This past week I had the utterly awesome opportunity to do an author interview with Dayla at Bookaddict24-7. Dayla was the first blogger ever to review Mutt, and the interview was a total blast. The interview has the first details about Stray, the forthcoming sequel to Mutt, and a photograph of me if you’ve been wondering what I look like. Here’s a little sample:
What’s the best thing anyone has ever said about your writing and what is the worst?
“That first one is hard to answer, just because my friends and the bloggers reviewing Mutt have been so kind. So I’ll go with a curveball: one blogger who wrote a very positive review of the book half-jokingly called me a dick for one late-book plot development (this was in an e-mail, not the review itself). I was really honored and excited to see that the story was captivating people to that degree and producing those gut reactions
And I’ve had some pretty critical things said about my work, mostly in workshop classes at school, but the most offensive thing to me was when a perfectly well-meaning person called me an “aspiring writer.” I would’ve been less offended at “unsuccessful writer” or even “bad writer,” because “aspiring writer” suggests that I want to write in the future or think about writing a lot. I don’t aspire to write; I sit down and write.”
Go check out the whole interview on the site, and be sure to follow Dayla for all-around good content. She’s a writer too and posts updates with her progress, which can be great encouragement for those banging away at our own manuscripts. And as always, grab your copy of Mutt on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Smashwords if you haven’t already. Peace and love!