Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Author Interview – A.M. Griffin @AMGriffinbooks #LovingDangerously

If you could study any subject at university what would you pick? Auto detailing. I keep looking at the pamphlets that they keep sending me. One day when my life settles down a bit I think I’ll take up classes. I think I’d look sexy in my overalls and goggles with paint in my hand, screaming, “Next!”

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk? Laptop. Sometimes I’m forced to write with pen and paper—only when I don’t have my laptop handy. But other than that I have my laptop propped on my lap or pillows and I’m clicking away.

Where do you get support from? Do you have friends in the industry? I have a group of wonderful author friends. Whenever we have issues, whether it is business or personal, we know that we are only an email away. We done judge and we often have a *cone of silence* that is invoked for various reasons. It’s good to be able to vent to a group of women that understand the business and have probably been in the same situation once or twice before. Plus writing can be a very solitary profession. It’s nice to talk to friends every now and then, to if nothing else, keep me sane.

How much sleep do you need to be your best? 8-10 hours. I can’t survive on anything less. If I don’t get a full 8 hours of sleep everyone knows about it. I’ll spend the entire day counting down to my bed time and I’m telling everyone about it. “I get to sleep in 6 more hours.” “Man, I can’t wait to go to bed.” “Is it bedtime yet?” LOL. I’m worse than the kids.

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you? Having readers that enjoy what I write. I like readers who ask me about my characters as if they are real people and readers who follow my story line. To me that’s success. To me, I’m writing to THAT person.

If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would you ask? My grandfather. I know a lot of people would say Jesus or something like that. I’d love to have a talk with Jesus, and that time will come. But I miss and think about my grandfather a lot. If I was given a dinner with him, I’d make it a seven course meal and talk. I’d talk to him about my kids—about his kids too (LOL because they are a handful) and I’d tell him everything that’s been going on in my life. I have a supportive family and I would expect the same from him. He would’ve been proud of me and of what I’ve become.

When you are not writing, how do you like to relax? On my bed with pillows propped up behind my head. I usually have the television on, but the volume is low and I’m tuning it out anyway. The house is clean and the kids are taken care of. That makes for a very good writing atmosphere. I need to take it a step further and turn off my phone so I won’t be tempted to take a peek on the goings on of FaceBook, but I haven’t gotten that far yet.
Dangerously Hers
Jess hates aliens. After the invasion that destroyed Earth, the extraterrestrial bastards sold her to a brothel as a sex slave. She may have escaped but the old memories and fears still linger in the dark corners of her mind. Supposedly Sonis is just the place for her—somewhere safe, where she can heal and start fresh. She’s almost hopeful…until she meets Rasha, her new boss.
Rasha, captain of the Sonis Royal Guard, is a warrior through and through. He’s huge, sinfully sexy and could have any woman on Sonis—but the woman he wants is Jess. He’s very much an alien and Jess knows she should hate him or at least be wary, but whenever he’s around, she loses control. She tells herself it’s only sex—amazing, mind-blowing sex like nothing else she’s ever experienced—but there’s something about Rasha that shakes her soul. The feel of his skin against hers, the look in his eyes as he touches her—they make her want to believe it’s possible to find love and begin again.
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Genre - Science fiction
Rating – R
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