Midnight Seductions Guest Interview
Hello and thank you for having me on Midnight Seductions. It’s a thrill to be here.
1. Tell us about your most recent release.
A survivor’s tale.
Just in time for summer reading.
Coming soon in June to Pink Petal Books: Windswept Shores by Janice Seagraves. Price: $3.50
The sole survivor of a plane crash, Megan is alone on a deserted island in the Bahamas until she finds a nearly-drowned man washed up on shore. Another survivor, this time from a boat wreck. With only meager survival skills between them, will they survive and can they find love?
2. What genre do you prefer to write? Is there a genre you’d like to write in that you haven’t tried yet?
I like writing romance genre, but I’m trying various sub-genres such as were, paranormal, soft sci-fi, and futuristic. Windswept Shores is actually my first contemporary romance novella.
The only thing I haven’t tried is vampire. But my daughter keeps asking me with big puppy dog eyes to write a vampire romance, so I’m thinking about it. *sigh*
3. What do you like to read?
I love paranormal. I’m a big fan of L.K.H, and Jim Butcher.
4. What do you feel is your strength as an author? For instance: characterization, dialogue, sexual tension, sex scenes????
I love writing sexual tension and my characters’ dialogue just flows for me now.
5. How did you choose your pen name? Does it hold some significance special to
The only reason I took a pen name is because someone is already writing under my married name. The other Janice writes Vampire YA novels.
So I’m currently using my maiden name, Seagraves, as a pen name. I’m using my real first name because I didn’t want someone yelling my pen name, like Aurora (for example), at a book signing or a convention, because I’d probably look behind me.
6. Where do you see your writing career taking you? Goals for two, four, six
I’m really just getting started so I’m keeping my goals simple, but I would really like to write a series. I have two started. A paranormal romance about a woman named Gwen, who is from a family of psychics. The second is a sci-fi romance series, about aliens who come to earth after a disaster on their planet and are looking for mates.
Other than that just writing lots and lots of novels, I love writing.
7. Do you ever use people you know as characters in your book, or composites?
Nope, I never ever use someone I know in my stories. That’s a good way to get sued.
8. Do you find that your creativity is more active mornings, afternoon, or evenings?
I normally work from late into the evening to well into the wee hours of the morning. I’m a night owl. *Hoot*
9. What well-known author would you compare your work to or hope that you've achieved the same level of excitement?
Oh wow, that is a hard question. There are several authors whom I greatly admire. Anne McCaffrey, Jim Butcher, Laurell K. Hamilton, Pat Hodgell just to name a few. I would be tickled right down to my toes if anyone said I wrote like anyone of them.
But Annie McCaffrey is such a prolific writer also multi published, so I’d love to be just like her when I grown up, lol.
10.What’s your favorite leisure activity? Why?
Reading. It’s such a cliché isn’t it? Writers are readers, but I’m no different.
I love to get lost in a book, especially a really good book. A good book, cup of tea and some dark chocolate—it just doesn’t get better than that. J
Janice Seagraves grew up in a small California town. Her home is a hundred year old haunted house (I’m not kidding), where she lives with her husband and daughter, three cats and a pet pigeon that is in love with her husband (also not kidding).
The writing bug hit her late at around twenty. Her art always drew her away from the characters in her head, but after being diagnosed with tendonitis she found doing art work painful. But she could still type, and she at last turned her full attention to writing.
Her first book, Windswept Shores, comes out in June 2010 from Pink Petal books.