Thursday, December 1, 2011

Red Wine by A.L. Kay - Author Interview

I am excited to share with you a great new author, A.L. Kay. She is the author of Red Wine and is here to answer some really interesting questions about her novel and being a new and upcoming author.

Big thanks to Marissa over at Sizzling PR for giving me the opportunity to participate in this tour!

About the Book:
Red Wine” is an anthology by four authors; A.L. Kay, M.R. Murphy, River Jordan and Rue Volley.

In the short story, "Red Wine", you dive into the mind of a psychotic lover’s dark revenge.

In "Ginn Hunter", the hunter becomes the hunted when Seth Fautuex seeks revenge.

"Leela": Orphaned and alone, a girl must triumph against an insidious creature shrouded in myth.

"Birth of a Vampire" takes you deep into the mind of girl who is broken, but about to be reborn, bathed in blood.

Genre: Creepy/Twisted/Horror

About the Author:

A.L. Kay was born, raised, and currently lives in Jacksonville, FL.  She is the daughter of a pilot and a stay at home mom.  A.L. Kay is married, has two precious daughters and three crazy cats.  She is a psychology major, owns her own editing business and still manages to writer her own stories.  A.L. Kay loves animals; including snakes, frogs and spiders. A.L. loves Alternative Rock and Country music. Stories with mythological and paranormal elements are her favorite to read and write.  If you ever run into her, there will be a book not far from her grasp.

Author Interview:

1. Describe what it’s like to be an author in three words.

Fun, Exciting, Crazy.

2. What is your favorite genre of literature?

I love reading different types of genre, but I think my favorite to read is YA paranormal like Vampire Academy series, The Hollow Trilogy, Soul Screamers series, and so many more.

3. At what point in your life did you realize you wanted to be a writer?

Oh, I do not think there was s point that I decided that.  I honestly write for a hobby, to relax and for fun.  I am actually getting my degree in psychology.

4. What would you consider to be the best book you have ever read?

This is a very popular question and I can never answer it.  There are just so many that I love, I couldn’t just pick one.

5. How do you react to a bad review of your book?

I have not yet had one, but I am sure, just like anyone else, I would be bummed someone did not like it.  I understand that not everyone is going to like what you write, everyone has their own opinion.

6. Are the names of the characters in your novels important?  

How and why?Sometimes they are.  All I can say is…if the name is unique (spelling included), which mostly all of mine are, then look up the meaning(s) to the name and that could give some clues to the story or the character itself. 

7. Do you enjoy giving interviews? 

I do.  I find them sort of fun.  I especially like it when I see people actually read interviews that I am in, hehe.

8. How much impact does your childhood have on your writing?

I actually do not think it has any impact at all.  I had a nice, normal, fun childhood, but from some of my writings…you would think I am a little mental…which I might be, lol.

9. What was the greatest thing you learned in school?

Probably when they taught me to write and read in elementary school.  Without that, I wouldn’t be doing this.  ;)

10. Do you admire your own work?

I do not think I admire my own work.  I am proud of it when I see it published, just like other writers, but once it’s there, published, I kind of get a little over it and move on to another story.

11. Who else’s work do you admire?

I love Veronica Blades work.  Man that girl can write.  She is also very sweet.  I would definitely recommend to everyone to check out her books as they become available.  Currently she has one out called “Something Witchy This Way Comes”, it’s so good.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Great interview. I like YA, paranormal as well. I like the cover of Red Wine too.