Friday, 29 May 2015

Author Chat with Laney McMann

Today, we have author Laney McMann on our blog. She is the author of The Fire Born Trilogy. As a big fan of Layla and Max I am very excited for the final book. Know more about Laney McMann in this interview!

Q: Since how long have you been writing?
A: I've been writing since I was 9 years old. I started out writing poetry. I still write it.

Q: 3 words that describe you? 
A: Imaginative, determined, introverted.

Q: What does writing mean to you?
A: It's an important part of who I am.

Q: How did the idea of Fire Born trilogy came to you?
A: The idea came like all my ideas come—out of nowhere. But it was inspired by two of my best friends.

Q: Tell us a little about the Fire Born trilogy?
A: The series is about love, loss, friendship, and embracing who we are born to be. It's my take on an Irish myth.

Q: Any project in the pipeline?
A: I have several projects in the pipeline. The first book in my Primordial Principles series will release this fall (2015). The title is CRYSTALLUM. It is YA urban fantasy/paranormal. The blurb and cover will release in July.

Q: What genres do you focus on? 
A: Mainly fantasy and paranormal.

Q: Your biggest fear?
A: Um ... I'm not really sure.

Q: Your greatest achievement? 
A: Facing my fear and following my heart.

Q: Do you only write for YA?
A: Generally, although sometimes I write New Adult.

Q: Your greatest fear as a writer? 
A: There a million of those. Probably having my books be misunderstood, but that's inevitable.

Q: Favourite author? 
A: Anne Rice.

Q: Favourite book?
A: I have sooo many. Too many to name them all. The Witching Hour series by Anne Rice is up there. Harry Potter as well.

Q: Can you give us a hint for the last book? 
A:TRUE, the last Fire Born book. I am so sad to let this series go. I've loved every minute of it. Hint? Have tissues ready.

Q: Your proudest moment? 
A: Probably when I signed my first publishing contract.

Q:How hard is it succeed as a writer now-a-days?
A: Very. There are a lot more opportunities for writers now, though. Patience and perseverance are important.

Q: What do you think is the scope of publishing in the future? 
A: I think everyone is trying to guess the answer to that. Doesn't look like anyone really knows.

Q: How to break into this field?
A: Write. Write some more. Follow your heart. Don't listen to the haters. Write some more. Do this because you love it and for no other reason. 

Q: What does fame mean to you?
A: I think fame is a strange thing. All writers want their books to be read, liked, understood, but at the same time, most of us are introverts who want to write our stories and stay behind the scenes. I'm sure some writers aim for fame of some kind. I'm not one of them in the 'famous' sense. I write because I have stories to tell and I hope readers will love those stories as much as I do.

Q: Favourite quote? 
A: “Occasionally, there arises a writing situation where you see an alternative to what you are doing, a mad, wild gamble of a way for handling something, which may leave you looking stupid, ridiculous or brilliant -you just don’t know which. You can play it safe there, too, and proceed along the route you’d mapped out for yourself. Or you can trust your personal demon who delivered that crazy idea in the first place. Trust your demon.”
― Roger Zelazny

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Thank you so much Laney for taking out your time for this interview! Good luck for your writing career and fingers crossed for TRUE!

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