Today I have the pleasure of talking with romance author Synithia Williams. I met Synithia on Twitter awhile ago and I’ve been following her budding writing career ever since. She has two romance books under her belt, You Can’t Plan Love and her most recent release Worth the Wait.
Me: Hi, Synithia! Thanks so much for joining us today. Please tell us a little about yourself and when you first knew that you wanted to become a writer?
Anywho, I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I wrote my first book when I was six and hand wrote my first 300 page novel in high school. It’s something I’ve always done, but really considered a hobby. I didn’t pursue my writing dreams until 2010 when I saw a friend go after her dream. I still can’t believe that my books were published so quickly.
When I’m not writing, I work full time on sustainability issues in the Midlands of South Carolina. I’m married with two boys (who are a handful but loveable). When I’m not writing, working, wife and mothering I’m usually in front of the television watching British miniseries on Netflix.
Me: You write “spicy romance set in the South”. Who are some of your favorite authors and did they play a part in your writing?
Synithia: I’ve got so many favorite authors. I really should pick one, but I’m too wishy washy to do that. I like the worlds created by paranormal authors J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books and J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series. My favorite historical authors are Beverly Jenkins, Laura Lee Guhrkie and Lisa Kleypas. And I adore contemporary romances by Delaney Diamond, Adrienne Byrd and Maureen Smith.
All of these writers play a part in my writing. Whenever they write something that evokes some type of response in me it urges me to try and achieve the same thing in my writing.
Me: I absolutely loved your first book, You Can’t Plan Love and the heat between Kenyatta and Malcolm. I think I fanned Continue reading