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Author spotlight: MJ Scott

20 February 2020

For ARR2020 in March we will be featuring more than 90 romance authors across five cities. If you live in (or near) Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Adelaide, come along and meet local authors, as well as our international guests—Darynda Jones and Susan Donovan.

Today we are spotlighting MJ Scott. She will be attending ARR2020 in Melbourne.

How old were you when you first started writing romance?

In my twenties. Though I wrote some stories in high school.

Who was the first romance author to catch your interest?

Jennifer Crusie was the first one after I decided I wanted to give it a go.

Have you written genres other than romance (or are you thinking about it)?

I write fantasy with a romantic leaning and urban fantasy.

Choose one of your books to turn into a movie—who would you cast in the lead roles?

Wicked Games, with Matt Bomer as Damon and Rachel Weiss as Maggie.

What is the hardest part of creating a story?

For me, writing the middle section.

What is your favourite place to write?

On my couch.

Have any of your characters been inspired by real-life people?

Not really. I use some actors etc for inspiration but that’s more about the mood of a character than being that person.

What was the last romance you read and loved (and why did you love it)?

I really loved Headliners by Lucy Parker. She writes great characters and is funny. Plus enemies to lovers is a fave trope of mine.

Tell us about your latest release in 100 words or less

The Unbound Queen will be coming out in April and is the last book in my Four Arts series. It continues on from where The Forbidden Heir left off. Witches. Demons. Kissing. Betrayals. Queens in peril. Amusing ravens. All the good stuff!

What else will you be working on in 2020?

Wicked Words, the follow up to Wicked Games; Bring on the Night, which is book three in my Wild Side trilogy; and playing with a couple of fantasy ideas.

If you haven’t booked your ticket for ARR2020 yet, you can buy one HERE.


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