Aja Interview Published on: 21, Oct 2020

Where were you born? What childhood memories do you cherish the most?

I was born outside of Pittsburgh and my most cherished memories are ones spent taking walks with my mom down huge tree-lined streets where acorns fell. I would pick them up from the concrete ground and we would discuss the size, color and texture of them. She was never impatient or uninterested in my wonder. She still isn’t.

What was your dream job when you were a child?

One of my dream jobs was that I wanted to be a journalist. I guess I’m not too far off from that.

Who is the most supportive person in your life when it comes to your writing?

If I only selected one person, I would hurt countless others. My mother was the first and constant but there are many others who lift me up daily.

What inspired you to become the writer of sensually erotic and passionate women’s fiction?

I didn’t really choose my stories; they sort of chose me. I only wanted to write what I wanted to write, and I noticed a trend, they were all about love and women who are passionate about life.

How do you get inspired by soulful music and sensual art?

I am always playing music and looking at images that represent my moods and that helps to feed into the stories I write.

How did you begin writing the Soulmates series? Do you believe that soulmates exist?

I had to answer a question about my characters and realized they were connected at the soul level. I do believe in soulmates, and that there can be more than one.

Who inspired the character of Zena Lewis in "Deep In My Soul"?

No particular person that I know inspired Zena but there are many women I know that have needed to start over and hope and dream for a love they deserve.

How did you come up with the idea for your short story, The Swan: Carnivale Chronicles?

The Swan first takes place on a cruise ship which is one of my favorite places to be with my husband. From there, the characters started to appear as if I was on the ship with them and was eavesdropping on their conversation. It grew from there.

Do you wish to write poetry in the coming future?

I usually write poetry and keep it to myself. Sometimes that’s how words come to me. I use them for inspiration.

Which is the next book you are working on? Is it a series or a stand-alone book?

I am currently working on two books and they both fit into a series. The one my readers highly anticipate is Soul Love, the 3rd book in my Soulmates series.

How are you keeping up with your writing schedule during quarantine?

There are days I need mental health breaks just so I don’t grow fatigued but in general, I’ve been very productive during this time.

What do you think of AllAuthor? Has this website been helpful to you?

AllAuthor has been a great platform in adding to my visibility and promoting for me as well.

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