I love talking to other writers, and the Internet gives fantastic opportunities to get in contact with people one wouldn't normally meet. A scifi romance writer from the UK, for example. =)
Welcome Misa Buckley!
It is a pleasure to have you here! Please tell us your latest news!
My latest sci fi romance – TIN CAT – releases March 4th!
Congratulations! That's a date to scribble down in your calendars everyone. Misa, if you were to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No, I love it just as it is.
Who is your favorite author, and what really strikes you about their work?
Lauren Gallagher, because I’m jealous of her output. Plus she writes really sexy stories!
She sure has written a lot of books. Is there a single book or author that made you want to write?
I think Gay Gavriel Kay’s Tigana. I long to write something that profound.
Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I’ve always been a keen reader, but never quite found something I really wanted to read, so I started making up my own.
How does your family feel about having a writer in the family? Do they read your books?
My immediate family is very supportive – littlest happily tells her school that I write books – but my kids are a bit young to read what I write. And hubs, though he does encourage me, isn’t a reader unless it’s a car manual, heh.
Haha, my hubby doesn't read either. Do you have a favorite object pertinent to your writing? (Pen, coffee cup, pet, blanket, chair…?
I wouldn’t say favourite, exactly, but I can’t write without my laptop. I have tendonitis in both wrists and literally can’t hold a pen for longer than five minutes.
What do you love about your latest book?
That it’s different to anything else out there. I didn’t mean to write a disabled character, she just was and that impacts on the plot quite a lot.
Do your fictional characters develop on their own, or do you have their lives planned out in advance?
Oh, they invent themselves. Sometimes that requires me rewriting later, but I think it’s important that characters become people as much as possible. They need to be real.
Do you base any of your characters personalities off people you know, and if so, do you tell them?
Yes and absolutely not.
Tell us about your all-time favorite character (of your creating.) Is he/she modeled after a real person?
Gabriel Kemp, of Archangel (out August 2013). Archangel was originally a script, written for a very specific actor. So his personality matches that actor’s rather closely. I’m saying nothing more about that!
When did you discover you are a writer? Was there a specific catalyst?
I started writing fanfic, back in 1999, just because I needed something to do outside of caring for my kids and writing didn’t require any tidying up afterwards. The more I wrote, the more I knew I wanted to do it “properly” and get stuff published.
Of all the wonderful pieces you’ve written (Please list them all so I don’t miss one or worse, misspell one), which is your favorite?
IRONHAVEN was published in 2011, ELEANOR’S HEART last year. This year I’ve TIN CAT, BAYNE, STAR ATTRACTION and ARCHANGEL releasing. My favourite is definitely Archangel. That one means a lot to me.
That's an impressive list! Thank you for coming over today!
To see more of Misa Buckley, visit her website: http://misabuckley.com