My Interview with Authors C & V Guyer!
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
We consider our books to be YA paranormal RomCom
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
Well, I had a dream about zombies, and I decided I wanted to make that a book, so I sat down with mom and we brainstormed it, changed it around completely and I asked mom if she would write it with me! (see that book late 2018/early 2019) and then a week or so later mom came into the kitchen and said she had an idea, about a girl and a wizard living across from each other. We sat down like we did for my idea and brainstormed about it. The idea changed A LOT since then lol but that’s how Cross the Hall Magic came to be!
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?
Hmm, well, I think in todays day and age people need to look at the lighter side – laugh a little more and cry a little less J with very few books in that genre we decided to help fill out the bookshelf a little if that makes sense lol
What kind of research did you do for this book?
We googled a lot of weird things, aprons, pot bellied pigs, just weird stuff lol.
Can you tell me about your Series?
Our series, the Believers series, follows a family of wizards. And their everyday life, love, and prank wars.
Do you have a favorite book out of this series?
Well, its not written quite yet, but Ace is mine. -V
Probably Ace or Jax’s J – C
Was it always meant to become a series?
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
Ahh, it’s different for both of us. V likes to wake up early and write, no goal – just writing while the house is still quiet, usually curled up on the couch with a blanket, and fuzzy socks on.
C writes whenever the urge strikes her, wither it be early in the morning or 10 at night. If she’s feeling the story she will write it.
Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?
We do actually have one half way done, it’s book 2 in the believers series, called Cross the Line Magic, and we have many others from different series in the works too
How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?
Well the Cross family names are important to their titles, take Max Cross for example, he is the lead guy in Cross the Hall Magic, as is his brother Jax Cross in book 2 Cross the Line Magic J other than that no not really.
Where do your ideas come from?
Dreams and brainstorming
Is there a genre that you’ve been wanting to experiment with?
Yes! We have been dying to write thrillers, mysteries and suspense! AKA serial killers! Watch out Steven King!
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Probably finding the time to write, we live in a very busy and loud household where we are always on the go, so finding the time to sit down and write can be tricky
What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?
No not really, not a big fan of them. We are deliberately vague in describing our characters because they are so different in their own way and we like for people to put themselves into the book. The books that we have read that have been made into movies have often changed the way we originally envisioned the characters when we read the books. We hope that our readers can see our characters in their own ways when they read out books.
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
V says- definitely my baby girls J you know my eldest just wrote a book?
C says- probably the book I just wrote with my awesome momma
What’s the best thing about being an author?
V says it’s the best and the worst thing, letting people catch a glimpse inside your mind.
C says the adoring fans are nice and being able to help other new authors by showing them what to do and not to do when publishing their first works, and what type of people to watch out for.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
V says Driving my flying car.
C says living in the floating sky city that the humans made to escape the ant people.
Have you always liked to write?
V says- I have always enjoyed writing, yes
C says – yes as well
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
V says – Find an editor in your own genre, someone that can encourage you and read and understand your book the way your target audience will (and establish your target audience. Target them!)
C says – Take your time with your first one, but its never going to be perfect, so don’t be afraid to hit publish
If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?
V says wait, what do you mean? I can make a living at this? I thought it cost money to write books?! (our writing is very much a hobby, we hope it will one day pay for itself)
C says – World domination.
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
We have been overwhelmingly shocked at the positive reviews and comments left about our crazy story of a wizard with an apron.
What is your least favorite part of the writing / publishing process?
V says – after it’s done and printed, reading it. When it’s done I don’t even want to look at it because I’ll find errors or words and phrases I’d like to change.
C says – the deadlines, even if we have a lot of time, I always freak out about them
Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?
Yes! We will attach a few teasers to the email when we send it back!
Where did your love of books come from?
V says – back when there was this thing called a library, you would go in, and borrow books. I was one of those kids that went in like 4 days a week and borrowed books. I hated the weekends because the libraries were closed.
C says- from my momma, V J
Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
So many, A&E Kirk is probably one of our favorites, Elle Casey too, Leia Stone, Jaymin Eve, Melissa Haag, the list is never ending and always growing! haha
Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite and why?
V says – Whichever one I’m currently writing, I love them all. Equally! (Are they listening? They get mad if I pick favorites and you don’t want them mad)
C says – ohhh toughy! Molly or Harlow probably, both stories in the works but Molly has a prequel out right now. For some reason those two are just my favorites. Don’t tell Laney!
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
V says – energizes me!
C says – it depends what I’m writing! And the mood I’m in, the better the mood the better the writing
What is your writing Kryptonite?
V says – Its both my salvation and my downfall – My phone. I love it because it can tell me 50 different fishy puns or TP humor as needed. But at the same time, I sometimes get lost on facebook. Or distracted by incoming emails, messages or even the real world.
C says – DISTRACTIONS of any kind, noise, people talking, tv, dogs barking, what was I saying?
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
We are big believers in originality! We write what we like
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
Big list! Leia Stone, Tiana Griffin, Casey L bond, and Cameo Renee have been a big help giving us pointers and steering us in the right directions and not just authors but PA’s to! Kaylynn Zollinger has been a giant help along the way, always offering advice and help! As has our PA C.R. Phoenix!
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
V says – Karma bites, Dogs bark, Mean people suck.
C says – Look young, act old, feel old, can I go back to sleep?
What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
Yes. We will take the million dollar offer for our movie deal! You’re getting a steal!
Where can your fans find you and follow??
Yes! Here is our Page and our readers group!
Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤️