Bella Andre On Using a Pen Name+ Revisions + Whether Romance Novels Are Harmful to Women

bella andreName: Bella Andre
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Hometown: Northern California

Briefly: Having sold more than 2.5 million books, my New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling novels have appeared on Top 5 lists at Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. After signing a groundbreaking 7-figure print-only deal with Harlequin MIRA, my Sullivan series is being released in paperback in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia from June 2013 through May 2014. Known for “sensual, empowered stories enveloped in heady romance” (Publishers Weekly), my books have been Cosmopolitan Magazine ”Red Hot Reads” twice and have been translated into nine languages, and my Sullivan books are already Top 20 bestsellers in Brazil. Winner of the Award of Excellence, The Washington Post has called me “One of the top digital writers in America” and I have been featured by NPR, USA Today, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and most recently in Time Magazine. I has given keynote speeches at publishing conferences from Copenhagen to Berlin to San Francisco, including a standing-room-only keynote at Book Expo America.

Favorite Read: Anything by Maeve Binchy and Jennifer Crusie.

Pet Peeves: People who need to be nicer. [Smiles]

If You Weren’t a Writer-Entrepreneur You’d Be…A writer-entrepreur. Really, I love it that much.

What You Have Lined Up Next: It Must Be Your Love (The Sullivans #11) releases this week and I am madly writing Just to Be With You (Ian Sullivan’s book, which will be out Spring 2014).

One of the things that people always wonder about prolific romance novelists like yourself is, among other things, how do you manage to write all these great books in such short time?

My natural writing speed has Continue reading