[pullquote align=”left” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]I write about Sassy, Sensual heroines and the Alpha Males that love them, flaws and all.[/pullquote]Siera London is the author of two contemporary romance novels and one holiday novella, Chasing Ava, Convincing Lina and A Doctor for Christmas. She is a native Floridian who served 22 years in the United States Navy as a registered pediatric nurse practitioner and nursing clinical instructor before deciding to focus on her writing career. Her debut novel, Chasing Ava, was an Amazon Best Seller in the contemporary romance and women’s fiction category.
Siera currently lives in the south Florida with her husband and their color patch tabby kitten named Frie, Her love of coastal towns and bustling cities shines through in her sassy and sexy storytelling.
[pullquote align=”right” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] I am a pet lover at heart. I would gladly welcome more furry friends into the household; however, I had to guilt my husband into the tabby.[/pullquote]
When she is not writing she loves to get lost between the pages of a great book and travel.
The following information is per reader request! As I attend more writing events and interact with romance readers I get a lot of questions about who I am as a writer and a woman. Below are a few answers from an interview with Romance Junkies.
When was the moment that you knew you had to be a writer?
I knew I was a storyteller in junior high school. The nerd in me loved to retell the stories I read, but I would add details that I wished were between the covers. Eventually, it occurred to me I was telling my story.
Who gave you the one piece of writing advice that sticks with you to this day?
I met author Mary Wine, in 2014 at the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans, LA. Her advice was simplistic, yet challenging. She said, “put your work out there.” Five words that had a profound impact on my writing life, because that meant I had to get over my fear, I needed to write consistently, let my critique partners tear my WIP to pieces, connect with other authors, etc. Those five days with Mary changed my perspective as an aspiring writer.
What are some of your favorite pastimes? Do you have any hobbies or collections?
Teaching and volunteering go hand in hand for me. I co-facilitate a debt reduction program through our local church twice a year. Once a month I serve on a county advisory committee for an adult training program. And when I’m not busy-writing, working or volunteering, I read.
What has been your biggest adventure to date?
Transitioning from 22 years of military service and being told what to do and how to do it. For someone with my highly structured background, the freedom to create is a bit overwhelming at times. I love being a writer. I see a story in everything around me and its lovely to feel the words assemble and the story taking shape.
If your fairy godmother waved her wand and whisked you away to the location of your choice, which place would you choose, and why?
Thailand. The culture, the beautiful country side, and the seafood.
How do you describe yourself? How would your family and friends describe you?
Me: A lovable, Type A++ Nerd
Family: Dependable, Focused, Fiercely loyal Type A++ Superwoman
What is your favorite comfort food?
Pizza! Lots and lots of pizza.
What is your favorite season? What do you love about it?
Spring. I feel a rebirth similar to what I see in nature as the buds form and the blossoms unfold. I know its tradition to have a New Year’s resolution, but many of my life’s major decisions have occurred in the spring. Actually, I started writing CHASING AVA in April of 2013.
What is the one modern convenience that you cannot do without?
I am worse than Linus, from the Peanuts without my iPad. I’ll drive back home if I’ve forgotten her.
What is this romance writer’s idea of the “ideal romantic evening”?
Anything that involves being alone with my husband and touching.
If you have more questions, drop me a message on Facebook. Thanks for visiting my website and please come see me again.