Everyone, please put your hands together for, Avery E. Green, the Author of “Seasons of Fate.” Okay, Avery, let’s visit for a bit over a cuppa.
I always like to start with getting to know my guests here on TJ Talks Writing. Do you have children, a significant other, or pets?
I’m married with a young daughter, no pets, not enough time I’m afraid.
Pets definitely do require more than a quick walk in the AM and PM and a bowl of water and food. Do you like dogs or cats?
Both, even though I don’t have any.
I live a fur-free existence as well. What is your perception of your personality?
I’m a happy, simple person, who loves wholeheartedly.
I like you already. What do you like to read?
Erotic romances in any form from human to supernatural.
Ahh, a romantic at heart. 😀 What kind music do you prefer?
Oh I have an eclectic taste, but I have no preference, I love beautiful music.
Music to my ears. What kind of music do you like?
Anything as long as I enjoy it, but it does depend on my mood.
Yes, mood and music are best when when matched for listening. What’s your fave food, beverage, and/or restaurant?
Oh I love lots of different food, but Chinese is a favourite of mine.
I like most all asian cuisines that I’ve sampled. Good choice. 😉 Do you have a fave character?
I love Mason Stone obviously, but my next book has some great main characters Marco and Isabel, they are sweet and loving, and hopefully everyone else will agree. As for other authors’ characters, I have so many I love I just couldn’t pick one.
It never hurts to like your characters. If you could meet a favourite character (from some one else’s writing) or author who would it be and why?
Goodness there are too many amazing writers with amazing stories for me to choose, it’s an unfair question. I’d want to meet them all.
I would agree with you there. If I came to your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would I find?
Milk, eggs, fruit, yogurt, salad, ham, and some other stuff not worth mentioning.
I guess chocolate is on the “not worth mentioning” list? How many pairs of shoes do you own?
I’ve lost count, I keep them locked away.
I’d go barefoot if the world were paved with beach sand or grass. What’s your bad quality?
I talk too much, oh I’m also a worrier who can’t rest when I have things on my mind.
I can see though where these things could be worked out to be positive qualities. Which is your most favourite book ever?
Oh way too many to pick just one, but I have an affinity for British authors, like Jodi Ellen Malpas, and E L James, whose stories have set women’s minds alight.
Good choices. Which is the one television character that you simply adore?
McDreamy from Grey’s Anatomy, he’s so hot.
I can see where Patrick Dempsey’s portrayal of that character would come by the name, McDreamy. Which is your favourite genre of movies?
I love most genres (Comedy/Romance/Suspense/Action/Horror) but I love comedies that make you cry laughing.
Precious few comedies have that effect on me, but I love the ones that do. What do you do when you feel very sad or depressed?
I try to be quiet, and read.
I think that it’s the souls way of insisting that we stop for a bit and listen to the internal part of ourselfs. What is your idea of fun?
Anything that makes me laugh, like belly laugh. It’s good for your soul.
Laughter, the best medicine. Which is your favourite time of the day?
When everyone is asleep and the house is quiet, it’s peaceful and I can breathe
I like that time too, living in an apartment. Are you a morning person or a night person?
Morning, I don’t really have a choice when I have a little alarm clock that wakes me each day.
Yup, sleeping in doesn’t happen for me. What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
Pass, next question.
That would be my answer too. Which is your most favourite place on this earth?
The Cayo’s, Cuba, it’s paradise.
Another one for the bucket list. If you were stranded on a lonely beach, what are the five things that you would want to survive?
Wow ok, my kindle, laptop, ipod, suncream and sunglasses.
I’m sure a power source is in there somewhere. Is there anything else you’d like the reader to know about yourself?
Well apart from being a hopeful romantic, I have a bit of a dirty side which I’m contemplating using going forward in my writing.
The saltier tip of the pen can make for some excellently toasty reading. What do you like to do to balance the demands writing places on you?
I don’t get much time but I love reading, watching movies and TV series.
That’s what I like about Netflix, binge watching of series. Which one of your publications will you be sharing in the interview?
As I’m a new author, it will be my debut novel ‘Seasons of Fate’ as my next novel isn’t complete as yet, but I can say it’s about two young dancers who fall in love, but there’s always more to the story.
I love dance. What a wonderful frame for a story. Is your book born purely of imagination?
Yes, but I do try to use my emotions to make sure the characters feel real even though they’re fictional.
The best reads have a lot of the feelings and soul of the author. Do any of your characters reflect anyone you know?
No, I try not to, purposely, I wouldn’t want to offend anybody …(Laughs)
But, would you tell if you did? Where do you think you are in your writing career? Where do you want to be?
I’m not sure, right now I’m just following my heart and enjoying myself. I would love to be the sort of writer people enjoy reading and talking about.
Writing should be enjoyed, no matter what the genre. How do you keep yourself motivated to write?
Believe it or not, I listen to beautiful love songs.
I’m not surprised in the least. 😀 What do like and dislike about writing?
I love the imagination of it, creating something, but dislike the time it takes to put the story out there.
I think the things we love most in life teach patience as a bonus. Talk to us about your cover.
Well I have updated the ‘Seasons of Fate’ cover recently. I wanted something simple but displaying the love between the characters.
I think the cover accomplishes that very well. What prepared you for becoming a writer?
I’ve always enjoyed stories but never had the confidence to pursue it, but with family support I finally did it, when I self published ‘Seasons of Fate’ in August 2014. It was a real achievement for me, and I’m very proud.
And so you should be. How does your day-to-day life affect your writing?
Well it certainly slows down my writing time. My family is my number one priority, which means I spend lots of time in between trying to juggle writing and home life.
That’s always the thing for most authors, juggling RL. Is there anything else you’d like the reader to know about you as a writer?
Just that I’m a woman who enjoys an amazing story, and would love to inspire woman, the way I feel inspired when I read a great book.
And there you go folks, an interview with my splendid guest, Avery E. Greene. Give it up for today’s author, everyone! Thanks for stopping in, Avery. It’s been great having you. Please do visit again and don’t make us wait too long!
Hi, I’m a wife and mother of one little girl, who keeps me really busy. For as long as I can remember I have loved stories and reading how people can create something that drags you in. Reading is my passion and I adore romance in any form. When I have any spare time I love swimming, listening to music, and watching movies. Most of the time I play the role of chauffeur for my little one, but for a moment at the end of each day I try to immerse myself in reading and writing. My dream is to finally create my very own stories to help readers float away.
My life had been difficult, I had dealt with emotional and physical abuse for years, but fate finally decided to step in and introduce me to the life I should have always had, with the person who made me whole and who woke me up. Mason’s life had been great, his family was loving and supportive. He had the dream career, but being in the spotlight was not his idea of the perfect life, practically a recluse, fate decided now was his time. When Mason Stone meets Summer Clarke, it’s fate, but can Mason win the heart of the only woman he’s ever met who makes him feel alive, will Summer let him? Or is she too broken to know the signs? Can fate really bring you to the one you were always supposed to love.
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