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Interview for TexanLady

This has been an interview I have been wanting to read and do for a long time!!!!

Basic information.

Can you please tell the people reading this your name?

Texanlady.  I have had my fair share of hate mail over the years, and more than a few threats, so I don’t feel comfortable giving out my real name.

Where do you like to post, and can you give us the site of your preferred medium?

On my blogspot.  Nyc posts everytihing, so I’m not sure what medium she uses.  I’m not very good with technology.  I just write it.  

What do you prefer, Tea or Coffee?

Iced sweet tea.  Every Texan drinks it.

What is your favorite beverage of choice?  And if alcoholic and mixed, what are the ingredients?

I don’t drink alcohol anymore, and my all time favorite drink is a root beer float.

What is your funny story about trying something to drink and it rocked your boat and/or sucked?

I tried trashcan punch at a college party once.  Vomited all over my date.  Shame.  He was so hot.  Needless to say he didn’t ask for another date.

What foods do you love?

Anything with meat pretty much.

What is your go to food for comfort?

Buttered spaghetti.  My mom made it for me when I was little, and it is what I always want when I’m sick or upset.

What do you like to snack when writing?

No food when writing.  It messes with my flow.

Is there a scent that says home to you?

Horse manure.  When I smell it I remember all the good memories I’ve had with my family in the barn.  We spent far more time there than inside the house.

Is there a scent you wish you never smelled ever?

Burning hair. 

If you could visit a place, anywhere, where would it be?

Narnia.

If you could go at any point in time, which would it be?

When I was 13.

What music do you like?

Blues is my all time favorite.

Is there a genre or song you hate?

Pretty much any of the crap coming out nowadays.  I don’t think music should be made by computers.  Give me a singer with a mic with a pianist and I’m happy.

Tell us something about yourself that you think your fans would love to know about:

I’m obsessed with Etsy.

Thanks. That gives us some basic information. Now, about the writing –   I know you’re excited…

Why did you start writing?

Elementary school.  I wrote my first short story in 5th grade.

What do you enjoy the most about it?

That I can make anything happen.  

What do you like least about it?

Writer’s block.  She be a heartless bitch.

That first time hitting publish, how did you feel?

Proud.  Good or bad, I’d put myself out there.  It takes courage.

Where do you get your inspiration?

My dreams.

What is your writing area like do you use computer or paper, or both?  Or another medium?

I write my ideas down in a little journal, but when it comes to putting chapters together I take out my laptop and have at.

Do you use an outline, rough draft or just write?

I pretty much just write.  I take the ideas from my pocket journal and run with them.

What do you do while you’re writing (listen to music, TV in the background, etc.)?

I listen to music.

What annoys you the most when you are trying to write?

Interruptions.

If you have finished a fic, what was your feeling on it?

Satisfied.  

What are your favorite fandoms to write?

Pretty much True Blood.  I would like to work in other fandoms, but since I’m trying to get my original novel finished I don’t have time to branch out.

Who are your favorite characters to write?

Eric. 

Why?

Because he’s a drop dead sexy Nordic god.

Who are your least favorite characters to write?

Bill. 

Why?

He’s such a rat.

What is your favorite scene or story you have written and why?

My favorite story I wrote was my Sookie Tortures a Viking series.  Most of it was hot and sultry, but the last installment meant a great deal to me.

What is the most difficult story or scene you have written, and why?

The scene in TA where Eric tries to force Sookie into wanting him and triggers her memories of being molested.  It took me to a dark place.

Do you see any characteristics in the characters you write?

A great deal.  

Which ones and whom?

It’s more in my original characters.  In my True Blood stories I’m trying to keep them as true to their characters as possible, but in my own work I base many of my characters off of family and friends.

What do you like most about your preferred fandom?

Did I mention how sexy Alexander Skarsgard is?

How would you describe your fics?

Sex and angst.

What story would you recommend of your own for a new fan to start first?

The Arrangement. 

Now the HARD questions:

If you could offer a suggestion to someone who is thinking of publishing their first story, what would it be?

