Author Spotlight with Bitten Twice
B2: Hello and thank you. I am very excited to be here.
My name is Bitten Twice. I love to read, write, and enjoy life to the fullest. I currently live in sunny south Florida with my boyfriend, two children, and two dogs. I can usually be found online, in one forum or another.
K.S. Any interesting writing quirks or stories you would like to share with my readers?
B2: My two dog are a Pug and a Pit-bull. Now don’t tell that Pit she’s not a lapdog. I personally think she believes she’s a large pug. The space between me and the chair-back is coveted by the dogs. To increase my ability to get any writing done I have to position a second chair next to me for my Pitty and the Pug gets to sit behind me …and then we can write.
K.S. When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? What sparked the desire to pen your first novel?
B2: I have scribbled poems and stories since I can remember. But I seriously began “A Blood Moon” in 2007 during the time of the writer’s strike. I must have been suffering from withdrawal not having my favourite shows like Moonlight and Blood Ties. Something just ignited within me and I tapped out the novel in a couple of months. I didn’t do anything with it immediately. As a matter of fact, nothing happened with it until almost two years later after when the death of my father pushed me into gear.
K.S. What genre do you write?
B2: I love to write Paranormal Romance. My writings are rarely without a vampire, a shifter, or some other paranormal medium.
K.S. What would you say has inspired you most in your writing career? Or, who is your favorite author and why?
BS: I believe my motivation to write stems from a dormant passion that awakened. Understanding the amount of time and effort that goes into developing a novel I had to make a decision as to whether this was something that I wanted to do as a hobby, or whether I had what it took to be successful at it.
K.S. What does your family think of your writing?
B2: My family has quite a few published authors. I’m not sure very many of them have ever read anything I’ve written. They are all very supportive though. I’m grateful for my children and boyfriend; the amount of support they give me while I’m nursing my creations speaks volumes. I also have a cousin who has been a Godsend. I can always count on her to keep me on point. Fortunately though, the foundation for being a successful author is not built upon friends and family.
K.S. What was one of the most surprising things you learned while creating your book/s?
B2: I learned a lot about myself when I was writing. How far I could push myself, how much I wanted the result, and how little sleep I could tolerate. I still work a regular job so when I put my writing time in, I have to make it consistently count.
K.S. What inspires you?
B2: People are my inspiration. We are such curious creatures.
K.S. Can you tell us a little about any of your novels?
B2:“Marked” is a novel that is slated to be released in March 2011.
Great legends tell of the pairing of souls
Two that would come together in an eternal bond yielding great power
Forever marked with a destiny waiting to unfold
The wielders of light in darkness’ final hour
Demonic forces threaten to tip the balance of power for all worlds. Xan, King of the Cats, is one of many called in by the Templar organization to eliminate the source of the trouble brewing in North America. Arriving in New York, Xan, a powerhouse of seduction, meets Katherine and begins to wonder whether he has met his soul-mate or fallen into a trap. The war with the underworld comes topside and Xan is in the midst of fighting an unfamiliar battle – rejection. Can Katherine accept their differences?
K.S. Where can we buy your novel?
B2: “A Blood Moon” is available via Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and BN.com
K.S. Do you have a website, fan site, or Blog that we can visit?
K.S. Do you have any closing advice to aspiring writers?
B2: Writing is not just an art it is a business. If you are serious, hone your craft and learn everything there is to know about the industry at the time you opt to enter it. This is a time of flux where the industry is being redefined by the advances of technology.
Thank you so much for having me. It has been an honour.