I enjoy writing quirky and fun novels with a paranormal twist. The paranormal has always captured my interest. The thought of finding answers to the unexplained fascinates me. – Rose Pressey (from www.RosePressey.com)
Many thanks to Rose Pressey for joining us today on Pedantic Phooka. I’m very pleased to be able to feature my interview with Rose below. Please click the following link to read my review of Rose’s book: No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells.
1. Rose, what would you say makes your writing different from other books/series in the paranormal genre?
I enjoy adding humor to my books. There are many dark paranormal books out, but mine are light and fun.
2. Who would you consider to be your target audience?
My books are adult, but suitable for young adults, too. Anyone who wants their paranormal beings to have a sense of humor might enjoy my books.
3. I noticed that there will be two more books in this series. How will the cast from No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells be involved in future installments?
The entire cast except for Kim will return in the follow-up to No Shoes, No Shirt, No Spells.
4. What was your inspiration for the Mystic Cafe storyline and characters?
I’ve always fantasized about being a good cook, but I’m far from it. Bewitched was one of my favorite TV shows, and I think it would be fun to have real magic abilities. I just added the two ideas.
5. What do you think draws so many readers to stories with magical or supernatural storylines?
A supernatural world and magic make a boring world fun. It’s a great escape from the daily routine.
6. What can you tell us about your other series? Do you have a favorite amongst your own books.
I really like my Veronica Mason series. The first book, Rock ‘n’ Roll is Undead is available now. The next, Spells, Demons, and Rock ‘n’ Roll will be out early next year. The series is about an inept witch who is the lead singer of a rockabilly band in a world full of paranormal creatures.
7. What you would like your readers to take away from your books?
I like my readers to smile and get a few laughs from my books. Being introduced to characters they can like and root for is nice.
8. What is the most challenging part of writing for you?
Editing. It takes the longest. I write a book in a month, but spend a couple months on editing.
9. What are your favorite books or series to read?
I love the Jane Jameson Series by Molly Harper. Of course, I love the Sookie Stackhouse series, too. Another series I really like is the La Vida Vampire Series by Nancy Haddock. Really, I love too many books to name them all.
10. What do you like to do with your spare time when you aren’t reading or writing?
Decorating my home on a budget is fun. I love finding bargains. Spending time with family and playing with my Chihuahua. I also enjoy listening to music.
11. Name one thing that you would really like your readers to know about you.
I suffer from psoriatic arthritis and I have joint replacements in both knees. I’m having my hips replaced soon. I’m like the bionic writer!