*** CONTEST 05/24 THRU 05/26 ***
Guess what we have for you today, that’s right, the queen of the Undead, or as I like to call it, the goddess of the night. Bestselling author Amanda Ashley is here with us today. She has graciously came to visit us as we follow up with an interview. The author Goddess is well known for her knights of the night, a.k.a vampires, and her othe pen name as Madeline Baker writing western historical romance.
I don’t know about you but I have never been disappointed with the AG books, especially her immortal vampires. But no surprise there, she is an amazing author and we both share the love of Vampire Diaries, Yay!!! So, without further adieu, it is my honor and pleasure to introduce to you, the amazing, talentend, kind-hearted, my author goddess Amanda Ashley a.k.a. Madeline Baker!!!!!!
BBL: Good morning Mandy *hugs* Thank you for being here with us today.
Mandy: *smiles and waves to everyone* Hi BBL, thank you for having me.
BBL: I know you’ve been very busy plus, you were doing revision with your WIP. I hope that wasn’t too bad for you.
Mandy: The revision went well actually and I got it all straightened out. Thank god!
BBL: *laughs* I’m happy to hear that. I’m sure it will be a big hit once you got it in print. So let’s go back to your earlier days, when did you start writing and what was the first thing you wrote?
Mandy: Gosh, I started years ago, when my kids were little. The first thing I wrote was Comanche Flame. I lived that story day and night, thought about it constantly.
BBL: *smiles* So that was like your baby, huh. I know a lot of authors have muses or inspired by a triggered event. How about you? Where do you get your ideas on what you write?
Mandy: I have no idea! They just come to me. I know some writers were saying they have a million ideas in their heads. I wish I could say that!
BBL: I don’t know Mandy, from where I’m sitting, you sure have a lot of ideas and I love them all. *making a bowing sign* I bow down to you, author goddess *laughs.
What are some hobbies or things you are into that you do when not writing?
Mandy: I love going to movies and plays, walking my dog, playing with my grandkids, reading, working on my web page.
BBL: You’re pretty technical savy from what I can tell. And I know your readers love it whenever you’re around on Facebook. But I know for an author, writing will always be a priortity. But have you evern been so engrossed in writing that you slipped out in public in your jammies?
Mandy: LOL. No
BBL: I know writing isn’t as easy as it seems to some people. Can you tell us about any challenges you met getting your first book published?
Mandy: Well, it was rejected 31 times before Leisure Books bought it
BBL: That must have been tough on you. Speaking of which, what has been the toughest criticism/best compliment given to you as an author?
Mandy: I think the best compliments came when I was writing historical romances. All my heroes were Indians and I got a number of letters from people asking if I was Indian. I took that as a compliment!
BBL: What is your current project and when is your next release?
Mandy: I’m currently working on a book set in a town where, once people go in, they can’t get out…..kind of Twilight Zone-ish J
Also, my next book, due out the 3rd of June, is HIS DARK EMBRACE, followed in August by DESIRE THE NIGHT
BBL: Let’s switch this a little bit and wrap this up so we don’t keep you away from writing for too long. Do you have a favorite immortal?