Hey guys after a long day of work I still talked Ave into stopping by for a bit!
T: Good Evening Ava thanks for joining me tonight. I hope the Apple strudel Winter Jack is strong enough?
A: Am I going to need something strong?
T: I promise for this set of questions I’m going to keep things fun and light (well light for me) so let’s get started.
T: How did you start writing?
A: I’ve always been an avid reader and about 3 yrs ago I discovered the world of indie authors. I fell in love with so many awesome authors and their books, so one day I decided to give it a try (writing) and 6 months later I typed ” The End” on my first novel which was December 2014
T: How often do you write?
A: I try to write every day. It’s very therapeutic for me.
T: Where do you write?
A: I have an office, but it really depends on what’s going on around the house. Sometimes I write in bed or at the kitchen table, but if I’m writing something that I need to really concentrate on I write in the office.
T: When do you write?
A: I prefer to write in the evening, but if I’ve really been in a writing zone I’ll write during the day on my days off.
T: How do you juggle, writing, family and work?
A: I’m really not sure how I juggle it all, I just get the important things out of the way and then I make time to write. I’ve always been very good at multitasking and time organization.
T: Which department do you work in?
A: Surgery, I’m an OR nurse.
T: How did you come up with the Tabu series? How did you come up with Emma and Markus? Will there be another book in the series?
A: Well, the Tabu series is Not Fiction, it’s from a real life experience. Markus is in fact a real person who is a Dominant, I met him a couple of years ago. He in fact inspired me to write the Tabu series, and we still remain close. As far as another book in the series? Probably not.
T: Favorite Movie?
A: Steel Magnolias
T: Who was your favorite author growing up?
A: Stephen King
T: Have you ever thought about getting into the BDSM life?
A: It’s a part of my life.
T: How much research do you do for your books?
A: I try to do as much as I can. For my first book, Miles From Home, I researched places and events that are in the book. For the Tabu series, the research was much more involved.
T: Do you create any stories from day job?
A: No, I haven’t yet. But I’m sure I could if I didn’t break patient confidentiality lol.
T: Do you listen to music when you write?
A: I did when I wrote Miles From Home, mainly because it’s a very intense love story and I had to be in a certain frame of mind.
T: Do you do anything special for release day?
A: Crawl under the covers and hope for the best.
T: What do you do for fun?
A: Cook, travel, drink heavily (just kidding) mostly I spend time with my family, we kept each other entertained.
T: Where did you meet your husband?
A: High school
T: Do you test out ideas/scenes with your husband?
T: Does your husband read your work? What comments does he make? What does he think of your fans?
A: He has not read any of my books. I’m not sure why, but I’m ok with that. He thinks it’s pretty awesome that I have readers that like to interact with me.
T: What does he think of your writing erotica? Does he help you write?
A: He knows what type of books I write, he benefits from it, so I think he enjoys my imagination. I don’t think he would want to give me his help with writing.
T: What inspires you? What gives you inspiration?
A: Life inspires me, but mostly it’s the ones who read my books and send me encouraging messages. Also my fellow authors give me great inspiration.
T: What do you do for relaxation?
A: Hang out on Facebook, or write.
T: How long does it take you to write a novel?
A: Since Miles From Home is my only novel, it took me about 6 months to write. The Tabu Series was much faster, mainly because it was all from memory.
T: How do you come up with your characters?
A: Some are created out of my own imagination and others are real people.
T: What comes next?
A: I’m working on my second novel, A Cold Reign. I’m about a third into it , but since the holidays I haven’t had time to work on it, but after the first of the year I plan to get back to it so I can meet my early spring deadline.
T: Well Ava that’s I have for you today? Until next time thanks again for joining me, now get back to work and write your next book.
A: Thank you Teresa I enjoyed answering your questions.