Make sure you are writing for the right reasons.  If you’re writing for reviews or money you won’t last.  The nasty things people say will have you hightailing it with your tail tucked between your legs.  So write what YOU want, and share it with others.  As long as you’re enjoying the story you’re telling that is all that matters.

If you could go back in time, and give yourself one word of advice, what would you say?  (No Lottery numbers or anything like that!!!)

It gets better.

What 5 stories would you recommend someone read?  Please list fandom, sites and name with pairing.

All the stories I would recommend were taken down.  I haven’t had the chance to read much fanfiction in the past year.

Is there something you wished I asked, and if so, what as well as the answer.

Why do I write, and I write because it not only makes me happier, but it makes my world better.

Character Questionnaire:

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Name of Character:  Lafayette

Story he is in: The Arrangement

Is (s)he an original Character or a series known?   Known

Are they in character or Out of Character? In character

Nickname(s): Lala

Date of Birth: Unknown

Occupation: Whatever I need to do!

Stats (Aka Height, hair color, eye color, and so on): Sexy ass mother fucker!

Significant other(s): As many as I can get!

Best Friend(s): Sookie

Enemies(s): Anyone who says I have poor fashion sense

Any noticeable Scars, Tattoos, or other markings:   Earrings. 

If they could have a Theme Song, which would it be?   It’s Raiining Men.

What is their favorite Movie?  To Wong Fu, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar!

What is something that the fans don’t know about your character?  He’s afraid of dolls.


To say I was thrilled to get this as well as answers to my emails, I fangirled.  What can I say, anytime I talk with any of the awesome ladies of our wonderful fandom, I am thrilled.  To say this is one of the most welcoming fandoms out there is just a tip of the iceberg!

Thanks for reading!

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Review for Marriage of Inconvenience by Queen of Area 5

I know I did her before, but I went back and ended up rereading this story.  And since I checked this site, there was no mention of this story anywhere.

So here it is!

 

 Name of Story: A Marriage of Inconvenience

Fandom: SVM

Author: Queen of Area 5 (Click to read her interview)

Site: https://queenofareafive.wordpress.com/a-marriage-of-inconvenience-index/

Rating (If Applicable): M

Pairing: Eric/Sookie

Status: Complete

Description (Authors): 

William T. Compton thought it would be an easy mission: procure the telepath using any means necessary without permanently tying her to him. However her husband, the Sheriff of Area 5, will make sure his task is not easily accomplished.


Review: 

I went back and reread this to keep in the momentem of rereading some of the old stories.  And once I started, I remembered why I love this woman.

She weaves a story that grabs you and drags you whether you like it or not to read, and peppers it with some beautiful imagery (and a sexy Sheriff Viking pillaging his Wife).

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Review for Saint and Sinners by EricIzMine

 

So I told you guys I would do this one.  the only problem is by the time I was done, I was so sad that I needed to walk away for a little bit.

Don’t get me wrong, the story is funny and awesome.  But knowing that I will not get to read anything new snuck up and smacked me.

However… Read on.  I promise you this is MORE than worth it!

 Name of Story: Saints & Sinners

Fandom: SVM

Author: EricIzMine

Site: https://ericizmine.com/index/saintssinners/

Rating (If Applicable): M

Pairing: Eric/Sookie

Status: Complete

Description (Authors): 

All Human story… Eric Northman comes to Bon Temps to speak to Corbett Stackhouse and finds Sookie first.

  • “This story is all kinds of good. It’s hilarious and it keeps you on your toes.  There’s a criminal/mystery plot that will remind you of Criminal Minds, and it’s all — that means 100% kit and kaboodle — in Eric’s point of view. I have been known to stop everything I’m doing to read a chapter of S&S. Not to mention reading chapter 21 while waiting in line to see Alice in Wonderland“ –Sapfirerose

Review: 

Ok, throw away all ideas of the SVM world to read this.  Truly.  There are some things that are the same:

  • Bill is a douche.
  • Alcide is a good guy

And that is about it.

Truly!!!!!

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Review for Belong to You by RandomDarkness

I had read this one before I got sick, and it has been sitting on my iPad all this time for me to come back and read it.

