Welcome to the fourth day of the Paranormal Romance Blog Tour. Today is Author Interview Day. I’ve got mini-interviews from several of the participating authors. They’re going to share some of their favorite Halloween moments, how they got writing ideas, and what inspired them.
First up: Author J. Armitage
What inspirational advice would you give a new paranormal romancewriter?
Don’t write the genre unless you really like it, and you already read it a lot. There’s a lot of derivative tropes in this genre (especially in YA), and you want to produce fresh stories, not accidentally copy everybody else. Also, check out some urban fantasy, too. Lots and lots of romance there, and there’s quite a lot of crossover.
Who inspired you the most to become a writer?
My parents, the summer they revoked my Sega Genesis privileges. Ever the rebel, I sat down and began writing stories about the games I wasn’t getting to play.
As I grew out of fanfiction, my next inspiration was Diana Wynne Jones. She did things with fantasy I had never seen before, whether it was transforming a star into a dog (Dogsbody), pulling off the most amazing time travel plot ever (Archer’s Goon), or blowing my mind with seemingly-unrelated plots (The Merlin Conspiracy). I want to write books as awesome as hers.
What is your favorite Halloween memory?
One year, while trick or treating, my brother and I were greeted by a guy with a glass cage in his hands. Inside the cage were a couple of Reese’s with a tarantula sitting on them. “If you want some candy,” he said, “you’ll have to reach in and get them from Fang.”
My brother and I just stood there and stared in shock. This didn’t fit our trick or treating regimen.
Then his wife took pity on us and came out with the candy bowl. But as we were leaving, the guy called after us, “What’s the matter? It’s just a little old tarantula!”
For more great author interview posts, visit the other participating authors in the blog tour.
- A. Armitage Website: http://jarmitageauthor.blogspot.com/
- Kessie Carroll Website: http://netraptor.org/blog
- Sara C. Roethle Website: http://saracroethle.com/
- Ani Gonzalez Website: http://www.anigonzalez.com
- Sherry Soule Website: http://sherrysoule.blogspot.com/
**GIVEAWAYS and Book Discounts listed at the Paranormal Romance Blog Tour 2015 Page!
Plus, enjoy my newly released Beware of Warlocks Box Set. It’s Bewitched meets Eat, Pray, Love. Until tomorrow, -Marilyn