Saturday, March 29, 2014

Interview with Faye Hall

Hi Everyone!
Happy Saturday! I know it's been awhile since I posted. Grad school is kicking my butt a little and I've been working on a couple of projects, my goal is to have a couple of books come out back to back so I'm getting this ready. On a happier note I have an author interview today! This author is Faye Hall and she is very nice and you should take a minute to get to know her. Also you should check out her books if you are interested in historical fiction novels with twists then she is the author for you!

Interview with Faye Hall

1. What is your favorite part of writing?
My romances all have a certain amount of mystery and deceit in them as well as passion.  I love writing the twists and turns, the part that almost tears the hero and heroine apart, just before they are drawn back to each other.  It really is my favorite part.

2. What is your favorite genre to read?
I do enjoy regency romances, especially those by Amanda Quick.

3. What is your favorite dessert?
My husband makes the best Black forest cheesecake ever!

4. What was that moment that made you step up and take that step into the world of writing? To get from story on my computer to seeing who would publish my work?
That moment…I’d had my first child, was in a very unhappy relationship and I just thought one day that there must have been more to life than what I was living.  At the time I had about 50 half written scripts on my computer, so I picked one, finished it, and sent it off.  Unfortunately it was rejected, but it gave me the drive to just keep going.  When I reunited with the man who is now my husband, I gave him some of my scripts to read through.  He immediately told me how brilliant they were and insisted that I should start resubmitting them again.  So I did…and they rest, as they say, is history.

5. What was your favorite part of writing a story that took place in the past?
All of my books are set in the late Victorian years of Australia, a historical part of my country I was never taught at school, and barely knew existed.  So searching local history books, and trying to find what was available on the internet was really so very fascinating.  I’ve learnt more about the history of where I grew up in the last few years then what I ever knew before.

6. What is the hardest thing for you to write?
Definitely beginnings.  I struggle with them so much.

7. What is your favorite book?
Favorite would have to be Amanda Quick’s Deception.

8. When do you find time to write?
Not often lol.  Seriously, my husband and I have 9 children, so I literally write when I can where I can.  A lot is done after the children are in bed, but I do tend to jot notes down on my phone whilst waiting to collect them from school too.

9. Other than becoming an author what other jobs did you consider doing?
When I was eight I wanted to be a beauty therapist.  When I was 12 I wanted to be a fashion designer.

10. What advice would you give to those who want to write? 

Just keep writing.  If it’s what you love then you should never give up, no matter how many knock backs you may get.

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