Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour!
Please help me welcome Stacey Thompson-Geer!
Stacey is a wife and mother of three. She started writing in High School with horror short stories. One of her first is now published through the kindle - Silver Bullet. When she's not dreaming up her next story or novel, she can be found hanging out with her kids or reading one of her favorite authors. She is also an avid Facebooker and Twitter user. Stop by her website to see what she's working on and any of her backlist work.
...and on to the interview!
( When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I don't know that I really thought about it for a long time. I knew that I really loved to write, but I didn't really understand what being a writer meant. I guess I became a writer in my mind about two years ago and that was when I truly knew I wanted to be a writer.
( How many jobs did you have before you became a writer? A lot. I have done everything you could think of as a job. I did have my own business for 14 years as a bead articst just before I started writing again.
( How long does it take you to write a book? That depends on the book. Sometimes it comes out fast and gets written in a few weeks. Other times it could take months or years. Silver Moon took me almost a year and it's more of a novella.
( What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk? I have a few, lol. I think the most interesting one is that I write everything on Google docs. I know it sound a little odd, but it's a great platform and I can write with any computer, even my mobile stuff.
( Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write? I don't really have a routine. I sit down and start writing. Some days I do like to have some music going, but it does alter my writing, so I don't do it all the time.
( Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters? I take parts of people I know and people I see on the street. I wonder what thier story is and how it could become a book or short story.
( How do you decide what you want to write about? I don't really do a whole lot. I will sometimes get a story running in my head and jsust go with it. There are other times, I'll run across an interesting place or person and research it more. Sometimes that leads to a great story. With Silver Moon, I use St Thomas in Nevada. It has a neat history and is no longer a town, but the history of it caught my eye.
( What books have most influenced your life? Horror has influenced me a lot. I used to love reading lots of horror books and stories and still do. I also like adventure stories and find I still read them now.
( What is the first book you remember reading by yourself? I remember reading the Fear Street books. They were the first ones that really caught my eye. I loved them and would read them as fast as I could, just to know what happened in the end.
( What are you reading right now? Night Veil by Yasmine Galenorn.
( What do you like to do when you are not writing? I like to watch movies and read a lot. I still read a lot of horror, but Romance is something that has been creeping in.
( What is your favorite comfort food? A cheese pizza. I love eating a good old Tombstone pizza.
( What do you think makes a good story? Good characters. The story is not going to mean anything if the characters don't pull you in.
( Who would you consider your favorite author and why? Stephen King is probably my favorite. I love how he creates a world and pulls you into it.
( What book, if any, do you read over and over again? It's a tie between "Firestarter" and "The Three Musketeers".
Fun random questions:
dogs or cats? Cats
Coffee or tea? Niether. I want a Pepsi, lol.
Dark or milk chocolate? Milk Chocolate
Rocks or flowers? Flowers
Night or day? Night.
Favorite color? Purple or Black
Crayons or markers? Markers
Pens or pencils? Pens
...and on to the giveaway!!!
You can buy a copy of this book HERE.