CONTRARY to the title of this anthology, working with such a talented cast of writers is an opportunity that usually comes once in a lifetime. From best-selling to greenhorn, independent or traditionally-published, the authors in this anthology span all ranges in addition to spanning the globe—from England to Australia and all over the United States. I've had the privilege of getting to know each and every one of them, and they have become a part of my extended family. I've even caught a glimpse of a secret side of them that only another writer...editor...is privy to witness through their words.
Through this series of posts, I plan on introducing you to my new family through a mini-interview of each. You may not get a chance to see their secret side, but you'll get a sneak-peek into their minds, their passions and inspirations, and what made them the writers they are today.
..The Mini Interview..
1. At what age did you start writing?
I wrote my first story in 6th grade for a class assignment and I haven't been able to stop.
2. Which book introduced you to Speculative Fiction?
Harry Potter; it opened me up to a world I never knew existed.
3. Do you have an all-time favorite book? What about it makes it your favorite?
The Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. When I first read it, I fell in love with the writing style and I felt like I connected to Mercy.
4. Which author and/or book inspired you to start writing?
Stephen King. His determination to have his work out there is inspiring.
5. What would you say is the most important lesson all writers should learn?
Writers need to rember to have fun. Its too easy to get caught up in edits and promoting. Both are important, but you need to have fun writing so you keep doing it. Don't let the pressure get to you.
6. Of the entire publishing process, which would you say is the most difficult aspect to endure?
Edits. I like getting lost in the story. When you edit you can't, you need to check grammar and spelling, make sure the story flows.
7. If applicable, did you have a favorite character (to write) from your story? If so, what sets them apart the others?
Scarlette Gunn. She's the main character in a series I've been working on for a few years. She is who I want to be, but won't become. She stands up for herself and won't let anyone beat her down.
8. On what projects are you currently working?
My latest paranormal romance, Emily's Captive, was just released on May 30, 2015.
Read Bobbie's story, Iron Strong Adalie, in your very own copy of Twice Upon A Time today!