I reviewed Cecy Robson’s debut urban fantasy Sealed With a Curse, and her Weird Girls novella, recently and absolutely loved them! You can get your hands on a copy on Dec. 31st, but in the meantime, Cecy was kind enough to chat with me about the book and her writing!
Please welcome Cecy to the blog!
Your first book, the awesome Sealed With a Curse, comes out in December. What made you finally take the plunge and write a novel?
On September 26, 2008, I was flying back East to attend my 15th college reunion. I picked up a book to read on the plane. That book was CRY WOLF by Patricia Briggs. I’d never heard of Urban Fantasy, but I immediately fell in love with the genre—and couldn’t get enough of it! Over the next few months, I read about thirty-six Urban Fantasies and Paranormal Romances. On May 1, 2009, I decided to try write my own series. That first novel I wrote eventually evolved into SEALED WITH A CURSE.
Your day job as a nurse must keep you very busy! How did you find the time to write?
Writing actually serves as a stress reliever and type of therapy. I make time to write because it feels great and helps me work out my frustrations. Nursing is a very honorable profession and I’m proud to be one. Unfortunately we face potential life and death issues every time we punch in to work.
What are some of the biggest influences in your writing (authors, books, etc.)?
Hmmm . . . where do I begin? I love JK Rowling’s world building—Harry Potter is one of greatest works of literary fiction ever created. When it comes to memorable characters, no one can torture a hero like Jim Butcher and have us laughing in the very next line. Patricia Briggs writes with a mixture of beauty and darkness, that leaves her readers begging for more.
What are you reading right now?
Lea Nolan’s CONJURE. It’s a MG / YA novel that I’m thoroughly enjoying and one of those few books I can share with my daughter.
If you could read one book again for the very first time, which one would it be?
Kate SeRine’s RED. Such a brilliant and creative story!
If you had to cast Sealed With a Curse for the movies, who would you pick to play the sisters, Misha, and Aric?
Heh, heh, heh. I actually created my dream cast months ago:
Emme—Meaghen Jette Martin
When you manage to find some free time, how do you like to spend it?
Those few moments I have I like to spend reading or with my family.
What’s next for you?
I’m working on a proposal for my OLD ERTH series, a high fantasy category romance which I’m really excited about. Here’s to hoping readers will embrace it along with my WEIRD GIRLS series!
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About Sealed With a Curse:
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they’re products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, weird…
The Wird sisters are content to avoid the local vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region—until one of them blows up a vampire in self-defense. Everyone knows vampires aren’t aggressive, and killing one is punishable by death. But soon more bloodlust-fueled attacks occur, and the community wonders: are the vampires of Tahoe cursed with a plague?
Celia reluctantly agrees to help Misha, the handsome leader of an infected vampire family. But Aric, the head of the werewolf pack determined to destroy Misha’s family to keep the region safe, warns Celia to stay out of the fight. Caught between two hot alphas, Celia must find a way to please everyone, save everyone, and oh yeah, not lose her heart to the wrong guy—or die a miserable death. Because now that the evil behind the plague knows who Celia is, it’s coming for her and her sisters. This Wird girl has never had it so tough.