Sunday, May 20, 2012
Interview with Olivia Starke
Olivia Starke calls a little town in southern Missouri home. Some of the most beautiful country in the U.S., she loves the Ozarks and hikes, runs, or kayaks whenever possible. When not working at her laptop or in her retail management job, she’s playing mom to an ever expanding collection of dogs, cats, and horses who find their way to her little farm.
1. What inspired you to become a writer?
My imagination which is overactive and all around too much to contain, so I throw it on paper and sell it to the masses.
2. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I guess I’ve always been a writer. I didn’t make the decision one day to pursue it, I just did it. I wrote my first romance in Jr. High, and in high school I wrote for my high school paper (which was awesome!) I also had a poem published while in high school J
3. What genre(s) do you write? Why do you write the stories that you write?
I write paranormal, because it’s what interests me as far as writing goes. And it’s so much easier than, say, straight contemporary. I have a contemporary release, Dreaming In Blue, out, but my gosh it was hard to write sans paranormal! It’s getting great reviews so I guess I didn’t do too bad.
4. Where did the inspiration for your book come from?
The last one, Dreaming In Blue, is loosely based (VERY loosely based) on a favorite book/movie Patch of Blue. Seriously, if you can get your hands on either, I highly recommend them.
5. How long did it take you to put the story together?
No too long as far as fleshing out the story. With my crazy schedule, getting it written was another story.
6. Can you share a little about your novel with us?
I wanted to write about a strong heroine, Sierra, who lost her sight while in childhood, yet retained a positive outlook in life. She’s optimistic, and hasn’t let anything slow her down. My hero, Daniel, lost his wife in a house fire, and became scarred both physically and emotionally scarred because of it. He’s managed to raise his little girl, but he has a thing or two to learn from Sierra.
7. Who is your favorite charter in your novel and why?
Sierra J She kicks ass.
8. Now that your book is getting ready to hit the stores describe how you feel in one sentence?
I am stoked! Especially since it’s getting great reviews! Like I said previously, I struggled with the non-paranormal element to it. I feared it’d be a big flop.
9. What has surprised you the most about the whole processes of getting your book on the market?
The amazing community of authors out there. Seriously, we support each other, promote each other, it’s incredible. You rarely find that in business, especially if sales are involved. I have a great author circle!
10. Would you like to share what the reviewers are saying about your book?
I’d love to!
Francesca from underthecovers gave it 4 out of 5 flames: “….This was my first story by this author so I'll definitely be looking for more of her work.”
Sir’s Kitten from kinkybookreviews gave it 4 out of 5 Kinks: “It was fresh, different, and made me want to read more….”
11. What are you working on next?
I’m determined to get a full length out before the end of the summer, but right now I’m in edits on my first Indie titled A Free Taste Of Sin, a paranormal erotica.
12. How can readers contact you?
13. When does your book go on sale and where can we buy it?
1 14. Last but not least is there anything that you would like to add?
Thanks for having me today, Leigh! Happy writing to you, and to all the authors out there! And happy reading J Plus, you can go to my blog and learn how to enter for a chance to win a gift basket of goodies! Click HERE for deets!