DH Starr is a high energy guy with a big heart and a dirty mind. As those of you who know him can tell, he loves to have fun and lives life with a glass-half-full attitude. While there are times his day job can feel like an EDJ (Evil Day Job for those not in the know), he truly loves the work he does with middle school students, families, and teachers.
Despite the pictures and stories to the contrary, DH is actually a homebody type of guy who prefers to spend time with family, curly up with a blanket and a great book, or have dinner parties where he can cook the meals his friends love. But when he parties, he rivals the wildest of the rock stars.
While many of DH’s books are erotic romance, he also writes M/M young adult stories as well. Publishing through Featherweight Press, DH brings the raw emotions of first experiences and issues young people face and lays the emotions out on the page.
His greatest joy is receiving email from readers asking questions about the characters and books. To learn more about DH Starr visit his website at http://www.dhstarr.com or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Julie: Welcome, D.H. Tell us about yourself! Where are you from?
D.H.: Hi Julie. I’m originally from Boston, but now live in New York City. I love the fast pace and the great stories which I encounter just by walking down the street each day
Julie: I was just reading about your book, Feed, Prey, Love. Will you tell us more about that story and what inspired it?
D.H.: This was a labor of love. A huge fan of paranormal stories, I started writing it in November 2010. Once it had been contracted, it underwent several rounds of revision. I learned a lot about the world I built and about the characters and how they operate. It amazes me how writers of paranormal fiction are able to create such believable worlds with seeming ease. Believe me, remaining true to the rules which govern the worlds these authors create is no easy task. There were many times I wanted to bail on the book, but eventually, my editor and I worked out the kinks.
Julie: Was there a character you enjoyed writing the most?
D.H.: Talib was my absolute favorite character to write. This particular book is dark and romantic. It’s filled with the angst I love to put my characters through, but Talib, my two hundred year old vampire, is particularly dark and troubled. He becomes even more so when he meets Conley, his love interest. Talib’s evolution was so amazing to watch and I felt great satisfaction at the way he resolved his conflict in the story. However, all of my beta readers love Purvis, the sexually charged fairy who causes trouble by playing matchmaker to all his friends.
Julie: Who are you favorite authors to read?
D.H.: Ally Blue. Her Bay City Paranormal Investigators series is awesome. JL Langley also has written some fabulous books. I love her regency and With/without series. I also love Eden Winters. Her style and story lines are very similar to mine and we beta for each other quite often. Finally, Sloan Parker would have to be one of my favorite authors. Her books are sheer bliss.
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?
D.H.: No so much music as television. When I was writing Feed. Prey. Love., I watched the Twilight series over and over again to keep the whole vampire world in my head.
Julie: What can readers expect from you next?
D.H.: I have several stories I’m working on right now. In particular, I’m working on a collaboration with Sedonia Guillone, my publisher at Ai Press. We are putting together a Friends-To-Lovers anthology. IN addition to that I’m carving out space for two of my favorite people: Derek and Scott. They have been pestering me to let them tell their third story in the Wrestling series. I’m toying between a title of Wrestling Within or Wrestling With Passion. The second story is a sequel to Meant For Each Other. Rather than being a continuation of Craig and Jeremy’s story, Andrew will have his chance to find love. That story will be called Meant For Him. Andrew’s story will be highly sexual. I’m looking forward to writing those scenes.
Books by DH Starr
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