I did a review last week, this is to break it up, next week will be the promised Saints and Sinners Review.

 Name of Story: Belong to You

Fandom: True Blood

Author: RandomDarkness

Site: https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6136468/1/Belong-to-You

Rating (If Applicable): M

Pairing: Eric/Sookie

Status: Complete

Description (Authors): 

Set directly after 9 Crimes spoilers!, Vampire politics have backed Eric into a corner, and Sookie masterminds a plan that will rally the town of Bon Temps and go down in history… One way or another. Chapter 16 up. ALL done!


Review: 

Belong to You is one of those stories I read when I was just starting, and it grabbed my attention.

Belong to You deals with an alternative to Season 3’s ending.  And I will say this; it is freaking awesome!!!!   It shows what can happen if people are willing to THINK first!

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Review for Bored to Death by EricIzMine

 

This one is hard for me to do, but at the same time, it is long overdue.

For a very long time, if you thought of SVM FanFiction, EricIzMine’s Multiverse is one of the staples of the fandom.  There is more than ample reason for this idea.

The woman was gifted beyond anything you could imagine.  She wrote multiple storylines of what if this one thing changed in the SVM universe?

And she did them often all at once.  They interwove with each other with a touch that amazes me to this day.

 Name of Story: Bored to Death

Fandom: SVM

Author: EricIzMine

Site: https://ericizmine.com/index/the-multi-verse/bored-to-death/

Rating (If Applicable): M

Pairing: Eric/Sookie

Status: Complete

Description (Authors): 

I’m a ‘what if’ fan so for purposes of this story I went back to Dead Until Dark…

  • What if Bill hadn’t had the chance to scare Sookie in regards to Eric?
  • What if  Eric hadn’t tried to influence her from his throne?
  • What if Eric hadn’t kicked that fangbanger, causing the feeding/raid incident?

…for me the answer is simple. Sookie would have been just as relaxed and unfazed as she had been when she met Bill.

…She might have treated Eric like ‘just another guy’.

One simple act could have saved a lot of time and tears.

Perhaps, timing really is everything.


Review: 

The sense of humor in this story is live and kicking.  The Eric and Sookie you read are a different animal than any I have found elsewhere.

Sookie is not your dumb blonde in this; she makes sense.  And for something different you are reading from Eric’s POV.

I will warn you; you will never look at Banana’s the same way again.

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Interview for Secret Nerd Princess

I know, I know.  I do these on Friday’s normally, but I wanted to get this done now so that I can concentrate on my project.  See you guys hopefully Monday.  If not, I will catch you on the following week.

This lovely lady agreed to share her thought with us.  Please feel free to visit her, or to leave messages!

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Basic information.

Can you please tell the people reading this your name?  Secret Nerd Princess

Where do you like to post, and can you give us the site of your preferred medium?
The first place new chapters go up is on my wordpress site: https://secretnerdprincess.wordpress.com/ and it’s the only site that has all my stories, fanfiction, original, and poetry. But I also post on Fanfiction, Better in Texas, Archive of our Own, and TheFlashArrowFanfiction. I’m Secret Nerd Princess on all of them.

What do you prefer, Tea or Coffee?
Coffee. Always coffee. Unless I’m sick, then it’s coffee with a side of tea.

What is your favorite beverage of choice?  And if alcoholic and mixed, what are the ingredients?
Non Alcoholic: Coffee, I have a serious addiction to the little Starbuck’s Doubleshot cans. Alcoholic: I’m a whiskey girl, mostly on the rocks with a splash of water, but sometimes I’ll go for a whiskey and ginger (ale.)  Whiskey of choice is Bushmill’s.

What is your funny story about trying something to drink and it rocked your boat and/or sucked?
When I was much younger someone bought me a shot of Tequila Rose, which to this day I’m not sure if it’s a mixed shot or an actual liquor. All in all it’s disgusting: think Bailey’s mixed with Tequila. My mouth hated me after that.  

