A Little Something About Mercedes Thorne:
Mercedes found her passion to write when she was going through a rough time in her life. Like many of us, it was her writing that gave her an escape and an outlet to express her feelings without having to share her pain vocally to someone else – a stranger. She used to write as her coping mechanism, and she says it was therapeutic. You could say it was her savior – helped her get through her darkest times. Now her writing has taken on a new form. She now writes to just write – a way to entertain others. She hopes to one day make a career out of writing. But for right now, writing is a fun hobby. All she hopes for is that people enjoy her books as much as she likes writing them. Her greatest inspiration is her husband and her reason for being is her new baby girl.
Questions and Answers:
1. What made you want to be an author?
Honestly I just started writing, overtime my work got better and better so then I published.
2. Typically, what was the timeframe it took you to write your books?
A month for a short book, a few months for a thicker one.
3. Are you a planner or pantser?
Pantser of course.
4. What would you say is your unique writing style?
Don’t really have one. I only write Reverse Harems and Love Triangles. I guess that could be unique.
5. Whether it be traditional, self, or story book apps. How did you find the publishing process?
I started off on publishing my books on Wattpad, then I moved to Patreon, and then I published with Lulu, then Amazon.
6. How much of your process includes doing research into your subject matter or plot?
Probably 30% of it.
7. How old were you when you first discovered your passion for writing?
8. When you’re not writing, what do you enjoy doing with your time?
Spending time with my daughter and husband.
9. Is your family supportive?
My husband and sister are. Me and my sister took a step back from our family a while back.
10. What was one of the most surprising things you learned about yourself in creating your books (characters, location, plot)?
I loved dark romances, mafia, gangsters, stuff like that.
11.What is your favorite component about the genre you write?
I love the smut most of all.
12. What advice would you give to help others become writers?
Just write everyday as much as possible, you’ll get better and better.
13. Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
Rarely, to be honest. Usually it’s all kindness but then again readers can be cruel and hate on your works for no reason.
14. Do you like to create books for your target audience?
Not really, I only write books that I know I’ll enjoy writing.
15.What pulls you in about a book? Do you read a book based on the cover or the summary?
I read a book based on the summary. The cover could pull me if I don’t like the summary, but that’s rare.
16.How do you handle writer's block and what do you tell other aspiring authors who may be fighting or fearful about hitting that wall?
I usually take a break from writing when that happens. I don’t force anything. I just read other books and get the inspiration from those stories to get me back on my feet. Just read plenty of books, brainstorm new ideas and sooner or later writers block will vanish.
Mercedes Thorne is a force to be reckoned with - to be honest. She's brave and ballsy. She has grown so much as an author. She is truly someone I am most proud of to see her as a colleague and more so as a friend. I can't wait to see more tales of hot steamy men, gorgeous yet broken women, and those who have the power to save themselves. She is another must read.