What made you decide to be an author?
It wasn’t really a matter of deciding more a matter of letting the stories in my head loose. I had previously started writing other stories, but the time was never right to tell them. I only got clips of them. But for this book my character was very insistent.
What do you like best about being a writer? What do you like the least?
What I like best is that I can go off into my own little world and it’s where I’m meant to be. Hardly any interruptions, just delving into the world my mind has created.
What I like least about it is, trying not to get distracted. I get distracted easily. Bubbles on Facebook is totally addictive. Checking my e-mails, anything and everything really. I’m still trying to be strict with myself and have set times, or word counts. A swift kick would also help keep me on track.
How do you think your life experiences have prepared you for writing?
I’m not sure really to be honest. My life, so far, has had a lot happen in it, not all good. I think writing and reading has always been an escape for me. I delve into words as if they take me on a journey where anything can happen. I love that feeling.
Have you ever felt as if you were being dictated to while you wrote a book–as if the words came of their own accord? If yes, which book did that happen with?
Yes, my characters tell me their story. There quite a feisty bunch. It happened with my first book my debut Double Magick in the Falls, and is happening again with the second book in the series I’m writing at the moment, The Prophecy.
You’ve written one novel and are working on a second novel. What’s your favorite time management tip?
That is something I’m still trying to work on. I really need to set a start time, and maybe even have a word count per day to achieve. I know that works well for other authors. I think to be honest; it’s still sinking in that I am an author.
Are you a plotter or a pantser, i.e., do you outline your books ahead of time or are you an “organic” writer?
I write from beginning to end, I know what happens in the end and parts of what happens throughout the book, and the rest of the series too. But basically I fly by the seat of my pants.
If you had one take away piece of advice for authors, what would it be?
Don’t give up. Follow your dreams and dream big. Your stories are given to you by your characters to tell, so tell them and have fun.
Did music help you find your muse with this book? If yes, which song did you find yourself going back to over and over again as you wrote?
Oh yes, I have to have music on when writing, it helps my words flow. Demons by Imagine Dragons is my main song for Double Magick in the Falls. It’s also helping with The Prophecy, but Hanging On by Ellie Goulding is my main song for The Prophecy.
After serving in the Army, Candi Reynolds has returned home to her Grandmother’s small town. She hopes for a quiet life but instead finds mystery, murder, and an oh-so-hot vampire who leaves her questioning her feelings.
Searching for answers to his own mystery, Victor Harlow finds himself drawn into Candi’s search for the murderer and finds himself attracted to the beautiful witch.
With the help of Candi’s best friend, and a werewolf detective they race against time to find the killers before they become the next victims. Can Candi harness all the powers she possess to save them and give their love a chance?
How about an excerpt from Double Magick in the Falls?
“Who are you?” I ask this time.
No point in demanding, as it obviously doesn’t get
“I am Victor Harlow and owner of Vlad’s Bar.
Why were you spying on me and for whom?” he
demands while tracing a gentle circle on the velvet skin
of my wrist.
Pulling my wrist out of his grasp, as his fingers are
doing funny things to my stomach, I turn to look him
full in the face. My God, he is gorgeous.
Short, jet black thick hair, I want to run my fingers
through. Ebony black eyebrows arched over silvery
green eyes, which are unfairly surrounded by long,
thick, black eyelashes. Seriously, if a girl had those, she
would never need to buy mascara!
A long straight nose and full sensuous lips, which
look so kissable, high cheekbones and a strong square
jaw. He has a beautiful neck and an image of fangs
sinking into it flashes before my eyes making me gulp,
I drag my eyes lower to his broad shoulders and a large
ever so muscled body in a lean tall package. Wow, he is
Biting my lip, I suppress a moan at the thought of
exploring every inch of his delectable body and kissing
his sensual mouth. I suddenly realize he’d been saying
something, but I have no idea what.
Where can readers find more about your stories, books and you on the Internet?
Buy Links: Amazon The Wild Rose Press
April, thank you so much for being with us here today. I know my readers will enjoy your work and your interview.
Thank you Sharon for having me. It’s been a pleasure doing this interview with you