MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR VERONIQUE POIRIER!
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
Veronique Poirier, mostly Paranormal and Fantasy. I love writing anything that isn’t real, so I get to let my imagination run loose.
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
My first book was just an idea that came to me long time ago and always want to try and write it. I had never written a book in my entire life, and that was a huge struggle. But, I made it! 🙂
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?
I think it’s because there’s such a huge side of choices, I get to use my imagination and create the most surreal story. I’ve started to write dark stories now, and I’ve been enjoying that too, to actually get into the characters mind and make yourself believe it is real.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
I haven’t done any research for “Eyes”, except for what colors are the moodrings for emotions, then I created extra ones for the story.
Can you tell me about your Series?
It’s in the works, joining all these anthologies has put a hold and I can’t wait to get back to it.
Do you have a favorite book out of this series?
Only one out so far, but everything new I publish, becomes my favorite.
Where did you get the inspiration/idea for your series?
Mood Rings, then I thought, what if people could tell by your eyes the feelings you get.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
This is the same questions. lol.
Was it always meant to become a series?
Yes, because I LOVE cliffhangers… Sorry.
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
I have a full time job, so it becomes difficult having time to write–I’m also a slow writer–and having a 3 yr old daughter… I just write when she’s asleep or when I get a break at work. I don’t have day writing goals, because I only write when the mood hits.
Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?
I have like 10. Killer House is the one I’m truly excited to publish.
How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?
A Lot of the names I choose are people I know, although they are nothing like the characters. I just have no imagination when it comes to naming my characters.
Where do your ideas come from?
One of my books was based on a dream, another on saying stupid things to a friend and the idea comes up. I don’t really have a specific reason for how I come up with my stories, other than just random day to day foolishness.
Is there a genre that you’ve been wanting to experiment with?
Sci-fi is the one I’m mostly scared to try, but I’m doing it…sci-fi story coming out this year in the 42 and beyond anthology.
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Writing a novel, I write to the point and it’s hard for me to “talk” so much in my stories. I’ve never written a full length novel yet, and I’m planning to with the story Killer House.
What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?
I think they are awesome and really gets you interested, I’m planning on creating one for myself.
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
Writing and Designing. Everything is so wonderful and I’m enjoying doing both greatly.
What’s the best thing about being an author?
Connecting with people who likes what you write. I would of never thought in a million years that people would create a bookshelf in their homes for my books…MY BOOKS!
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Staying home and doing what I love while raising my daughter.
Have you always liked to write?
I never really did until I picked up my first paranormal book. It was the best read and I couldn’t stop myself, I was reading one book a day. Then one day, I decided, “Wait, I wanna do that too.”
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Do what you love!
If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?
Definitely designs. Another way to let your creativity loose and it’s so much fun.
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
I read them all and respond to all with a thank you, because good or bad, the person took the time to read your book, and that means alot to me.
What is your least favourite part of the writing / publishing process?
I love it all. I can’t think of anything that I dislike or like a little bit. The whole process is fun and I’m always nervous, but it’s a good nervous.
What are you working on now?
Writing a story for St-patty’s, called “Kiss My Luck”, my title will be “A Penny For Luck.”
Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?
Here’s a sneak peek of A Penny For Luck ***unedited***
For centuries, humans believed that when bad things happened to you, it meant you were cursed. I still believe that, what else can explain the constant falls, disappointments, misery, and all the other horrible stuff that happens to someone in this world?
People die every single day, or every single minute. I’m lucky to still be alive, well, that’s what I tell myself to keep on waking up every morning.
Why did you choose to write in your genre? If you write in more than one, how do you balance them?
I have no clue, it just happens and I make it work. I try to finish one story before the other but it becomes impossible when other characters are trying to break free.
Where did your love of books come from?
No idea, I only have an aunt that loves reading, so it’s hard to pinpoint where it came from. I guess I was just born this way like Lady Gaga would say.
Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
Gena Showalter, Kelley Armstrong, and Julie Kagawa are my all time favorites! ALL their book are just so damn amazing.
Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite and why?
I love my Bryan in “Fallen For Death”, he is just so sweet and caring.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
With everything happening in my life, I’m constantly tired in the first place, but writing is so much fun and I could just always stay up late to write.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
My daughter. Haha. Even when inspiration hits, when she wants attention, I must spend time with her. She also inspired my to write a book about myself, not sure if I’ll publish it though.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I try to be original, I can’t write specifics even if I tried, once I start writing, everything just flows the way it wants to.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
If I started to write all their names, I would be writing a new book. Lol. So many of them have helped me write better, tricks on what to write to make stories more realistic.
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
Oh wow, I swear I didn’t read the questions before answering everything. I titled mine “My Life”, but it’s not very original, I’ll need to think about it and wait until the day where it comes to me.
What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
I actually don’t know. I’ve never thought about being interviewed, I’m loving this type of interview, since I don’t have to speak to someone face to face (very shy and probably would just laugh the whole interview).
Where can your fans find you and follow??
Thank you so much for this interview, it was interesting to answer and had fun! ❤
Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤️