A couple of weeks ago I was interviewed on Books, Books, the Magical Fruit, in which I dished on myself, Wraeththu, Oxford commas, and “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.”
Author Interview: The Fangirl’s Dream by Fierce Dolan
Little Blurb about yourself:
I’ve been writing professionally for 22 years, and I published my first book 9 years ago. I write across several genres, and enjoy having a smidgen of comfort and confidence in the publishing industry, now.
1. Who or what inspired you to become a writer?
I don’t know any better. I used to dictate things to my mother to write before I learned the alphabet, and it stuck. I don’t know why, but writing is how I order the Universe and filter life. Publishing the things I write is just an extension of that.
2. How long did it take you to write The Fangirl’s Dream?
About two weeks. I started the year on a very tight writing schedule, and I got this and several other projects done very quickly. Fangirl was a fun and light piece to write.
3. While writing how many times do you go back and rewrite a plot?
Rarely. In my writing process, the whole thing comes at once, like a paintball splatter—characters, plot, movement. I know what it all needs to do from the very beginning. The plot refines as I go, but the broad marks are there from the beginning.
4. You run into a bookstore, where do you go first?
How sad is it that I don’t recall the last time I was in a bookstore? I buy everything online, now, and I’m an ebook junkie. Digital media just suits my lifestyle better than tree sacrifice. In terms of genre, though, I head straight for recipe books. Boring, I know, but I’m a fantastic cook…
5. How many books in a month do you tend to read?
I read probably 2-3 books a month. I don’t have a lot of time to read anymore, so I do it somewhat on the run.
6. In all the books you’ve read. Who is your most favorite character and why?
Pelaz, from Storm Constantine’s Wraeththu. I loved him from the beginning. At first, I identified with him because he doesn’t fully understand what Wraeththu is, and neither did I, as the reader. Even as my awareness grew, reading his experience of becoming something beyond human was deeply intimate. I just loved Constantine’s poetic voice, and I’m forever her fangirl as a result of the Wraeththu series.
7. State 5 random facts about yourself.
I was first published at 14 years old, when my poem won a state competition.
I suck at math.
Oxford comma, bitches.
I never planned to write erotica.
As a result of a brain event a few years ago, I have problems reading, typing, and retrieving words.
8. Your favorite Genre?
New Adult Magical Realism. I love the age range that’s sort of post-Harry Potter but not quite adult, and I’m in love with the grounded components of Magical Realism. I find more and more that while I adore literary fiction, I need a little magick in the mix.
9. What are you currently reading?
How to Talk to Girls at Parties, by Neil Gaiman.
10. What is the best book you’ve read?
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee.
11. Any new projects coming up?
I’ve got several works in progress. At the fore is wrapping the second book in the Scattered Dark series, Alpha, which will be out in time for spooky season this year. This series is a different and very dark take on shifters, and Book One, Journal of a Lycanthrophile has gotten fantastic response. This series is considerably more graphic than anything else I’ve published, verging on horror, but not in the way most fans of shifterfic would think. I see this arc of this series wrapping at Book Three, though there could be more. I also hope to have a intergendered romance completed, soon.
Here’s your chance to market your book. Describe it. And why readers should pick it up?
The Fangirl’s Dream is everyone’s fantasy of meeting their fictional lover. If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to meet a hot character from a book, TV show, or film, you’ll love this book.