This is the second in my MAUCs Series - and if you don't know, that stands for Magical And Undead Creatures. Lynlee is the star of this series and she's a witch who's job is to keep MAUCs out of trouble. In this story we can to see how she deals with her re-kindling romance with Beck as well as tracking down a dark witch who is up to no good.
I tend to follow my stories, so of course I just started writing and went along for the ride. However, in this book we get to meet Lynlee's best friend, Rhiannon who is a were-vamp and a doctor. Rhiannon's characters was created by one of my fans (Lisa Markson) after she won a contest when the first MAUCs book released.
Everything around me.
I was probably about 15 or so when I began carrying spiral bound notebooks around with me and scribbling little stories in them. I used to pass those stories around to my friends at school and I always said I was going to be a writer. I rediscovered that dream just a few years ago when I met some great authors who mentored and inspired me to make my dreams come true.
Getting the opportunity to mentor other new writers has been the most pleasant surprise. Downside? Marketing... I worry I'm not doing it write or that I should be spending more time writing.
Well, I usually write sitting on the couch with the hubby watching TV in the background. Soon, when I am a full time writer, I will start writing in my very own special place... a building we are fixing up on our property and which I affectionately call "The Summer House". The hubby thinks I should call it "Olivia's Book Haven". What do you guys think?
Almost always. Since I follow the characters its hard for me to visualize things out of order.
I know this is weird, but for this particular story I didn't make a playlist! I have no idea why. *hides under desk* .
Since I'm trying to be healthier these days, I have been eating nuts, mostly almonds.
I know I've said it many times, but find a support group. I could never have gotten to this point without my mentors, crit partners, friends and family. You need people to prop you up and kick you in the rear along the way.
I am working on a Bend-Bite-Shift Short story to come out in September and then I'll begin the new For Love of Fae Trilogy.
For this book, I really like Lynlee. I like that we get to hear things from her head and she always has something quirky or snarky or funny to say or think. She's definitely a trip..
Since I've answered this before, I'll give you my SECOND favorite: Glory Road by Robert Heinlein
Because I pour my heart into every word...