A special treat, an interview with Pamela Ann, the author of the ‘Torn’ series. Most of the time, I have conversed with an author directly and I have gotten to know them a bit before we do an interview, this time it’s different as Pamela and I only know each other through this interview and through a mutual contact at ‘Book Enthusiast Promotions”. So get a cold glass of something (an adult beverage if you like) and join me today in welcoming Pamela Ann to my blog and my stop on her Promo tour.
Please tell me about your novel. Who or what was your inspiration behind it?
The heroine has been in love with her brother’s best friend since childhood, but he never showed any interest in her. At a young age, she experienced heartache, rejection and betrayal. She’s feisty and always ready to fight. As for inspiration, I didn’t really have one because I’ve been writing bit and pieces of Lindsey in the first three books, so it wasn’t so hard to write her.
What are some of your favorite genres to read and to write?
Historical, dark erotica and NA are my favorite genres to read as of late. I love writing NA and erotica
What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? What was the biggest compliment? Did those change how or what you did in your next novel?
When you get constructive criticisms. It’s tough to read them, but at the same time, I also feel challenged to do a better job in my next novel. Biggest compliment would be getting emails from readers who truly loved the stories I wrote. It’s very rewarding.
When you sit down to write, are you at a computer or do you do it, the ‘old fashioned’ way with pen and paper? Do you prefer one way or another?
It has to be the computer or else I wouldn’t get anything done.
What do you do in your down time? Do you pick up something from your ‘to be read’ stack?
Definitely, I have so many to go through.
Thinking back to when you first started writing, have you noticed any big changes to your writing style or how you write compared from then to now?
The flow is much better now. My first novel, Chasing Beautiful, I believe it’s always going to be that novel that’s I wished I did something more of.
What do you look for in a book when you sit down to read for fun?
I love angst in my novels with a sexy/confident heroine and a very dominating but sweet Alpha.
What has been your favorite part of being an author? What has been your least favorite?
My favorite part is when the novel is forming and coming to life.
The feeling of disconnection and having a hard time writing a character would be my least favored one.
Did you get to quit your ‘day job’ and become an author, or do you have a ‘day job’ and writing is something you do for fun?
I was a stay at home mom to a two-year old when I decided to write my first novel.
What is your favorite junk food vice?
Chocolate cake. LOVE it!
If you could step into the shoes of your protagonist for one day, would you? What would you like to experience or see during that day?
Emma Anderson. I would like to know how it feel to stomp on the male private area 😀
Did you have any teacher(s) in high school or college that encouraged you to write? Did you take their advice?
Not really. I studied Fashion, so they were more concerned about my bringing out your artistic side and your sewing skills if anything. I hated that class by the way.
With the weather getting warmer, what is your favorite treat to cool off with??
Pinkberry’s Pomegranate yoghurt and coconut water (loaded with ice).
We all have our little ‘things’ when it comes to reading or writing; is their anything that bugs you when you read a novel?
When it keeps going from past to present, to the point where I’m lost in the middle of the novel. That irks me.
What do you listen to when you write?? Do you need quiet or do you find inspiration in music??
I definitely need to listen to music when I write—from Maria Callas, OneRepublic, DJ Tiesto to Wisin & Yandel—whatever I’m in the mood for. I think the music helps draw out the emotion your trying to channel to your writing. So if I’m writing about a teary scene, I usually listen to Andrea Bocelli or Adele.
On a typical Friday evening, what can we find you doing? Who are you with?
If I’m not writing, I’m probably with my family, dining out and catching up.
What genre(s) are you looking forward to most exploring during your writing career??
Dark Erotica. I actually have a novel that I’ve been working on since February and I will have it out before the year-ends. I also want to do paranormal—delve into the world of black magic that’s been practiced in a lot of different countries. I think it’s very fascinating and at the same time it’s daunting. I like that very much.
Who was your current novel dedicated too?? Any particular reason?
It’s dedicated to the people who had a hard time letting go of the past, thinking that it defines who and what they are.
What are you currently reading??
Nothing at the moment. I’m working on a couple of novels, so reading time has to take a backseat for now.
What 4 words would you use to describe yourself?
Anything fun or new that we can expect from you in the near future?
I will be doing a lot of stand-alones, so I’m pretty hyped about that.
Is their anything else you would like to share or say to those who will read this?
Do The Greek and have fun with it!