Monday, January 7, 2013

Interview I did for I Heart Books

Tell us about yourself… I write a lot. I enjoy exploring the ‘what if’ of situations and challenging myself as a writer to try new things. When I’m not writing I am at work (I still have a day job) or spending time with my loved ones.
What inspired you to write your first book? The first book I ever wrote is ‘Awakening of the End’ which I am finally editing. I wrote it because years ago I mentioned to my friend author Ellie Potts that I wanted to write a vampire book, and she why don’t you then. Those four words started my writing career.
Do you have a specific writing style? No
How did you come up with the title? The titles to my books are usually pulled directly from the books. ‘Diaries of the Fag Hags” is exactly that, diary entries by the three main characters. 
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? It’s okay to be a strong woman, and embrace you friends.
How much of the book is realistic? About half; I used to be a hag myself and party a lot so I drew on my own experiences.
What books have most influenced your life most? S.E Hilton, her writing really touched me
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? L.J Smith and S.E Hilton
What book are you reading now? Flights of Delicious by Ellie Potts. 
Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? Ilona Andews, though I don’t believe she’s that new a writer.
What are your current projects? Right now I am editing ‘Awakening of the End’ my first book in my series ‘The Dark Past’
Do you see writing as a career? I hope I can my a career out of it.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? No
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? I’ve always enjoyed writing. I would write songs, poems, comics with stick people, and fan fic before did whole novels.
Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? Editing. It’s a little bit of a pain because I have a very short attention span.
Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work? S.E Hilton, “The Outsiders” and “That was then This is Now,” made me cry. Her stories are harsh but real.
Who designed the covers? Dakota Trace
What was the hardest part of writing your book? Editing, I would rather move on to the next book.
Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it? To be yourself. Cheesy message I know, but it’s a good one to always remember.
Do you have any advice for other writers? Don’t be afraid to be weird in your writing. Remember, you are writing for yourself so go ahead and explore the worlds within you. Also don’t let rejection discourage you. 
Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? Thank you for reading my books and liking my page. I hope to bring you more novels that you will enjoy.

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