Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Writers' Wednesday: An Interview with Marisa Chenery

Welcome to another Writers' Wednesday! Today I'm featuring historical and paranormal romance author Marisa Chenery.

Hi, Marisa! So tell us, how long have you been writing? When did you first begin?

I first started writing around 11 years ago. I have always been an avid reader and writing seemed to be the next logical step. I had taken an interest in writing when I was a teenager, but I really didn't put much effort into it at stage in my life. As a stay at home Mom, being an author was my dream job. I could work and not have to worry about leaving my kids.

What's your latest writing project or published work?

I was just offered a contract from Liquid Silver Books for my newest full length novel. It's called Beowulf and Roxie. It's the first werewolf romance I've written and I'm really looking forward to this one being released. I also started working on the sequel to The Blue Lotus, which came out in September at Liquid Silver Books.

Wow, very exciting! Congratulations. Can you offer some advice to aspiring, unpublished writers?

The best advice I can give new writers is to never give. Keep writing and eventually all your hard work will pay off. If you believe in yourself enough, it will happen.

Do you have a favorite author or genre?

I love to read historical, paranormal, werewolf, vampire and fantasy romances. I would have to say my favourite author is MaryJanice Davidson. I have read just about every book she has written and loved them.

Now the question everyone wants to know: how do your balance the responsibilities of the rest of your life with your writing?

Having a house full of kids, I had to have my own little writing area away from everyone else. That has turned out to be my bedroom. The kids know that when I'm up in the bedroom writing they have to give Mom some quiet time alone.

What do you do when you're not writing?

When I'm not writing I like to read or play on the internet. I'm a self-proclaimed internet junkie! I also like to work out at the gym three times a week.

Last question: how do you compose your novels? Computer, by hand, dictation?...

I wrote my first three books completely by hand in coil ring notebooks, which took a very long time. Now I do all my writing on my laptop. Taking all those typing classes in high school is really paying off now!

Thanks so much for being here, Marisa. Good luck with your writing! Readers, if you'd like to know more about this author, make sure to visit her website or blog. And have a great day!


windycindy said...

Hi, Marisa accomplishes a lot! I give all of you authors much credit. Thanks for sharing yourself with us! Good luck with all of your writings.

Marisa Chenery said...

Thanks, Cindi. Just an update. Beowulf and Roxie was recently released at Liquid Silver Books. And I just signed the contract for the sequel to The Blue Lotus called Mahes.


LaskiGal said...

Wow--how cool. An author I'd really like to read I do believe . . .

Marisa Chenery said...

Thanks Laskigal :).