Please welcome fellow LSB Author PG Forte! Anyone who has read her stuff knows she is anything but PG. :0 Okay enough kidding around, let’s get down to business. So PG, Where are you from?
I’m originally from New Jersey, but California has been home for quite some time now.
Q: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
A: Actually, I was a little slow on the uptake. 🙂 Even though I’d been writing poems and stories all my life, I thought of myself more as an artist until.
Q: Where do you get ideas for your books?
A: Oh…ideas are all around! Sometimes I get them from dreams I have or a conversation I happen to overhear or some interesting behavior I observe. Sometimes the perfect opening line will just pop into my head and I’ll have to write the story to find out what it all means. At least two of my books started that way.
Q: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
A: I’ll admit that once in awhile I’ll use an event that’s actually happened, but only as a starting point. And, yes, upon occasion I’ve based the idea of a particular villain or murder victim on someone who’s annoyed me. LOL! But the connection is purely in my own mind—it’s not really that person, at all.
Q: What book are you reading now?
A: This time of year, I’m all about re-reading old favorites. So, right now I’m reading Pride and Prejudice (for the I-don’t-know-how-many hundredth time) after that, it will once again be time for Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker’s Creek. After that it’s back to my TBR pile, which is heavily weighted with the backlists of my fellow Nine Naughty Novelists: Meg Benjamin, Kate Davies, Kinsey Holley, Kelly Jamieson, Skylar Kade, D. McEntire, Erin Nicholas and Sydney Somers.
Q: What are your current projects?
A: I’m currently working on the second book in my Children of Night series about the Fischer-Quintano Vampire Clan. This book is titled Old Sins, Long Shadows and it picks up about three months after In the Dark (the first book in the series) ends. I have five books planned for that series and in between I’ll probably write at least a few shorter stories.
I’ve also recently completed a very short m/m paranormal erotic story that’s yet to find a home.
Q: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
A: Actually, the most challenging thing about writing is balancing it with everything else—having a life and a family, attempting to stay healthy, getting out there and promoting the books I’ve already written.
Q: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
A: Thank you for reading. 🙂 Also, I love to hear from readers and hear what they have to say. Obviously, this is especially true if they’ve enjoyed one of my books.
Q: Which one of your covers is your favorite and why?
A: Ooh, that’s tough. I’ve had some awesome covers! I think one of the ones I’ve been most pleased with is the cover of Let Me Count the Ways. I just felt it captured the feel of the book and the relationship between the characters. However, I’m frequently most excited about my newest cover, which in this case is for In the Dark. This is another cover that perfectly captured the feel of the book. Also, the model looks strikingly like my niece and the book was actually released on her birthday…so that’s kind of special.
Q: If you weren’t writing, what would you be doing?
A: I don’t know, but I’d probably be a world class grump while I was doing it. Writing has become such a habit I go through withdrawal every time life intervenes and I have to cut back.
Q: Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?
A: Many places. Here are a few:
yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pgforte/
Join me on Saturday when we read a sexy excerpt from one of PG’s books.
Until then…be Naughty,