Celebrating POC Authors in Fantasy: Stella Williams
Stella Williams is a Paranormal Romance Author, who lives in Washington State. She studied Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Stella prides herself in incorporating her studies to create the dynamic characters and expansive world-building throughout her body of work.
Interview with Stella Williams
What genre(s) do you write in?
Paranormal Romance/ Urban Fantasy
When did you decide that you wanted to write in your Genre?
I decided to write in the Paranormal Romance genre when I was in middle school. I was greatly influenced by seeing Aaliyah in Queen of the Damned.
What things in your life do you draw inspiration from?
I draw inspiration from dreams, television, movies, things I see in the news and on the internet. Basically anything and any place can spark an idea.
What is the purpose of your writing? Is there a specific message that you hope to convey?
My writing is my space for catharsis. Even when I don't intentionally put a message in my novels, I find my subconscious usually works its magic and I don't truly understand what the message is until the project is complete.
How much of yourself is reflected in your writing?
I feel like everything I write is a reflection of me and/ or what I am going through at the time. I am very emotionally motivated and connected to my writing.
What can readers expect to see from you in the next year? Any new releases, features, or celebrations?
In the next year, readers can expect the finale to my Secret of Ceres Series and a few surprise releases.
Check out Dauntless
The Great Sanctuary of Ceres is at a crossroads.
The Barrier is failing, Vampires are hunting innocent Aura, and the Ruling Council is in shambles. It is now up to the High Magistrate, Disrayan Centaurus, to diffuse the tension that threatens to implode everything the Aura ever stood for. However, the solution to her problems is also the man she swore never to trust again.
Maclovis Andromeda has been working undercover with vampires for years, forced to leave behind everything and everyone he held dear. Mack wants nothing more than to show Disrayan that he is still the man she fell for, but until his assignment is complete, he can't risk being outed, even if that means losing Disrayan all over again.
The personal and the professional collide in this epic tale of myth, politics, and legendary love.