Author Interview: Fenna Edgewood


Let's welcome Fenna Edgewood, a historical romance author who entered the romance scene in early 2021 and never looked back!


Today she's sharing some insight into her author journey, and I can't wait for you all to learn more about her.


Every conversation I have with Fenna is full of encouragement and helpful information (as we indie authors must stick together), so I think it's high time you all get to know her better!


 

What are the essential characteristics of a hero/heroine you can root for?
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A sense of humor and irony. Other than that, everything is flexible. I love a good antihero or a redeemed mean girl (or guy). In my latest (and favorite) book, How to Get Away with Marriage, I even let the Mean Girl character have her own thread throughout the book. Unfortunately, she was not quite redeemed by the end, so I had to kidnap her and leave everyone with a cliffhanger. The hero/heroine's story wraps up completely, but Mean Girl must wait in the dark for the next book! *winky face*



Has writing and publishing a book changed the way you see yourself?
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Yes! I was not a romance reader before January 2021. I picked up a Julia Quinn book because of Bridgerton, decided I would try to write one, and suddenly entered an incredibly empowering world of predominantly women who read and write romance. Most romance authors are women, which at first I found odd--we're crafting the heroes we wish existed for us to love. What!? Now I find that absolutely amazing. Not to mention the fact that romance is the biggest genre in publishing. Romance rules the book world! I also find the genre fascinating psychologically. Readers know they will get a happy ending and they are familiar with the conventions of romance and many of the tropes before they read. Yet it is still satisfying. Like a warm mug of hot chocolate or a comfy sweater. We love the consistency and comfort of this kind of book. I love the idea that what I'm writing might provide that in some way to someone. It also means I think carefully about what I put in my books. I want them to lift people up, ideally, not bring them down.


Where did you get the idea for your first book and/or series?

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Honestly, once I started writing, they basically started and never stopped. Coming up with ideas is not the problem for me, personally. The tougher thing at first was actually starting to write a single idea down and turn it into a book. But once you do it, it can be so much easier than it might seem at first. I think we all have millions of stories in us waiting to be told. (I've even convinced my younger sister to start writing. She has three paragraphs so far--I'm thrilled. Wish her luck!) I have always wanted to write books and I used to write all the time as a kid--just like most authors I know. It's the same old cliched story. In my case, I was waiting to be smarter and older and wiser to actually go back to it. Well, I think forty might be old enough! I find I have a shocking lot to say. Ha.


 

And that's all folks! I hope you enjoyed learning about Fenna because she's awesome (and I had too much fun adding these GIFs)!




If you'd like to check out any of Fenna Edgewood's books, you can find them HERE. Also, don't forget to follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Bookbub, and Goodreads or find Fenna on her website!

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