Interview with Sharita Lira

1.    
Welcome, Sharita Lira. For those who might not
be familiar with you, would you be a dear and tell the readers a little about
yourself?
SL: I’m a happily married mom of two from Chicago who loves writing,
computers, metal music, and sexy men. *grins* BTW, I have 3 names. Michael
Mandrake, Rawiya, and BLMorticia.
2.    
How did you get your start in the writing business?
SL: Well I started writing in my late teens but never had the cahonnies
to get published until 2010. After I posted my fanfiction work on a few message
boards, the comments from fellow authors and readers gave me the confidence to
publish.
3.    
All writers fear the dreaded “block”. Please
tell us how you handle it.
SL: I’m not trying to be conceited but it
rarely happens. If I get stuck on a story, I write whatever comes to my head
regardless of how bad it might be in the beginning. That’s why we edit. When we
know something is shit, we can go back and get rid of it or rework!
4.    
Contrary to what some people envision about a
romance writer’s life, it’s not all glitz and glam. Well not for the majority
of us. With that bubble sadly busted, when you’re not writing, how to do you
spend your time?
SL: I spend a lot of time with my computer
or Kindle named Roger. *laughs* I also make time for family and friends. I hope
to get batter at that first part. I need to balance a little better but my DH
and kids still love me!
5.    
I know many writers, such as Dirk and myself,
keep their pastime/career a secret. Do those close to you know you write? If
so, what are their thoughts?
SL: Yes they do. My DH is fully
supportive. The eldest kid knows I write a lot of erotic romance or dirty stuff
as he calls it. Even the youngest knows mommy writes books. Pretty much
everyone knows. I don’t hide it. I know not everyone has that luxury of being
able to tell people what they do so I won’t boast.
My mom is deeply religious so she’s not
all that thrilled. Everyone else is neither here nor there. My friends support
me 100 percent!
6.    
Will you share with us your all time favorite
authors? If you’re like me, it’s a long list so give us your top ten.


SL: I don’t think I have 10. I know Anne
Rice and Zane are two of my all-time faves. When growing up I read a lot of
Danielle Steele and Fern Michaels. Now, I read Sue Brown, Rick Reed, Tara Lain,
and plenty others who are my peers.
7.    
If you could choose one book to go to the big
screen, yours or otherwise, which book would you choose and whom would you love
see casted in the parts?
SL: Ooh what a yummy question. My fave book
I’d love to see as a movie is My Lieutenant which is written under pseudonym
BLMorticia. It’s an interracial romance, kind of sappy with emotion,
snark,  and hot sex. I love Nathan and Lt
Bryant Douncan and even though they have 3 stories out, I’ll continue to write
them going forward.
Nathan would be played by a young Johnny
Depp and Lt Bryant was inspired by Boris Kodjoe.
8.    
Would you care to tell us what you’re working on
now? That is if it’s not top-secret information. If so, just whisper it in my
ear. I swear it’ll go no further.
SL: My gay male muse Michael and I have just
finished the first book in our new series, called I Like Em Pretty. It’s an
interracial m/m crime drama novel that should be released 1/31. I’m doing edits
on it now.
9.    
Where can we find your stories and is there a
particular reading order?
You can view the website The Literary Triad for a listing of all my
books under all the names.
10. Would
you please share how your present and future fans can contact you?
11. Before
we wrap up this enlightening interview, do you have anything else you’d like to
share? The stage is all yours.
SL: I’d like to say thanks to all the
readers who’ve supported me and the muses. I’m very humbled by the emails,
posts on my pages, messages through FB. I never believed I could actually be a
successful author. It’s all thanks to the lovely people who read my books!
*smooches*



Wrap-Up
There you have it, ladies and gents. I want to again thank Sharita
Lira for stopping by and I look forward to the next time we can sit down and
chat.

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  1. It should say get better at spending time with friends and family. And BETTER not batter. Ah well,the eyes were tired that night, TY Kameron for having me and listening to my ramble

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