No, actually, in college I changed my major a handful of times. I loved reading while growing up, but I thought of authors as rock stars. To me, it didn’t feel like an attainable career, so I tried to work in other fields first and only started writing at night after college.
I don’t actually do many series, but in the few I’ve done, it’s been completely organic. I don’t know who the next couples will be ahead of time. They sort of take on a life of their own during the writing process.
Yes, I have a few books that are unpublished, especially when I was first starting out and cultivating my distinct voice. I have a YA dystopian book that will never see the light of day, hah.
Never say never! I would never want to limit myself by marking certain subjects as out of bounds.
I design my own covers and usually they’re inspired by the photos I find for the main characters.
I get inspiration everywhere, but mainly from creative content: songs, stories, TV shows. I’ll consider a certain lyric from a song that resonates with me and try to expand on it.
I have a soft spot for Gianluca and Georgia from A PLACE IN THE SUN. To me, they’re just the perfect pairing of grumpy and sunshine characters.
It changes with every project. I’ve written a book in two weeks and I’ve written a book over a year. Sometimes inspiration strikes and I can’t keep the words off the page.
I love reading romance, but I love listening to psychological thrillers on Audible. I always have something playing while I do housework or take walks.
This answer changes all the time, but for right now, I love Kristin Hannah, Gillian Flynn, and Judith McNaught.
I would choose A PLACE IN THE SUN because of the characters and the setting. It would be such a happy, feel-good movie. The whole thing would be bathed in sunset colors and in every other scene, the characters would be sunbathing and eating gelato on the coast of Italy. It doesn’t get better than that!
R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels, including seven #1 bestselling romantic comedies. She lives in Texas with her husband, daughter, and dog. Visit her at RSGrey.com or on Instagram: @authorrsgrey.