1. What were you in your life before you became a writer? Did this influence your writing? I am still a merchandiser. I represent manufacturers in the military exchange system in Hampton Roads, VA. I love this job because I get to talk to so many people and eaves drop on so many conversations. The best part is I tend to work through scenes when I'm stocking. I write futuristic romance so I can't say it's a big influence but I do know a lot about the military and their ranks because of my job and that does help in the series I'm working on.
2 Are you genre specific or general? Why? I don't mean genres like romance, mystery, fantasy etc. There are many subgenres of the above. I tend to write what moves me. So far I have written a time travel. I actually have two but the second one isn't good enough to try to publish. I've written a historical, a contemporary urban fantasy (this one is still in the editing phase) as well as my futuristic fantasy. That is what is so fun about the series I'e been working on. My sixth book Forgotten Desire is a time travel within the futuristic SF world. and the latest book published Timeless Desire is an alternate reality story.
3. Did your reading choices have anything to do with your choice of a genre or genres? It sure did. I've read SF as well and romances and when I found the books that merged the two genres I fell in love. When I started writing in high school is was the SF type of book with romance in it so it was quite natural to continue in that vein.
4. What's your latest release? Timeless Desire. The book I mentioned earlier. Although part of the series this book is more like little vignettes of how my main characters would still meet if the timeline had changed. It was fun to figure out how they would meet each time and how they would figure out what was happening to them.
Here's the blurb:
Someone keeps altering the timeline and only Sam and Skye are aware of the change.
The culprit doesn't want Heather and Storm together, yet they keep finding each other, no matter how many times it is changed. Everything needs to be righted and the person messing with it needs to be stopped.
It's up to Sam and Skye to get things back the way it should be.
5. What are you working on now? This is a little tough to answer. I have finished the rough draft of the tenth book in the Vespian Way series, but it has been sitting in my laptop for about 5 months, I lost my mother-in-law in February (2016), I was her caregiver, I think when I lost her I lost my urge to write for a while. I forced myself to finish book ten (no title yet) but I know it needs a major rewrite and haven't been in the mood to go back to it. When Christmas came around my husband even asked if I was writing and I told him no, but there are still scenes running around in my head. I believe I'm not writing because of grief. Not too long ago I pulled a book out of my need to edit list and decided to work on that. I have a strong need to write but the Vespian Way series was all I worked on when I took care of June. That's why I pulled out a werewolf story I had finished. Do something different to get back to writing. I'm thinking it's still a little too soon to go back to the series. I do promise to get back to it, but I need to get back to it at my own pace.
6. Where can we find you?
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Web Page: www.barbaradonlonbradley.com