Mia Downing Interview!

Happy Memorial Day everyone – hope you’ve taken some time to remember those who have given their lives so others might live.

Today we have Mia Downing with us. She’s a talented romance author with a great sense of style and a wicked sense of humor. She started creating heroes at age four, but her heroes back then rode ponies to rescue those in need and only kissed her on the cheek. Today, Mia’s heroes still rescue those in need, but the price of their toys and the expertise of their seduction leads to a whole lot more.

When Mia isn’t busy creating new stories for her readers, she ensures justice runs smoothly in a New England courthouse. She also lives on a small farm with her family and enjoys horses and knitting.

But enough from me; let’s hear from her!

Q. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

A. I wrote my first book in fourth grade when I didn’t like how Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien ended. So I wrote a sequel in a notebook. I think I wrote forty pages! I then began my first romance novel in a college creative writing class. It was all downhill from there.

Q. Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

A. My ideas come from all sorts of places. The idea for Chasing Time started as a writing prompt for a Goodreads group. I ended up abandoning the original premise, but I liked the world I built by saying, “What if?” That’s probably the most normal book idea. The rest have come from scenes that might spark when I hear a song. I had a full book idea come from a dream as well.

Q. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?