Wednesday, November 11, 2015

November Author Interviews Featuring Marilyn Almodovar

Today I'd like to welcome, Marilyn Almodovar! 

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? 

Usually when I’m doing chores, or when I’m in the shower. So I have notepads and pens all over the house, just in case.

2. Is there a routine to your writing?

I write from early morning till late at night. And I mean late, late at night. I usually get up at 6 am, and go to sleep around midnight, or later. I probably sleep around 4 to 6 hours a night, depending on what I’m working on.

I do work better in the evenings, but if I’m editing, and rewriting, I prefer to do that in the mornings.

3. Who are some of your favorite writers? How have they inspired you?
I have a very long list of authors, but I think people like G.R.R Martin, S. E. Hinton, Anne Rice, Stephen King, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, the Bronte Sisters, and many others, including contemporary authors like JK Rowling, Wendy Holden, and many many more. Those authors who have amazing careers, and longevity, they are an inspiration. Their books will always be printed because they’re so magical and the worlds that their characters inhabit are so real and the problems the characters experience are so relatable, even if they’re vampires, wolves, wizards, Victorian women or Georgian girls, I guess that’s what attracts me to them .

And as far as inspiration, I think the fact that most of them are solid world builders, and have manage to create intricate stories that resonate with people outside their target audience, make them sit prettily at the top of my list of favorites.

4. What are you working on now?

I’m currently waiting on beta readers’ feedback on Alternate, so I’ve outlined my story for #NaNoWriMo and if there aren’t any more edits for Alternate, I’ll be catching up with some books, before I go back to edit the NA story that I’ve been working on for the past year, Henry and Gracie.

5. What advice would you give to unpublished writers?

Don’t give up, and keep writing. Also stock up on coffee, and whichever sweets you like, they’ll come in handy when you have deadlines and/or are working on heavy edits.  

Coffee or Tea

Both, can’t make me choose!!!

Wine or Beer

Red Wine

Movies or Books
First books then movies. 

Hemsworth or Pratt
*coughs* Neither, can I choose Tom Hiddleston instead? J    

Summer or Winter
Winter, Winter, Winter…

Beach or Mountains
Mountains, I’m a country girl at heart.

Pizza or Cheeseburger

Love at First Sight or Friends to Lovers
Love at first sight. That’s how it was for me and my hubby.

Halloween or Christmas

Game of Thrones or Outlander
Game of Thrones all the way. J

Marilyn Almodóvar is the author of a series of YA paranormal novels. Born in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, Lyn is a lover of words whose reading tastes range from Victorian novels to the books of Stephen King. Her favorite past-times have always been reading and writing, two activities that let her escape to other worlds.
Social Media: 
Twitter: @LynAlmodovar

Time has never been an issue for Baxter Jacobs, but then she never knew she had the ability to Bend it. 

As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Baxter inherits a pendant that will change her life. Connected to the pendant is a dark and mysterious young man named Declan Ashdown. Trapped in a Time loop for the past 122 years, Declan needs Baxter’s help to escape. The only problem is, she has no idea how to do it. 

To acquire the power she needs to free him, she’ll become one of the Interred, those whose Magical abilities emerge as they come of age. When she does, she’ll discover that Declan isn’t the only one interested in the fact that she’s a Time Bender. 

As the Interment arrives, Baxter knows this will be no Sweet Sixteen. A vengeful relative and the ruthless Council are determined to control her. Declan’s powerful and charming descendant, Jack Ashdown, claims he can save her. She’ll soon have to decide who she can trust, and how to master her new abilities before Time runs out.

Fissure, book 2
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  1. Thank you so much for the interview, Bethany, I had loads of fun!

  2. Great interview! Tom Hiddleston for me, too!

  3. Thanks for sharing a great interview! I love reading about her inspiration and writing habits. And I'm a recent Tom Hiddleston convert too! ;)

  4. Love your writing process! I too do better working in the hours it's quieter (Early mornings or late evenings!)

    Awesome interview and I love your series!