I guess I’m known as a “hybrid” author. For a couple of years I tried to get my first book, The Dark Before Dawn, published the traditional way. I spent months perfecting
As I’m sure you do, Nicky, I love the process. I love how an idea takes form in my head, percolates there, and then comes the challenge to use words in the best way possible to
convey the story. Of course, getting a good review and making those who read it happy doesn’t hurt either!
Gosh, could I have dinner with Harry Potter? That way, we could eat anything and anywhere because all he’d have to do is wave his wand. Since I like Noir a lot, a dinner with Chandler’s Philip Marlowe might be interesting. But I’d have to order a salad, because knowing Marlowe, he might make a snarky comment about women who eat like pigs.
Can I fantasize here? Bradley Cooper, with those empathetic blue eyes of his, would fit the bill nicely for the troubled character of Gabriel McRay. Michael Fassbender would work, too (remember, there is a German version!) A younger version of Ryan Gosling would be perfect as the villain Victor Archwood.
I’m in love with the 19th century. When I go into Bed and Breakfast places from the 1800’s, I always feel like I’m at home. However, knowing me, I’d probably start freaking out that no modern medicines exist.
I was given the advice to write, write, and only write and stop trying to fill every other shoe. I wish I’d taken that advice sooner.
I’d be happy being a witch. She can fly, she’s into cooking (spells), She’s got power.
I can write anywhere as long I’m not being annoyed by some nagging external force (use your imagination).
I’m reading “Deep Down Dark” right now -(Not to be confused as a mutation of my two books), about the 33 trapped Chilean miners. I do like it, although I thought the buildup (taking each and every guy and going into depth about his family life) was longer than it needed to be.
I read a lot of independently published books and review them on Goodreads. I do this as a favor to independents and also because some books really are hidden gems.
Well, I’m about to begin a new series that is most definitely not psychological suspense like The Gabriel McRay series. I’m going to try my hand at a drama of sorts, more literary fiction than crime fiction. Why? To branch out and because the idea began to form.