So here we go… day one of my virtual blog tour starts with an interview. I answer questions posed to me by Alana Munro, author of the book Women Behaving Badly.
Here are a few excerpts:
What fact about yourself would really surprise people? I’m not a girl.
What books did you love growing up? I read all the Scholastic Book Club books as a kid, but when I was in fifth grade, the teacher took us all to the library and said we could pick any book we wanted. As I browsed through the titles, I wandered into the general fiction area and came across Mom Kills Two Kids Then Self, a novel written from the husband’s perspective after coming home and finding the carnage. Instead of calling the authorities, he spends the weekend in the house with the bodies just reflecting on his life and why his wife would have committed such a horrendous crime. I learned a lot about interpersonal relationships, family dynamics and sex in that book… more than I certainly had in the other books I’d been reading, that’s for sure. From then on, I pursued adult literature, from steamy romance stuff like Jackie Collins and books about rock n roll to typical teenage books like those by Judy Bloom and Cather in the Rye… I wasn’t that much into fantasy or sci-fi but I read Stephen King and Anne Rice too.
What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? While I was rewriting and editing, that seemed to be the hardest part. When I was done, looking for an agent became the most horrendous part of the process. Now that I’ve self-published the book and face the task of marketing the book on my own… well, you see where I’m going with this.
You can read the rest of the inverview on Alana Munro’s blog here.