Stephanie Nett: I was bullied in school and at home. Writing was my escape. To this day, I still use it as an escape. Creating new worlds and larger than life characters is my passion.
LBBB: How long did it take for you to write your first book?
SN: I'm still working on my first full length book. I do have a short story published in an anthology. It took me 25 years to get comfortable enough to share my writing.
LBBB: How do you come up with ideas for your stories?
SN: Usually they come from my dreams. Most nights, I cannot escape the vivid realms my mind takes me to.
LBBB: What is your writing routine like? Do you have a set schedule or are you flexible?
SN: I have to be flexible. I have a four year old daughter at home and a special needs 14 year old son. So, my writing schedule has to revolve around them.
LBBB: What inspires you to write?
SN: My inspiration comes from wanting people to read my stories. I have been through a tremendous amount of adversity and still continue to fight. There is so much to write, I just don't think I could ever stop.
LBBB: Are any of your stories written from personal experience, or any character traits that mirror yours?
SN: YES! Every character I write is flawed in a way similar to me.
LBBB: When in a slump, what do you do? If you read or listen to music, what are your go-to books or music?
SN: I read just about anything I can get my hands on. And I listen to classical music to stay inspired.
LBBB: How do you respond to negative feedback/comments with your work?
SN: It's hard not to want to wallow in the feelings negative comments and feedback can create. But, I know there is at least one person out there who will read my work. And that is motivation enough for me to keep going.
LBBB: What is your writing space like? Do you work anywhere or do you have a special place just for your writing? Messy or clean?
SN: I write wherever the mood strikes. Usually it's sitting on my couch in the living room.
LBBB: Do you have a favorite author? Series?
SN: My favorite author at this time is Laurell K Hamilton and her Anita Blake series.
LBBB: Any fur-babies?
SN: No fur-babies right now. I can't have them where I live. Hopefully soon that will change. I'd love to have a cat again.
Lover of Grimm's Fairy Tales, reading, and romance, she is a full time, single mother raising a 14 year old and a 4 year old. Obsessed with the notion of "Happily Ever After," she is working to overcome some real life difficulty with domestic abuse.
Stay tuned to learn more about this hardworking woman whose love of history, psychology, and art plays prominently in her work.