Interview with author A.M Johnson

With Yael Waknin

Questions for author A.M Johnson

1 – Have you always wanted to be a writer?

I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was in 3rd grade. I had tis amazing teacher who cultivated the desire I had to create by allowing me freedom in the assignments to explore poetry and re-writing fairytales. After that, I knew it was something I wanted to do. And plus, as a teenager I wrote really bad poetry lol!

2 – When you start a book series – do you know the couples who will appear in the following books? Do you know what the plot will be?

Usually, when I plot out a series I know the first two couples, but sometimes, the side characters tell me otherwise. For example, Love Always, Wild was supposed to be a standalone, but Anders and Ethan had other ideas. 

3 – Did you write a book and decide not to publish it?

Not yet, I do have several unfinished novels, but I plan to get back to them. I usually will put a novel to the side if I am not feeling the characters at that time.  

4 – By what do you choose a cover for a book?

I love choosing a cover that means something or has a special meaning for what’s inside. Sometimes though you have to be careful from a marketing standpoint because even though the cover is beautiful it might not fit the market it’s intended. Which is hard because I want so much, to share my work. So I am grateful to get to create special editions.  

5 – Where did you get the inspiration for the stories?

Every book I have written has a piece of my personal history. I tend to infuse some of my own life or personality into my characters, and in a way, writing their stories I am able to feel safe in telling my own. But sometimes, a song, or a moment will inspire an entire book.

6 – Who is your favorite couple you wrote about?

GAH!!! This is too hard hahahaha. I would have to say maybe Camden and Royal from Let There Be Light.

7 – How long does it take you to write one book?

4 to 6 months. Sometimes if I am fast 3.

8 – What is your favorite genre to read?

Queer Fantasy.

9 – If you could turn one of your books into a movie – which book would you choose?

Either Let There Be Light, or my newest book, The Glow Up which comes out on Sept 22. But I would LOVE if my For Him Series could be a series on Netflix !!! Like how amazing would that be!!


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About the author

Amanda is an award winning and best selling author of LGBTQIA and contemporary romance and fiction. She lives in New Hampshire with her family where she moonlights as a nurse on the weekends and hikes as much as possible.

If she’s not busy with her kiddos, you’ll find her buried in a book or behind the keyboard where she explores the human experience through the written word, exploring all spectrums and genres.

She’s obsessed with all things Hockey, Austen, and Oreos, and loves to connect with readers!

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