You can find Anna’s interview questions and answers here: http://wp.me/p2Zwms-68 Anna posted, August 26, 2013.
Here are my answers to the interview questions and answers:
1. What are you working on right now?
I am normally working on multiple things at any given time.
My Paranormal books are also a series. I am still working on the series title, but the first book is called “The Swimmers Stalker”. Ruby and Caleb have been traveling for three years together and only now does she really find out who he really is. This first book heat level is steamy, but the series has BDSM themes in it. I say it’s like Burn Notice meets Special Victims Unit. However, the first book is a thriller, love story.
I have another paranormal book that I cannot wait to work on more and I am hoping to do so next year. It has Native American theme’s that surround a new Sheriff who comes to this sleepy NH town in hopes of getting away from his pain, his ex. Only to be thrown into a mass of women throwing themselves at his feet and a body count climbing daily. He cannot figure out how they are being murdered. And he begins to wonder if one of them are or all of them should be suspects? “Dreamstealer”
2. How does it differ from other works in its genre?
I write across many genres and even poetry. I also think about one day publishing a cookbook. To say I’m all over the place is to put it mildly. In erotica I was told, and I laughed than and now, that women don’t like to read explicit erotica. There are so many people out there and generalizations are one thing I despise. So for that genre I like to think I pull the reader into the event, using words that may offend some and may excite them at the same time.
I gather a lot of my ideas from dreams or that period of time right before you drift into a dream, therefore I incorporate that in my books. Sara (from my Fantasy book) has dreams or visions, as well as magical powers that she was born with. These powers are shown in a physical way as a tattoo on her body.
My Paranormal Series again I would have to say the same as above in regards to dreams. Ruby is well versed in many things intellectually, but the other part of her is she learns that she has this ability to read people. Also adding in BDSM into my paranormal series I think is also a different twist.
In all my work romance is the main theme and sometimes tragic and painful things happen, which make us stronger, build us into a better person.
3. Why do you write what you do?
I love to read, and writing has been something I have always done. I write for pure enjoyment. I have to say my goal is not to become a best-selling anything. At the moment I am happy that people are reading and enjoying my work. The positive feedback has been fantastic.
4. How does your writing process work?
I’m laughing, people when they hear this laugh at me I should say. I write everything free hand pretty much. I never plan a book, I don’t outline anything. I just write. Sometimes I read back a bit to recall the mood and where I was, but I just write.
A person I met at a kid’s birthday party this past month gave me the biggest compliment that will stick with me forever. He said that I am like Stephan King. I gave him this look of disbelief. First, I don’t write in that genre, second he is a master in writing. He explained that my way or process is the same as his. Still, I’m tucking that comment away and saving it.
Thank you for the tag, Anna!
In addition, I am tagging the following authors. Make sure to check out their blog posts on the following date: September 9, 2013
I am tagging three authors—you’re it:
Cameron Lincoln - cameron-lincoln.com
Claudia Buroga - claudiayburgoa.com
Joelle Casteel - joellecasteel.blogspot.com