How did the Witches and Warlocks series come into existence?
I resisted at first. I was happy I’d finished my previous book and it had taken so long I didn’t want to write another. But after about a week I couldn’t ignore the voices anymore. They wanted their story told. Six weeks later the first book was finished. Seven days later I finish book two. Three weeks later I finished book three. And the ball just kept rolling on from that point.
What parts of the story were your favorites to write?
Well, I’m an incurable romantic, and I love kissing, so anything that had kissing with Portia and Vance was always a favorite with me. I also enjoyed stepping outside of myself and getting into the heads of the villains. That delicious evilness is so fun to play around with.
(Note from the blogger: There were some pretty awesome kissing scenes. :)
Is there any way on earth your parents would have let you marry at sixteen?
LOL! Maybe...if I was pregnant! No, not even then because my dad would have shot the guy! Ha! I would’ve happily gotten married at sixteen though. I was ready to get on with life!
I’m definitely not advocating teenage marriage, but that being said, many people in my family were married very young because we were lucky enough to find that special someone early in life. We’ve had some who married at seventeen, and I was eighteen married when I married my handsome, swoony, nineteen year old husband. I’m happy to say all those marriages have been wildly happy and successful! I think age is irrelevant most of the time. It depends on the maturity of the individual. Some thirty year olds aren’t ready for marriage because of the wild and crazy lifestyles they live. Some young people have good heads on their shoulders and a clear vision of their futures. It’s all subjective. (Once again...not saying a fourteen year old should be allowed to marry because they’re mature! Don’t shoot me!)
(While I read this book, I just had to go ask my mom if she would have let me marry at 16, or even now, and she started grilling me on my potential husband's stats. I described Vance and she said absolutely not, LOL.)
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Are there any authors or books that have influenced your writing?
Every time I read something by L. M. Montgomery I feel like writing something. Her Anne of Green Gables series is one of my favorites and her description are akin to chocolate being served to you by angels on a ray of sunshine—complete word perfection that melts in your mouth and brings joy to the heart. What a gifted writer! I love her work!
(I love Anne of Green Gables! That series is wonderful.)
Do you plan on continuing to write after finishing this series? If so, what will you be working on next?
Yes. I have the rough draft of my next release done already. It’s a fairytale/fantasy called Castle in the Clouds. I also have about six other stories in the works right now, from YA to Adult, contemporary to paranormal. There are a lot of ideas buzzing around in my head!
(Now you have me all excited! I can't wait!)
Fall For You, Secondhand Serenade (Book 2- The Demon Kiss)
If Today Was Your Last Day, by Nickelback (Book 3- Blood of the White Witch)
Running Up That Hill, by Placebo (Book 3- Blood of the White Witch)
Whataya Want From Me, by Adam Lambert (Book 4- The Dark Rising)
I Can’t Stay Away, by the Veronicas and Naturally, by Selena Gomez puts me in Portia’s head.
Give Me a Sign, Anthem of the Angels, Into the Nothing, I Will Not Bow, Blow Me Away, Had Enough, and Lights Out, by Breaking Benjamin are songs that instantly connect me to Vance voice. My playlist for book 5, Possession of Souls, is exclusively Breaking Benjamin, since Vance has been who I’m most connected with in that story.
(I listened to these songs while working on this post and they are great! Running Up That Hill and Fall For You are now stuck in my head. :P My brother is a huge Breaking Benjamin fan.)
If you held the same powers as Portia or Vance, what would you do with them?
I have no idea. I always joke around that I would use them to clean my house! I really would too! I’d hope I would use them for good and the betterment of society. I know many people in my family are very sick with things like cancer or other debilitating diseases. I would use that ability to heal them before I did anything else.
Thanks so much for hosting me!! I really appreciate it and I enjoyed your questions! :D
Thank you for visiting! I had a wonderful time reading your books and interviewing you, I can hardly wait to read what you write next!
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