This week we’re chatting to Heather Long on being an author and all about her latest novels. Heather Long is a USA Today bestselling author and has released multiple series since she published her first book in 2009. She writes in various genres and has something for everyone. Check out her Amazon page here
What led you into writing?
I’ve had a love affair with books for as long as I could remember and I always loved telling stories. It was a very natural progression for me and I can’t imagine a life in which I didn’t write.
So why Reverse Harem?
Actually, I started out writing M/F and M/F/M primarily, but I also edit, and so I’ve been involved with the genre for years. I was just waiting for the right story. I found that Frankie and the guys.
What inspires your writing?
The 82nd Street Vandals were born from watching an aerialist perform. I was utterly captivated by the poetry and seeming effortlessness, and yet you know it’s intensely physical. After that, it was just a matter of what happened to Emersyn Sharpe and here we are. The second book in the series, Vicious Rebel just released and the third is due out in October. But it all starts with Savage Vandal.
“A few of my characters are based on people from my real life, and most of them know it too!”
Tell us more about Savage Vandals.
82nd Street Vandals follows the life of Emersyn Sharpe as the 18 year old aerialist collides into the life of the Vandals. Only was it an accident? Or has this dark and dangerous gang had their eye on her for while. Who are they, and why do they want to protect her so badly? What does it say when her life amongst them feels safer than the home she was raised in? There are so many layers to this story.
When you’re not writing amazing stories, what do you do to relax?
I’m not sure what this relaxing thing is. I mean I sleep, now and then. Occasionally I watch movies. I love to read, when I have time.
When you do have the time, who do you like to read?
Tate James, J Bree, Siobhan Davis, Rebecca Royce, CM Stunich, Sloane Murphy and Cassie James are my go-to authors.
If you could give advice to a new or budding author, what would it be?
It’s always the next page. Get the words out there. When you finish that book, start on another. Editing is vital, but so is writing the story.