August 6, 2012 14 Comments
Today I’d like you all to meet Alexia Banks, another of my Crimson Romance collegues. Diane has a background in television and movie writing, which provides an interesting perspecive on writing. I hope you enjoy her insights.
Me: Describe your journey to becoming published?
Alexia Banks: Ironically enough, I can’t remember a time when I DIDN’T want to be an author. I always loved the merging of the written word with images. That same interest took me on a twenty-year journey into movie and television producing. While I continue to work in the field (and have a reality show that was recently sold to a cable network), my longing to write a novel never waned. In late 2011, I just sat myself down and forced myself to finally get serious about it. My first endeavor was a work of non-fiction. The book sold earlier this year for a 2013 release. I had actually written a novella length RomCom several years ago. When I read about Crimson’s call for submission, I decided to send it along to Jennifer Lawler. The work was much too short, but she liked it and encouraged me to expand it. I sent back Forgotten Dreams (an appropro title, given my own path to being an author) and she wanted it for the imprint. I was ecstatic!