Thursday, 29 November 2012

Author Interview: V. M. Lopez

About the Author:

V. M. Lopez lives with her husband and children in sunny Arizona. She is originally from the midwest and frequently includes both locations in her story lines. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, painting, drawing and genealogy.

Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?

I start out with a general idea in my head for the plot, and all the rest sort of fills itself in as I write.

Do your characters ever want to take over the story?

I don't think the main character in my newest novel could take anything over even if she tried. She doesn't seem to do well with taking charge of anything!

What is your favourite food?

Pizza!! Particularly with feta cheese, spinach, roasted tomatoes, black olives and bell peppers.

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Definitely a night owl.

Where do you dream of travelling to and why?

I dream of travelling around England to tour old castles. The castles of many of my ancestors are either still standing or have ruins that can still be seen and I think it would be an amazing experience to see where/how they lived.

Do distant places feature in your books?

Not in the book I have published now, but there will be in the book I am working on for a different series. It will be like nothing you've ever seen before!

Do you listen to music while writing?

Yes, and references to music are found in my books on a regular basis, especially old R&B songs by The Temptations and similar artists.

Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?

My book, One Word, came out in August 2012 and is the first in the Victoria Torrens Novel series. It is about a young Real Estate Agent living in Arizona who goes back to her hometown in Wisconsin and ends up in a world of trouble. After being set up on a blind date, she ends up being drugged and abducted by her potential suitor. After escaping, she finds herself struggling to discover why she had been abducted and trying to figure out how to get herself out of whatever it was she had gotten into.

What have you learned about writing and publishing since you first published?

I have learned that your master files and uploaded files don't always match after uploading!!

Is there anything you would do differently?

I would have made my first book a little longer. That seems to be the common complaint amongst my readers.... it's too short!

Who, or what, if anything has influenced your writing?

My husband has definitely been the inspiration behind One Word, which is why I dedicated it to him in the begining.

Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?

Getting the book written is the easy part! Trying to get readers and reviews takes much more time.

What are three words that describe you?

Clumsy, nice, whimsical

What's your favourite book or who is your favourite writer?

My favorite writer is Anne Rice. Her writing is often dark and very descriptive which makes for great vision when reading.

Blurb of your latest release or coming soon book

The first book in the Victoria Torrens series was out in August 2012 and has been getting incredible reviews. Book two, Twice Hidden, is now in the works and should be out in

Spring 2013. I have another book, which will be the start of a Fantasy series, that I am hoping to publish in 2013 as well.

List of previous books if any

One Word is my first published work.

Any websites/places readers can find you on the web.

Thank you and good luck with all your books :)

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