A few years ago I met Chastity/Anna online...all my lovely writing friends are virtually my boon companions. We began chatting about writing and I read her erotic paranormal book: Reluctant Angel. I loved it. Over the years, we have found ourselves twins in our love of nerdy things like SUPERMAN and our mutual love of all things Spartacus. When she met Manu Bennett (Crixus), I thought I was going to die! Seriously, she met my man and I am still jealous she knows what he feels like and smells like up close. I have a poster of him next to my treadmill (for real) and that's all I can say about that. We also found a mutual love of working out. If she lived in my town, she'd be my gym buddy and my trouble-making girlfriend. I can see us now, gallivanting around town with our coffee and potty mouth meme T-shirts. Chastity/Anna's sense of humor makes me laugh out loud all the time and her posts are so in your face that I like just about every one of them. Yea, I stalk her. I admit it. Oh, and she loves Sons of Anarchy like I do, too. So...the tribute at the end is all about sexy bikers. Without further introduction, ladies and gents, Chastity Bush or Anna Snow...
1. What is the first thing you remember writing that made you realize you were a writer/author?
Ooo, let's see...
About eight years ago I got the idea to try my hand at writing a book. I sat down with a spiral notebook and scratched out a book that still to this day doesn't have a title and has never seen the light of day. I felt so free and more like myself than ever while writing that little story.
That's when I knew I was doing exactly what I was supposed to be.
2. What sparked your muse for your Torque series? and can you give any juicy info on future projects you’re thinking about? Tell us about your writing....
Oh! My muse for Torque! Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE muscle cars. Not long ago I got hooked on this car show on the discovery channel starring a super hot main character.
I asked myself, "What if I wrote a "car guy" series? How could I make it crazy hot, but still keep that level of real love visible?" It was an easy question for me to answer. The story would have a couple you know from the first page is destined to be together, a hot, older, tattooed man, fast cars, and sex on the hood of a blacked out '69 Camaro.
I wrote Torque in less than a week and it's the hottest story I've ever written. Ride will be the second book in the series, and I expect it to be every bit as hot as Torque.
I also have a cozy mystery (One Blonde Night) coming out as part of the Killer Beach Reads Collection July 17th. It's a crazy fun short story in my Barb Jackson Series, with a full length book (Bubblegum Blonde) coming out in December.
If you like a sassy, hot headed heroine, you'll love Barb Jackson P.I.
3. Do you have any rituals when you’re writing?
Honestly? No. As long as I have a cup of coffee and some background noise, I'm set.
4. I’ve noticed you are a dirty-nerdy girl :) Tell us about your nerdy and dirty sides and don’t skip the juicy parts:)
Hahaha! Dirty and nerdy, that pretty much sums me up!
I like to read hot and write even hotter.
My hubby and I attend Dallas Comic-Con every year, and of course I love anything deemed nerdy. Superheroes, Sci-Fi flicks, you name it.
5. I noticed you like Spartacus. What is it about that show you like?
No, but seriously, the story of Spartacus is an amazing one. Can you imagine what those gladiators/slaves went through? What they lost? What their lives were like? I loved how the show was completely raw and gritty. There was no sugar coating anything that happened. It was in your face, and underneath all of the blood and politics, there were real stories of love. It's amazing how such real love could be found in such situations, but it was there.
6. What fascinates you about life?
I think the question should be, "What doesn't fascinate you about life?" :)
I think the main thing that fascinates me about life is the fact that if you don't like it, all you have to do is change it. It sounds easier than it is, I know, but it can be done. You can make your life anything you want it to be! And of course love, is there anything more fascinating than love?
7. Why do you write?
Because it keeps me sane. Plain and simple.
8. If you could bring ONE character to life from any of your novels, who would it be? What would you talk about? Why that character?
She's sassy, spunky, funny, and just your everyday typical woman. There's nothing fancy about her, she doesn't live in designer clothing, or hit the clubs every night. She likes jeans, t's, converse, bubblegum, and coffee.
So, I guess in short, she's kind of like me. She's honestly more like me than I ever intended her to be.
We'd talk about everything, especially the mysteries she solves.
9. If you could only read one book over and over again stranded on a desert island, which book would you choose? Why?
That's a good question.
I'd have to say I'd choose Dark Desires After Dusk by Kresley Cole. The book is everything I love. It's hot, paranormal, mysterious, and did I mention, hot?
10. At the end of all days, what do you think is the only thing that’s real?
Simply, hope. It's the one thing you can hang on to despite your circumstances. Hope is always there, and it's never a liar.
Anna Snow has recently found herself on the USA Today Bestseller's List!!! A huge congrats to you girl!!
The series that got her there? The Bubblegum Blonde series featuring Barb Jackson. Check out her Amazon page for more details.
Here's all the places you can find this sexy author...
FB Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/authorannasnow
FB Personal Page: http://www.facebook.com/chastitybush
I am tickled that my fellow writer gal-pals, Randi Cooley Wilson and A Jacob Sweeney, tagged me for the Writing Process Blog Tour. Writers across all different genres, all around the world are answering the same four questions and then inviting a few more writers to participate. You can check out Randi's and A Jacob Sweeney's posts on their blogs and follow the trail back to see all the amazing peeps who have participated so far. In the words of one of my favorite Spartacus warrior's, " Shall we begin?!"
1. What are you working on right now?
I actually have two irons on the fire right now. I have commissioned a talented young director/editor in the creation of a book trailer for Invisible Wings. I get these little glimpses of rough cuts and I have so excited; he's bringing my characters to life with music and voice...I'll keep you posted on this. The second project is a young adult novel called Uncross the Stars. It's about a high school quarterback with a horrific past and the girl who breaks through his fears to his heart. Regina Wamba of Mae I Design is currently scheduling a photo shoot with two AH-SOME models for the cover. I am in the final editing stages of this one, then on to mythology series.
2. What makes your work different?
Wow, what a big question! Maybe it's the eclectic grouping of genres I am writing in. I know everyone says stick to one genre...paranormal, fantasy, romance...whatever, but I just CAN'T. I have too many stories screaming in my head to get out and I can;t pegged them all in one category. So, it makes sense to me that the next book will be the mythology series...it's been patiently waiting for my attention. So I'm going to give Paris, Hector, and Achilles and their friends some love :)
3. Why do you write what you write?
I want to communicate with everyone...stories just seem to be the way that happens for me. Some people sing, others dance. I write. Not real glamorous or sparkly, but it's all I got :)
4. How does your writing process work?
Simple. Stories strike me everywhere I go. I write the seeds down in a notebook (actually I have about 5 notebooks). I hand write ideas, plot, character sketches...doodles...then I move to the computer. You know what's funny? I want these stories out of my head, but as soon as one gets out, another one pops up. So, maybe I write what I do to keep my brain clutter to a minimum? Once I'm into the solid writing phase I write to the exclusion of everything else. I write so much my neck hurts, my back hurts, the dishes pile up, my dogs think I'm a ghost...and MUSIC!! Oh my god music! I love to find a sound track for a novel. Right now I have Pandora playing my Matt Kearney station, and I didn't run this morning because I was finishing this blog :)
So, I'd like to tag one of my favorite author friends in this little blog tour...because I want to read about her process, etc.
Anna Snow...look out hot mama!