Saturday Author Spotlight

Hey there folks,

I have had one hell of a week so this interview comes at you in the hours of the eve [at least for me it’s around 21:00 ( 9pm)] I am proud to present another dark fantasy author who also writes in multiple genres. She is an indie author of many tales. She is also a life long goth, living with two kids, two cats, and a poet by the sea. Our author today is Carmilla Voiez. I am pleased to have her with us today. Without further ado let’s begin this interview 🙂

What inspired you to start writing? 

I started writing seriously after my second daughter was born as I felt I was losing all sense of myself outside of being a mother.

When did you decide that you wanted to publish your first story? 

After I completed the Open University creative writing course one of the people on it set up a publishing house and wanted to publish Starblood (a book I started writing while studying).

Describe your writing space. 

A comfortable chair and a laptop in my living room, surrounded by bookcases.

How do you do research for your books? 

Mostly from books but sometimes online. I try to visit places I am writing about that exist in the real world.

What motivates you to keep writing? 

It’s my therapy. I feel at peace when I am writing.

Writing can be emotionally draining and sometimes stressful- particularly when stepping into the publishing realm of things. Any tips to share for the aspiring writers out there? 

Get the story down first before you start editing. The two sides of our brains don’t always work well together.

Tell me about the books you write. Describe them in as many words as you like.

I write dark fantasy, urban fantasy and horror about women and how their lives can be impacted by gender and sexuality.

How many books have you written so far? Are you in any anthologies? Which book has been your favorite to write? If you have a one that is.

Four novels in one series (which will be completed next year with a fifth book – a work in progress), a stand alone novel, a collection of short stories. I am working on two other novels at the moment and have been featured in six anthologies and two webzines.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? Why are they your favorite? Are they the main character? Tell us about them. 

I love Freya from the Starblood series. Life has been tough for her and she is filled with rage and envy.

Tell us about your latest writing project.

I am currently editing and rewriting The Venus Virus, a dystopian novel set in London in the mid 21st century.

Let’s get to know a bit more about you. What do you like to do when you are not writing? 

I read a lot. I love horror films and television. I take walks through woodland. I care for my daughters and my cats. I work part time in a historic Stately home and I listen to (and try to compose) Goth tunes.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be? 

Feminist, writer, Goth

If it were possible to have your favorite season all year long what season would it be? 

Fall

Why did you chose that particular season?

 I love the smell of wood smoke, the crisp mornings and the hazy sunshine – plus Halloween.

What songs/ music are on your playlist? 

Goth, punk and ska tunes. I’m a child of the 80’s.

What is your favorite food? 

Sushi or fruit salad.

Who is your favorite author and why? 

Clive Barker – he’s an incredibly imaginative world builder who shares similar interests with regards to gender and sexuality.

What are you reading right now? 

Adam Nevill’s The Reddening. A fabulous book that comes out in October.

What is one thing your readers don’t know about you? 

I’m a pretty open book. If they follow my blog they probably know most things about me. Digging deep, here’s something they might not know – I used to see ghosts pretty much everywhere and then in my late teens I decided I wouldn’t see them any more, and now I don’t.

Where can readers find out more about you and your books?

My webpage has links to all my social media haunts plus excerpts and free stories – www.carmillavoiez.com

Thank you for joining me on my blog today. Is there anything else you’d like to say before we head on out?

Thank you to everyone who reads my books and takes the time to write a review. Knowing that I connect with readers fills me with joy.

Once again thank you readers and writers, for joining me for another amazing author interview and thank you Carmilla it was a priviledge. Let’s chat it up in the comments. Are you interested in checking out her books? I know I am I have a large appetite for books that will never quite be sated really. May the rest of the weekend be amazing!

Lexx

P.S books 1 and 2 in the Starblood series are
on sale for 99c up to Sep 24
.

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