Joining us today is the awesome Devyn Quinn, author of the brand new urban fantasy, Darkness Descending. Devyn has also offered a $10 giftcard to Amazon or Barnes and Noble to one lucky winner, so be sure to check out the contest details at the end of the post! Also, you can click on the button to your left and check out the entire Event schedule.
Please welcome Devyn to the blog!
Devyn, you’re a veteran writer, with more than 15 books in print! Did you always hope to be a writer?
I had dreams of being a writer since I first learned to read!
You’ve written about mermaids, shifters that turn into cougars, and also lots of spicy romance! In Darkness Descending, you delve into the world of vampires. What was your favorite part of writing Darkness Descending? Was there any particular inspiration for your heroine, Jesse Burke?
My favorite part of writing the book was putting ‘the end” on the manuscript, LOL. Originally I envisioned Jesse as a teenager, about 15 with more of an Urban Fantasy slant. Given the subject matter, though, my editor felt she should be a young woman in her early twenties.
Is there a set number of books planned for the Vampire Armageddon series, or will you just see where it takes you?
At this point it is at the wait and see stage!
What are some of your biggest literary influences?
Stephen King and John Grisham are two writers whose styles I really admire. King, for his ability to weave together impossible worlds and make them work. And Grisham for his sparse, but effective prose.
Is there any particular thing that helps you write? Anything that helps get you into a creative state of mind?
I need silence and an empty house.
What’s on your nightstand right now?
I don’t have a nightstand! My bedroom space is very limited and a bed table won’t fit!
I read that you love action flicks. Quick, name one of your absolute all time faves!
Shoot ‘Em Up with Clive Owen is one of my favorites!
Besides Marilyn Monroe, what pre-60’s Hollywood celeb would you like to meet?
Definitely Greta Garbo! And Charlie Chaplin.
Can you tell us something about yourself that not many people know about?
I don’t own a television, or any other furniture for that matter. My personal possessions have been pared down to minimal. A bed, a desk and a chair, along with a computer.
Is there any news of upcoming projects or events that you’d like to share with us?
It’s all in the hush stages now, but when I have an announcement, I will be glad to tell everyone all the deets!
1. Giveaway is for one $10 giftcard from Barnes and Noble or Amazon (winner’s choice).
2.To enter, please leave a comment or question for Devyn with your email address.
3.Giveaway is available to US addresses only
4.Giveaway will END 9/13/11