I had no idea I wanted to write until I was in my early 20’s.
Nope. I’m what is called a pantster. It means, I write by the seat of my pants. I ver rarely have a plan before I start writing. I’ll have a couple in mind, and a genral plot in my head, but I let the characters take the story where they will.
Yes, it was very intentional. I had no idea how endometriosis effected so many women around the world until I was diagnosed with it myself. It is a horrible disease that 1 in 10 women suffer with. I wanted to bring awareness to it, and the devastating effects it has on so many aspects of the sufferers life.
Everywhere. I’m a people watcher, so if I go to a café or even out grocery shopping, I watch the people around me, and they can sometimes inspire different characters looks or personality traits. I take a lot from my own life and blend it into my books too.
I don’t know exactly what inspired this story. It was in my head for a long time before I wrote it. It just felt right, I guess. To me, my characters are real, and Tory and Weston’s story deserved to be told.
So, this was a very recent change. When I started writing this series in early 2020, the titles and covers I chose were what suited the market. But over time, the market evolved and to make sure these books were seen by the kinds of readers who enjoy this genre, I had to update them.
Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t. I mean, I have a general idea. But I don’t know the specifics of their happily ever after.
Oh, this is a hard one. Umm, I know for sure that Dax and Adley from my most recent book, Wooing His Accidental Wife, were the hardest to write, even though I loved them. I think my favorite couple has to be Rhett and Reagan from Pink Bits. They were fun, and just so cute together. They made me happy while I was writing about them.
I’m a classic procrastinator, even when I have months to write a book, I still don’t actually sit down and do it until about two weeks before my deadline. I’m terrible. My writing process is very stressful, but I’ve come to accept that it is my process and I just have to deal with it. So, I generally write my books in about 14 days.
I read and listen to audiobooks a lot. I go through phases of only reading epic fantasy or all M/M books or romantic comedy. I don’t really have a favorite. I love them all.
I adore Amy Harmon, she is such an incredible story teller. Her words draw you in and wrap you up in the world she’s created. I feel the same about Sarah J. Mass. I wish I could write the way they do. I’m also a massive fan of Penelope Douglas, Abbi Glines, Krista and Becca Ritchie, R.L. Mathewson, Tijan and Helena Hunting. There’s so many more. I could make a list as long as my arm.
Ohhh, great question! I think I’d have to go with What If It’s Right? It’s emotional, romantic, and has its funny moments.
JB Heller is a regular Australian housewife and mother. She lives on a property with her husband and three children on the Capricorn Coast in Central Queensland.
She started writing her first book in the beginning of 2013, one baby on her boob, one on her hip and one around her ankles… Some called her crazy, she agreed but pushed on anyway. She published said book at the end of that same year.
Today, with 20+ titles under her belt, JB admits to having trouble balancing her domestic goddess duties with her over-active imagination. But wouldn’t change anything that led her to becoming the bestselling romantic comedy ink slinger.