Blog Tour – Full Blooded September 4, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in Blog Tour.
Tags: amanda carlson, blog tour, blooded, full blooded, jessica mcclain
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I’m pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for Full Blooded and to have Amanda Carlson on the blog. You can see my review for Blooded,the novella here and Full Blooded,the second book here.
1. What catapulted you into writing urban fantasy versus the other fantasy genres?
I actually began writing romance, took classes, joined my local writing chapters and started a manuscript (I even emailed Susan Elizabeth Phillips for advice, LOL! My only excuse was I was eager and new to the computer). From there I went to non-fiction, writing cute stories about my kids. It wasn’t until about four years ago when I picked up a YA urban fantasy that I became hooked in the genre. I’d always loved Anne Rice and the occasional fantasy, but after I finished that YA, I knew there was more out there. I found urban fantasy, jumped in, and a few years later I was itching to write the story I wanted to read. Three years after THAT, here I am!
2. If you had to write another genre, what would it be and why?
I did love writing romance, so an easy jump would be steamy PNR. But I’d also love to try my hand at Steampunk. I’m riveted by that sub genre. The world building must be amazing to write. My fingers are twitching! I’m so in love with fantasy, I don’t think I could write any “regular” stuff at the moment. The excitement keeps me going.
Dead or alive?? Dead, I’d love to sit and have tea with Georgette Heyer. I LOVE her work. Alive, it would have to be Charlaine Harris. I saw her speak at the RT Convention last year and she was a hoot. Very engaging and totally funny. That would be awesome.
4. What’s your writing process?
I write best in the morning. I’m a total pantser (no plotting, just running with the story), so I write linear, all the way through and then go back and fix it all. So far, it’s working great.
5. Who was your inspiration for Jessica McClain?
Nobody in particular! I have found that I’m not very visual when it comes to my stories. I don’t focus on the face or features, it’s more of a combination of who she is, her voice, her actions, her movements. She came screaming into my head and that was it. I had to know the story. But she came all on her own.
6. If Jessica had a favorite band, who would it be?
At the moment Kings of Leon. She’d think they were young, but she loves how they rock.
Thanks so much for hosting me on my tour! I’m so excited to launch the series and introduce Jessica McClain to the world. Thanks for helping me do just that.
Thanks to Amanda Carlson for the interview!
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