After a lot of messing around (on my end...sorry, Brynna!) with receiving the interview and book covers, I am happy to be interviewing fellow Brynna Curry today. We have talked via the Lyrical yahoo group for quite awhile now but I am looking forward to getting to know her better. With several titles out, Brynna strikes me as a prolific author who always has time to encourage others, what more is there to ask of a writer??
Let's start the interview...
1) What is your writing routine?
I work a day job, so I write early in the morning and late at night. Two things I must have to work well are music and coffee. Other than that, I don’t have a set routine.
2) Which author/s inspire you to write?
Sherrilyn Kenyon, Julie Garwood and Janyne Ann Krentz are my favorites.
3) Which is your favorite romance subgenre to read? To write?
My favorite books to read are paranormal romances. Although the Elemental Magic series are paranormals, I really enjoy writing romantic suspense.
Both Earth Enchanted and To Take Up the Sword have heavy suspense plots in spite of being paranormal romances.
4) How do you deal with criticism/rejection?
Eat ice cream and let it go. That’s the price you pay for putting the work out there. You have to be able to deal with good reviews and the bad. Best way to deal is just get back to work.
5) What do you expect from an editor?
Professionalism, complete honesty and faith in my work. I considerate myself lucky to have Piper Denna as my editor. She is a word wizard and a true blessing.
6) Tell me about your latest release
My latest release is Wait for the Wind is the third book in my Elemental Magic series. Picking up where To Take Up the Sword left off, Wind is the conclusion to Ryan’s story which began as a subplot in book one Earth Enchanted.
7) Tease us with a blurb or short excerpt
WAIT FOR THE WIND
Ryan and Kate must reunite to break the second of a three- part thousand-year-old spell.
Kate O'Connell grew up loved by the Corrigan family, all the while suffering from the inescapable reality of her own alcoholic father. At a young age she gave her heart and innocence to Ryan Corrigan. For once happiness seemed within her reach, until in one horror-filled night, the monster she called 'Daddy' changed everything.
Too many misunderstandings forced Kate and Ryan apart, but now Kate's come home to open her clinic and raise her daughter, Allaina, closer to his family. Will she be able to open Ryan's heart to his magic?
Ryan is glad to be back on Irish soil, but the reason he left still haunts him. As he tries to build a new life and redeem his past, can he forgive Kate and reclaim his healing gift in time to save his sister and her twins?
8) Which is your favorite character in the book? Why?
Devin McLoch is a recurring character in every book. Trapped in a unending existence by magic, he’s lived over a thousand years, skilled both in magic and swordsmanship. He’s been a warrior, a laird, a thief and a teacher of magic. He’s so versatile and fun to write.
9) What are you working on right now?
Fire’s Ice (Devin’s story) the final Elemental Magic book , Cullen’s Luck an Irish shape shifter novella, a ghost story which will be either one book or split into three novellas, and a new vampire/magic series connected to EM.
10) Your biggest piece of advice to aspiring novelists?
Read in the genre you want to write. See what sells. Follow and read agent/publisher blogs. Their advice is invaluable.
11) Where can readers find you?
At my website www.brynnacurry.com and everywhere on the net as BrynnaCurry and as Brianna Roarke. I’d love for you to stop by and chat.
Thanks for inviting me to visit with you today Rachel.
Great interview, Brynna and I was impressed how often you have written Devin in your books. My Lyrical editor is really encouraging me to write about one of the secondary characters from my upcoming release so it was great to see your success as recurring characters!