Gwen Kleist Author Bio:
Author, travel writer, and PR professional, Gwen has been writing for as long as she can remember. An avid traveler, she loves weaving amazing destinations into her novels. In addition to writing romance, she runs the travel website CaliforniaFamilyTravel.com. Her work has also appeared in numerous publications, and she was a contributing author to Explorer Publishing’s guidebook, Los Angeles: The Complete Resident’s Guide.
Gwen lives with her husband and son in Southern California. When she’s not busy writing, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
What inspires you to write?
I am an avid traveler, and love weaving amazing destinations into my stories. I am currently working on my next novel, Seduction at Sea, a sexy contemporary romance that takes place on a cruise ship and the islands of Hawaii.
Tell us about your writing process.
I like the idea of starting a book and just seeing where the story goes, but in truth I write better when I have a clear idea of where I am going and what's going to happen next. So I am definitely a plotter. I always start a book with a rough outline and then flesh it out as the story moves along.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My main characters are definitely alive and well living inside my head.
Who are your favorite authors?
Vi Keeland, Lauren Blakely, Emma Chase are some of my favorite and most inspirational authors currently.
What genres do you write?
How did you choose the genre(s) you write?
I am a strong believer that you should write what you love to read, and I am most definitely a romance novel junkie.
What three things are on your writing desk at any given moment?
My computer, a notebook, and usually my cat.
What hobbies do you have when you need a break from writing?
When I am not writing, I enjoy reading, traveling, going to museums and theme parks, and hanging out with my family.
What formats are your books in?
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