So today I’ve been tagged by the larger-than-life Kaz Delaney, who really is a force of nature (and if you think I’m exaggerating, I’m not!). Kaz lives life at a hundred miles an hour and manages to juggle more things than mere mortals like you or I could even imagine. And on top of that she writes totally amazing books, which really almost makes her a show off! Thankfully she’s also a total angel and if you haven’t read Dead, Actually yet then you totally need to do so immediately. I command it. She’s also just released the follow up, Almost Dead, which I’m reading right now and dare I say it, it might be even better than book one!
So, let’s start this game off. Every author who is tagged needs to answer the same four questions.
Q1 What am I working on?
After spending the last five years writing YA/MG I am having lots of fun writing a category romance. This is actually how I started writing and it’s been quite refreshing to go back to the beginning. Well, not quite the beginning because those first books committed so many story-telling sins that I feel quite sick just thinking about them, so hopefully this one will be a little bit less messy than its predecessors!
Q2 How does my work differ from others in the genre?
My books are infinitely more silly and ridiculous than just about any other book I’ve ever read. Unfortunately I don’t mean this as a compliment to myself! It’s just I have a complete inability to be serious, which has led me to creating some highly weird stories!
Q3 Why do I write what I write?
I wish I had a deep, clever answer for this but all of my books have come about on a whim. With Zombie Queen I just thought the word zombie was pretty funny to say out loud. With Fairy Bad Day I was amused by the idea of someone having to slay harmless fairies. So the truth is that I write what I write unless someone comes along and tells me not to!
Q4 How does my writing process work?
It’s a big hot mess. I’m a panster who tends to make it as I go along. However, I secretly long to be a plotter, which means that I spend a lot of time working out detailed plots and scenes even though I know I will ignore it all once I start writing. Did I mention the hot mess thing?
Anyway, now that you know more than you ever wanted to know about me, it’s time to tag three more
victims guests who will post their answers next Monday!
Sandy Curtis is the author of six romantic suspense thrillers published in Australia and Germany. Her novels have been shortlisted in the Ned Kelly Crime Awards, and two have been finalists in the mainstream section of the Romantic Book of the Year Award run by the Romance Writers of Australia. She has won awards for her short stories, written a weekly newspaper column and monthly magazine feature articles, and organises WriteFest, the annual Bundaberg writers’ festival. Her seventh book, Grievous Harm, will be published by Clan Destine Press in late 2014 and she is currently writing her second women’s fiction novel.
Is an author of fiction for young adults, and her latest book IN THE BLOOD is available on Amazon or Barnes and Noble or Kobo or the iBookstore. When not writing she’s often to be found walking on the beach, watching TV or chatting with my writing buddies (which is me – and yes, if we didn’t talk so much we would probably write about a gazillion extra books each year!)
Christina Phillips is an ex-pat Brit who now lives in sunny Western Australia with her high school sweetheart and their family. She enjoys writing paranormal, historical and contemporary romance but whether the hero is a fallen angel, tough warrior or an ex-military mortal, the romance will be sizzling and the heroine will bring her hero to his knees. She is published by Entangled, Ellora’s Cave and Berkley Heat and has dipped her toe in the indie pubbed waters. She is a member of the Romance Writers of Australia, Romance Writers of America, the Dark Side Down Under Group blog and Historical Hearts Group blog. She helped establish the inaugural Professional Development for Authors program and has been a member of the editorial team for the RWA’s monthly newsletter, Hearts Talk. She loves hearing from her readers! She also spends far too much time talking to me. In fact I think I might be a bad influence on both Sara and Christina. Perhaps I should come with a warning label?