Thursday, April 7, 2011

Featured Author: Rachel Vincent

If you could be a character in your books for a day, who would you be and why?
I wouldn’t want to be any of the actual characters, but I think it might be fun to be a reaper for a day—as long as I wouldn’t actually have to kill anyone. When I was a kid, I used to wish I could be invisible, so I could watch people when they didn’t know I was there. When they weren’t putting on a public face. That’s when you see who people really are.

Can you name one moment that stands out as a favorite since you've become a writer?
My favorite moments are always hearing from teens (and adults) who say they didn’t like to read until someone shoved a copy of one of my books into their hands. I didn’t anticipate moments like that before my first book was published, but when I read one of those emails, I kind of feel like I’ve transcended the concept of entertainment and done something just a little more important. That feeling is great. And it makes me want to work for more of those moments.

What is your favorite place to write? Is there anything you need in order to write? (i.e. coffee, chocolate, music, etc.)
I really prefer to write in my recliner, on my laptop, but wrist/arm troubles have made that hard, so I’m usually at my desktop now. But I always have a cup of coffee or a diet coke. And I only write to music when there’s other noise I need to block out, or I REALLY need help setting the tone of a certain scene. Music’s great for that. But since I tend to sing along, music is usually more of a distraction for me than anything else.

Tell us about your latest or upcoming release.
My Soul To Steal (Soul Screamers 4) came out in January, and If I Die (Soul Screamers 5) will be out October 1. MSTSteal was a book of growth for Kaylee, as she was forced to fight for what she wanted. If I Die, though, is a game changer for the entire series. I’m looking forward to reader reactions to that one. ;)

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