Ten Things About... Charlotte Brice - An Author Interview

It's time for another Ten Things About... Author Interview and today we feature Charlotte Brice!  Let's dive right into the heart of the matter and start the interview:

Indie or Traditionally published?  
I'm Indie published.

Plot or Pants? Do you pre-plot your books, use an outline, fly by the seat of your pants or some combination of things? How do you keep track of characters in a series? Do you keep a journal of your characters’ statistics, such as hair and eye color, relatives, hometown, etc.
I’m a pantser through and through. Sometimes I surprise myself with my own plot twists. I don't always see them coming, but the clues are always there when I reread.

I love writing in notebooks and record everything about my characters in homemade notebooks.

Tell us about your first… published M/M fiction/romance
My first MM book took me by surprise. I’d been trying to write Reverse Harem, but I found the females had very little role in the group and the guys were building relationships without the woman. I could rewrite the whole book without her in it at all. My first M/M is a gay harem about a phoenix shifter called Harlow, who can only shift when he dies, coming back as a flaming eagle with a taste for eyeballs.

and then your most recent one..
Ironically, my current WIP is the same phoenix shifter. I’m currently writing book 6 of 7, but also recently rewritten the first five from single pov to multi pov. I’ve always wanted to add the additional viewpoints, and I am so excited to release them, sometime before Christmas.
Do you write full time or part-time?
I have just started writing and PAing full time after my nursery closed due to covid.

If you could invite 4 people (real or fictional, living or dead) to a dinner party, who would you invite and what would you serve?
I would invite the people who made my dream of writing possible. Ashley Kemmerling, my best friend, cheerleader and voice of reason. Deanna Murphy, my beta reader extraordinaire, Leigha Wolffe, who makes all my amazing covers and is like a sister to me. And Jade Thorn, the RH author who supported me through the most difficult time of my life.

All but Jade live in America and I would love to actually meet these wonderful people in person. Ryan Reynolds will serve us all the American goodies we don’t get over here in England.

Something people would be surprised to know about you
I love animals and have quite the menagerie to keep me company while the kids are at school. My chicken sits on my lap, my dragon sits on my shoulder, and the puppy is a total lunatic.

Which character still pops into your mind to visit from time to time?
Harlow still wont leave me alone, which is why his trilogy is now 7 books long

Where do you write? Do you have a routine?
I write wherever and whenever I find a spare few minutes. Brain supplies words at the most inconvenient times! I’m planning to turn my RH novels into MM books, which is what they wanted to be all along.

What are your writing goals for the next year? The future?

And maybe Harlow will let me finish my phoenix series, but he can be a bit of a diva at times.

What’s the hardest part about writing M/M romance or erotica?
Finding the balance between the plot and the relationship.


Who’s your biggest supporter/cheerleader?

Ashley Kemmerling.

What made you decide M/M romance was the genre you wanted to write? Do you write other genres?
I’ve written children’s books, middle grade, high fantasy, reverse harem, zombie horror and crime thrillers. A bit of a ‘jack of all trades’ but I’ve always favoured a male pov. When I wrote me first MM, I knew it was what I was meant to write.

What do you do if you hit a wall while writing? How do you combat writer’s block?
I just switch stories and carry on. If the words dry up completely, I will have a break by playing little mind games on my phone, but I find writing anything helps. I usually start with a beach and slowly build up the landscape around it until eventually the words come back.

What do your friends and family think of what you write; do they know?
My parents and husband know what I write, but have never read anything in any genre. They all support me as an author in every way they can.

What is your favorite thing about writing M/M romance?
I like writing possessive alphas, paranormal adventures and plot twists.

How can we connect with you?
Like my author page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AuthorCharlotteLBrice