Friday, July 5, 2019

Today in The Loft: Author Cynthianna Matthews!

Joining me today in The Loft is author Cynthianna Matthews, also known as Celine Chatillon. Cynthianna writes across multiple romance genres, including contemporary, erotic, and paranormal romance. She and her husband, A.J. Matthews, are the authors of BloodDark Series, science fiction stories for young adults. A freelance writer and editor by day, Cynthianna's biggest pet peeve is poorly edited books. She sees them as an insult to the reader, as well as the author, because good editing is beneficial for both groups.
Author Cynthianna Matthews

S:  Good morning, Cynthianna!

Tell me, why write romance?

C:  Because basically it's an optimistic genre. We get a satisfactory ending--boy gets girl or boy or both--and they all live happily ever after. You can't beat that for a positive outlook on life!

S:  What's your definition of romance?

C:  I see romance as a genre that explores and celebrates intimate relationships and how humans interact and learn from another. Human behavior is infinitely fascinating, and I enjoy helping my characters grow and develop into fully-realized people as they become bonded with other characters.

S:  Do you write in any other genres?

C:  Yes, I write in several genres. Cynthianna is my PG-rated romance pen name and Celine Chatillon is my R-rated erotic romance pen name. Within those two romance pseudonyms I've written contemporary, fantasy, soft sci-fi, paranormal, vampire, and shapeshifter stories. I'm just one of those writers who create stories and characters whenever I'm inspired and not because I want to fit my writing into one particular genre.

S:  If you had to do it all over again, would you still choose to write books?

C:  Probably. I'd also get a much better day job so I could do so more often, though!

S:  If someone wrote a song about you, what would be the title?

C:  "Come long for the ride, see what's on the inside."

S:  What's the best advice you have ever given?

C:  The art of writing is in the rewrite.

S:  What's the best advice you have ever been given?

C:  Winners never quit and quitters never win. Never quit!

S:  Cynthianna, thanks so much for visiting me in The Loft. If you would like to learn more about Cynthianna and her alter-ego, Celine Chatillon, visit--

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Next week in the Loft:  Author Diana Waters!

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