Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Aislinn is an Aussie girl that loves to travel and see the world. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and History, which she loved, and then went on to do a Masters in an unrelated field. She now largely pretends that last degree never happened.
She is the author of the ‘Soldiering On’ books, a Romantic Suspense series about ex-military heroes and heroines. She enjoys reading, writing, travelling, watching action movies (particularly if they have a romance!), and fantasising about her future cottage in a forest. Now that she’s published, her next life dream is to own a dog.
The Soldiering On series currently has four books and two novellas.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The latest book in the Soldiering On series is Hotel Hideaway, featuring a female bodyguard protecting a handsome CEO with assassins on his tail – but both have secrets they are unwilling to share. I've been looking forward to writing Sam's book (the heroine of this one) since she was first introduced in the prequel novella.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Depends what people think is unusual! I often can't write until I feel like my mind is clear. That means I need to have checked and answered all emails and social media before I can write. (And I have to be careful that doesn't lead to procrastination! If I'm just delaying I turn on an app that blocks the internet)
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love Suzanne Brockmann's writing. She's a huge influence on my work. I also love Jayne Ann Krentz, Linda Howard, Nora Roberts, and Lida Marie Rice.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on the fifth and final book in the Soldiering On series.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
If I had a definitive answer to that question, I'd be doing extremely well. 😉 I'm still waiting for the day that I get accepted for a Bookbub. Until then, I've had some success with Bargain Booksy.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing, keep learning, and don't give up!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don't try to copy anyone else's process. As long as it works to get you writing, that's all that matters.
What are you reading now?
I just finished Cara McKenna and Charlotte Stein's Way Down Deep and it was great!
What’s next for you as a writer?
After I finish the Soldiering On series I'm going to start working on a trilogy about an underground/illegal fight ring. I'm looking forward to it!
What is your favorite book of all time?
Oh no, the hardest question! I'll go with a classic and say Pride and Prejudice.