What foods do you love?
Sushi. Cheddar Bratwursts. Kraft Mac and Cheese. Tacos. Baked potatoes with lots of sour cream—sometimes I just have a baked potato for dinner.  

What is your go to food for comfort?
My dad’s Chicken Pot Pie (dutch style—meaning no crust, but big, thick noodles)

What do you like to snack when writing?
Either dry roasted peanuts or Smokehouse Blue Diamond Almonds and some form of chocolate (normally with caramel.) I always have Starbuck’s Doubleshots on hand. Always.

Is there a scent that says home to you?
Not really, but I do love the way the wind smells right before it rains.

Is there a scent you wish you never smelled ever?
Gasoline.

If you could visit a place, anywhere, where would it be?
Scotland. I’ve always wanted to go there. There and Peru. Oh! And the Yucatan Peninsula.

If you could go at any point in time, which would it be?
England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth.  She was such a badass. And then I’d get to meet Shakespeare, preferably in a little pub where we can get drunk together. I’d love to pick his brain.

What music do you like?
I like all kinds and don’t really limit myself by genre, but if you were to take a look at my collection it’s mostly good old fashioned bar bands, The Hold Steady and Lucero for example, or pop punk, think Green Day. Bruce Springsteen and The Hold Steady are my favorites though.

Is there a genre or song you hate?
Anything misogynistic. And there’s an awful lot of it out there in every genre. The one song I cannot stand to listen to though is “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy.” Really? In what universe is a tractor sexy? I don’t even get it. A hot, sweaty, shirtless man driving a tractor—sure—but the tractor itself, nope.

Tell us something about yourself that you think your fans would love to know about:
I’ve been known to instigate dance parties: anywhere, anytime. In friends’ houses, at bars, in the kitchen at whatever restaurant I’m working at. I’m especially fond of cranking up the stereo in my living room and dancing by myself.

Thanks. That gives us some basic information. Now, about the writing –   I know you’re excited…

Why did you start writing?
You know, despite the fact that I’ve been writing since I was in my early teen years, I’m not one of those people who remember making up stories when they were a kid. I’ve just always loved reading and writing seemed an extension of that. I didn’t actually start writing fiction until a few years back in a Creative Writing class. I always wanted to try my hand at fiction, I’d been a poet up until that point, but I discovered I really like telling stories.

What do you enjoy the most about it?
Figuring out the best way to phrase something. It comes from starting out as a poet. In poetry, you’re always finding the perfect word, so that seems to have trickled over into my stories. I love beautifully written sentences that make you catch your breath after you read them. Recently, The Night Circus inspired that in me. The prose in that book makes me cry.

What do you like least about it?
That I never seem to have enough time to write. I’m constantly bribing myself with writing time. “If you do one load of laundry, you can write for the entire time.” “If you do the dishes, you can write for one hour.” Sometimes I don’t even bribe myself, though, I just figure the dishes aren’t going anywhere.

That first time hitting publish, how did you feel?
Absolute fear—I love my chapters until they go live, and then it’s all worrying. “Is my Sookie too whiny? My Eric too harsh?” “Did I use the wrong word?” “Will my readers like the chapter?” “Is it finally gonna come out that I’m a total and utter fraud?”

Where do you get your inspiration?
I work in the restaurant industry, so my stories are an escape for me. I’m constantly working out plotlines in my head while I’m taking orders. If you’ve never worked in the industry you have no idea how poorly people treat their servers or the things they say in front of the bartender. We don’t rank as real people to them, so they show their worst sides. That being said, I’ve also had the privilege of waiting on some of the nicest people ever. The nice people inspire good characters, the mean people—well let’s just say I didn’t write a story about a serial killer bartender without inspiration. 

What is your writing area like do you use computer or paper, or both?  Or another medium?
When I’m writing it’s always on computer, but I have a legal sized notepad on a clipboard where I work out issues with stories or scribble down new ideas.

Do you use an outline, rough draft or just write?
Story outlines are written out on the legal pad, but chapter outlines only ever exist in my head.

