Romance author Shona Husk lives in Western Australia at the edge of the Indian Ocean. Blessed with a lively imagination she spent most of her childhood making up stories. As an adult she discovered romance novels and hasn’t looked back.
With over forty published stories, ranging from sensual to scorching, she writes contemporary, paranormal, fantasy and sci-fi romance.
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Why do you write?
Writing fiction is a really fun process, from the inception of an idea to the fleshing out of a character! I love immersing myself in creating alternate worlds and making the impossible plausible.
What do you like to write?
I enjoy the creative process and challenges involved in writing fantasy romance and paranormal romance. While some stories are hotter than others, I always like to end with a happily ever after.
Where do your ideas come from?
I draw my inspiration from all kinds of situations and people. Sometimes a dream may spark a workable idea, other times it might be a news story or a historical concept or a myth that I think would be fun to explore through story telling.
How did you begin your career as a writer?
I was always been a big reader but my writing career really got started while I was on maternity leave with my first child and found myself with lots of spare time. I’ve always had a talent for creative writing wrote bits and pieces of fiction throughout high school. As an adult I discovered romance novels, from there I discovered how to combine the best elements of fantasy and romance into my stories, and the rest – as they say – is history.
What advice could you give to aspiring authors?
I would advise aspiring authors just to write; to write a lot and often and never be afraid to try different things.