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Stephanie Kusiak

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Stephanie Kusiak grew up in an idyllic neighborhood in Orange County, California. She spent her formative years watching after her brothers, rescuing stray animals and learning all she could about the supernatural from her grandmother over Sunday brunches. As a writer, she realistically captures the humanizing elements in life and focuses on the characters that live in her worlds. She is known on the internet for her steamy erotica and her poignant emotional twists. Her interests include, playing the piano, karaoke singing, online gaming and perusing local farmers’ markets. She currently works in the financial sector and resides in Aliso Viejo, California with her wife and their tortoiseshell cat, Sydney.

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Stephanie Kusiak I have a sequel planned for Loved and Lost. The current working title is 'Parity'. I'm not sure when it will be out, but it isn't the next book...I th…moreI have a sequel planned for Loved and Lost. The current working title is 'Parity'. I'm not sure when it will be out, but it isn't the next book...I think we all (myself included) need to breathe a little and have some fun before diving back into something heavy. Not everything I write is drama, so I think the next book will be a warm and fuzzy...and I think my readers need that. I know I do. :)

My publishing schedule is very much dependent upon when I'm happy with the work. My goal is to get out a book every 6 months, but that's only if the quality is there. I refuse to put out sholck for the sake of a timeline. That cheats you, me and the genre of lesfic.

There is a good chance I will rewrite previous works...what was available for public consumption was all rough draft material, which will sit aside for a while before I pick it back up. In the meantime, I'll be working on other new stories.(less)
Stephanie Kusiak Hi Tristan,

Yes, you guessed right! :) I do quite a bit of research, but before writing I did work in the medical field which gave me a nice foundation…more
Hi Tristan,

Yes, you guessed right! :) I do quite a bit of research, but before writing I did work in the medical field which gave me a nice foundation for Blake's work life and personal life. Specifically, I worked as an EMT on an ambulance and did rotations in an ER. For a hot minute I thought about going back to get an advanced degree and becoming a paramedic, but that would have lead me down the path to becoming a firefighter, and though I could have done it...I didn't have the will to run miles upon miles a day or up and down flights of stairs. (I'll save that for the zombie apocapypse. lol)

In a similar vein, I've had experiences where I became very emotionally attached to my patients and I've often toyed with the idea of a romance evolving out of a hospital stay. I'm sure it happens in reality...so why not in fiction. My background in ER work as well as knowing many firefighters lends to something along those lines.

I could see someone falling in love with a beautiful heroic firefighter who is injured...and the firefighter falling in love back after being taken care of. ;) ((I might have thought about it a little and might have an outline and characters drafted already...maybe...))(less)
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A chicken joke for you.

Why did Rachel cross the road?

I just figured it out...
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"This book made me cry. A lot. Hence 4 stars. I was hoping for a different ending though. I felt myself emotionally getting drained. Whew!"
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“Fantasies are dangerous that way, they never are the reality.”
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“What you want to do, and what you can do, is limited only by what you can dream.”
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