What do you do while you’re writing (listen to music, TV in the background, etc.)?
When I’m writing the main body of a chapter I’ve usually got the TV on in the background, usually Netflix, writing in silence just doesn’t work for me. I love that I can just pick a TV show and let Netflix do its thing. But when I’m editing, I have to have silence, I get distracted and miss things otherwise.  

What annoys you the most when you are trying to write?
People. I very much get into a zone when I’m writing. I don’t mind answering a text message here or there, but if the conversation goes on too long, I can’t deal. It takes me out of the moment.

If you have finished a fic, what was your feeling on it?
Besides one shots, I have two finished stories. Dead on Arrival was my very first full-length story. I look back on it now and I have such mixed feelings about it. I love the story itself, but I feel like it’s obvious in the writing that it’s my first story. When I finished Wonderland, on the other hand, I cried. I felt like it was the story where I really found my “voice” and writing style.

What are your favorite fandoms to write?
I only write in SVM, Arrow, and Doctor Who. It takes very special characters to grip me enough to make me want to write them adventures. Stories for me always start with “What happens if…” I may branch out eventually, but my stories are tied directly to characters so I need a good idea. I would love to write for Battlestar Galactica, I adore Starbuck and Apollo, but I’ve never come up with a good idea for them.

That being said, Sookie and Eric will always be my favorites to write.

Who are your favorite characters to write
Eric Northman, Pamela Ravenscroft, and Felicity Smoak

Why?
Eric Northman: He has such a rich history, but it’s mostly undefined. Both of his makers despised him, I don’t. I like writing him because he’s such a challenge to write. There needs to be balance between him being an arrogant thousand-year-old vampire and a Viking with a heart of gold.

Pamela Ravenscroft: She’s Pam. ‘Nough said.

Felicity Smoak: She comes the closest of all the characters that’s most like me. With her, I can write all the witty, snarky language I use on a daily basis. I love her because she seems all lightness and hope, but there’s an undercurrent of darkness and pain inside her that she hides so well. Also? I always wanted to be a hacker.

Who are your least favorite characters to write?
Right now? Ray Palmer from Arrow.

Why?
I hated the way his character was written and how he treated Felicity in the third season. If his issues had been addressed on the show I might feel differently, but they weren’t, so he left an appalling taste in my mouth, which makes it really hard to write him without that seeping through.

What is your favorite scene or story you have written and why?
The epilogue of Wonderland. I love writing romance tinged with heartbreak. The Doctor lived his happy ending, but at the end of it all came to say goodbye to Eric and Sookie.

The other scene I loved writing was Freyda’s Halloween party in Dead on Arrival. Based off of Dante’s nine levels of hell, it was the first time I really tried to write something dark and disturbing. I had much more fun with it than I would have thought.

What is the most difficult story or scene you have written, and why?
The ending of the most recent chapter of Much Ado About Vampires. Sookie and Eric are still being stubborn. They still aren’t on the same page, but as their writer, I know they’re perfect for each other. They’re both so lost right now and I just want to make it right. I just wanted them to yell at each other and get out all their concerns, but then kiss and make up. Unfortunately, they aren’t there yet.

Do you see any characteristics in the characters you write?
Yes.

Which ones and whom?
Pam’s potty mouth. Pam and Felicity’s snark. Sookie’s stubbornness.

What do you like most about your preferred fandom?
I love Sookie and Eric. They’re so in love, but they have no idea. I just want to knock their heads together and lock them in a room until they work it out. They’re both flawed and I love flawed characters. I hate when they make bad decisions, but they seem more human to me that way.

How would you describe your fics?
Darkness with a side of romance. Romance with a side of darkness.

What story would you recommend of your own for a new fan to start first?
Wonderland. It has all the characteristics of my other fics, but I think it’s the most accessible, despite being a crossover. You don’t have to be a Doctor Who fan or a Sookie Vampire Mysteries fan to enjoy it. Though if you’re a fan of either, there’s a lot there for you to love. Not to mention, it’s the closest I’ve ever come to writing a straight up romance.

Now the HARD questions:

If you could offer a suggestion to someone who is thinking of publishing their first story, what would it be?
Just do it. Stop worrying about what people will think of it (advice I still struggle to follow.) If you’ve got a story that just won’t leave you alone, then sit down and write it.

