Today I have the pleasure of having my good friend Jane White Pillatzke with me talking about her books from the "A Grave Series"
A Grave Exchange (which is a finalist for the 2013 RONE AWARD) and A Grave Desire
1. Before we start talking about your book, why don’t you tell everybody a little bit about yourself?
I come from Dublin, Ireland. I moved State side six years ago now. I have always written even as a wee child on scraps of paper.
2. Besides writing, what other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I love to read of course! I also love to do word searches and cross word puzzles, old fashioned board games in the winter months! Walking in the woods is a must for me most days too.
3. What is your daily routine as far as when you have an idea for your story?
I am busy most days with my two little one’s so whenever something comes into my head I jot it down or leave a message for myself on my computer to go back too.
4. Where do you get your ideas from?
They just come to me through dreams usually, I go to bed thinking about something and then it comes to me the next day after sleeping on it!
5. Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, what would be your favorite and why?
So far, probably A Grave Desire, it’s a love story based in WWII, very intriguing and dramatic and emotional to write for me.
6. Tell us something funny about yourself that not a lot of people know about?
Bubble wrap I cannot walk away from unless I pop some, I just can’t!
7. Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination?
Most are from imagination but things that have happened to me emotionally have been in my books
8. Does your ‘muse’ have a name and if so what is his/her name?
Jamallah!!!! OK yes, Jimmy Thomas is my MUSE!!! There I said it, be proud of asking this question J He inspires me daily on his professional level, he has so much passion and enthusiasm for what he does, he can’t help inspire me and thousands of others and YES he is on all my covers to date J
9. What other genre besides the one you are writing about now would you like to venture into writing?
Perhaps romantic comedy we shall see J
10. Who are your favorite authors that are out now?
Besides Jamallah Bergman, hmmm, Larissa Ione, Kresely Cole, Dickens, Jane Austen, Jeaniene Frost, JD Ward, Aisling Mancy my list goes on and on trust me!
11. Who is your favorite female and male characters from your books and why?
My favorite female was Ivy Steele from my book A Grave Exchange, she is beyond courageous and admirable in all her qualities while keeping her femininity.
My favorite male from my book was Viktor in A Grave Desire, very powerful yet tender and romantic.
12. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer?
Disciplining yourself to write daily at least something small!
13. What advice would you give someone who wants to start off being a writer?
Do what you want, write what you want and BELIEVE in yourself at all times!
14. If you hadn’t become a writer, what do you think you would be doing right now?
Probably a lawyer J
15. What would be the perfect Romantic getaway?
Anywhere remote with a real fire in the winter, with good food and very masculine company with no rush for either of us!
Well now that we got the question and answer out of the way…..why don’t you tell us about your latest story you have out now?
My latest book A Grave Desire is out now as an eBook at amazon. It’s a paranormal historical romance! Book TWO in the series A Grave Passion.
It’s based in WWII, Heather the heroine is being held in a concentration camp. Viktor knows who she is but he also knows her life is numbered in days, will Viktor risk all to save Heather, will Heather reveal to Viktor who she really is! Can love survive behind enemy lines?
My next book I’m working on right now A Grave Hope is based in the 18C, Lotus my heroine was adopted from China to an English family. She has reached her coming of age, 18, her parents are hosting a ball, however things go very wrong and a royal vampire Casimiro has to step in and save her life, he takes her to his kingdom to try to protect her, in doing so he finds to his dismay Lotus is gravely ill and dying, can he save her or will he have to give up his kingdom to save her?