Christoph Fischer, author of The Luck of the Weissensteiners, Sebastian, The Black Eagle Inn and his newest release, Time to Let Go, recently asked me to participate in a blog hop and answer some questions. If you’ve never read any of his books, you’re in for a treat!
1) What Am I Working On?
Well, at the moment, three novels. I’m waiting for the proof on one, Cornered Coyote, (3rd in the Coyote series) and it will be published within the next couple of weeks. The next one, The Dinner Diva and the Red Cedar Spa is the first book in a new series and I’m really excited about it. It’s a cozy mystery and in this one, the Dinner Diva and several friends go to an exclusive spa. They have facials which go bad. Deliberate or not? Well, it pretty much happened to me so I created a story from it. And the third book, working title – Kundalini Numbers – follows the popular Private Investigator Slade Kelly and his involvement with a woman who develops the ability to see numbers on foreheads after attending a yoga retreat. If she sees a number, that person has that many days to live. There’s a few more stories demanding to be taken out of my head as well!
2) How Does My Work Differ From Other in My Genre?
That’s tough. I suppose it differs because no one has had the exact life experiences that I have had and it spills over into my writing. Plus, I’m a little older so I’ve had more life experiences!
3) Why Do I Write What I Do?
I have no choice. The main premise comes and then the embellishments make themselves known either through experiences I’ve had, things I’ve thought about, or who knows what! I remember waking up at 3:00 a.m. one morning thinking about a woman who could see numbers on people’s foreheads. That was the start of Kundalini Numbers.
4) How Does My Writing Process Work?
I’m usually at my desk around 7:30 a.m. and I work until 4 or 5. I spend some of that time marketing, answering email, etc. I usually begin writing around noon. On the weekends I work in the mornings. Of course all of that is subject to family life, animals, and a myriad of other things that interest me!
And now I tag 1) Abby Vandiver, the author of In the Beginning, Irrefutable Proof, and her latest one, At the End of the Line. I’ve read her first two books and you don’t want to miss them! She easily blends history and the contemporary world beautifully. I’m looking forward to her new one! Here’s a little bit about it:
A wrong number, and a cry of desperation at the end of the line, sparks a long distance friendship between two women who’ve never met. Through fourteen years of trouble and heartache from a stagnant domestic life, the struggle for civil rights, and the stigma of interracial relationships, a bond forms between the two that changes both of their lives foreverIt’s 1958, a time when women and Negroes are deemed second-class and are being second-guessed, from there arises the perfect storm for change, and the perfect time for an unlikely friendship.
Beatrice “Beanie” Peterson, forced to marry at fifteen and live with two sister wives, six children, and an abusive husband twenty years her senior, is looking for a way out. Adeline “Liddie” Garrison, friend of Jack Kennedy, wife of a prominent Boston business man, and resident of Beacon Hill has already found her way in.
Here are her links:
And the next one I tag is Dab10. I love his books and have read everything he’s written. He’s a genius at surprise endings. Here’s a bit on him:
I was born and raised in New Jersey, and lived all my life here. I’ve traveled a bit but besides a quick trip in to Canada I never left the us.
I visited the jersey shore often and never saw anyone like that on that show(going by others descriptions as I never saw the show either).
I grew up a bit of an outsider as I could never seem to conform to others’ ways of being. If you ever heard Weird Al’s white and nerdy I am a bit like that, (but I never had my name in my underwear) and I even have my kids going to the Renaissance Fair.
I have always had odd thoughts and ideas(I still have plains for a silent hamster wheel) and wrote them down, and also was an embellisher. I would always add things to make what I was saying more fun or involving. So as I’ve said other places, I am a storyteller that writes stuff down.
I was and still am an avid reader all through high school you would find me with a book in my hands or jammed in a pocket or book-bag nearby.
Now I grew up with a learning disability called graphomotor skills deficit. I never thought of myself as disabled (this is just something to work through for me). Dianne Harman pointed it out and I thought about it and if it was someone else I’d be impressed but looking at me I still don’t see it that way.
I use a pen name to prevent embarrassment to my daughters… I would rather embarrass them myself then have them picked on because of my odd views and writing. My wife tells me it will be a wasted effort, but I will keep it for two reasons: one, I am now know by it; and two, my real name would get lost.
My free book Princess Gives it away http://smarturl.it/PGIA has upward of 80,000 downloads with a rating above 4 stars (pretty good for a hack…lol…not really) and my newest book, Karmic Krackers, is up on amazon as well.
Twitter https://twitter.com/Dab10ten or @Dab10ten
Amazon author page http://www.amazon.com/Dab10/e/B00DBXTQTY/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1382578437&sr=1-1
And now the last person, Michelle Browne, introduced me to a whole new world – the world of dystopia – and what an interesting world she makes it. Her books are highly regarded in a number of different genres and science fiction is at its best in her able hands. If you haven’t read her books yet and these are genres of interest to you, better get on Amazon fast!
Michelle Browne is a sci fi/urban fantasy writer from Calgary, AB. She has a cat and a partner-in-crime. Her days revolve around freelance editing, jewelry, phuquerie, and nightmares. She is currently working on the next books in her series, other people’s manuscripts, and drinking as much tea as humanly possible.