Saturday, 14 May 2011

The Vampire Warden Blog Tour: Interview with S.J.Wright

Today, as part of a book blog tour, I have the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie Wright aka SJ Wright, author of 'The Vampire Warden' - first book in the 'Undead In Brown County' series, right here on the blog. But before we get started, here's a little info on the author. Books can be purchased at in Kindle & Paperback format and also Barnes & Nobles in Nook & Paperback format.

I am a stay-at-home Mom with two growing boys, an overworked husband and a very devoted Jack Russell terrier named Shelby. I grew up in small city called Mishawaka, Indiana and the majority of my family live in the Indianapolis area. I now live with my wonderful boys, my husband and sort-of-annoying dog in Little Elm, Texas. The Vampire's Warden is the first book I have ever put up for sale.

Now..on with the interview =)

1. Describe ‘The Vampire Warden’ in one word.


2. What was the best part of the experience behind writing your own novel?

When I started this book, I had a lot of anger inside me regarding my own life as a child. By channelling that repressed anger through Sarah, I’ve begun to let go of it and look at things differently.

3. Why did you decide to go down the route of self publishing?

When I saw what Amanda Hocking was able to achieve, I knew that I could make it work. I finally stopped giving in to my fear over what publishers or agents would think of my story and realized that there were probably readers out there who wanted a fresh perspective on the vampire genre.

4. How many books are going to be in the 'Undead in Brown County' series?

At the moment, I’m considering doing a total of three books for the series.

5. What is your favourite scene/chapter in ‘The Vampire Warden’?

My favourite scene is probably the first conversation that Sarah has with Michael in the meadow.

6. Which of your characters is most/least like you, and in what way?

Sarah is very different than I am, as far as her instinct to immediately push the envelope when she gets upset with someone. I tend to avoid confrontation. That’s another reason I really loved writing about her.

7. Are any of the characters in your book based on anyone from your life?

Yes. But I will refrain from naming names. Trevor Kincaid is based on an ex-boyfriend.

8. What is your favourite read of the year so far?

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. It’s beyond great. It’s better than Twilight.

Thanks Stephanie for taking the time to answer these questions!

To see my review of 'The Vampire Warden' click here

The next stop on the tour is Reader Girls.