Sunday, 24 April 2016

Author Interview | A.M. Griffin | The Guicai Talisman

Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

I'm a writer of all things sexy and not so sexy. LOL. I write erotica, paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary and monster porn. My latest genre is urban fantasy and I'm loving it! I've been published since 2012 and each year is getting better and better. This has been an awesome ride.

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?

My main character’s name is Babylonia Jones. She’s kick-ass, smart, funny, pretty and has a totally wicked life. She’s half-paranormal and half-human and because of that she doesn't fit in either world; human or paranormal, but she’s desperately trying to find her way. I like that she’s honest and most of all true to herself. Oh, and she also has some cool friends; Melia is a Vampire and Demarcus is a Demi-God. I could totally hang out with them.

What are you working on at the minute?

Currently I'm working on the fifth Babylonia Jones story, The God Killer, which will release in 2017. I'm stoked about it. Babylonia thinks she’s ready for her new life, but she has no idea what she’s gotten herself into.

What made you decide to sit down and actually start something?

I was at a book conference and I saw this flyer of a woman with guns and the backdrop of the city. The picture on the flyer intrigued me so I tossed it in my bag and eventually took it home with me.I didn't do anything with the idea immediately but her presence was always in the back of my mind. It took about a year for me to finish up other projects and clear my plate. I reached out to some of my author friends and got their input on the name Babylonia Delilah Jones and from there she took shape. The Undercity Chronicles of Babylonia Jones, P.I. is unlike any other series that I've written. It’s gritty, fast paced and chopped full of action. Baby (as her friends call her) is a kick ass heroine who has a gun and isn't afraid to use it. While all my heroines have a special place in my heart, this one has definitely carved her name across it.

Do you proofread/edit all your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?

While I write on the fly, meaning I'm a pantser at heart. I'm very rigid when it comes to editing. In the first read through I make sure to bring the story together. To tie up or identify all the loose ends. I refer to this part as “to making the story less stupid” lol. Then I go through and add more emotion and action and the last round is reserved for grammar and spelling. It’s a long process but it makes me and my editor very happy.

Who edited your book and how did you select him/her?

An editor friend Anya Richards edits all of my self-pubbed books. She’s awesome! We were friends before she became my editor and when I decided to delve into the self-pub world I went to her. We've been at this for almost two years and we know each other’s style which is very helpful. Plus if I have an editing question she is just a phone call away! SCORE!

Who designed your book cover/s?

I found a wonderful cover artist Erik Reeves. He’s awesome to work with. There’s nothing better than rambling about an idea and then to see it on paper a little while longer. I used to spend hours and days looking through stock photos and not finding the “right” look. Having someone draw my vision is just so much better.

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