Addison Jane is a born and bred kiwi girl with a passion for romance and writing.
When she gets the chance she enjoys the little things in life such as reading, dancing, music, and Facebook, but her world really revolves around the little girl who calls her Mum. It's an awkward balance between alpha males and Disney princesses but it works.
Growing up on a small farm next to the beach will always make her a country girl at heart. But since moving away to a small town close to the city she's discovered a dangerous love for shopping.
Writing stories has been something that’s come naturally since she was young, and with the massive support of her friends and family, she finally decided to step out of her comfort zone and share them with the world.
She enjoys bringing her books to life with strong female leads, sexy passionate men and a rollercoaster of twists and turns that lead to the happily ever after that her readers desire.
And on with the interview...
ME: What is your favorite childhood book?
ADDISON: I was addicted to a series called Animorphs. I still occasionally go back to them and have a read because they were just such a big part of growing up for me.
ME: What is the first book that made you cry?
ADDISON: I don’t cry often in books! But Holding On by AC Bextor had me sobbing.
ME: Is writing your primary Job or do you have another source of income?
ADDISON: I gave up my day job to write full time! Hopefully it stays that way.
ME: Do people around you know you write romance/erotica and what do they think about it?
ADDISON: Most people who know me know that I write books that are a little risky and they love it.
ME: Do you believe in writer’s block? If not why not? And if so what suggestions do you have to start the juices flowing again?
ADDISON: Yes! Writer's block is so normal. I find that when I get writer's block, I need to change scenery or I need to rethink the scene I’m writing and think about whether it’s that that isn’t working.
ME: Are you a plotter or fly by the seat of your pants kind of writer?
ADDISON: I’m a pantster all the way!
ME: What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching
before beginning a book?
ADDISON: I’m constantly doing research all the way through the book, everything from plot ideas to different types of laws and travel distances between cities. It’s so important to get facts!
ME: Would you rather write standalones, standalones with connections to your other works, or multi book series with no true conclusion until the very end?
ADDISON: I get far too invested in my supporting characters to stick with standalones. There are just far too many stories to tell, I want to share them all, I want everyone to get their happily ever after!
ME: Where do your story ideas come from?
ADDISON: News stories, real life events, things people have shared with me, just about anywhere!
ME: Do you ever base your characters, events or locations on real people, events or places?
ADDISON: Sometimes, yes!
ME: Is there a character in one of your books loosely based off yourself?
ADDISON: I think the girls I write are more like the woman I imagine myself to be. Strong, a little stubborn, killer sense of humor. Lol.
ME: That sounds like you already... What process do you use for selecting the names of your characters?
ADDISON: A lot of trolling baby name websites.
ME: Who has been your most difficult character to write so far?
ADDISON: Angelo, he was a character that I wanted people to love, but it's hard when they are so broken.
ME: Have you ever killed off someone who pissed you off in one of your books?
ADDISON: Hahaha. Not yet, but I have a list.
ME: What was your hardest scene to write?
ADDISON: The scene in When Angels Seek Chaos with Emerson’s sister, Sophie. You’ll know what I mean if you’ve read it.
ME:Umm, yes - hard to read too :( Does writing energize or exhaust you, and why?
ADDISON: Both at different times! I get excited to write, but it can be draining, especially with some of the subject matter. It might be fake, but it can really exhaust you.
ME: As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal, and why?
ADDISON: I can’t choose!
ME: You cheater... Okay, time for some advice to the budding writers out there. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
ADDISON: Just do it already! Write the damn book!
ME: What are common traps for aspiring writers?
ADDISON: Take your time, put in the effort, don’t be afraid to ask questions.
ME: What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
ADDISON: Editor. Get an Editor. And if possible, a proof reader like Fiona! P.S. Fiona, can you fix up all my spelling mistakes please. Hahaha. Kidding… maybe.
ME: Aww, thanks. And...Check... Thanks for your time, Addison. Can't wait to see you again at RTC2018!