Wednesday, 6 April 2016
Release Date: 14th January 2014
Genres: Romantic Suspense
I am thrilled to welcome Ursula Dukes to the blog with an author interview.
Ursula Dukes is a self-published author of romantic suspense with an emphasis on interracial relationships. She started writing her first novel at age fifteen, and it wasn't until after she raised a family and worked for many years that she decided to return to her first love, writing. One of her books, 'Witness Protection,' has found its way onto cyclopaedia.net, a website dedicated to crime dramas.
Do you write under your real name or is this a pen name you use?
Real name. Ursula Dukes
Where are you from?
List 3 interesting facts about yourself.
I enjoy starting up conversations with random people.
I have watched every episode of Criminal Minds.
I sometimes write when I am anxious and that usually makes my anxiety go away.
What was the first thing you ever had published?
Revengeful Deceptions. Published on March 2nd, 2013
Do you have a writing routine?
Writing is my full time job, so I am lucky that I can write whenever I want to. But my favorite time to write is in the late evening.
Do you have any writing rituals?
I don't know if this would be considered a ritual or not, but I feel more comfortable writing from the comfort of my bed.
Where did the idea for your most recent book come from?
I thoroughly enjoyed writing Witness Protection, and when I saw how much my readers
enjoyed it too, I just couldn't let it end. So I decided to write a sequel.
Who was the first person you shared your book with?
I shared my first book with Author Kim DeSalvo. She read the book and was kind enough to give me personal notes and suggestions on how I could make it better.
Do you have a current work in progress?
Yes, I'm working on another romantic suspense novel.
Do you have any advice for budding authors?
No matter what people tell you, listen to your heart and go with your gut. If you want to
write, write. Do not let anyone or anything discourage you.
Ursula lives in New England with her two children and a cat named Max. She can most often be found daydreaming and listening to the characters inside of her head that are just begging to be brought to life. When she isn't doing that, she enjoys cooking, taking road trips to no place in particular, and spending time with her children. She would love to hear from you.
Author links – http://www.snowleopardpublishing.com/#!ursula-dukes/txbfl