My Guest – Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

Join my hot guest – Lee Ann!  She’s a fellow Rebeler, a great writer and one awesome lady! I’ve got some naughty little questions on tap for her so you can learn a little bit about what drives the woman inside. Come take a taste…


How did you get started writing?

As a kid I always loved stories and I was still in grade school when I started scribbling stories.  My first efforts were basically fan fiction – my take on “Gone With The Wind” but my Southern belles must have been having a lot of sex because they had babies about every other page!

What inspires you the most?

I love creating stories and characters that entertain and linger in reader’s memory after they read my work (or hopefully)

Are you lucky enough to write full time or do you have another job?

I am lucky enough to be mostly full-time which means I do a little substitute teaching during the school year.  The more that my books sell, however, the less they call me – the last time I subbed this just over semester, a high school girl told me I had a rep for writing “dirty books”.

What genre/s do you write in?

All my novel and novella fiction so far has been romance.  I write and have written about anything in the romance genre.  My short fiction, though, tends to be speculative so one of these days I may try to write a speculative bordering on horror novel.

What’s another genre you’d love to try writing?

Speculative into horror.

What do your friends and family think about your writing?

My husband is supportive most of the time.  My kids are used to it so they’re not very impressed.  I have a lot of cousins and on my dad’s side of the family, they are very supportive, excited for me, encouraging, and promote for me – the other cousins not so much.  One of them actually told me that he usually forgets I’m a writer.   I have a lot of friends who are very excited for me – some have been suppportive for a very long time.  My BFF who has known me for  – well we won’t say how long – says she always knew I would accomplish something with my writing.

What’s the biggest misconception about being a writer?

People think I must be rich now – ha, not yet anyway – and they think it’s easy.   One of my pet peeves is people who tell me that they “know they could write if they just had the time”.  If you really want to write, you make the time.  Oh, and the notion that I have done everything in any of my books.

What do you love and hate most about writing?

I love creating my stories – it’s like the best reading, intensified.   I wouldn’t say I hate it but the long, long hours and endless promote get old when I want to write.

What are you currently working on and what’s coming up for you?

I just signed my three Rebel Ink Press contact so I have two more upcoming with them.  I also have a couple from Champagne, at least one from Evernight.   I’m working on a novel now set in 1925 about a young woman a flapper of course, who wants to learn to fly an airplane and the former World War I flying ace who’s teaching her – about a lot more than just flight.

What experiences have you had working with your publisher/s?

I am writing for four e-presses right now.   Some rock more than others – I don’t want to offend any of the others but I have to say that Rebel Ink has been wonderful to work with, very open communication insightful edits, and lots of promotional ops.

Some fun questions…

Do you write to music and if so, to what?

I love music and I like all kinds.  Sometimes I listen to music that suits what I’m working on, sometimes what works with a scene.

Do you have a ritual with writing?

Not really – I just do it.  Since I started treating it like work, like a real job and as a priority, that’s when I started to take off with my career.

Who is your favorite character you’ve written and why?

I love them all but I like my sexy, Shakespeare quoting truck driver and vampire from Love Tattoo and Love Scars would have to be my favorite so far.

The hero in my WIP, Guy, is also high on my personal list.

What’s something you can’t live without for writing?

Ideas; without ideas and inspiration I would be out of luck, up that creek without that famous paddle.

Favorite color and does it suit your personality and why?

Red.  I’ve always loved red, the brighter and bolder the better.  I’m a straightforward, blunt person.   I like to show off and get noticed just like the color red.  It also suits the idea of romance.

If you had to use a food or drink to entice your love, what would it be and how would you use it?

I would use a very fine red Moscato wine with some nibbles…Gouda cheese, chocolate dipped strawberries, and maybe prosciutto ham

What’s your favorite seduction song?

I like vintage 70’s music so I’d need a playlist that included “Hot Stuff” Donna Summer, “Afternoon Delight”, Starland Vocal Band, “Ring My Bell”, Anita Ward, “Slow Hand”, Pointer Sisters… that, oh yeah!

Thanks so much for being here Lee Ann and good luck with the future!

Kisses   xxx


About Cassandre Dayne

Cassandre Dayne is the pseudo for the best selling author of romantic suspense and thrillers
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4 Responses to My Guest – Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

  1. Thanks for having me over!!


  2. Sharita lira says:

    Great interview lee and Cass!


  3. hemp says:

    A Gemini can talk on anything that is under the sun and enjoys light entertainment. The negative trait of a Gemini who is in love is that the person is confused with the love of his or her life often.


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