Monday, June 16, 2014

My Writing Process Blog Hop

Many thanks to Gev Sweeney who invited me to participate in this blog hop.
About Gev:

Gev has been telling tales since sixth grade, when she was caught daydreaming about a failed jungle expedition. She grew up to become a journalist who did everything from getting caught in a riot to shooting a Brown Bess.  She advocates historic authenticity in fiction but forgives Shakespeare for all those horrid anachronisms in Julius Caesar. The best part of doing research for The Scattered Proud was reading bound volumes of the French Revolutionary newspaper le Moniteur universel on a lower level of Princeton University’s Firestone Library, beneath the cold, craggy scowl of Rodin’s hideous bust of Balzac.

Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Gev holds an M.A. in the History and Theory of Music from Rutgers University and an M.A. in Corporate and Public Communication from Monmouth University. She now lives at the Jersey Shore with Baby Auden and Philip Baby-Boar, a pair of plump, cuddly guinea pigs who have a loving following in the real world and online.

Now for the questions:

What am I working on?

   Currently, I am producing audio editions of my published works.  The Briton and the Dane and The Briton and the Dane: Timeline are in production and should be available on Audible and iTunes by mid-July.  The audio version of the remaining titles in the franchise will be available in the near future.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

I delve into the mindset of the characters, presenting two sides of the coin, creating a gray area, which might have the reader becoming sympathetic to the villain's plight.  There are many conflicting emotions throughout my novels pertaining to religion, paternal approval and the effect deployment has on military families.

Why do I write what I do?

After reading Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe", I became enthralled with early British history and admit to being an incurable romantic Anglophile.

How does my writing process work?

Once I've completed the story, I set it aside for a week before reading it again, but wearing my editor's cap.  I then submit the manuscript to my editor for a final review.  Next step is Whispering Legends Press publishing the work.

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