For the blog-hop, each person is asked a series of questions. Below are the questions and my answers.
Q: What am I working on?
A: I have a steampunk series, the Treasure Chronicles, coming out next year from Curiosity Quills Press. The first two books are TREASURE DARKLY and BORN OF TREASURE. I also have a short story about one of the main characters in the Curiosity Quills steampunk anthology GEARS OF BRASS. I finished writing a third installment in the series and am waiting for a critique partner to get back to me with details before I submit it to the publisher.
Q: How does my work differ from others in its genre?
A: I’ve been told that my works have twists and imagery that is easy to picture. Sometimes I tend to get very dark. If it gets too dark, I step back and wonder if I should take anything out. I usually don’t take out the darkness, but I will tone it down before it leaves young adult for adult.
Q:Why do I write what I do?
A: A day doesn’t go by when I don’t look at something and think, “That would be great for a story!” Maybe something someone does stands out to me…or a name…or a street sign. I also write as an emotional release. If I’m having a bad day, bad things don’t necessarily have to happen to my characters, but I feel so much better after I get to pound out 1,000 or so words. My poor keyboard!
Q:How does my writing process work?
A: I write. I sit down and the words just flow. I usually have a semblance of an idea, but by the time the book is done, it is almost completely different. There are so many new characters, new scenes…a world I never imagined when I started the manuscript months before.
I passed on the blog hop to a few other writers. Check them out next Tuesday!
J. P. Sloan, writer of urban fantasy and speculative fiction, at jp-sloan.com
Ann Anderson Noser, author of NA and Urban Fantasy, at www.annmnoser.com.