Hi! To start off, please tell us your name, where you’re from, and what you write.
My name is Siobhan Muir and live in Cheyenne, Wyoming. I write Paranormal and Dauntless Romance, Fantasy, Western, Military, and Biker romance. The Muse doesn’t let me write just one. ;)
How did you become an author? Please share a bit of your journey with us.
To be honest, I’ve been writing since I was 10 years old, and finished my first 345 hand written page novel by 13. But when I got pregnant the first time, ebooks were just starting to take off. I needed a job that would allow me to stay home and care for kids, so I joined a couple of local writer groups and took my first chance in 2011.
What are you working on now? Do you have a recent or upcoming release?
Oh-ho-ho, too many things. But I’ll list my top three. I have the next Bad Boys of Beta Squad (Navy SEALs) tale, the next Triple Star Ranch (Cheyenne Cowboys) tale, and a brand new series of Bikers all going. But my next release is Courting the Dragon Widow, a paranormal romance, coming out at the end of June.
What/who do you like to read and do you have a favorite genre/author?
I’m a big fan of reading romantic suspense no matter if the characters are military, cowboy, paranormal or from another genre. I like reading tales that have an external conflict to work on. Some of my favorites are J.M. Madden, Sabrina York, Cat Johnson, Donna Michaels, Silver James, Nichole Severn, Deborah Coonts, Deborah Blake, Cara Bristol, Jessica E. Subject.
Please share one piece of advice to aspiring authors - what do you wish someone would have told you? Or, what did someone tell you that you’d like to pass on to others?
First thing is don’t think of yourself as “aspiring”. That’s a good way to never get started. People who aspire to do something think about it, but don’t actually do it. The other thing is write the best story you can and don’t worry about the critics. Reviews aren’t for you, they’re for other readers. You’re the expert in your story and you have the write the best story for you, not the rest of us. I wish someone had told me that, because it would’ve made the releases easier.
Speed round! Say the first thing that comes to mind!
City, suburb, or small-town? Small town.
Dark chocolate, light chocolate, or white chocolate? Dark chocolate, hands down.
Wine, whiskey or punch? Wine, unless it’s Bailey’s Irish Cream.
Cowboy boots, biker boots, or flip-flops? Cowboy boots – I’m from Wyoming.
Cake, cookies, or crumpets? Crumpets, but we can’t get them here, so cake.
Biceps, abs, or buns? Can I just say completely above the belt? I love the whole package.
Any last words before we say goodbye?
Never give up, never surrender. Writing isn’t easy and there are plenty of people who will say you “can’t do it.” If you love it, never give up on your gift.