Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and a Taste of Exquisite Darkness

January 25th Blog Stop at Room With Books

Happy Monday! And here we are, starting off the second week of 'Daughter of the Drackan's' Virtual Blog Tour at Room With Books.

It's been so much fun getting to answer all these interview questions about 'Daughter of the Drackan' and my writing life. Come join me. Leave a comment, ask a question. Don't forget to log in with the Rafflecopter giveaway - the more stops you visit with me, the better chances you have of winning a $25 Amazon or BN gift card. And of course, all this week, 'Daughter of the Drackan' is still discounted as an ebook for $0.99!

Click the link above to read the whole interview. Here's just a fun little excerpt below.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?

Mostly, I write the book first. Ideas pop into my head without titles, and most of the time I save them under the protagonist’s name until I find the title. When it hits me, I know what to call it. Titles, of course, are super important for a book, but they’re not necessary in order to actually write the book.

I have, however, written a few short stories based off of hearing something and thinking it a great title. Then I shape the story around the title. I love to share this story—I’d watched an episode of The Colbert Report when I was in college, and Stephen Colbert had some wacky thing on about colonoscopies. The words ‘rectal dyslexia’ came out of his mouth in the middle of a sentence, and I fell in love.