At the Other End:
As a Vampire being hunted was nothing new. Finding out that I had to save those that were hunting us was! Katrina, a young royal blooded vampire, chronicles her life from the age of seventeen beginning in the 1800's forward in the series Royal Blood Chronicles.Katrina is thrust into something she never could have imagined growing up in the aristocracy of Europe. Once the fashion of the day, and girlish gossip filled Katrina and her new friends days, but their lives changed the instant their race was threatened and they were chosen as the Five, and the protectors of not only the vampire race, but all the peaceful races of the world!
After Twilight and the whole Vampire obsession started taking over and drowning us all, I avoided reading vampire novels, unless I didn't know that it had those elements within the novel. When I read the blurb for this novel when the tour came up, I thought to myself, "I should give it a go, it sounds good." so I did. I also was really drawn in by the cover, at the time there wasn't very good lighting so the cover looked a little darker than what it does, which made it look very eerie.
I grew up in a small northern Minnesotan town married my high school sweetheart, had two beautiful children and as soon as we could we moved to a warmer climate. I have worked with my husband building and decorating custom homes for years. After loving every kind of vampire book, movie and series I decided that I wanted to know more. I can write a book I thought, how hard can that be? Well.... But I stuck to it and finished my first book Royal Blood Chronicles Book One in August 2009. I now have six books in the series and am about to release book two of my new series Phantom Lives. My parents always told me that I could do anything that I wanted, work hard, study and do it right. I believe that and live that way every day.I started writing this new vampire series for teens and their moms because I myself wanted something different to read. I was tired of all the modern versions of vampire books, there had to be more to these long lived beings. Where had they been what had they seen? I wanted, no I NEEDED to know more so Royal Blood Chronicles was born! As in Royal Blood Chronicles, Phantom Lives features strong female characters and action and adventure mixed with romance, friendship and a historical backdrop.
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Royal Blood Chronicles is my first work. I started writing it two and a half years ago.
2. What goes through your mind after your novel has been on sale for the first week?
You have to let it go. Hope people like and move on to a new project.
3. What inspired you to write this novel?
Not having anything match exactly what I wanted to read. I just decided to write something myself.
4. What do you think about when getting/seeing negative reviews?
It stings, probably don't have as thick of skin as I should, luckily it doesn't happen that often. To each their own after all, you can't be everything to all people.
5. How long was the writing/planning process?
The planning process wasn't long. I just sat down and started to write, this first book took five months to write. It takes me less time now, because I know these characters.
6. What was your reaction to the cover art when you saw it for the first time? Did you have any ideas from the days of writing/inspiration?
It took a few days to decide on a cover, but once it was done, it was so satisfing. My sister and I do them together, and it's one of my favorite parts.
7. Any plans for future writing projects? Any being worked on now?
Oh I am always writing. I am in the process of continueing a story I started last year, Lillian. My readers wanted to know more about her and so I am exspanding her story.
8. Top 5 books
- Wizard of Oz
- Gone with the Wind
- Lord of the Ring
- Interview with a Vampire
- The Raven
9. Recommended books
The Twilight Saga, Harry Potter series, The Secret Circle, Blue Blood Series
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