Monday, November 23, 2015

November Author Interviews Featuring M.C. Cerny

Today I'd like to welcome, M.C. Cerny! 

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions. 
I'm excited to have you and can't wait to learn more about you.

1. Where do you find inspiration for your books? 
I have a lot of crazy dreams or just observing life in general and wondering “what if.” I’m constantly asking questions and jotting down notes. I have several poster boards at home with rough outlines for stories I swear I might never get to right now.

2. Is there a routine to your writing?
I do a lot of writing in the middle of the day or really late at night when everyone is asleep. My daily goal is to often just write something or do about two 2k of words. Typically it’s never for the same story so I have a lot of unfinished WIPs at the moment.  

3. Who are some of your favorite writers? How have they inspired you?
I have so many favorites but right now on my kindle are: Jenni Moen, Catherine Gayle, Helena Hunting, Ilsa Madden-Miles and Z.B. Heller. Most of the authors I read happen to be Indie authors. I love their gritty writing styles and stories that suck me in until the wee hours of the morning because I just can’t put their books down. Sweet stories, sexy ones and funny – laugh out loud are my favorite. They give me inspiration to keep writing and keep going after what’s important to me which is telling a good story.

4. What are you working on now?
Currently, I’m doing edits on Summer Ever After which I’m looking to release in a few weeks. It’s a story about two people who are pretty damaged emotionally and come together in a summer fling that goes beyond what they thought it would when they decide to give it a chance. There’s a lot of sweetness and growing up for both of these characters.

As far as writing... I’ve been having fun writing two romantic comedies with a friends to lovers premise. I plan to release them in the spring and I think readers will enjoy the laugh out loud dialogue and situations these two couples get into while flipping a house. Both books have a special place in my heart because when you stopping looking for love and look at the person who has been standing by your side this entire time. It’s amazing what you might find has been there waiting for you all along.  

5. What advice would you give to unpublished writers?
I would say keep writing and keep honing your craft. Writing is a constantly changing and evolving process. When I read my first books I cringe because I know I’m a better writer now, than I was two years ago, but if I gave up and quit back then, I wouldn’t be writing the stories I love now. I’d also say find a group of other authors to hang out with. Share stories and beta reading, network to find a good editor you can trust and take feedback with a grain of salt. Your words today might sound and feel like garbage, but maybe it needs editing or another critical eye like that fellow author to help you get through that plot hump. Learn to take criticism for what it’s worth. Not everyone is going to like your story but it doesn’t make you less than or a bad writer. Reviews can be subjective, but learn to look for the ones that tell you how to improve your skills of storytelling and never ever give up.

Coffee or Tea

Coffee Always!

Wine or Beer


Movies or Books

Hemsworth or Pratt
I have to choose? Hemsworth, lol!

Summer or Winter

Beach or Mountains
Beach with a book or the Mountains running trail races

Pizza or Cheeseburger

Love at First Sight or Friends to Lovers
Friends to Lovers

Halloween or Christmas

Game of Thrones or Outlander
mmm I love my Jamie Fraser so of course Outlander

M.C. Cerny first fell in love with books after experiencing her first real ugly cry reading Where The Red Fern Grows. Her debut romantic suspense novel, Flashpoint, was written in a series of post-it-note ramblings that would likely make her idol Tom Clancy and her mother blush. She is a post graduate of NYU, and calls rural NJ home with her menagerie of human and feline fur-babies. When M.C. is not writing, you’ll find her lurking in Starbucks, running stupid marathons, singing Disney show tunes, and searching out the perfect shade of pink nail polish.
Woodland Creek Series.
30 Authors. 30 Shifter Stories.
Happenstance brought Kerri Harper to Woodland Creek, but will she stay for the wolf intent on mending her broken heart?

It was supposed to be just one summer… the one where I got myself together, figured out my life plan. I finished law school…passed the bar, got a good job…followed the rules, but it’s never been good enough. Roman Winters awakened something inside me besides complacency working under my dad’s thumb and dating Lucas the loser. Roman saw something inside me worth breaking the rules for…
She was a blonde bombshell brat totting fancy luggage and a chip on her shoulder. Knocking her down a peg became a game, until I started to feel things I hadn’t felt in a long time. I had worked hard to keep things superficial, avoid commitments because the people I loved always left me. Abigail Holliday demanded more from my already broken heart and I wondered if it would be so horrible to give in…
It started as one summer, but our story begins the summer ever after…

I am the author of these books so far:
Flashpoint – Romantic Suspense
“Everything you’ve ever loved could be gone in a flash.”
Under The Mistletoe – Rom/Com – Book One
"I want to be with a woman who is confident, sexy, and smart. Maxie, I want you.”
The Naughty List – Rom/Com – Book Two
“It’s been awhile, but this isn’t my first rodeo.”
Night Owl: A Curvy Short #1
“Her kiss is heaven with a kick in the ass.”
On Air: A Night Owl Serial #2
“Quivering, Casey. This is how I always want you…”
Radio Silent: A Night Owl Serial #3
“I will always come running for you. I want you to expect that from me… anything else is unacceptable.”

Song Bird: A Night Owl Serial #4
“We will get through this.”
Wicked Games: A Night Owl Serial #5
“We will get through this.”
Deviation – Contemporary – Student/Teacher Romance
 “You say statistics like it’s a bad thing…”

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