I’ll re-post any interviews that happen along the way for my Dark Minds Book Tour, just in case you missed them. But you should really visit the site if you’d like the full experience. =) They all have giveaways to offer, and some give their review of the book as well.
This interview courtesy of Sassy Book Lovers. Enjoy! I’m always quite the candid one. 😉
Q1. What or who inspired you to become a writer?
Early on, I was drawn to paranormal stories and dark twisty movies. My family is full of creative genius; I guess it was always in my blood and there wasn’t one single trigger to get me going on the thought. Although, Blood Life was inspired by a paper I wrote on vampires in junior college. The professor hated my topic and gave me a D, even though it was a great paper. So, I left her class after telling her off and went home to start writing the first draft. 😉
Q2. Who is your favourite Author & what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I have many favorite authors. I guess the author that truly inspired me to write about vampires was Anne Rice. Her intricate, romantic, and dark alluring worlds intrigued me. Her way with words really spoke to me and resembled mine (at least I thought so).
Q3. What was the hardest part about writing your book?
Letting it be finished. I couldn’t let it go. I kept revising and reediting it. That’s why it took me 15 years from start to finish. That won’t happen with the next book. The first born is always a little special.
Q4. Has the paranormal been something that has always interested you?
Always! Ever since I can remember; even as a little tiny girl.
Q5. What was your favourite chapter to write and why?
I’d say my favorite was the first sex scene between Roman and Alexandria. I am a very passionate person, so writing erotica like that came so naturally and exciting. I’ve toned it way down since the first draft, let me tell you… only because I felt what is there now is enough for that story. Had it been a straight erotica story, I would have left it as it was originally.
Q6. What was the most surprising things you’ve learned in writing your book?
That I can really tell a story from beginning to end! It was such a trip to piece it together, and this particular book, since it was written over the span of 15 years, has undertones that tell the story of my life and growth as a writer and a person. It’s pretty cool if you think about it.
Q7. Do you ever experience writers block?
Yes! Usually when I’m stressed out in my daily life. Stress really affects my writing.
Q8. What is the last book you read?
“Inside the Outside” by Martin Lastrapes. Excellent book!
Q9. If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. with whom would it be?
My inner witch, Devendra. She’s the bomb. I love everything about her.
Q10. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Exercise. Watch movies. Have coffee/tea with good company. Watch live music. Read. Cuddle.
Q11. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
The first thing I wanted to be was a nun (I went to catholic school). That quickly turned into a bus driver (WTF?) and then a veterinarian. Writer came next and stuck. =)
Q12. If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?
Me… Or Madeline Stowe. Or Sherilyn Fenn. Or Monica Bellucci.
Q13. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Yes, always remain true to yourself. Don’t write for others; write for you. And write with all your heart.
Q14. Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers and fans?
Thanks for giving my debut a chance and for your amazing support! More to come, even stronger than the first, so stay tuned! =)
Some quick questions…
Q15. Light or Dark chocolate?
Q16. Sunrise or Sunset?
Q17. Dogs or Cats?
Q18. Tea or Coffee?
Q19. Favorite Colour?
Q20. Favourite Disney movie?