AJ Kurtz and I met through social media. She’s an eclectic author and writes in a variety of genres.
Best-selling author AJ Kurtz resides in PA with her two children. She has two cats, loves traveling; spending time with her family; friends, and supportive fiancé. She enjoys reading books by Stephen King, Anne Rice, Tolkien, and many more. Music is her muse to write; anywhere from classical music to rock.
AJ’s been writing most of her life, and has taken it more seriously since 2009, with no plans on slowing down. She’s the author of five published works, and is currently working on a short story along with her upcoming Odyssey Trilogy.
Tell us about yourself.
I’m a best-selling author, who’s been writing over ten years now. My best sellers include “Andromeda: The Crown of Fire” and “Atlantic Island Universe Anthology.”
When did you know you wanted to be an author?
I have always had a love for writing, even as a child. It wasn’t until around 2008-2009 when I wanted to start taking my writing more seriously and become an author.
What genres do you like to read? Are these the same genres you write in?
I’m very eclectic when it comes to reading books. Anywhere between historical to science fiction. I’m currently reading a post-apocalyptic science fiction book. I’ve written from paranormal romance to sci-fi and fantasy fiction, so yes, I tend to write in some of the same genres.
Is your book for adults, young adults or children?
My books range from young adult to adult.
What is your current release or project?
I helped co-author an anthology with Fredric Shernoff, Dawn Dagger, Lala Leo, and Rennie St. James called, “Atlantic Island Universe.” Each of us wrote a short story for it. Mine is, “Odyssey: The Fated Ones.”
We’ve all signed a contract to work on trilogies of our own that are spinoffs from Fredric’s Atlantic Island Trilogy. In other words, expanding his world into a multiverse which has been a lot of fun.
Tell us about the key characters.
Agent Jaymes Ryker, has come from the future, 2082, to the year, 2075, on a mission to find help for his timeline that’s on the brink of a civil war. He must show Kensie Rockwell that she’s much more than a middle school teacher, and Kensie’s faced with a difficult choice. Her past with her ex- girlfriend, Morgan Kelly, will complicate every move Kensie and Jaymes try to make.
What is your blurb or synopsis of the book?
My part of the story is about a woman recovering from a breakup with her ex- girlfriend as she begins to time travel in her dreams. She attracts the attention of the MMEA, and learns there might be more to the breakup than she realized.
Share an excerpt
Do you have a favorite scene?
I have a few, but I won’t give anything away.
What advice would you give a beginner?
Every writer is different and does things that may only work for them. Find out what works for you, what POV you like to write in, what genre you enjoy writing about etc. Write as often as possible. If you ever need help, there’s an enormous writing community out there to ask questions and find answers from. When you hit the point where you want to quit, don’t. Instead, take a break from writing and come back to it refreshed. It can be a lonely process, make sure you have support or someone you can talk to.
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Andromeda: The Crown of Fire Kindle link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TNNQG31/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_lpwuEb6VXCYBA
Publisher’s Weekly Interview
Andromeda: The Crown of Fire paperback:
Atlantic Island Universe Anthology Kindle link: