AuThursday – Debbie Cairo

Hello Naughty Boys and Girls!  I’d like to give a warm welcome for my dear friend Debbie Cairo.  I met Debbie years ago at an RT Con.  She lives in Chicago and is here to tell us about her brand new book, Over My Undead Body. 

Debbie – tell us a little about your most recent book?

            I call it Freaky Friday meets Beverly Hillbillies with fangs.  It’s a story of a working class girl who switches bodies and lives with a wealthy vampire, though she gets more then she bargained for.  What the vampire neglects to tell her is along with power and wealth Lizzy will be inheriting a vampire council in the middle of a war and the king of that council who she will soon find out, she is married to.

Q: How long have you been writing?

            I’ve been writing now for about seven years.

Q:  When you are writing, who is in control? You or your characters?

            Definitely the characters.  It’s their story; I’m just along for the ride.

Q:  What is your writing process? Do you outline, fly by the seat of your pants or a combination of both? Do you use mood music, candles, no noise, when you write?

            I fly by the seat of my pants.  I make up the story like a movie in my head and when I can see it clearly, I sit down and write it.

 Q: What advice do you have for other writers?

            Only do it if you love it, because the business end is frustrating.  Also find good friends / writing groups to support you.

 Q:  How did you deal with rejection letters, if any?

            I take them with a grain of salt.  Most of them are form letters anyway.  You never know if you’re being rejected because of business decisions at the publisher or your work.  I try not to take it personally.

 Q: Would you tell us your story of getting “the call?”

            I was so excited!  I got a simple email saying that they would love to publish my work.  I was all over my iPhone emailing and calling my friends with the good news and asking my already published friends, “What do I do now?”  Their answer was … edits.

 Q: What books can we expect to see in the near future?

            I’m working on a novel called When Good Toys Go Bad about a world where all the men have been wiped out by a plague and androids have been built to take their place.  It’s the story of a forbidden love between one of those androids, who goes beyond his programming, and a courageous woman who risks everything to save him from the scrap heap.  

Q:  Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?

            www.debbiecairo.com

Join me on Saturday when we read an Excerpt from Debbie’s Book “Over My Undead Body”

Until then, Be Naughty!

Tina

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