Abigail Roux was born and raised in North Carolina. A past volleyball star who specializes in sarcasm and painful historical accuracy, she currently spends her time coaching high school volleyball and investigating the mysteries of single motherhood. Any spare time is spent living and dying with every Atlanta Braves and Carolina Panthers game of the year. Abigail has a daughter, Little Roux, who is the light of her life, a boxer, four rescued cats who play an ongoing live-action variation of Call of Duty throughout the house, a certifiable extended family down the road, and a cast of thousands in her head.
Julie: Welcome, Abigail. Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Abigail: Thank you for having me! On top of being a writer, I’m also a single mother, a volleyball coach, and an occasional torturer of readers.
Julie: What influenced you to get published? How long did it take for your first book to get published?
Abigail: I never actually pursued being published. I was writing to amuse myself, and my writing partner submitted one of our co-written novels without telling me. It was accepted, and every one since has been as well.
Julie: Do you have a book that was easiest to write or one that was the hardest?
Abigail: The hardest book I have ever written was Sticks & Stones from the Cut & Run series. Good lord, it took us forever to get that story figured out and written. The easiest may have been According To Hoyle. It wrote like it knew what it was doing.
Julie: Could you tell us a couple of favorite books that inspired you to write?
Abigail: I’m not sure I could say that any books I read encouraged me to write. When I read, I do so to enjoy the story and the prose and the characters. I’m not usually thinking about my own work. What truly inspired me to start writing was a senior year in college that was too easy and I got bored! I would write in class rather than taking notes.
Julie: Is music a factor for you while you are writing? Do certain songs put you in the right frame of mind to write certain stories?
Abigail: Music is a huge factor. So much so that I began creating playlists for my books and releasing them to my readers.
Julie: If you could collaborate with one author who would it be?
Abigail: I have to admit, collaborating has burned me in the past. I’d be hesitant to do so again no matter the quality of the writer.
Julie: Other than writing, what are some of your passions in life?
Abigail: Baseball. I love it, I live and die with it. Football ranks up there as well, and I love to coach volleyball. I’ve had to put coaching on hold due to injuries to my knee and shoulders, but I hope to be able to go back to it again.
Julie: What books are currently on your nightstand?
Abigail: Right now, none. Sometimes I get into a rut, and I find that I tend to mimic whatever I’m reading when that happens. That’s a scary prospect for a writer, so when I need a break I tend to watch movies, shows, do something different to avoid that.
Julie: What can readers expect next from you?
Abigail: Next year there will be a new addition to the Cut & Run series called Touch & Geaux, and that’s all I’m willing to commit to! Health problems, my daughter turning four, and a lot of personal upheaval have slowed me down.
Books by Abigail Roux
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