Good morning! To all those who serve in the U.S. Armed Services, and the families that support them, I wish you my best on this Memorial Day!
Today’s guest author with Last Monday is a multi-talented Solstice Shadows author. Not only did she write a terrific book (Earth’s Magick), but she’s an Army wife with kids. Give it up for Mel Massey!
- What’s the title of your latest release? Link?
Earth’s Magick, Book 1
- Why do you like writing in this genre?
Writing urban fantasy is such a challenge and a thrill. I love writing magick mixed with legends and lore. It requires research to learn the truth, and then allows you to expand that truth into fantasy.
3. What do you like to read?
I love to read fantasy, historical fiction, and pretty much anything that’s supernatural related.
- Favorite movie?
It makes me sound like such a sap, but my favorite movie is Somewhere In Time. It’s old but oh-so-romantic.
- What are your writing habits? Music or silence? Daily regimen or spurts of creativity?
I have to have music going when I write. What sort of music depends on the scene I’m writing. I could be listening to melodious classical tunes or Skrillex is loudly showing me a fight scene. Anything goes! I write every day. Some days it’s only a paragraph and others I’ll top out over 5,000 words. It all depends on my muse, I guess.
- What was the most surreal moment you’ve had as a author?
When I read reviews that weren’t from people that I know! They loved the book and I was like, “Hey…I don’t even know this person!” That was awesome. I’m enjoying the fact that others are now in love with Mela and her friends.
- How can readers find you?
Twitter – @melmmassey
- What do you know now about being published that you wish you’d known before submitting?
I wish I’d known the amount of time I needed for marketing and promoting. I had no idea of the extra work behind selling a book.
- Favorite snack/drink while writing?
Candy! Any kind of candy will do but I like Sweet-Tarts a lot.
10. Look at your writing area…what’s the item you keep to inspire you (piece of artwork, figurine)?
I keep a notebook full of sketches, legends, lore and historical facts that I’ve accumulated over the years. When I need inspiration, I sift through the pages and read some really odd stuff. It’s full of magick spells, angel/demon names, character sketches, and interesting unsolved mysteries from history…so much to be inspired by!