Today I'm welcoming G.A. Rael to the blog, author of The White Cat Chronicles, to celebrate the release of her book, Boy Meets Witch. Welcome!
- How did you get started in writing?
I have a hard time remembering a time when I wasn't writing. It's just something that's always been a huge part of my life. I was homeschooled and didn't have a computer or cable until I was a teenager, so it was pretty much my only form of entertainment besides reading!
- Who is your favourite character?
As much as I don't like to play favorites, Locke is definitely my favorite character to write for. As for characters in general, I may or may not be mildly obsessed with James Moriarty. Gotta love a compelling villain who can wear a suit!
- Who is your favorite author?
I know it's cheating, but I could only narrow it down to H.P. Mallory, Charlaine Harris and H.M. Ward.
- When do you usually write?
Early morning and super late at night are the best times since it's quiet, but I'll write all day, every day if I can!
5. Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?
I actually have playlists for different characters/couples. For The White Cat Chronicles, I listen to a strange mix of oldies, rock and alternative. The Animals, Glass Animals, AWOLNATION, Volbeat, Imagine Dragons. Anything with esoteric themes or references to mythology is a plus!
- What books have most influenced your life?
I'd say Les Miserables and The Crucible had the biggest impact on me personally, but as far as writing goes, I take in inspiration from everything from Stephen King to religious texts. You never know when something completely random is going to pop up and inspire a story.
- What are you passionate about these days?
Writing. The older I get, the more I do it, the more my passion for writing grows. There's so much opportunity to use words to inspire people, to give representation where it's lacking, and to exchange ideas. I'm also passionate about LGBT representation in fiction and empowering other authors to create diversity where it's lacking through the freedom that comes with self-publishing.
8. Can you tell us a bit more about yourself?
I'm a practicing witch and author of paranormal romance, fantasy and magical realism. I'm also a firm believer that the things that go bump in the night deserve their happily ever afters, too!
When I'm not writing, you can find me watching campy horror films with my husband and our menagerie and hiking in the woods in beautiful New England!
9. Where can we connect with you?
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