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What initially got you interested in writing?
I grew up in a house full of avid readers – my mother was doing a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature when I was young – so I grew up on the classics. In my teens I discovered Anne Rice and my interest in the paranormal was born! Reading the stories and worlds created by other authors made me want to give it a try. I wrote a lot of (really bad) short stories in my teen years (that will remain hidden!), and attempted (poorly) to write some screenplays (I remember one about a shark that is particularly embarrassing – Prison Break via shark….yikes!).
How did you decide to make the move into being a published author?
Being published wasn’t actually something I set out to do. I really had no idea about the complexity of publishing. I started writing Dark Angel for myself – I had story stuck in my head that needed to come out. When the manuscript was done a couple of friends suggested I submit it to publishers.
What do you want readers to take away from reading your works?
Honestly, I want the readers to be entertained! I want them to go on a wild ride with the characters – The Fallen Chronicles are dark stories with a major focus on the transformative power of love and (I hope) some laughs sprinkled in for good measure – I mean who can’t have a chuckle at a Backstreet Boys loving Satan????
What do you find most rewarding about writing?
I think the most rewarding part of writing is getting feedback from readers who have enjoyed your work. I love hearing from someone who’s been transported into the lives of the characters and can’t wait to find out what happens in the next book! J
What do you find most challenging about writing?
There are times when you know exactly how you want a scene to play out but the words just aren’t flowing…it’s like having a song stuck in your head on repeat!
What advice would you give to people want to enter the field?
If you have a story to tell, don’t give up! Every author has a list of rejections as long as their arm. Keep working at your manuscript, get an awesome team of beta readers, a good editor, and keep at it!
What ways can readers connect with you?
I can be reached on Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, and via my website. Drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you!
into the room, Luc moved to shut the door with a click behind her. Room thirteen — it figured they’d be in room
thirteen. Not only were they now stuck
in the crappiest motel known to man, Amir had dropped them in room thirteen — his
idea of a sick joke. Luc hoped it wasn’t
some kind of omen or predictor of the rest of their mission. As Katia walked around inspecting the room,
Luc walked over and tossed the room key with the gaudy orange plastic tag onto
the dresser. The Red Roof Inn was most
certainly not five-star accommodations.
The décor was nineteen-seventies chic, faded and scratched with the
passage of time. Water stains decorated
the ceiling like a large-scale Rorschach test.
As he looked around, Luc made a mental note to slap Amir later for
dropping them here.
As a voracious reader, I find it astounding that I can still come across something original. Yes, I’m familiar with the characters names and previously read interpretations of the good and evil they have done. Dark Angel gives us a new take on how good become evil and evil doesn’t have to be forever. Dark Angel is the first book in this series and I’m definitely a fan ~ Stacey is Sassy
It’s been a while since I’ve read a fallen angels novel, and I now remember why I loved them so much! This is my first book from this author and I’ve added her to my favorite author’s list. Love can change everything. Even the darkest soul can shine again when they find a reason…I can’t wait to read the rest of their stories. ~ The Secret World of Book Lovers Carla Maggiolo