Saturday, December 21, 2019

Interview with author S.M. Carriere

1. What have you been working on since we last talked?
  Ooph, it's been a while. How are you, by the way?  Let's see, I've written and had two books published by Renaissance Press, and I am currently writing the second book of a three book portal fantasy/magical realism series.  It uses an awful lot of really cool aspects of Celtic mythology... but with laser guns!  I'm having a stupid fun time with it.

2. How has your writing process changed over the years?

    Honestly, it hasn't much.  I still only start writing when I have a character and an ending, and I still leave it up to the characters to figure out how they get to the end.  It's pretty fun to discover the story along the way.

3. What advice would you give to aspiring authors?

    I have two.  If you're in it for the money, you're not going to get very far.  Second, don't give up.  Honestly, it seems to me that the difference between a successful author and one who isn't is whether or not they just keep going.  It can be depressing and hard, but just keep at it.

4. How many books have you written?

    Published, I have eight.  I have a further three and two thirds written.

5. What are you currently reading?

    Nothing, though I just finished a book called Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite.  It wasn't my favourite book ever, being mostly romance, but I do love how well it handled its queer characters.  I think a lot of writers could learn by its example.

When S.M. Carrière isn't brutally killing your favourite characters, she spends her time teaching martial
arts, live streaming video games, and cuddling her cats. In other words, she spends her time teaching others to kill, streaming her digital kills, and cuddling furry murderers.

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