Let's talk vampires. Not the kind that sparkle or the ones who are all teenage angsty, but vampires with real substance that plot and plan and carry the baggage a millennium of living a brutal existence brings with it. This is where I introduce to Adrienne Monson.
Me: What made you decide to write about vampires?
A: I’ve always enjoyed reading about them. I was a voracious reader in general, but there’s always been something extra about vampires. So it figures that my first published story is with the creatures I’ve always fantasized about.
Me: I’ve read historical romance all through my youth, and my favorites echo through your work. You have a talent for creating truly caddish villains. How did you perfect this art?
A: Thanks, Angela! Characters were a weak spot for me. I guess knowing what your weaknesses are help to strengthen them until they’re not a weakness anymore.
Me: Who are your favorite authors?
A: Too many to name them all! Just a few: Karen Marie Moning, Terry Goodkind, Tami Haog, Patricia Briggs.
Me: What’s in your reading queue right now?
A: There’s a lot! One I’m really looking forward to reading is Copper Descent, by Angela Hartley. I hear it’s phenomenal! ;)
Me: You have young children at home. How do you find balance between, writing, family and publication?
A: It’s called not keeping your sanity. J I lose a lot of sleep to take time to write and meet deadlines. But I feel good knowing that my family doesn’t feel like they’re getting neglected when my schedule piles up.
Me: If you could speak to the younger you, what advice would you give her?
A: Don’t ever stop writing, no matter how down you feel about your work. The more you write, the faster you’ll improve!
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