Tuesday's a good day, right? One step closer to the weekend, anyway. Today I'm hosting an interview with Elise Whyles, author of the Forsaken series. Enjoy!
Please tell the readers a little about yourself:
Lol, a little about myself? Hmm where do I start? Well, my name’s Elise Whyles and I love writing outside of the box. I’ve never studied formally to write, but have spent time in the industry. Currently, I live in
two dogs, a leopard gecko, four fish and my family. British Columbia
How about your latest release?
Forsaken Heart is the first book in the series The Forsaken. It features a sexy, alpha vampire virgin who finds himself on the edge of a war and facing a woman with more than meets the eye.
What was your primary inspiration for this book?
When I started the series idea I was thinking there were somethings in this world we don’t know or see. Things we take for granted – like forgiveness. So, what better way to share those lessons about love, forgiveness, justice, and acceptance – than to write a series with sexy bad boys and hot tempered heroines.
Do you have any muses?
Oh do I? I rely on a lot of things as my muses – dreams, visions, inspiration from a scene in a movie or book, a word.
Do you control your characters or do they flog you into shape?
I start off with control but by about page four they’ve taken the reins as well as a big whip to beat me into submission with. Not always the easiest thing when you have a character who decides they want to tell their story – not have you dictate it.
When you write, is there a special routine you follow?
No. I write when, where, and however I can. There is one thing I require and that’s my music…it helps me to keep focused.
If you could be one animal, person, or at a place for a day what/who/where would it be?
Horse – because they’re majestic, untamed, beautiful, and have the ability to have an edge not controlled by others.
Five random facts about you:
I love to bake
Hate sorting socks
Wanted to learn Spanish
Live near an airport
Are you working on any new releases later this year?
Yes, I am. I’m working on Forsaken Paradise – book three in the series, with
working on the even
numbered books. As well, I’m currently plotting out A Real Good Man – the first
in my Canadian Heros books. I’m not sure if I’ll make it a series or just a
trilogy – but as I learn more I’ll keep my readers updated. Ciara
Anything else you’d like to say?
Thank you for having me. I love sharing details of my writing and how it affects me and others.
Contact info (Facebook, Twitter, website, blog):
You can find me at www.elisewhyles.com