Friday, March 07, 2014

Author Interview: Vanessa Fewings: Author of Stone Masters Vampire Series, Erotic Romance Series

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About Vanessa Fewings (Intro Courtesy: Goodreads)

Award-winning author Vanessa Fewings is currently writing book two in her erotic novel Enthrall trilogy. Enthrall Her is set for release on May 13th, 2014.

Vanessa is also the author of the highly acclaimed Stone Masters Vampire Series. Piper Day's Ultimate Guide to Avoiding George Clooney is her latest novel. Her fresh and laugh out loud romantic comedy has already garnered a buzz of excitement from readers around the world.

Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Germany, Hong Kong, and Cyprus. Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides in California with her husband.


Welcome, Vanessa!

Please share some of the best memories of your childhood:

I lived in Hong Kong as a child and have many happy memories of growing up in one of the world’s top cities. One of my fondest memories is of riding elephants in Thailand. My family visited an elephant corral (I was six years old) and we spent the day there hanging out with the elephants and their trainers. It was breathtaking hanging out with such beautiful creatures.       

About your education:

After graduating from college, I went on to qualify as a registered nurse and later a midwife. I also have a degree in psychology which comes in handy as a writer.  

What career did you plan during your education days?

I actually wanted to be a journalist but ended up moving to Cornwall aged 18 years-old and trained as an RN or RGN, as it was then. I have no regrets. I’m now following my dream of being a writer and all that experience of working with people and seeing the human condition unfold in all its complexities, being there for patients when they needed a kind word or someone to help them through a scary life challenge is very fulfilling. Being a nurse gave me the knowledge I needed to write Piper Day, my romantic comedy about a nurse working at a Hollywood studio. Authenticity is essential when creating art.          

What is your biggest source of inspiration in life?

I find everything in life inspiring. I'm in awe of those people who dedicate their lives to charity. My family and friends are a great inspiration too!   

What hurts you most in this world?

Cruelty to animals or children or anyone for that matter. I believe it clearly reflects back on the persecutor. Fear can be so dangerous.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced? How did you overcome it?

My biggest challenge was emigrating to the U.S. I left behind a country I loved along with my family. I overcame the challenge by immersing myself in American culture and truly falling in love with the country I now call home.

If you had to live a day of your life as one of the living or dead personality, who would it be and why?

Ha! Queen Elizabeth II. I know that her life is a mixture of privilege and service and I'd love to connect with her wisdom. 

What is your favorite genre and why?

As you know I write in three different genres: Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, and Romantic Comedy. I love each of these genres and I’m passionate about each book as I write them, very often losing myself to the work. It’s a blissful, creative process.    

When did you start writing? What is the purpose of your writing?

I started writing around 9 years-old. I'm actually addicted to writing and have to write every day or I start to feel antsy. Writing to me is as important as breathing. Writing is about expressing my creative side and feels very natural.  

Which of your work published so far? 

The Stone Masters Vampire Series: A Vampire's Rise, A Vampire's Reckoning, A Vampire's Dominion and Bohemian. In the Erotic Romance series: Enthrall, with Enthrall Her set for an April release date. Piper Day's Ultimate Guide to Avoiding George Clooney is my co-written novel with author Christina Cannarella.    

What are your forthcoming writings?

Enthrall Her is scheduled for an April release and the second book in my Enthrall Series.  

What are your future plans?

This year should see the release of both Enthrall Her and Enthrall Him, so my time right now is dedicated to getting those manuscripts ready for publication. I also a really exciting project that is unfolding and I look forward to sharing that with you and my readers soon.  

Your dream destination on Earth?

I love Hawaii. :)

I would love to visit Dubai.

Your favorite time of the day?

Morning, the earlier the better.

Your zodiac/ sun sign?

Virgo.

Your favorite color and why?

Blue. I find it calming.

Your favorite book and why?

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, because it was the first book I read of hers and I adore her and her writing.

Your favorite celebrity and why?

I would be in trouble if I didn't say, George Clooney! Ha!

Your favorite food?

Grapes.

Some quickies: 

Sun or Moon: Moon

Laughter or Smile: Smile

Morning or Evening: Morning

Coffee or Tea: 
Tea 

Mountain or Sea: Sea 

Long Drive or Short Drive: It depends on what I have to do that day. :) 

Silence or Conversation: Conversation. I love silence too, though. :)

Water or Fire: Water 

Air or Earth: Earth 

Mars or Jupiter: Mars 

Tulip or Rose: Rose 

Red or Blue: Blue

Left or Right: Right 

Glance or Stare: Glance

State your signature line/ tagline/ best quote:

Silence wrapped around us as time itself held its breath, quietly coaxing us to that secret place of sighs and whispers where we might just lose ourselves completely and truly find each other."

- William Rolfe
A Vampire's Dominion

The last line of your autobiography would be…

“Write my name in water.”    

It’s actually a line written by John Keats.  Description: https://mail.google.com/mail/images/cleardot.gif

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