Interview with…Julie Moffett

{908EBF8D-1CE2-45FF-A6E1-A87068CFED4A}Img100Julie Moffett first sold to Harlequin in 2009. Her Lexi Carmichael mystery series debut was NO ONE LIVES TWICE and since then, she has six books in the series. What she loves most about writing for Harlequin is the wonderful editing staff, a fabulous marketing team and the overall team support and enthusiasm for her work.

Follow @JMoffettAuthor on Twitter, and on Facebook, and check out her most recent book, No Test For The Wicked!

  1. What book first got you hooked on Harlequin?
    One of my college best friends was a subscriber to the series and got a box of books every month. She was kind enough to share them and so it all began!
  2. How did you celebrate selling your first manuscript?
    I went out to dinner and had champagne.
  3. Which of the many books you’ve written has stayed with you the most and why?
    Each book stays with me for a variety of reasons. They are, in many ways, like children. Things are happening while I’m writing them—things that have bonded me to the characters, the setting, and the events. It’s too hard to just choose one. They all are special to me.
  4. What’s top of your TBR pile?
    A History of Witches by Deborah Harkness (hope it’s as good as everyone is saying!)
  5. What book do you wish you’d written and why?
    Harry Potter, of course! J
  6. What’s harder – first or last lines?
    For me, it’s always the first lines. They are so important!!
  7. How do you choose your characters names?
    No idea. They just come to me, usually in the shower.
  8. How do you push through writer’s block?
    Whenever I have writer’s block it is a signal from my Muse that I’ve done something wrong in the story. So, I go back to the beginning and try to figure out where I went wrong. After a day or so, I find it. After all these years, I really trust my Muse on this. Writer’s block is actually a helpful sign for me to take a closer look at my story structure.
  9. What’s the best career advice you’ve ever had?
    Don’t EVER give up. If you want it bad enough, you’ll get it. Persevere!!
  10. Your preferred writing snack?
    Blue Diamond Bold Almonds Habanero BBQ. Once I start eating them, I can’t stop. So good!
  11. Who is your favourite fictional couple?
    Harry Potter and Hermione Granger (the couple that never happened, but should have!) J
  12. If you could rewrite your life, what would you change?
    Not a thing. Life unfolds as it should.
  13. What would your readers be surprised to know about you?
    I once interviewed Russian Leader Boris Yelstin in Russian when he was completely toasted and I was terrified because his words were so slurred I couldn’t understand a single word whatsoever!
  14. What is your most overused word?
    Actually. I love that word!!
  15. If I wasn’t a romance author, I would have liked to be…
    a mystery writer. J
  16. When was the last time you said ‘I love you’?
    Every day to my kids and family. I never live a single day without saying it to them and often.
  17. What does love feel like?
    A warm hug and a tightness in my heart.
  18. What’s your guiltiest pleasure?
    Reading Facebook on my iPhone, watching the Princess Bride for the zillionth time, and having extra whipped cream on my hot chocolate.
  19. What’s your most romantic song?
    The One You Love by Glenn Fry
  20. Every hero needs a…
    strong heroine to stand beside him.

 

24 replies on “Interview with…Julie Moffett”

Just recently found the Lexi Carmichael series . Reads easily and keeps my attention. Love it. Good interview, Julie seems like a good heart.

Good getting to know more about you Julie as a person and as a writer. Love your writing and have enjoyed the connection on Facebook!

What a treat. I have been hooked on Lexi as soon as I read the first book — and now I wait anxiously for her next adventure! Julie does know “how to spin a yarn” and I thoroughly enjoy this series.

Great interview with a great author! I love the Lexi Carmichael books! I found them a couple months ago and bought/read them all in less than two weeks! Can’t wait for the next one!

I adore the Lexi series. After not reading for 5 years, these books got me reading again. I cannot wait for the next one. Julie is one of my favorite authors!

Thanks for this interview. The Lexi Carmichael series is the best. I would like to know more about how she researches her ideas. The books are so well done. Maybe Julie is a hacker herself? :-))

Julie’s characters always seem to reach out to you and make you want to care about them or detest them as the case may be. You can feel her underlying humor and kindness it the various situations Lexi finds herself in. Really makes you care what happens next!

Really enjoy the depths of all Julie Moffett’s book characters. Their depths and the fast-paced and complex events keep readers hooked to the last word. Thanks for sharing your talents and enriching both our real and imaginary worlds.

Julie is one of my favourite authors. She got me hooked the minute Lexi accidentally exposed Elvis. I knew
She was my kind of writer. Her sense of humour gives her Lexi stories such a kick that you want to reread them again and again and again.

Thank you all for your kind and supportive words! It’s really lovely.

MM: I was interviewing Boris Yelstin for Radio Liberty at the time. I worked in the Russian Service. My boss was supposed to interview him, but she got sick, so I had to step in. I had all the questions ready, but I couldn’t understand his answers, they were so slurred. I was absolutely petrified I would repeat myself or miss an important follow up question because I had no clue what he was saying. Luckily, all turned out well. At least I didn’t get fired! Ha! 🙂

i absolutely LOVE ALL of Julie Moffett’s books! Lexi is one of the best characters ever. So nice to hear from her creator!

Looking forward for the next Lexi journey! Very fast, fun and entertaining books! Love the different settings and situations Lexi gets into. I can visual the characters and story as I read it!! Looking forward for the next one. Great interview love learning about authors! This one seems super special!

I can’t wait to see what the next great laughs are going to be in Julie’s stories. Love Lexi but Slash even more (cara!). Drool! Keep them coming.

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Just finished No Regrets and nearly cried because it was over. I have the whole series and can hardly wait for number 11, hopefully including Lexi and Slash’s wedding. Please don’t make us wait too long. Books that are as well written and totally absorb my interest like yours are practically nonexistent on today’s market. Thank you.

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