One of my other dreams, secondary to becoming a best-selling romance novelist, was to be a world-renowned artist (or at least not an improverished artist!).
I’m a huge fan of the great masters – Van Gogh, Monet, Titian, etc. I tend to like paintings that are very bold and colorful, or with lots of light, either passionate or imaginative, evoking strong emotions.
Kind of like my novels 🙂
There’s also a few contemporary artists I am influenced by, one of whom is Ford Smith. As part of his painting technique, he starts out with a very dark background and then paint it over with bright colors. The effect is stunning, reminding me of a quote from Book 5 in my series: “How do we know the brilliance of Light if there is no Darkness to remind us? How do we thrive in the night without the sunrise to warm us?”
Published by Aja James Parnormal Fantasy Romance Author
This is Aja (pronounced Asia). Welcome to my site!
A bit about myself:
I’ve been writing stories since the age of six, and novels since the age of thirteen. Can’t say that those early efforts were particularly good, but I sure loved putting them down on paper! And whether I document them or not, stories are forever forming and expanding and interconnecting in my head.
The best part is–it’s completely organic, the way the stories develop. When the inspiration hits, I write just so I myself can learn where the characters are headed because oftentimes, they take me by surprise! It is my ultimate dream to become a best-selling novelist one day and share my stories with as many readers as I possibly can.
My other loves include art, cooking, old movies (anything with Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Redford, Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Clark Gable, and all the song and dance numbers because you can’t watch them and not be happy!)
I adore taking long walks with my husband and running after my two rambunctious kids. I have traveled extensively (all seven continents except Antarctica) and have a multi-cultural upbringing. I speak two and a half languages and binge watch TV shows when the mood strikes.
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Ciao for now!
XOXO Aja James
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