11-21-2011: Never to be forgotten! Today is the day that Ian Somerhalder responded to me on facebook! Hey, that may not be a big deal for you, but for me.. HUGE. *swoon*
Conversation copied from FB:
ME: Finally! After an hour of searching facebook, I find the REAL you. Hi Ian!
Ian Somerhalder: Thank you.Nice to meet you
ME: My pleasure! Thank you for taking the time to notice. :)
Ian Somerhalder: you're welcome
Ian Somerhalder: I try not to disappoint my fans!
ME: Well, you're doing a wonderful job. :) It's nice (and a bit scary) to talk to someone like you!
ME: lol... (I'm secretly freaking out cuz I got to talk to Ian! *sigh*)
Ian Somerhalder: Thank you Theresa!
ME: lol... you're welcome! Just do me a favor and don't knock when you invade my dreams tonight. The husband probably wouldn't like that. hehe!
Ian Somerhalder: well I will not:)
ME: Perfect! Thanks. LOL
Interview: Rachel Carrington, author of the Vampires Destined series
Is there anything you’re working on now?
I’m writing the prequel to the Spirit series which I finished last year. The first three books are Share Your Soul, Unite Our Souls, and Mine to Take and, after I wrote the last one, I just wasn’t as ready to leave the series as I thought I was. So I wanted to revisit it. This one, Souls Divided, will probably release in September.
Do you follow a writing schedule, or just write whenever you get the chance?
I do follow a schedule. I start writing every night at 11:00 p.m.
If you could jump in to any book and live there, which book would you choose?
Definitely Twilight. I love the entire world Stephanie Meyer created, but I would want to be Esme because she gets to hang out with Peter Facinelli. LOL
Describe your book in a tweet (140 characters or less)
The fantasy begins with The First Spell. Share the love of magic and the romance that started the Hot Magic series.
Does writing come naturally to you, or did you have to work harder in order to get that story in your head down
Fortunately, writing comes naturally to me. I can stop writing a scene and immediately pick back up with it the next day without having to reread what I’ve written. I feel very blessed to be able to do that.
- Coffee or tea? Coffee
- Paper book or ebook? Ebook
- Summer or winter? Winter
- Werewolves or vampires? Vampires
- Morning person or night owl? Night owl
- Pantser or plotter? Pantser
- Pepsi or Coke? Coke
- Dogs or cats? I couldn’t choose between the two because I love both.
- Movie-I have so many favorites there is no way I could choose just one. My top ones are Pretty Woman, Must Love Dogs, Independence Day, The Lucky Ones, You’ve Got Mail, and Speed.
- TV show-Bones
- Book-Dark Magic by Christine Feehan
- Late night snack-Ice cream sandwich
- Writing tools-Laptop and something to drink
- Sport-Hockey, but only to watch it
- Vacation destination-New Zealand
- Music-Alternative, usually, like Nickelback, Coldplay, etc.
- Place to read-Anywhere because I have a Kindle
- Place to write-My bedroom
- Way to relax-Going out for coffee or dinner with my friends.
I spent seventeen years working as a paralegal before I left work to focus on my writing career. Working in the legal field gave me plenty of fodder for writing suspense which I didn’t really do until 2006.
For the first part of my writing career, I focused on fantasy and paranormal romances, mostly wizards. I still love my wizards, and every now and then I get a desire to bring one to life again, but in 2006, romantic suspense caught my attention. And that’s where I’m happy right now, although I have branched out into a couple of other genres.
If you’ve read my book Burning Reflections, you’ll know I go for the seriously creepy villains, much like one you might see on Criminal Minds if you watch that show. (I’m addicted!)
My love for writing suspense is fueled by my love for crime dramas on television, and I’m so thankful I stepped into the 21st century and finally got a DVR. Otherwise, my writing might suffer!