Is it really Wednesday? I'm all mixed up this week. Is it just me, or does a holiday weekend cause us all to go off kilter?
Well, let's try to get back on track by having a chat with a very cool steampunk author. Say hello to O. M. Grey.
I'm a very private person. I like to keep my personal life under wraps. I do love meeting fans at conventions and signings! I have really enjoyed connecting with fans online, and I love when they post pictures of themselves with my book on my Facebook page and/or tweet pictures they've taken with me.
Let's hear about Avalon Revisited. What's the story about?
Wow, sounds intense! And I love the book cover. How did the idea of the story come to you?
It's been brewing in my mind for about 20 years. I have always been drawn to the Arthurian Legend. The seeds for this story were planted back in college when I first heard the name Arthur Tudor, the older brother of Henry VIII. He was supposed to be king, but he died quite young. Their father, Henry VII, intended Arthur to be Arthur II of England, as he fully believed in the King Arthur of legend. So, between my love of English History and Vampires, I brought Arthur Tudor back to life as one of the undead.
I like it! Tell us, how do you feel writing Steampunk differs from writing other genres?
What’s the hardest part of writing for you?
Actually writing. Finding time to write. Keeping my muse in one place when I have the time to write. Once I'm in my writing zone; however, I can really make some great progress. Getting in that mode can sometimes take weeks, however.
I have to agree with you there. Who are your inspirations?
Gail Carriger. Leanna Renee Hieber. Kurt Vonnegut. Jules Verne. Mary Shelley.
Let’s get to know you on a deeper level. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
To leap onto the New York Times Bestseller List in a single bound.
Heehee, can I have that power too? Oh wait, first I need to get published.
The determined albeit insane parakeet tried to dig underground through a carpet, but all he got was a rug burn on his beak.
Very clever! Poor parakeet, lol. Here’s the part where you thank the people who are supporting you. Whom would you like to give a shout out to?
GypsyLadyHats, a super cool Steampunk Corset by Lilly's Workshop, goggles by PH Factor, an absolutely beautiful tatted mask & choker set by TotusMel Tats, and some really great Mad Scientist spectacles from Clockwork Couture. You can see pictures of me in a few of these things on my Facebook page at Apollocon.
These things amaze me. I've checked out the fabulous items on your website; they are awesome and incredible! Let's tell everyone where can people find you online.
Great! Thank you so much for chatting with us. I'll have to get my hands on Avalon Revisited very soon!