Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Alice Audrey is Moving In!!!!
Good morning, people! Today I have an interview with Alice Audrey to share with you all. She is telling us a little about herself, her writing and most importantly, her fab new novella, Moving In....over to you Alice!!!
1) Did you set any goals for 2010?
I’m working on a follow up book. Like Moving In, which was published by Wild Rose Press a couple of months ago, it’s set in the same world as the serial I post every Friday. I’m already late getting it to my editor. I don’t know if we can get it published by the end of the year or not. It hasn’t even been accepted yet.
I also have a couple of books on the desks of New York editors I need to get moving again. Editors sure love to sit on books.
2) What is the best part of the writing process for you?
I love it when I’m in the flow. When the scenes are clear in my head and the characters seem real and the words appear like magic, there’s nothing better.
3) The worst part?
I hate those days when I plan on writing, and nothing happens. When I find myself spending more time sharpening pencils than typing on my keyboard I get completely disgusted with myself.
4) What is the book you wish you’d written?
I don’t know that I’d say there is any one book written by someone else I wish I could lay claim to. I’d love to be known for writing as well as people like J.R. Ward, or Tara Janzen, but I don’t envy much.
5) Favourite author/s & book/s?
I read all over the map. I like J.D. Robb, Terri Pratchett, Suzanne Brockmann, Linda Howard, Armistead Maupin, Jane Austin, and a ton of others.
6) Tell us about your latest release?
Moving In is about a woman who refuses to accept her own desire to be a housewife and a doctor who struggles with his lack of a support system. The two of them move into an old house that has been converted onto apartments on the same day. They get their luggage mixed together, and their lives soon follow.
7) Tease us with a blurb/short except
“Still hungry?” Trigvey asked, his eyes soft and provocative as he looked at her. His face came too close. Diane fell into the depths of his eyes until she realized everyone was looking.
“Um. No. Not really.”
“Here. You can have my last bite.” He scooped it up on his fork, then held it out to her.
“No,” She looked away, trying to ignore the heat in her face. “I couldn’t.” She didn’t dare look around the table. Chances were Miranda would be gloating, and Suzie would have that concerned expression she wore so often.
“Sure you could. It’s just a bite. It won’t do you any harm.” His expression was so soft and intimate, as if they were alone. He leaned forward with fork in hand, and she couldn’t tell if he intended to feed her or kiss her. He waggled the cake inches from her lips.
She took it like a snapping turtle, gobbling it off the fork so fast he couldn’t tease her anymore. He chuckled as he set the fork down. Quiet laughter went around the table. Diane blushed.
8) What is your favourite attribute of the hero and heroine?
I like the way Trigvey and Diane fit together, but let their insecurities slow them down. In all the ways that matter, the relationship between them is even and fair, but it can appear very one sided. Both of them are well aware of this.
9) What’s next?
The book I mentioned before, tentatively titled I Remember You, is about a woman who returns for her son after 10 years of trauma-induced amnesia and the lawyer of the woman who adopted the boy. I get to play with the way the brain works.
10) Tell me where you write?
I write at a desk shoved into the corner of a bedroom in a trailer house. Sad, I know.
11) Where would you like your career to be in 5 years?
I want to have a dozen books published in five years. If I can get a couple of best sellers in there, I’d be thrilled, but mostly I want to build an audience who enjoys the stories I tell.
12) Where can we find you?
The best place to find me is at http://www.AliceAudrey.com. I’m there all day most days. I’m also on Twitter as AliceAudrey1 and on Facebook, though mostly when I’m there I just play games.
Great Interview, Alice - you sound busy, busy, busy!!!
Here's the link for Alice's latest release, please leave a comment, she'd love to speak with you.
Posted by Rachel Brimble at 02:20