A.M. Myers is here today! Her latest book, Hopelessly Devoted, is available now and FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
Tell us about you! Can you share some interesting tidbits we may not know? (Do you have any fun quirks? Is there something you can share that you’ve never shared before?)
Well, let’s see. I was born in Lincoln, Nebraska (Go Big Red!) and my family moved around for a little while before we landed in Wyoming when I was eleven. I met my hubby when I was 15 and we’ve been together for eleven years now. We have two little boys, Liam and Finn and a crazy mutt, Diesel. My husband is in the Navy so we currently live in South Carolina and after this, who knows.
Something I’ve never shared before? Hmm… When I was little, I wanted to be a singer and I would practice in my living room to It Matters to Me by Faith Hill for hours.
Fun quirks? I’m usually pretty quiet when I first meet people or in large groups but once you get to know me, it’s hard to get me to shut up. And I think I’m probably just a little quirky in general but how fun would it be to be boring??
What inspired you to start writing?
You know, I was actually just talking to my brother about this and he clearly remembers me showing him stories that I had written when we were kids so I think I’ve been writing pretty much since the moment I learned how. I think one of the big things that started it all for me was my sixth grade English teacher – he had us write poems for a contest and mine was one of the poems that was chosen for publication. I wrote poetry from that moment on and writing has always been the way I expressed myself best so when I was going through a rough time, I started writing and my first book was born.
Other than writing, what are some of your passions in life?
I love art and photography – granted, I can’t draw to save my life but it’s always been something that’s relaxed me. Out in nature with a camera in my hand in my happy place.
What was your debut novel, and how has your writing process changed since your debut?
My first book was Hidden Scars and it’s been just over two years since I hit publish on that book. I think I’ve definitely learned so much in those two years with each book, I feel like I get better and better.
What is your favorite part of the writing/publishing process and why?
Oh man, there is so much that I love that even through the hard parts, I can’t imagine doing anything different. I love when the words are just flowing and it’s almost painful to stop typing at the end of the day or when I send it off to my betas and I get their comments back.
What is your most challenging part of the writing/publishing process and what do you do to make it easier?
The hardest part for me is always looking at a blank word document and wondering how the hell I ever wrote an entire book before. The first 20,000 ish words are usually a struggle for me because I’m figuring out the characters as much as the readers are.
What does a typical day look like for you? How do you find balance?
I’m lucky enough to do this full time but I do have two little munchkins so after I drop my oldest off at school, I usually dive right in to answering emails, recording sales from the day before and checking facebook before I jump into writing.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Ha! I would tell myself that it takes a lot of hard work and you can’t just push publish and expect to be an overnight success.
What do you love about writing romance?
I mean, I just love romance. What isn’t to love? Even in the most angst-filled novel, there is a beauty to love that you won’t find with anything else.
What kinds of things do you find romantic in real life? Can you share a story?
I think the little things are so romantic – like a candlelit dinner at home or dancing barefoot in the kitchen.
Do you read your book reviews? If so, how do they affect your writing (if at all)?
Yes, I do. When I first started, I really let them bring me down and occasionally they still do but I’ve learned to just brush them off – some I even laugh at now.
What is the craziest, funniest, or most surprising thing that has happened to you since publishing your first book?
Okay, so I was at a signing in North Carolina and I’m talking to the people at my table when I hear someone shriek “Oh my god, it’s A.M. Myers!” It was weird but also one of the coolest things ever.
Tell us about your most recent (or upcoming) release!
The second book in my Bayou Devils MC series is coming out [soon] and I’m so excited for everyone to get their hands on it. This is Chance and Carly’s story and I really think it finds a good balance between drama and light-hearted moments that will have you falling in love with these characters.
Is there any other news you would like to share?
Um… let’s see… I’ll be signing in Columbia, SC in November and after I release Addicted to Love, I’ll be working on a Christmas story. I’m really excited because I wanted to do this last year but ran out of time.
Also by A.M. Myers
Five Facts Just for Fun!
1. What’s your favorite ’90s jam?
Uh… Baby Got Back or Mambo Number 5
2. What was the last gift you gave someone?
I got my son superhero capes for his birthday.
3. What were you like as a kid?
4. What was the last thing you binge-watched & what did you think of it?
Vikings and YUM!
5. What is the one thing (other than your loved ones) that you cannot live without?
Bayou Devils MC Book 1
Logan “Storm” Chambers is no stranger to pain. Suffering through loss after loss has left him a shell of the man he used to be. He’s unable to move on but he’s learned to survive. As the VP of the Bayou Devils MC, he finds solace in the work they do to rescue people from dire situations and it’s enough to keep the lurking darkness at bay. Just barely.
After being cheated on by her ex, Alison James isn’t interested in dating. It’s more hassle than it’s worth as far as she’s concerned and she’d much rather focus on getting ahead in her career anyway. There’s less of a chance of getting hurt that way. But when her mysterious neighbor barges into her life, Alison finds it hard to stay away.
Alison brings a spark of light to Logan’s life and he will do whatever it takes to hang on to her, but there are some things that are just out of his hands. His past rears its ugly head, putting Alison in danger and thrusting Logan into a hell he thought he had escaped years ago.
Can Logan force himself to let Alison go if it will save her life? Or will she become just another loss he has to endure?