If you haven't had the chance to check out Harper and her work, believe me you are really missing out on something really good.
Today we will get to know more about Harper herself as well as her latest book "Renewed" with the cover done by Taria Reed of The Reed Files.
1. Before we start talking about your book, why don’t you tell everybody a little bit about yourself?
First thanks for having me Jamallah. I appreciate the opportunity! My name is Harper; I’m a 30 something single lady living in the Big Apple. I write because Mr. Right still isn’t anywhere on the horizon, and book boyfriends make up for my awful dating life.
2. Besides writing, what other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Working out, fitness devotee here. I also read a lot. Me and my Kindle are BFFs.
3. Where do you get your ideas from?
Friends, pictures, movies, sometimes I may read a newspaper article and an idea will come to me. Ideas appear as mini movies playing in my head.
4. Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, which would be your favorite and why?
I would have to say my first novel, The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance is my favorite. Something about the emotional connection between Rick and Micah hits home. While I love all my couples, they’re my favorite. You never forget your first.
5. Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination?
LOL, a little of both. There’s always a hit of my personal life interwoven into a storyline. You never know what it may be, but it’s there.
6. What other genre besides the one you are writing about now would you like to venture into writing?
Women’s Fiction. I have a story on the horizon. I hope to get it out in the early part of next year. We’ll see. I also have a YA/NA romance on the horizon. I don’t tend to read much within those genres but when an idea is there, you roll with it! I have no fear in writing within different genres other than Erotica. A story is a story and if readers enjoy your writing, they’ll follow.
7. Who are your favorite authors that are out now?
I’m officially a Siobhan Beabhar fan. Recently finished her book, The Devil’s Beating His Wife. I’m now reading another book of hers, Have Mercy. I’m also enjoying Xavier Neal. I read Cinderfella, and it was the kick in the pants I needed to put roots down on my YA/NA story.
8. Who are your favorite female and male characters from your books and why?
Female Micah Foster, Male Rick Thomas. Question three pretty much covered the deets.
9. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer?
Carving out time to get some writing done. It’s a lot to juggle writing, promoting, and interacting with your readers. I’m in awe of writers with families who manage to do this! I don’t have a husband or children, and it’s still a challenge.
10. What advice would you give someone who wants to start off being a writer?
Write what you wish to read and don’t give into trends. Readers can sense what’s authentic and what’s not. Stay true to your brand and your literary style.
Well now that we got the question and answer out of the way…..why don’t you tell us about your latest story you have out now?
My latest release, Renewed, focuses on the life of Tanya Hahn, a young woman who is trying to move on after finding out her husband cheated on her. Creating Tanya was interesting for sure. I tried to tap into feelings of a woman betrayed, a woman scorned, a woman emotionally vulnerable and often wishy-washy. She was a challenge to write.
Events take an interesting turn when Tanya crosses paths with Kenji Matsumura at one of the world’s busiest airports. Kenji introduces Tanya to some things proving, all it takes is the right man to bring out the kink.
© Harper Miller 2015
brwngrltrvler: I’m not in NYC at the moment. I’m overseas, for work.
JapKenDoll: Nice! Your passport is getting a workout. That’s right, you did say it was late where you are. Where’d your travels take you?
brwngrltrvler: Why are you asking? You plan on flying all the way from New York, Superman? I’m in London.
There’s a long pause.
JapKenDoll: Good thing I just got my cape back from the dry cleaners. :) Tanya, I kid you not, I’m in Paris for work. It’s Fashion Week, which is a pretty big deal in my industry. I realize this is going to sound crazy, and you’ll probably say no, but I’d like to meet you. I fly out of De Gaulle with a layover at Heathrow for about an hour tomorrow. We can grab a cup of coffee as friends.
Well, that explains him checking into a hotel. Friends. Hmm, friends. Well, Kenji said he was transparent, but he doesn’t want to be just friends; I am sure of it. We were chatting via a kink-centric website. This is where people went for hookups. I’m sure he wanted something, something I most likely couldn’t give him.
brwngrltrvler: That’s a bad idea, Kenji.
JapKenDoll: Better to meet in London than New York, right? Afterward, you go off in your direction, I go in mine, and we never have to see each other again. Humor me. Have coffee with a man you’ll never see again. :)
I know it’s a bad idea, everything in my being is screaming it’s a bad idea. I’m emotional, I’m raw, I’m . . . stupid.
brwngrltrvler: What time?
Yes, incredibly stupid.
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Harper Miller is a thirty-something native New Yorker. She’s traveled the world and lived in a variety of places but always finds her way back to the Big Apple.
A lackluster love life leaves time to explore new interests, for Harper it is writing. The Sweetest Taboo: An Unconventional Romance is her debut novel. In her mind the perfect Alpha male possesses intellect, humor, and a kinky streak that rivals the size of California.
When she isn’t writing, Harper utilizes her graduate degree in the field of medical research. She enjoys fitness-related activities, drinking copious amounts of wine, and going on bad dates.
She loves hearing from readers. Feel free to reach out!