Here is the interview that I did with author Marianne Morea who is part of the “FangTastic’s Book Mixer Event! Her slots are Jan. 29th-31st 10-11am EASTERN! Thank you Marianne for taking the time to do the interview with me and for being an apart of the event!
How long have you considered yourself an author?
I guess I’ve considered myself and author all my life, even before I put pen to paper. I’ve been making up stories and characters in my head for as far back as I can remember. It’s as natural as breathing to me.
How many books do you currently have out and please list titles per each genre?
I have eight books to date and another two scheduled for release in 2015. The first six are in my Cursed by Blood Saga and they are a mix of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romantic Suspense.
The Lion’s Den
The last two are from my Legend Series, and a third book is planned for 2015 as well. This series is for teens and includes romance, history, horror and a splash of the paranormal and time travel.
Of all of the books that you have written which was the hardest to write for you and why?
The books in my Legend Series were the hardest to write, but a truly fun journey. What made them hard o write was staying in the perspective of a teenager. Both books in the series to date include a tremendous amount of history, and researching that was fun, and weaving those historic facts into a suspense was even better.
What do you find to be the most rewarding thing about being an author?
That’s easy…when a reader tells me my books were unforgettable and how much they enjoyed reading them…it’s the best feeling in the world.
If you could give your youngerself a piece of advice when it comes to your author career what would it be and why?
Don’t let the naysayers give birth to a nagging voice at the back of your head. Success is measured in many different ways, and though we’d all like to strike it rich and have our books hit lists and be lauded, it shouldn’t be the reason an author sits down to write. Storytellers tell stories…it’s part of their DNA…end of sentence.
What do you think is the one hardship that most authors face and what ways do you suggest they do to deal with it as best as possible?
Hardships and obstacles are subjective. What is hard for one person may not bother another. For me, learning to grow a thick skin and realizing you can’t and won’t please everyone was very hard.
If you could have dinner with any author past or present and could only ask them one question who would it be and what would you ask them?
Too many to list…I would need a dinner table the length of a football field!
If you could have your dream home built anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
I love the water, so my dream home would be on the rocky coast of Maine. The waves and the water are unpredictable and the scenery rough and raw…I love it and it feeds my inspiration.
If you were to guess how your readers would describe you in three words what would they be?
Hmmm. Funny, loyal and talented.
Are you currently working on any other projects that you would like to share with me?
I have a new Angels and Demons series planned. I’ve been writing it for the past month, but no titles, no release dates yet, but hopefully soon!