Welcome to a new monthly feature call Thursday’s Thoughts. On the last Thursday in the month, I will share the thoughts of a featured author in the form of answers to questions I posed to them.
June’s featured author is Seven Steps.
I’ve been writing practically my entire life. I was raised in a reading house. My parents encouraged me to read at a very young age. My father used to take me to Waldenbooks (now closed) and we’d sit for hours and read. Once I was old enough, around first grade or so, I started writing too.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I don’t think it was a single moment. It was a natural progression. I had a family friend start to give me book ideas. Not typical ones. Weird ones, like, write about fish. It seemed odd at the time, but it really spurred my imagination and encouraged me to grow. I guess they were my first writing prompts.
Who inspires you to write?
Life in general. My life can be stressful, with a full time job, a family, other responsibilities. I write as an outlet for the stress. Also, I can be shy and a bit socially awkward. I am definitely a better writer then a speaker. So, writing takes me out of my own comfort zone,and allows me to create strong women who always know what to say and who have a No Nonsense attitude. I hope to be more like them one day.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I read. I adult. I love music and travel. I spend a lot of time with my family.
Who is Seven Steps? She is a working wife and mother and have been writing for as long as she can remember. She enjoys hanging out with her family, thrifting, and Disney vacations. There are a thousand stories in her head at any given time. Hopefully, some of them will make it out for you to enjoy.
Feel free to checkout her website and sign up for her mailing list at https://www.sevenstepsauthor.com
Book Blurb: Love is the ultimate crime. On a planet where women are born to rule, Empress Nadira’s secret affair with her slave threatens to rip her family apart. When she joins the highest council in the land, her secret is revealed. Will Nadira go against everything she believes in to protect her family, or will she choose her heart and doom everyone she loves to death?
Empress Eva thinks she has it all: wealth, power and a mother who adores her. That is, until she meets Lex, a handsome alien imprisoned in a slave market. His red hair and crimson eyes intrigue her. His touch sets her on fire. When the beautiful alien captures her heart, Eva is forced to make a life changing decision: pursue the career of her dreams, or give it all up for the love of a slave?