Stacey Espino

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Stacey Espino resides in beautiful Ontario, Canada where she is busy raising her five school-aged children. She loves being a Canadian, but could do without the brutal winters. She enjoys writing erotic romance that will have you squirming in your seat. From hardcore cowboys to alpha shifters, she has you covered! Stacey also writes alternative m/m romance as Winona Wilder.

Q: Why did you become a writer?

A: Writing is just as much an escape for me as reading, and nothing makes me happier. I’ve loved writing ever since I was a kid. It’s always been easier for me to express my emotions on paper. Now, I enjoy exploring the inner workings of my characters as they try to attain their happily ever after. 


Q: Where do you get your ideas?

A: My ideas come from everywhere. I find I’m most creative when I’m in bed about to fall asleep at night, which can get very annoying. Keeping a notepad by the bed helps. Conflicts spark most of my ideas, and I develop a story around that.


Q: What genres do you enjoy reading?

A: I love to read the type of books that I write. What better way to satisfy a craving, than to create it yourself. Paranormal romance is currently one of my favorite genres, but any type of romance will do. I’m also a big Young Adult reader, whether contemporary or paranormal.


Q: Do you outline?

A: Nope. I’m guilty of not outlining. Usually I just mull over the idea in my head until it takes enough shape to start putting it on paper. I do keep notes (my memory isn’t the greatest). It’s amazing how the story just pulls me along and I truly don’t know where it will lead me as I’m writing. I never know my endings until I get there.


Q: When do you find time to write?

A: Well, with five kids vying for my attention, it can be a challenge. Between kids, housework, cooking, shopping and editing—I still manage to find time to write. 


Q: Do you connect with your characters?

A: Yes! It freaks me out that they don’t really exist because they become so real to me. Sometimes I giggle to myself as I edit because I can’t believe what the characters did or said. They really take on a life of their own.


Q: What can we expect from you next?

A: I will be adding to my series books, as well as creating many new stories with cowboys, shifters, and vamps. 

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