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All About N. J. Walters

N.J. has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

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Author Spotlight: The Voices in My Head

By On Apr 23 2014, 9:00 am

I hear voices in my head.

No, I really do. They talk to me all the time. They tell me their stories. But more than that, they demand I write them. And some of them can get very insistent at times, so I sit in front of the computer screen, put my fingers on the keyboard and listen.

Sure, I may have jotted down a few notes about who these people are, maybe have a few ideas about their story. Mostly, I just pay attention and type. It sounds weird, but that’s the way it happens for me. I’ve often said that all I do is take dictation for whatever characters are whispering in my ears.

It’s a fun and exciting job. Sure, it can be frustrating at times, and it’s certainly time-consuming, but I wouldn’t want to make a living any other way. It’s been over nine years since my first book was released—time has certainly flown by—and now that I’ve started listening to the voices I don’t think I could shut them off even if I wanted to, which I don’t. That means no matter what happens in my life, I’ll be writing stories.

The best part of my job, other than the creation of the books themselves, is the amazing people who read them. People from all over the world have written me to tell me that my books have both entertained and touched them. I’ve written under many different sub-genres of romance from contemporary to paranormal to ménage a trois to futuristic, and the readers have all come along for the ride with me. That means more to me than you can say.

The wonderful thing about what I do is that there are story ideas everywhere. An overheard snippet of conversation can spark an idea. A magazine article can get the wheels turning in my head. Television, movies, nonfiction books are all sources of inspiration. And sometimes an idea just seems to pop out of the ether and land in my mind. I know some authors get their ideas from their dreams but that’s never happened to me—yet. Many times it’s the combination of several ideas that get the creative juices flowing. Read more…

Life is a Carnival

By On May 4 2013, 9:00 am

One of the questions I get asked the most as a writer is, “Where do your ideas come from?” The truth is they come from everywhere and nowhere. I’ve gotten ideas from books, movies, television, snippets of conversation and magazine articles. I’ve also had ideas come to me from seemingly out of nowhere. Usually it’s [...]

Summer Heat

By On Jul 28 2012, 9:00 am

Summer Heat By N. J. Walters The summer heat is upon us and has been for quite some time now. I freely admit that I love the long, hot days because I know winter will be here all too quickly, and summer will be nothing more than a vague memory. As adults, we tend to complain [...]

Midwinter Blues

By On Feb 17 2012, 10:34 am

Midwinter Blues By N. J. Walters Snow is piled up outside my door and the wind is howling. Winter doesn’t show any signs of letting up anytime soon. If you live in a cold climate, these are the endless days of winter, the time when you begin to wonder if spring is nothing more than [...]

A Touch of Magick

By On Sep 18 2011, 1:41 pm

A Touch of Magick is now available in print from Samhain Publishing! If you go casting love spells, be careful what you wish for. Spells, Secrets and Seductions, Book 1 http://store.samhainpublishing.com/touch-magick-p-6510.html Rhiannon Sparks admits she’s not a very good witch—she can’t even light a candle without a match—but she keeps trying. At least her talent [...]

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