L.J. Shen is a best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.
Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled all over the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.
She enjoys the simple things in life, like chocolate, wine, reading, HBO, spending time with her girlfriends and internet-stalking Chris Hemsworth. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.
I speak three languages! Granted, sometimes I suspect that I’m not fluent in any of them. Since English is my second language, I sometimes come up with words that have yet to be invented. Especially in my books. Luckily, that’s what I have my editor for.
I married a man who used a Justin Bieber joke on me as a pick up line. And he wasn’t even drunk at the time.
I’m a nineteen year old frat boy trapped in the body of a twenty nine year old woman (I mean twenty-one year old!). My hobbies include gymming, watching the UFC fight nights, beer and arguing. Just arguing. No matter the subject.
I’m a very shy person and keep to myself most of the time.
Music is a huge part of my writing process. I always namedrop bands and songs in my books, and I plot my storyline when I’m jogging with my earbuds plugged in, BUT breathe in my direction when I write and I will cut a bitch. Yes. I need absolute silence when it’s me and the Word doc. Kinda’ sucks, but it’s true.
Some of my favorite places in the whole world: Israel, Thailand, Australia, the UK, Ireland, France and Canada. But most of all – where my boys are (and by ‘boys’ I refer to my husband and son. Not my balls. I don’t have any balls. Thank God. I would’ve never been able to pull yoga pants if I had balls. And they look so fragile. What if somebody kicked them? But I digress.)
I’m a big believer in karma. Which is why I’d never write a bad review about a product and always try and be nice and courteous to people. I answer ALL fan mail myself, even though my PA is insanely productive and responsible (more than me, that’s for sure.) So feel free to drop me a line.