If you could go back in time, and give yourself one word of advice, what would you say?  (No Lottery numbers or anything like that!!!)
No.

What 5 stories would you recommend someone read?  Please list fandom, sites and name with pairing.
SVM: Fairytale Amber—Wordpress: Scratches – Eric and Sookie
True Blood: Meridian—AddictedtoGodric—Wordpress: Anticipating – Godric and Cara
SVM: Wannabewriter25—Fanfiction: I Remember You – Eric and Sookie
True Blood: Realjena—Wordpress: A Thousand Years – Eric and Sookie
Arrow: Dettiot—Fanfiction: Blinded by Love and Daring – Oliver and Felicity

Is there something you wished I asked, and if so, what as well as the answer.
Is it even possible to pick a favorite Kittyinaz story? Answer: No.


::Blushing:: Umm. Yeah.  Wow.  Thanks Secret Nerd Princess!!!!!

And what can I say after that?  Umm… Go visit her and check her out, she is freaking awesome.  Seriously!  I might be biased, since she is the beta for MamaKitty, but still, I have loved all her stories!

Thanks for reading!

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Interview for Queen of Area Five

Here is the interview Queen of Area Five did for me!!!

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Basic information.

Can you please tell the people reading this your name? VampQueenV/Queen of Area Five.

Where do you like to post, and can you give us the site of your preferred medium? I only post on WordPress these days queenofareafive.wordpress.com and sunsetqueens.wordpress.com as part of the Sunset Queens.

What do you prefer, Tea or Coffee? Tea

What is your favorite beverage of choice?  And if alcoholic and mixed, what are the ingredients? Pepsi

What is your funny story about trying something to drink and it rocked your boat and/or sucked?  I don’t really have one.

What foods do you love?  I’m a picky eater, so I tend to stick to normal/classic foods. Ham, chicken, tomato soup, etc…

What is your go to food for comfort? Sausages sandwiches.

What do you like to snack when writing? I don’t usually eat while writing, but if I do it’s usually chocolate.

Is there a scent that says home to you? Not really.

Is there a scent you wish you never smelled ever? Fish. I can’t stand the smell of fresh fish.

If you could visit a place, anywhere, where would it be? Probably New York.

If you could go at any point in time, which would it be? The 1920’s in Chicago.

What music do you like? Most kinds. I listen to country, rock, rap, pop, RnB, sixties.

Is there a genre or song you hate? Not really.

Tell us something about yourself that you think your fans would love to know about:  I have more ideas than time… (laughs) I never learned how to swim. I honestly have no idea…

Thanks. That gives us some basic information. Now, about the writing –   I know you’re excited…

Why did you start writing? I’ve been writing on and off since I was a child. Stories for school, stories I just wanted to write. I started writing fan fiction back in 2007. Back then I was (still am) a big X-Men fan and I was flicking channels on TV one night and caught the end of the first X-Men movie. The characters of Rogue and Wolverine drew me in. The chemistry between Anna Paquin and Hugh Jackman (in my opinion) was off the charts, and I started reading fics about them, and then I wanted to try my hand at writing one. From there I moved onto Harry Potter, and then finally True Blood/Southern Vampire Mysteries. 

What do you enjoy the most about it? The ability to express myself through writing. I love losing myself in a story and character, twisting them and putting them in positions they wouldn’t normally find themselves. I love exploring different aspects of a character. I just love writing.

What do you like least about it? Honestly? Beginnings. It doesn’t matter how much I’ve plotted the story out in my head I always have trouble beginning them. Finding the right words to open a story and draw readers in is a pain in the arse to me.

That first time hitting publish, how did you feel? Oh hell, so nervous. I’d be reading stories months before I even tried my hand at one and it came with the fear of not measuring up and embarrassing myself.

Where do you get your inspiration? Everywhere. It can be from a line of a song, a small clip of a TV show. I have to give my beta, co-writer, and friend Ashensunset a lot of credit. She’s the only person I really reveal all to when it comes to stories, and she can help take a simple idea and turn it massive.

