Once upon a time, a girl with flat hobbit feet dreamed of adventures in the woods with an elven hero, fighting off orcs and saving magical rings. All grown up now, C.J. BURRIGHT resides in Oregon (at least she got the trees). While she faces her duties at the law office day job, she avoids writing legal thrillers and instead turns toward romance—contemporary (sometimes with a supernatural flair), paranormal or fantasy. With a 5th Dan Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, it’s no surprise she prefers feisty heroines who aren’t afraid to jump into the fight. Her slivers of spare time are spent working out, gardening, playing the latest Assassin’s Creed, and rooting on the Seattle Mariners, always with music. She shares a house with her husband (not elven, alas, but a fine alternative) and a devoted cat herd while missing her daughter from afar. C. J. is represented by Brittany Booker of The Booker Albert Literary Agency.
MORE ABOUT CJ BURRIGHT
As I’m so far from normal, I didn’t want a normal “all about me” page. I write…if you’re here, you’ve probably figured that one out. I do have a few addictions: Skillet (the band, not the pan), Assassin’s Creed, reading (duh), the Seattle Mariners (if I’m a fan long enough, they’ll get to the World Series and win, I just know it), my morning mocha and working out. God doesn’t count in that category: He’s a necessity, not an addiction.
Interviews & More
A few amazing stops along my writing journey so far (blog posts, interviews, fun times, etc.).
- Suzanne van Rooyen’s Blog
- Savvy Authors
- The Otherworld Diner
- Paranormal Unbound
- Cindy Woolf’s Blog
- Rebekah Ganiere’s VampWereZombie Blog
- Cherie Colyer’s Blog
- Cassandra Page
- A Bookish Escape
- Curling Up With a Good Book
- Supernatural Snark
- Krista’s Dust Jacket
- Seeing Night Book Reviews
- Mother, Gamer, Writer
- Her Book Thoughts
- Bewitched Bookworms
- A Dream Within a Dream
- A Thousand Words a Million Books
- Alison Can Read
- What’s Beyond Forks?
Ask CJ Burright a Question
If you’d like to ask CJ a random question, fire her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Maybe she’ll answer, maybe not.
Karissa B: What is the sexiest letter of the alphabet?
CJ: Could you come up with something a little more random, please? Initially, I though S, but changed my name to Z because it’s a backward S with a bad attitude.
Cynthia T: If you could be any character of any book (other than yours—dang it!) which one would it be and why?
CJ: I have a dual answer because I couldn’t choose. Arya Stark from A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin because she’s tough, knows what she wants and will do whatever it takes to get it, and she refuses to be someone she’s not. OR Lucivar Yaslana from Anne Bishop’s Black Jewels series. He’s bad. He’s powerful. He doesn’t take crap from anyone, even if it just might get him killed. I love him. Plus, he has wings.
Twila M: What was the best book anyone ever gave you?
CJ: My dad gave me the Blue Adept series by Piers Anthony when I was probably too young to read them, but he also gave me the Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander (probably at a more appropriate age) and I loved those too. I’ve received a lot of books over the years (and have appreciated all of them), but my dad was a huge influence on my reading, giving me a love for fantasy books. Still my favorite kind, especially if there’s a bit of romance in there somewhere.
Jack B: Could not come up with an appropriate question. They remain unanswered.
Chrystee H: If you could learn any ballroom dance, what would it be?
CJ: Ooh…the tango. With Gilles Marini.
Jack B Second Attempt: If you could be any kind of dog, what would you be?
CJ: A cat. Oh, and Jack? You’re amazing. Awesome. Incredible. My life would be emptiness without you. Happy now?
Cody L: If you could breed two animals against the laws of nature, which would you choose?
More randomness coming in the future…