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 JC Szot was born in Morristown, New Jersey and grew up in the quiet town of Long Valley, New Jersey.  She now lives in Upper Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania with her husband Mike. She works in the educational field providing academic support to children with learning disabilities.  Exploring her imagination was the best move she ever made.

Q: Describe a typical writing day.

A: Unfortunately, I still have to work a full-time job. Lol. I’m up at 4:30 a.m. I get home from work at 3:00 p.m. I’ll write until seven or eight p.m. I like to print what I’ve written so I can reread it the next day over my lunch break. That way when I get home I know what I need to do. On the weekends I work full days. I have a very supportive husband who likes to do housework, thank God.

 

Q: Where do you get your ideas?

A: My ideas can come from anything, or anywhere. From pieces of clothing, to a friend’s pet. The idea for my last novel came by just passing a farm on my way home from work. I saw two handsome guys working out in the field, and that was it.

 

Q: Do you have any advice for writers hoping for an acceptance?

A: Don’t give up! Write every day. Another writer once told me it’s like learning how to play an instrument, and she’s right. To polish your product you have to stick with it, and do a little bit each day.

 

Q: What to do when you tell people you’re writing a book and they laugh?

A: Let their negative reactions roll off. If you ingest and digest their negativity all it will do is corrode you. Most people feel threatened by another’s boldness to step out and try something new. Don’t be that person! Press on, and push through. You’ll be the one to have the last laugh.

 

Q: How do you feel about critique groups?

A: I personally never found them to be helpful. It always seemed to be a bitch session about the industry, and a slaughter ground, giving people license to hack up your work. There has to be a balance of positive and negative or in my opinion it’s not a healthy environment. It may work for some people, but that’s just not how I work. I have people that read for me. Some know me, and some don’t. If I have three readers that bring up the same issue about a manuscript then I figure it needs my attention.

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All In (MF)

JC Szot (Published by: Evernight Publishing)

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Raised on the outskirts of Pittsburgh in a slum known as The Hollow, has both Mick and Cara stuck at a dead end. Tired of taking second place to his brother who's up for the next NBA draft, Mick plans his escap MORE...

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Homeless Heart (MF)

JC Szot (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Allure: Erotic Contemporary Romance, HEA] After a series of accumulative events, Kelly Jenson finds herself homeless. Alone, her isolated refuge gives her plenty of time to dwell on her past mista MORE...

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Hotter Horizons (MMF)

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When Frances Carone ( Fern) reaches the end of her rope with her dysfunctional, hostile boyfriend, escaping is the only answer to achieve a clean break. Desperate, she hops on board a freight train. Fern lands MORE...

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Painted Posts (MF)

JC Szot (Published by: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.)

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[Siren Allure: Erotic Contemporary Romance, HFN] Tired of dead-end jobs and a portfolio sitting idle, when Ella Rowen unexpectedly inherits her uncle’s house, she abruptly relocates. Bombarded with change MORE...

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The Wishing Stone (MMF)

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[Ménage Amour: Erotic Ménage a Trois Romance, M/M/F, HEA] Mattie Richards is struggling to get her life in order, unable to get past her mother’s unexpected death. When Seth Stratera, an old acquaintance MORE...

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Rearview Mirror (MFM)

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[PolyAmour: Erotic Multiple Partner Romance, M/F/M, HEA] Following a catastrophic diagnosis and the sudden death of her husband, Liz Gallagher becomes a widow at the age of thirty. Grieving and alone, she ha MORE...

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Dual Desire (MFM)

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[Ménage Amour: Erotic Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, HEA] Sexually repressed and unable to find a man who’s patient, giving her time to emerge from her shell, Ivy Tanner finds more than she bargained fo MORE...

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Behind the Iron Fist (MF)

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[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance, HEA] Emasculated by his father’s prejudicial behavior, Drew Walker lives an inward life, avoiding social situations as well as women. Boxing is an outlet for Dr MORE...

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The Unveiling (MF)

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[Siren Allure: Erotic Contemporary Romance, HEA] Disgraced in front of his community, Neil Regal flees. When his car breaks down, he is forced into a blizzard on foot. When Dr. Danielle "Dale" Olson finds Ne MORE...

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Extra Credit (MM)

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[Siren Allure ManLove: Erotic Alternative Romance, M/M with ménage elements, HEA] Destined to fail their history course, an extra-credit assignment brings Chad Minnelli and Alex Hayes together. After three MORE...

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Bright Day, Hot Night (MFM)

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[Ménage Amour: Erotic Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, HEA] With Zane Miller in remission, he's claimed Meg Sullivan as his own. Remaining a good sport, Sean Neval can't refuse when asked to relocate with th MORE...

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Dark Day, Bright Night (MF)

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[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance, HEA] When Zane Miller is diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, it only adds to his dark and surly personality. Now shattered and consumed with resentment, Zane strugg MORE...

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The South Window (MFM)

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[Ménage and More: Erotic Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, love triangle, voyeurism] While Dan is called away to manage a corporate takeover, Allie is left alone. When Marty Crawford moves in next door, her f MORE...

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Open Spaces (MF)

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[Siren Classic: Erotic Paranormal Romance, ghosts] Surviving a tragic accident that kills her grandparents leaves Sara Logan with the ability to see the departed. When an ex-boyfriend takes his own life, Dav MORE...

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