Author

Meghan Malone grew up near Detroit, Michigan and now resides in beautiful Sonoma County, California. She lives with her partner Angie, their young son, and a genuine menagerie of pets. She makes her living doing web development, but dreams of the day when she'll be able to spend all her time writing down the stories that fill her head.

Biographical Information...

What other jobs have you had besides writing?

Since college, I’ve made a living doing web and database development. I currently work for a family-owned company in Northern California, helping to develop and maintain the corporate intranet that forms the backbone of the business. It’s a far cry from writing, and while I enjoy it, my real passion lies in telling stories.

Who are your favorite writers?

Stephen King, Cormac McCarthy, Tim O’Brien, Virginia Woolf, Kurt Vonnegut, and so many more.

What kind of music do you listen to?

I have eclectic tastes (more eclectic than my partner would prefer, I’m sure). My favorite genres of music are classic rock and hip-hop. Favorite artists include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Janelle Monae, Rihanna, Pink, Adele, and so many more.

Have you written any other books?

I’ve published six novels, all within the lesbian fiction genre. All of my titles are available from Bold Strokes Books, and include Infinite Loop, a contemporary romance that was my very first novel, The Three, a lesbian polyamory post-apocalyptic story (yee-haw!), Thirteen Hours, an erotic romance, Battle Scars, another contemporary romance about a veteran coping with PTSD, Wild, a lesbian paranormal romance featuring a shapeshifter, and The Night Off, an erotic romance involving a BDSM theme. I’ve also written a number of other short stories, both lesbian and straight, some published and many not.

Is this the first straight story you've written?

This is the first straight novel I’ve ever written. I have written straight short stories in the past, mostly fan fiction. It was a fun change to have a male character to write. It certainly made for a different sort of sex scene.

Why write both lesbian and heterosexual romance?

Because love is love, passion is passion, and sex, details aside, is sex. What interests and intrigues me about romance stories is the connection between two people, how they interact and get to know one another and express their attraction and desire. In life and in fiction, for me, the genders of those two people are probably the least important and interesting part of the story. I enjoy reading and watching love stories between women and between men and women, so it’s only natural to write all those stories as well. Although I’ve always felt that a woman makes a better life partner for me, I’m by no means immune to the charms of the opposite sex.

Oh really? Like who?

For a woman who appreciates other women, my taste in men often runs surprisingly toward the gruff and possibly dangerous. Men I enjoy admiring include Tim Roth, Daniel Craig, Ewan McGregor, Maksim Chmerkovskiy (can’t help it…DWTS is my secret shame), and Clive Owen. Oh yeah…did I mention that I like accents?

When is your birthday?

August. And that’s all I’m saying!

Where did you grow up?

I was born in Royal Oak, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. I lived in the same house on the same street from the time I came home from the hospital until I moved out in college.

Where do you live now?

In 2005, I relocated to Sonoma County, California, in the midst of wine country. It’s a pretty big change and one that I don’t regret making. Northern California is one of the most beautiful places in the country and I’m a big fan of the laid-back lifestyle.

 

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