When did you first realize you wanted to become a Writer/author?
I only started a couple of years ago but always had a knack for storytelling in grade school and high school. I didn’t take it seriously until I was older because of the amount of nervous energy I have, I am always moving, it’s hard for me to sit and complete things like writing…so I thought, but then when I was older and tried it out again, I realized I didn’t pay attention to the time, I was caught up in another world and I loved it. After that and working with my publisher It’s now an obsession.
Where do you get your ideas for your book?
I have the craziest imagination, I have ideas all of the time without outside help.
What kind of things do you enjoy when not writing?
My family first and foremost, I have a deep connection with my husband, I’m really lucky that way. I have found my soul mate, no doubt!. I love watching my kids grow, we all love to laugh, I watch comedy shows , Bill Burr is our favorite and Tosh O because he is so over the top. I love to garden, read, listen to music, have my Friday night Margarita nights, I am very active, I love to take walks, biking, anything to do with being outside. I would live on the beach for life if I could. I’m a huge water person and Astrology is my passion.
How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I have four written and published. I love My Sweet Entity because it’s very me, I love Halloween, I love scary things so having a haunted house, a ghost or entity in the house is one thing, but to be sexually gratified by one sounded so thrilling. I love The Seduction of Lexie Dane because I love that my stories take twist and turns. I love anything dark, taboo, things that people shy away from because deep inside, they want to turn and look and I want to make them look. This book deals with Vampires and sex on many different levels. I had fun writing these two books, the third is a sequel to My Sweet Entity, as usual, I always keep my endings open ended for another book. My last book is Claiming Holly about an innocent college girl who finds a Nanny position to leave home and let her family have an empty nest, in the process she gets caught up into a world she never knew about. Her boss not only has no children for her to watch but he is to watch her, another twist that delves into a powerful seduction of an open marriage, a power hungry husband and the world of BDSM in their basement.
Do you have any suggestions to help others who have a passion for writing?
I always say the same things, do not compare yourself to others because it’s all fluff, everyone has jobs, different times they can write and more than anything do not nit pick every sentence, get it all out and fix it later, if you don’t, it will never get done. I went to a writing group and everyone seemed stuck in this aspect, asking what the four words sound like together in the sentence. I was like What? No!, just write it and move on. I’m not saying to dismiss the fact you are looking for excellence by any stretch of the imagination, but really…fix it later! I have re-done half of my books later, no biggie really because I had a full picture sitting in front of me and it’s much easier to fix at this point than never getting anywhere. Stop griping about being stuck, if your stuck your stuck, it won’t be forever, you will get tired of it, down on yourself and you will need to pick yourself up and get going, just write!. I do this with screaming kids all around me. I don’t have time for the perfect cup of tea, the jazz music and scenery to make this happen, that’s an excuse!
What do you think makes a great story?
Your passion writing it. If you love it, someone else will too. Like my publisher taught me, you need a climax, you need to feel these characters, give them good dialogue, set a good pace so the reader doesn’t get bored. Make sure you have conflict and drama or suspense to equal an emotional impact. Set your scene, establish the point of view and what the point of each scene is.
Which Writer/Authors inspire you?
I love so many, to name a few, Anne Bishop and Anne Rice. Dean Koontz
What are you working on at the moment?(optional)
I am working on a Sci-Fi thriller called : Parallel Lives about a scientist who has learned to travel into the future and has a life there while also having a life and family here. His wife of here, is not aware of any of this but there is a glitch in the system and she is noticing things are very off. Her husband Corbin does not work alone and those watching him are about to turn the off- switch to his life he has with her, as to not have this information found out. He is deeply in love with her and cannot let this happen, it will be a battle of wits but power, prestige and honors bestow him to follow their lead. He needs to make a choice and what is he willing to lose to have her?
What genre are your books?
Currently all four finished books are Erotica. The next will be a Sci-fi Thriller and the one following a serial killer thriller called The Frail Ones.
What drew you to the genre you write?
The Erotica genre happened because I am an Entrepreneur, I have issues working for others and giving my money away, because of this I always find a way to dodge the 9-5 job and I came across a ghost writing job who asked me to write a spooky story, that I would have two weeks and get paid for my story, but have no rights to it. From there, My Sweet Entity was born in three days. When I was finished, I thought, no way are they getting rights to my creativity, so I threw it out into the universe and my publisher found me. As for the Sci-Fi and Serial killer books, I love thrillers anyway, the most. I love being riveted, wondering what the character will do next. I love suspense and mystery, anything that captures my attention, I will write about myself if I think of a good story line.
Which Actor/Actress would you like to see portraying the lead character from your most recent book?(any book you like)
Does Johnny Depp count just because it’s Johnny Depp? Not only is the man down right yummy but versatile, yes, I’ll go with him :}. He can whip someone, scare them in a house, I think he can do it all don’t’ you?
Do you write full-time or part-time?
Very, very part time. I am an obsessed personality, thank God, I don’t have time to just write, I would never see daylight. I have a family and a couple of jobs in real life that keep me very busy.
What is the hardest thing about writing?
Getting started! Once I’m off, it’s all good from there, that and editing. I’m terrible with grammar and sentence structure, just ask my publisher who probably can’t wait for another book yet says, Oh no! it’s Soliel, there is always a lot of work in the editing process. It’s the part I dislike most. I wish I was more knowledgeable in this regard.
Any tips on how to get through the dreaded Writer’s block?
Write anyway and fix it later. Start a project for your blog instead and come back to your original piece. Whatever you do , don’t become stagnant, go out and push your books, marketing until inspiration hits, do something!
Do you read much, and if so who are your favorite Authors or genres?
I have zero time to read it seems, another obsession If I could. I love serial killer books the most. I like to see if the Author can keep me guessing, I will be bored if I can guess what will happen next, but I love mystery and suspense. So, yes I read, but when I can.
Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?
I just want to thank my publisher TWB Press/Amore’ Moon Publishing for all of their hard work on our collaboration of books, My family, readers and fans of my feisty posts on FB and Twitter.
How can Readers discovery more about you and your work?(please provide proper links)
My publishers site has my website and all of my books and where to get them.
Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview