Friday, March 9, 2012

Bandit Creek Author Interview: Vivi Anna

Welcome to The Wormhole!
It is my pleasure to interview Vivi Anna.
She is a Bandit Creek Author - - - check out their site HERE.

? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I don’t know, I think I’ve always wanted to be one, just didn’t know that I could be one.  Was about 11 years ago that I realized I could do it if I really applied myself and made a real go of it.

? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
Worked in a shoe store, at a movie theatre, at an office in customer service, and owned a small business and flipped houses, then worked in a bookstore. That was my last job.

? How long does it take you to write a book?
Depends on the length. But I can usually write a 60K book in 3 months.

? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
When I near the end of a book, I can’t sit still for much longer than 10 minutes.  I’ll usually write a paragraph or two, then get up and walk around the house, then come back and do it again, then walk around the run again.  I’ll do that until I write THE END.

? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?
Everywhere.  From things I’ll see out driving, or on the TV, or read in the paper, or from some random thing someone says.

? How do you decide what you want to write about?
Hmm, that’s a good question.  A couple of factors come into it, first what do I need to work on, I might have a deadline or something, then its strictly down to desire. What story idea is calling to me the strongest. If I can ‘t get it out of my head and I dream about it, and thinking about it makes me happy, then that’s what I’ll work on.  But I usually work on 4 or 5 things at once.

? What books have most influenced your life?
Probably The Stand by Stephen King, and Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King, also the Dark Tower series by him, Watchers by Dean Koontz and most recently, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

? What are you reading right now?
A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin, it’s brilliant.

? What do you like to do when you are not writing?
Go for long walks, watch movies, or TV shows on DVD, and listen to music and chill

? What is your favorite comfort food?
Chicken teriyaki stirfry, and strawberries and whipped cream

? What do you think makes a good story?
A strong interesting voice, if I like the voice of the narrator then I’ll pretty much go anywhere with them

? Who would you consider your favorite author and why?
Probably Stephen King, he’s been a constant companion since I was 10.  And he’s entertained me for 30 years. That’s huge.

Fun random questions: 
·        dogs or cats?  cats
·        Coffee or tea? neither
·        Dark or milk chocolate? dark
·        Rocks or flowers? flowers
·        Night or day? day
·        Favorite color? blue
·        Crayons or markers?  markers
·        Pens or pencils? pens

...more about the author... (from profile)
A Canadian girl, born and raised. I've been writing since 2000. I have books published with Kensington, Harlequin, Avon, and epublishers Samhain Publishing, Loose Id, and Ellora's Cave.
I love big action movies and small independent character films. Some of my favorite shows right now are True Blood, Supernatural, Dexter, and I am a huge Battlestar Galactica crazy lunatic avid fan.
Some of my favorite authors are Kim Harrison, Rachel Caine, Simon Green, Rob Thurman, Mark del Franco, Melissa Marr, Suzanne Collins, and Stephen King.

Lost (Mystery) – Vivi Anna (Author)

Kirsten Morgan can hear the dead. And now they are calling to her, to come home to Bandit Creek.
A girl has gone missing, and the law don’t have any leads. But the last thing Sheriff Samuel Morgan wants to see is his famous psychic daughter in his office telling him how to do his job. At odds for years, Kirsten doesn’t know how to talk to her father but she knows she has to push him to a place he doesn’t want to go. Because the dead are talking, and she has to answer, or lose her mind forever.
Click here to read the first chapter

To buy a copy of this book - click HERE.
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Happy Reading.