Meet Stephie Walls, our Spotlight Sunday author! We got to ask Stephie about life, writing, and her newest release!
TBBB: Where are you from?
SW: Born in Texas, grew up in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and been in South Carolina for the last 25 years.
TBBB: If you had to perform in a talent competition right now, what would your talent be?
TBBB: What’s your favorite movie quote?
SW: “Real tomato ketchup, Eddie? Oh, nothing but the best.” National Lampoon’s Vacation
TBBB: Tell us a fun fact about yourself that would surprise your readers.
SW: I worked at McDonald’s for seven years and it was my favorite job…next to writing.
TBBB: Who’s your favorite cover model?
SW: I have MAD RESPECT for Josh McCann. Every signing I’ve been to that he’s attended as well, he has been top notch and above board. I adore that he is adamantly in love with Chelsea and his daughter Isabelle! And he’s funny as all get out.
TBBB: Okay, back to books, what genres do you write?
SW: Contemporary Romance that leans toward Drama (not diva drama, theatrical drama haha) and I have a couple of spice/erotic short stories out there.
TBBB: What is your inspiration?
SW: Every book is brought about by something different but primarily life experiences. There is someone real behind every one of my characters–it might only be one character trait that shapes them but it’s there.
TBBB: Tell us about your latest book?
SW: Wow. Okay so I love this book but probably for different reasons than anyone reading it. My first two books were erotica. So when I was brainstorming the idea for Fallen Woman with Leddy Harper, she challenged me to keep it contemporary romance. Here I was with this CEO Hooker book (the title until after the manuscript was finished) trying to have an escort earn money for her sick child without making it straight up porn. I love Gianna and Jase from the moment I met them, and I needed to keep her classy for him.
Gianna is a single parent who’s reached rock bottom and finds a friend, Jase who wants to help her back up. But it’s hard to accept help when pride…and love…stand in the way.
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