Jen: Please share a short bio and links to where you can be found online.
Synithia: Synithia Williams has loved romance novels since reading her first one at the age of 13. It was only natural that she would begin penning her own romances soon after. It wasn’t until 2010 that she began to actively pursue her dream of becoming a published author. Her first novel, You Can’t Plan Love, was published by Crimson Romance in August 2012. When she isn’t writing, this Green Queen, as dubbed by the State Newspaper, works to improve air and water quality, while balancing the needs of her husband and two sons. You can learn more about Synithia, and her novel, by visiting her website, www.synithiawilliams.com, where she blogs about writing, life and relationships.
Jen: Please tell us about your newest release and where the idea came from.
Synithia: Worth the Wait is about Tasha Smith, a single woman nearing thirty who can’t sustain a relationship because she is saving herself for marriage. After her latest date dumps her because she refuses to have sex, she decides it’s time to date like a woman in the 21st century and loose her virginity. She asks Jared Patterson, a fitness instructor and entrepreneur, who’s also a known playboy for a one night stand. It quickly turns into an affair that neither one of them want to end.
The idea for the book came from two separate thoughts. When I wrote my first novel, You Can’t Plan Love, I knew I wanted to give Jared his own story. He was so against relationships and I tried to think of what type of woman would make him commit. Of course opposites attract, and you can’t get more opposite of promiscuous than virginal. Then I wondered what it would be like to date nowadays if you’re saving yourself for marriage. That’s a lot of pressure to put on a guy after a few dates. “Sorry, no sex unless you put a ring on it.” Viola, the idea for me story was made.
Jen: How do you remember ideas that come to you at odd times?
Synithia: I keep a notebook in my purse and jot down story ideas whenever I get a free minute. I also use the notepad feature on my iPad to save ideas if they come to me at work during or between meetings.
Jen: Is there a genre you’d like to write? Is there one you’ll probably stay away from? Why?
Synithia: I’d love to write historical and paranormal romance. I’ll probably stay away from historical, because I don’t have enough patience to do the research required. I’ve got a few paranormal ideas in my head that I may try to write one day.
Jen: What do you do in your free time?
Synithia: I spend a lot of time with my family. I’m a mother of two boys (3 and 5) and my husband I are are always inviting family and friends over, visiting them, or taking our boys to free events around town. When it’s just me time, I’ll spend an entire day watching Netflix episodes of Merlin, Downton Abby, Scandal and Sherlock.
Jen: What’s next for you?
Synithia: I just wrapped up revisions to my third story, A Heart to Heal, about a heroine whose name is always surrounded by scandal returning to her hometown and reconnecting with the guy she loved in high school. Only problem, he’s now a well respected citizen and people aren’t too happy to see them hook up. I’m submitting this book to Crimson Romance since the characters are related to my characters in You Can’t Plan Love and Worth the Wait.
I’m also finishing revisions on the first book in a series that I plan to query in the next few weeks.