Next to be featured is USA Today Bestselling Author Meghan March, author of contemporary and erotic romance novels. Meghan is the unashamed reader and writer of smut, and her stories are known to make readers sweat, especially when they're about "dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees." So of course I had to reach out for an interview to learn more about this awesome author. Check out our Q&A below and enter to win an ecopy of her bestseller Dirty Billionaire.
1. Where are you from and when did you realize you wanted to become an author?
I’m from a small town in West Michigan, and I decided I would write a book when I was 13. I didn’t actually consider the possibility seriously until early in 2012 when the self-publishing revolution was really taking off.
2. According to the bio section on your website, your past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. How has your previous jobs impacted your writing?
I think every author’s prior jobs impact his or her writing in a big way, and I’m not any different. I can’t help but use my own personal knowledge when I’m plotting and writing. I love cars, so you’ll see most of the cars in my books are pretty specific (and in my opinion, pretty cool). Because of my career in corporate law, I have a habit of including legal and business twists and turns in my stories.
3. Who are some of your favorite authors?
I have dozens! That’s such a tough question because I read as much as I possibly can. I’d have to say Kristen Ashley, Kresley Cole, and T.M. Frazier
4. Best and worst thing about Self-Publishing for you?
The best part—having total control. The worst part—having total control. That’s probably not the answer you were looking for, but it’s the truth. I love being the decision maker for every detail, but it can be an all-consuming job and take away from my writing time.
Flash Bang was inspired by my interest in the doomsday prepper movement, quite honestly. I found it fascinating, and one thought led to another until I had an idea for a book.
6. Of all your releases, was there one in particular that was your favorite to write? Why?
Dirty Girl and Dirty Love were probably the most fun to write because Greer and Cav’s story flowed like nothing else I’ve ever written. I wish all books were that effortless.
7. Will there be another book in the Beneath series?
Yes! I just finished Beneath These Shadows, and it will release October 25.
8. Tell us a little about your latest, Bad Judgment.
Bad Judgment was inspired by my time in law school. I couldn’t stop thinking about what it would have been like to lose my scholarship right before I started my last year. What would I have done? I never had to face that question, but it was fun to explore in the enemies-to-lovers relationship of Ryker and Justine.
9. How have you evolved as an author since your debut until now?
I would hope so! I think it’s impossible not to evolve as an author because the more I write, the more I learn about the crafts of writing and storytelling. My life has also changed, and that impacts my stories at a very basic level. I hope I continue to evolve for a very long time.
10. What can your readers expect next?
Beneath These Shadows, as I mentioned, releases October 25, and then after that I’m really excited to dive back into the Dirty world and see what’s next there.
11. Thank you for taking the time, Meghan. Please leave any tips you may have for aspiring writers.
You’re very welcome! I appreciate the fabulous questions! As for any tips for aspiring writers… don’t aspire. Write. Begin as you mean to go on—like a professional. Write your book, it will be read and critiqued and discussed. Write the best story you can. Study the craft of writing. Learn the rules before you break them. For writers intending to self-publish, learn the business. Find out what works. Form relationships with other authors at your level and learn from each other. Thank you again!
More About the Author
Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had.