What is your writing area like do you use computer or paper, or both?  Or another medium? I use almost everything possible. My computer, a pen and paper, my iPad, my phone.

Do you use an outline, rough draft or just write? It usually depends on the story. The stories I co-write with Ashensunset are all usually outlined and drafted in Google Drive. Plus we use Facebook Messenger to talk and outlined things. Most of my own (single) stories I tend to just write. I always have a basic idea in my head, but I don’t really write an outline or draft.

What do you do while you’re writing (listen to music, TV in the background, etc.)? Listen to music. I usually put a CD on or listen to the radio.

What annoys you the most when you are trying to write? Distractions or more to the point the distractions I’m actually responsible for myself. I’ll have twitter running in the background and I’m bound to get distracted by it at some point. It’s my own entire fault.

If you have finished a fic, what was your feeling on it? Accomplishment and relief. I’m often relieved to be finished it, but at the same time a little sad that it’s over.

What are your favorite fandoms to write? Southern Vampires Mysteries/True Blood.

Who are your favorite characters to write? Sookie Stackhouse and currently Jason Stackhouse.

Why? I love playing with the character of Sookie. I feel she often gets a hard time in fics. She’s portrayed in ways that I personally don’t like and I like writing her as I see her. As for Jason… Because he’s so much fun to write.

Who are your least favorite characters to write? Lafayette Reynolds.

Why? I can never get his voice right. He has an interesting way of speaking, and I struggle with it. Which sucks as I love the character and use him often.

What is your favorite scene or story you have written and why? My favourite story is for one I haven’t published yet. It’s called Behind the Public Masks. Why? Because it’s such a different story from my usual. I’ve put my main character (Sookie) in a newish world and I love writing her in it. She’s different than canon Sookie and it’s so refreshing to me as a writer to explore it. (As you can see this was behind the times, since this is published!)

What is the most difficult story or scene you have written, and why? The rape in Answer to the Master. Even though it was a crucial turning point of the story it was incredible difficult to write. I was talking to Ashensunset or messaging her as we wrote it, and we was trying to decide how far to go, what to show… We knew it was coming from the start, but it still proved extremely difficult to write.

Do you see any characteristics in the characters you write? Sometimes.

Which ones and whom? It’s mainly the humour in Sookie in all my stories. Her humour is basically mine.

What do you like most about your preferred fandom? The people. I’ve met some incredible people through my involvement in the True Blood/Southern Vampire Mysteries fandom. I consider a few of them friends.

How would you describe your fics? A little bit of everything. But romantic at heart.

What story would you recommend of your own for a new fan to start first?  A Marriage of Inconvenience. It’s probably my most popular and it’s a fun little fic.

Now the HARD questions:

If you could offer a suggestion to someone who is thinking of publishing their first story, what would it be? Get a beta. The good ones won’t only edit it for mistakes; they’ll also offer suggestions and give you advice. A good beta is invaluable in my opinion.

If you could go back in time, and give yourself one word of advice, what would you say?  (No Lottery numbers or anything like that!!!) Don’t be afraid to try.

What 5 stories would you recommend someone read?  Please list fandom, sites and name with pairing.

Beauty and the Beast – Magsmacdonald http://magsmacdonald.wordpress.com/beauty-and-the-vampire-beast/ Eric/Sookie

Bored to Death – EricizMine http://ericizmine.com/index/the-multi-verse/bored-to-death/ Eric/Sookie

Over You – Brainmates http://brainmatesfic.wordpress.com/over-you/ Eric/Sookie

All In – Kjwrit http://kjwrit.wordpress.com/about/ Eric/Sookie

Back and Forth – California Kat http://californiakat1564.wordpress.com/the-back-forth-universe/back-forth/ Eric/Sookie

Is there something you wished I asked, and if so, what as well as the answer.  Can’t think of anything.


This author is so much fun to read.  I fully endorse her recommendations as well as the suggestion where to start.  Expect to be entertained for days when you read her stuff!

Thanks for reading!

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