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Q&A with Railyn Stone, Love and Loopholes


Tell us about your writing - What genre do you prefer to write? What books, stories, other publications that you've written are your personal favorites? Anything new coming up?

I love romance. It’s my favorite genre to write, however, I love to read thrillers and suspense. I think out of all of the books I’ve written, I have a real attachment to The Christmas Tree Guy. For one reason, it was my first book that was published, but also the characters were like personal friends of mine. I loved writing Sydnee. I know a lot of people thought she was wishy washy or a little timid, but I loved the vulnerability of her. She was real to me and I think that’s what made her endearing and one of my favorite characters to write. Not everyone can be strong and direct at all times.

What about you as a person? What do you do to relax? Favorite movies or tv shows? Hobbies?

Honestly, one of my favorite movies of all time is Pretty Woman. Every time it comes on television, I watch it. I love to spend time with my family and this year I’ve gotten into couponing.

What gets your creative juices going? Do you write to a music, and do you want to share your playlist?

I do use music a lot when I’m writing. My last book was written entirely to a compilation of Eagles songs.

"All writers must have cats, especially if they write fantasy or speculative fiction." Do you have a stand on this one? Any cute pictures of your kitty or other pet?

What organizations do you recommend for those wanting to become writers? Any advice you'd like to share about writing?

I could sit here and tell you to join this organization or that organization, but truly, it’s up the individual. I think there is a lot of value in all of the different writing organizations and books and workshops that people can attend or participate in, but you have to do what’s right for you. A lot of times, things cost more than an aspiring author has the funds to shell out at the time, so I think you have to find what works for you within your budget and go from there. Also, don’t get caught up in what others like or what’s trending, etc. Write the story that’s living inside you. Write what you’d want to read and write what makes you happy.

If you could have dinner with any of your characters, which ones would you choose? What food would you serve?

I think it would be fun to have dinner with the characters from my newest book, Love and Loopholes. Mama Gem is a riot and I know we’d have a great time listening to her stories and just watching her make her son, Channing, squirm. I think dinner would have to consist of some good Southern dishes and loads of sweet tea.

If you could travel anywhere, on earth or off, where would you go?

Well, as you can see from my top 10 list of places I want to visit, Bora Bora is at the top of the list. It would have to be there. It’s my dream vacation to stay in one of those over the water bungalows. That would be glorious to me.

What color would you wear if you had only one choice?

Green is my favorite color of all time, but if I only had one choice of colors to wear, it would have to be black.

Describe your dream writing spot.

Some beach. Some where. LOL!

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