All About A. J. Larrieu

A. J. Larrieu grew up in a small town fifty miles west of New Orleans. She spent every summer either knee-deep in mud exploring the swamps or nose-deep in a book exploring other worlds, so it's no surprise she grew up to be a biologist moonlighting as an urban fantasy and paranormal romance novelist. Her first manuscript, Twisted Miracles, was a finalist in RWA's Golden Heart competition and will be published by Carina Press in April 2014. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and son, and even though she's been in the Bay Area for almost a decade, she still misses those pounding Gulf Coast thunderstorms.

A. J.'s Info

2012 GH Finaling Category

2012 GH Finaling Manuscript
Twisted Miracles (formerly Figs From Thistles)

A. J.'s Fun Facts

I’ve been a waitress, a baker, a prison university instructor, a biologist, and (always) a writer. I can nerd out about almost anything, but especially books!

Trope Talk: Reunion Romances

Welcome to our very first Trope Talk! The Firebirds are all about romance, and from time to time, we’ll be chatting about our favorite flavors. Today, AJ and Kat are talking about reunion romances, a trope we’ve both had experience writing. We love this kind of story for so many reasons…read on, and join the […]


Interview with Talia Quinn Daniels, Two-Time Golden Heart Finalist!

  Today, I’m thrilled and honored to be interviewing two-time Golden Heart Finalist Talia Quinn Daniels. Talia’s first manuscript, No Peeking, won the Contemporary Single Title category in 2012, and this year she finaled in the same category with a second manuscript, What’s Yours is Mine. Here’s the blurb:     Darcy Jennings just bought […]


Fiction Friday: Drawn Together, Part 1

Welcome to Fiction Friday!  Every Friday we give you a short bite of a serial story, something you can read on your lunch break, but with a twist:  We want you to choose what happens next.  This week, I’m starting a new story, a contemporary romance set in New York City.  Elizabeth and Gabe couldn’t […]


Fiction Fridays: Christmas Magic Part 4

 Welcome to Fiction Fridays!  Every Friday we’re posting a short bite of fiction–something you can enjoy during your lunch hour–but with a twist: We want you to give us the idea for our next installment.  Today we have the final segment of our contemporary Christmas romance.  Last week’s installment was written by the talented Tamra […]


Firebird Favorites: Beta Heroes Part 2

Welcome Back to our discussion of favorite beta heroes!  Last week we talked about Firebirds’ favorite beta heroes in historical romance, and this week, we’ll give our recommendations for paranormal and contemporary romance.     One of my favorite contemporary betas is Carter Maguire from Nora Roberts’s Vision in White.  Carter is an unassuming high […]


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