Interview with Christina OW!

Please welcome fellow 5 Prince Publishing author, Christina OW. She has recently published her second novel, Fatal Jealousy  If you haven’t read her first novel, Star Bright,  take the time and buy a copy of this 5 Star Reviewed novel!

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Welcome, Christina!

What inspired you to write?

My love for reading novels started a very long time, about when I was 10 or 11. I was in awe of how a person’s imagination could just take form and fill up pages. I loved the fact that I would read the words and watch it play out in my mind. Some of the books became way more interesting than watching TV!

I’m a person who lives in her head more than the outside world because off all the stories in my head.  So I figured maybe I should put down all the stories I had in my head on paper, and share them, see if everyone else loved them as much as I did.

 What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?

I have to write around my school work so that would mean only during the weekends.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

 I write two books, completely different genres at the same time.

Are you a pantser or plotter?

Both.

I like planning out my books especially the series. It gives me a sense of direction and how and when the characters are to grow.

 In Star Bright I was a pantser. I knew who Maria was and who Dave was at the beginning of the book but when the other characters come in, they just shaped them and they became these other people, very different from whom I thought they would be. Maria grew into this fierce confident woman, mother and wife and this was all because of Dave and to some extent Ricky, the villain.

 In Fatal Jealousy the book was planned. I didn’t want it to be extremely long to avoid the story getting lost

 Are your stories based on experiences based on someone you know, or are events in your own life reflected in the characters/stories you write? Can you share an example?

Star Bright yes. Spousal abuse is everywhere so this was my way of writing a happy ending to all of them.

For Fatal Jealousy a story on Crime series inspired it. But instead of telling the story from the killers side, I told it from the unsuspecting couples side.

Do you have any suggestions to help new authors become a better writer? If so, what are they?

Always read the writing tips given by other writers, publishers and reviewers, they are very helpful. And also learn from constructive criticism. Don’t get offended and snub good advice.

Are you self-pubbed, indie pubbed, or traditionally pubbed?

Indie pubbed.

Fatal Jealousy and Star Bright have been published by  5 Prince Publishing. It’s a small publisher and kind of like a family unit.

 What are your current projects?

I am currently working on a paranormal series- FATE series- which is a five part series about werewolves and magick. It’s being published by Wheelman Press. They encourage their writer’s to give like a preview of the story, so The Beginning is available to read on my blog http://christinasbooksblog.wordpress.com/fate-series/ it will be available for download soon.

Also I’m working on getting a novella published LOVE FOREVER AFTER. It is Valentine’s inspired but completely not conformed to it. It is the first book of a two part series Candle Light http://christinasbooksblog.wordpress.com/candle-light/

My third series is a Regency Romance SLAVE BOUND. Slave Bound is about four siblings all sold as slaves by their parents, Geraldine and Peter, and how the luck of their eldest sister Melanie gave them their own luck. All my projects finished, published and on going are found on my blog http://christinasbooksblog.wordpress.com/

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

I have a Diploma in Law and I’m currently in my last year for my BA in
International Studies.

I love reading novels that take me on a ride of wild emotions. Books
have always been an escape for me, for a few hours I love to live the
lives of characters I grow to cherish and admire.
I’ve always had an active imagination and because of it I’ve lived in
my head more than I have been in the outside world. I’ve always
imagined scenerials and wondered how it would turn out in the end, and
what kind of emotions it would evoke.

I began writing down the many stories in my head in 2010.

Writing was never a career path for me it was just a release as
fashion design is my true passion, and now writing has become a vital
part of me and my family as my twin sister is also a writer.

Connect with Christina on the following links!

Goodreads     Facebook      Twitter    Blog     My Projects     Authors Den

Fatal Jealousy Cover

Fatal Jealousy

When you’re worst nightmare comes true….

Twins Ellsa and Ellie are completely different in character, personality, taste and interests. Apart from the striking resemblance to each other, they share the one thing siblings shouldn’t…. the same taste in men.

They keep falling for the same man, creating a quiet rivalry between them. Determined not to let a man come between them ever again, Ellie and Ellsa agree to stay away from each others relationships. But when they meet Dale Carson, an FBI agent and a bachelor, their love lives are turned upside down.

But they aren’t the only ones taken by the rogue. His partner and long time lover, Gwen Johansson, also called dibs.

Carson is interested in only one of them. He is pulled by Ellie’s passion for love and art, and most importantly, him. What starts as a sexual chase, ends with his permanent retirement from bachelorhood.

But their love story is not a smooth one.

Carson’s day job comes knocking on his front door and before he knows it, his whole world is ripped apart.

Out of all the possible suspects, Ellie has the most evidence stacked up against her. She is implicated in the brutal murders of her ex-boyfriends, and Carson is faced with the horror of arresting the love of his life. With two suspects of his own, he is convinced she is being set up, but he has no way of proving it.

Case Title: Woman Scorned

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CONTEST!!!!!

Christina OW is giving away a $10.00 Amazon Gift card for leaving a comment! Leave a comment below between now and Tuesday, 1/15/13 and your name will entered into the drawing. Don’t forget to leave your email so that she can contact you if you win. No email, no entry!

So what do you do to win? Simple! Share your “Worst Pick up Line You’ve Ever Gotten”.

Good luck!

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