who the world was ready to label as either “old” or “eccentric.” The woman is neither. I set out to tell a story about just such a woman.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Advances in technology are putting more reading material at the disposal of readers and even non-readers today than ever before. I, myself, am more prone to picking up a paper book than an electronic device just for reading but one cannot argue that more is available electronically. Readers, tablets, computers in general, audio devices, even cell phones are making reading so much easier. The future of book publishing is on the brink of an automation boom, leaving the door wide open as to just how far it can go.
What genres do you write?
Romance, Erotic Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotic/Romance Poetry, Inspiration
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print