Sunday Snippet with Stephanie Norris

All About Stephanie Norris

Stephanie Nicole Norris is a new up and coming romance fiction author from Chattanooga Tennessee with a humble beginning. She was raised along with six siblings by her mother, Jessica Ward. Always being a lover of reading from early childhood, Stephanie loved to books by R.L. Stine, fantasy, and paranormal. Stephanie always had a natural talent for writing. Starting her journey in 2010 she decided to bring her stories to life. In 2011 her debut novel “Trouble In Paradise” was completed and published in early 2012. A romance drama about a 28 year old African American female trying to better herself with a internship and marrying the love of her life, but runs into road blocks and things get so out of control that there are major changes for her future. Her pages tell a story filled with deception, suspense, and a dramatic twist. Stephanie is inspired by writers like Eric Jerome Dickey, Jackie Collins, Gwynne Forster, and more. She resides in Atlanta Ga.

Stephanie’s Journey into Writing

What inspired you to write your first book? I always wanted to write. It was a no brainer because I always had these stories. It was really more about having the time to write and putting the work in that it takes to get a good book written. In 2010 I decided to make it work so I started to write Trouble In Paradise with pen and paper. I actually came up with the ending first and it was the brightest light bulb yet. LOL! And that’s what truly inspired the book.

What do you consider most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general?  When it comes to writing it is such a retreat for me. I would say that the publishing process has to be the most challenging. The writing is the easy part but books are a business and in any business there are pros and cons.

Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it? I wrote this book purely for entertainment with the intentions of giving the reader an escape from their daily routine and everyday lives. I loved everything about writing it. When I read it, I pulled myself in and at the end of it I thought; I’d hate to be in Victoria’s shoes! Sometimes a man isn’t worth it!

Do you intend to make writing a career? Yes I do intend to make writing a full time career. God willing.

What is your greatest strength as a writer? I’m a good storyteller. Once I get the scene in my head everything comes together like a puzzle piece and it excites me. Oh, and sometimes I can be a bit of a drama queen.

Have you ever had writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it? I think every writer goes through this in their writing career.  Sometimes you just draw a blank. I find the best way to get rid of it is to walk away and come back to it later.

Vengeful Intentions by Stephanie Norris

After serving eight long months in jail and becoming obsessed with the woman who put her there Danielle Shumaker is released when the evidence held against her comes up missing.  With Victoria clouding her mind with thoughts of revenge Danielle is caught off guard when someone else wants to make her pay for her past transgressions.

Not needing the added drama Victoria is still torn between her feelings toward Greg and her undying love for Joshua.  With new knowledge that Danielle has been released from jail; Victoria is stunned into disbelief knowing that Joshua has not been honest with her.

 Things get even hotter when Joshua catches wind of Victoria’s affair and Caroline wants her husband back by any means necessary.  Will this love story end in tragedy or will these couples learn to forgive and forget? Find out in part II of Trouble In Paradise.

Can you share a little of your current work with us? I’m getting ready to release Vengeful Intentions Part II of Trouble In Paradise this month.  I’m shooting for July 16th but it may be later in that week.

How did you come up with the title? I come up with my titles depending on the story I’m writing.  Vengeful Intentions is a sequel to my first book entitled Trouble In Paradise and it starts off eight months later.  There is a lot of revenge, drama, sex and suspense.

How can we purchase your book? My books can be purchased via my website www.stephanienorris.net and Trouble In Paradise is available now on Amazon Kindle.

Check out the current contest to win a copy of Part II of Trouble In Paradise “Vengeful Intentions” at stephaniennorris.blogspot.com

The Writing Life of Stephanie Norris

Who are your favorite authors and why? Eric Jerome Dickey and Jackie Collins. If you don’t know why, you must to get their books!

Have you started another book yet? I have started a short story and I’ve left some doors open in Part II of Trouble In Paradise so I’ve starting writing Part III.

Where do you see yourself in five years? In five years I hope to have a successful full time writing career and I hope to be married and own my own home.

Are there any new authors that have sparked your interest and why? There are plenty of new authors but to name a few Denesha Sheree, Deidra Ds Green, and Deatri King-Bey are three of the hardest working and kind women I’ve met in the literary business.

What are some of the best tools available today for writers, especially those just starting out? I suggest they pick up Become A Successful Author by Deatri King-Bey.

Do you have any specific last thoughts that you want to say to your readers? I would like to thank my reader’s for giving a new author a chance and indulging in Trouble In Paradise and Vengeful Intentions!  I really appreciate your support.

The “If” Answer by Stephanie Norris

If it’s Karaoke Night, what are you singing and are you any good? I’m probably rocking out to anything Jay Z or Lil Kim and Yes I’m good! LOL!

Thanks Stephanie for visiting and Happy Writing!

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