When is book 3 coming out?
Burned by Fire is releasing September 30, 2016. You can pre-order the book HERE.
How many books are going to be in the Blood & Magic series?
Currently I have 4 books planned for the Blood & Magic series. Cursed by Fire, Kissed by Fire, Burned by Fire, and Branded by Fire. There is a slight chance that the series may bleed in to a fifth book but I’m aiming for four in Aria’s story arc though Branded by Fire will not be the end of the Blood & Magic world.
Are you working on anything other than the Blood & Magic series?
Yes. I am working on another book titled RED. I’m not sure yet if it will be a standalone or a series but it is a PNR novel. A take on red riding hood only Red is a boy who happens to be a werewolf hunter. This book does not take place in the same world as the Blood & Magic series.
Will there be a book about James?
I would love to write a book featuring James as the MC but it is doubtful that it’ll come before Aria’s story arc comes to a close.
What research did you do prior to writing Cursed by Fire?
I actually did a ton of research. My first book took me two years to write and because developing my world and characters is what I find to be the most time consuming, I read and read and read everything I could get my hands on that had anything to do with supernatural creates and paranormal elements. I also watched a lot of History channel anytime paranormal or mythological creatures were featured. One of the books I found to be a great source of information was The Natural History of the UnNatural World by Joel Levy. The book focus’ on cryptozoology and what it can show us through legends and legendary creatures. It covered everything from Sirens to Gremlins, and Werewolves to Griffons. It also had information on “research” conducted regarding how certain virus’ or paranormal events occurred. It was pretty spiffy. One of my favorite sections covered how the Lycanthropy Virus (Lyc-V) reacted in a similar fashion to the HIV virus, attacking the bodies cells to turn them into something else. It was really quit interesting.
How do you handle bad reviews?
In most cases, I utilize the feedback to better my craft. Most negative reviews are the reader explaining what in the book didn’t work for them. This is constructive feedback I can use to make myself a better writer but there is a difference between a negative review and a mean one. If it isn’t feedback or if a reader makes comments, assumptions, or accusations regarding my work when they have not read it, I ignore it. I believe in my work and I believe in my stories. Regardless of feedback, I will continue to write but it is my hope that those negative reviews give me a glimmer in to what I can improve on.