MY INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR ABBEY FAITH!!
What’s your name and what genre would you consider your books to be?
My name is Abbey Faith and I write historical romance novels with touches of comedy.
Tell me about your book. How did you come up with that (story, angle, idea)?
To be honest, I’ve had the idea for this book inside of my head for ten years. A long time ago, I developed the idea of having two men with mistaken identities and a woman who gets involved in their shenanigans, but, surprise-surprise, one of the men is an alien. And, over the years, the story developed and changed. Names were switched around. Voila, the novel that I’m publishing now.
How did you get interested in writing this particular genre (historical novels, mysteries, sci-fi, children’s books, etc.)?
I read Lisa Kleypas’s books and became addicted.
What kind of research did you do for this book?
I researched the Victorian era, London particularly, and even traveled to England to do an up-close examination of the culture, influence of the past, architecture, and accents.
Can you tell me about your series?
My series is about a group of siblings that need money and spouses. Through public mishaps and humorous meetings with strangers, all of the siblings work their way through their own books and end up in love.
Do you have a favorite book out of this series?
The first book will always have a special place in my heart.
Where did you get the inspiration/idea for your series?
I can’t remember where I got the idea ten years ago. Just a big imagination!
Was it always meant to become a series?
Not in the beginning. It was only meant to be the one book, but overtime, the other siblings demanded my attention.
What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
I write as often as I can, but I don’t set out to write a specific amount. I typically write in my bed and later in the evening during the weekdays, but all day during the weekends.
Do you have a new book in the making and if so, what’s the name of your upcoming book?
I’m just working on my series. I’d drive myself mad if I had more than one project.
How important are character names to you in your books? Is there a special meaning to any of the names?
I absolutely refuse to change my characters’ names. They’re like my kids. Sometimes they have special meanings. Most of the time, they don’t.
Is there a genre that you’ve been wanting to experiment with?
No, I’m pretty comfy with historical romances.
What is the hardest part of writing for you?
Finishing a stand-alone or a series. I hate leaving my characters, but I know that their stories continue.
What do you think of book trailers? Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book?
I love book trailers and wish that I had the creativity/funds to make my own!
What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?
I consider my best accomplishment to be the publication of my book. It means that someone else “gets it.”
What’s the best thing about being an author?
You have your best friends with you literally all the time.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Teaching and writing!
Have you always liked to write?
What writing advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Trust your imagination. It knows best.
If you didn’t like writing books, or weren’t any good at it, what would you like to do for a living?
I love to teach. I’m a daycare teacher right now and working to get my license to teach middle school social studies and language arts.
Do you read reviews of your book(s)? Do you respond to them, good or bad? How do you deal with the bad?
I don’t have any reviews yet, but it certainly would make me nervous!
What are you working on now?
I’m writing the fourth book of my series.
Can you give us a few tasty morsels from your work-in-progress?
“Did you just compare your new wife to a cockroach?”
Why did you choose to write in your genre? If you write in more than one, how do you balance them?
I chose to write in my genre when I was about fifteen or sixteen.
Where did your love of books come from?
No clue. Genuinely. I’ve just always loved to read.
Do you have any favorite authors or favorite books?
Lisa Kleypas, Mary Shelley, and Charlotte Bronte are my favorite authors. Devil in Winter, Frankenstein, and Jane Eyre are my favorite books, respectively.
Of all the characters you have created, which is your favourite and why?
I don’t pick favorites!
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
It energizes me!
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Being interrupted during a sex scene. That’s rough.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I mean, I write romances, which are formulaic, but I try to be as original as possible.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
Most of my Facebook friends are authors and they’re so kind!
If you were writing a book about your life, what would the title be?
What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
Do you want to meet your cover model, Michael Foster? And yes. Yes, I do.
Where can your fans find you and follow??
Thank you for taking your time to do this interview ❤️