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?
Join me on Saturday when we read an Excerpt from Debbie’s Book “Over My Undead Body”
Until then, Be Naughty!