I have always told stories. I remember telling stories to my friends as a child in school and making them forget that they had to go out and play for recess. Even my teacher would listen in and he told me to keep it up and to write them down. I wrote several notebooks filled with stories that he read. He encouraged me a lot. I went on to become a journalist and wrote my first novel when I was 28. It was published by one of the big Danish publishing houses.
2. What authors have inspired you the most?
Probably Anne Rice and Isabel Allende.
3. What was your inspiration for Savage?
My daughters. I love the mind of little children. Their world is so magical. Their way of viewing everything inspired me to the world of the family of magical women living next door to where Christian lives when he first arrives in Florida. Women can be so strong and powerful. I simply adore the women in this book. They are so spirit-filled so vibrant and alive. I know everybody will love them.
4. Are you currently working on any other projects?
I am already writing the sequel to Savage. I am planning on writing three books about my main character Christian. It is sort of a family-saga really. In the first book he is in his twenties and so is the woman he falls in love with. In the second book they have kids of their own and are in their thirties. In the last book they will have young teenagers. I am also planning on doing a book about Aiyana, the spirit-filled Native American girl that he falls hopelessly in love with. About her and when she first discovers who she really is. I might also do a book about her sister who does telekinesis and their grand-mother who predicts natural disasters. I love those characters so much that they each deserve their own book.
5. How would you describe yourself in ten words or less?
Pretty normal, passionate about writing and reading. Lover of people.
6. What is your favorite thing about being a writer?
To be able to create worlds and people. To use your imagination and just create things and worlds. To let people have a peek into these worlds and make them love the characters that you create just as much as you do.
7. What is your least favorite thing?
Promotion. It's just not my thing. That and revising the book.
8. What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Write, write and then write some more. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do it. Just keep dreaming and writing.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Author Interview: Willow Rose
Today I am glad to welcome Willow Rose, author of Savage to my blog!