Met Autunn on one of the lists I frequent RWA PAN and she agreed to be interviewed.
1. What's your genre or do you write in more than one?
I write futuristic and paranormal romance, for the most part. Starships, shape shifters, etc.
2. Did you choose your genre or did it choose you?
I’d say I was born with it. Ever since I could remember, I’ve been daydreaming my way through life, exploring the stories in my head.
3. Is there any genre you'd like to try? Or is there one you wouldn't?
I’m curious about steampunk. Love the costumes. I won’t do erotica.
4. What fiction do you read for pleasure?
Twilight series, Ilona Andrews, Patrica Briggs, to name a few. I don’t normally do vampires, but Stephanie Meyers is an exception.
5. Tell me a bit about yourself and how long you've been writing,
I live in Washington with my husband, dog and three kids. I like doing creative projects that involve gardening, painting or sewing.
If you’re counting how long I’ve been writing for pleasure, that would be since grade school. If we’re going for professionally, that would be since my early twenties. I still have my first manuscript floating around in my computer files. That’s one that will never see the light of day. *shiver*
First books are kind of like first boyfriends; very few of them are worth holding onto.
6. Which of your characters is your favorite?
I like them all, but Jasmine from The Charmer comes to mind for females. Ryven from No Words Alone for the guys. She’s a sweetheart and he invented tough love. What a guy!
7. Are there villains in your books and how were they created?
Of course. How are they created? Well, one time I turned my husband into a balding midget in my book. He wasn’t really a villain, but I was ticked off at him at the time. Beware an angry writer!
I don’t really have a secret villain formula; I just go with what feels right at the time.
8. What are you working on now?
Several somethings. A troll anti-hero in Under the Bridge is in the works, and I’m editing my Dark Lands series for reissue. Hopefully I’ll finish up an elemental project, and I’d like to make a sequel to Iron and Hemlock. Lots cooking, never enough hours in the day.
9. What's your latest release and how did the idea arrive?
Iron & Hemlock is out with Smashwords.com. Originally it was released in the Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance. I’d wanted to do something with gargoyles for a while, and when Trisha Telep invited me to submit something for the book, it was a perfect opportunity.
10. Tell me about your latest book and how it came about. Enclose the opening of the book around 400 words.
Iron and Hemlock
Ebook Price: $1.99 USD. 13220 words. Fiction by Autumn Dawn on July 27, 2010
Life can change in the blink of an eye. It was just an ordinary day when lightning struck and sent Jordan spinning back in time. Trapped in Victorian England, practical Jordan will have to abandon her disbelief in magic. Pursued by a sexy golden griffin and a dark fae who wants her blood, she just might rediscover the thrill of falling in love.
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