Author Interview – W.A. Case

She’s got a style all her own, and unique plot lines to boot. There’s something magic buzzing about this newer indie author and I’m pretty sure, you best watch out. Or is it read up? With her debut novel being released soon, I know I’ll be keeping an eye on her and her writing. Oh, and there’s something cool about her twist on the supernatural that has my curiosity more than peaked. Give me your book now, woman! I’m serious… right now. Okay? Thanks.

-A.W.

Meet Miss W.A. Case…

1. Tell me about your upcoming book.

Author Interview W.A. CaseThere  is  the  dark  side  that  want  the  modern  world  to  return  to  the  times  where  they  kept  people  as  slaves,  to  feed  off  them  and  use  them  in  their  hunts.  The  head  of  these  people  are  Bay  Saxon  one  of  the  few  remaining  pure-blooded  vampires  left  and  Leeda  a  high  priestess  with  a  thirst  for  power.  Launching  a  party  of  supernatural  being  into  hunting  down  a  secret  that  is  written  in  a  book  by  witches  of  a  child  that  has  power  given  by  a  god.  This  child  is  described  as  the  chosen  and  is  able  to  change  the  course  of  everyone’s  future.  Those  with  a  dark  agenda  want  to  use  her  blood  to  lock  gates  to  a  place  that  the  god’s  forbid  anyone  to  enter.  This  place  was  named  The  Wastelands  where  there  are  four  ruthless  dragons  imprisoned.  There  is  also  a  good  side  that  wants  to  protect  and  keep  the  world  at  peace  but  to  do  this  they  must  find  the  child  first  and  keep  her  from  being  sacrificed  and  releasing  destruction  that  will  bloody  the  land.

 

2. What makes your book different from all the rest? What genre would you put it in?

The Angel-May Saga is a fantasy fiction, that not only has your supernatural beings like vampires, witches, werewolves and other beings; it also has Greek gods and goddess with archangels and warriors. When writing this I wanted to have plenty of twists in the plot to keep the reader guessing, I also liked the idea of marrying the erotic love affair between the character with the violence of blood and gore, making the romantic story also an action story.

 

3. Who was your favorite character to create?

The four dragons; I had to make them evil.

 

4. What is the hardest part about writing this book?

The ending making sure every ending had to link up with the next book and the final book had to link up to a part of the first book so it became a circle without giving away the plot.

 

5. What is the easiest part about writing this book?

Knowing who my main character where and how each of them played a part in the story.

 

6. Have you always loved and written in this genre or was another your first love?

I love to write horror and romance.

 

7. Do you have any genre-specific tips?

Research what you can and add your own twist.

 

8. Do you have any other projects that you’re working on?

I have a something but at this point in time I’m just finishing up on my current work.

Author Q&A

 

When did you first tell a story?

I first wrote a short story back in 1997 then sent it to my first publishing company in 1998.

 

What was it about?

It was about twin girls who buy a mirror at a flea market, during the night it would feast on their souls until they were trapped in another world. There innocent soles replaced by something dark and dangerous.

 

Did you ever make up imaginary friends or beings for the sake of boredom or general mischievousness?

I don’t think I did, I spent most of my childhood looking after my brothers when my mother was at work and hiding from the local bullies.

 

Who influenced you the most as a writer?

It  wasn’t one person that influenced me, it was a few, my mother guided me into doing something i loved, she had gone through life being told she couldn’t do things because she could barely read and write, and as I also have dyslexia I remained in education to learn that I have a gift for story telling. The local librarian who opened my eyes to another world through a book she gave me to read,  which I enjoyed so much that I went out and bought it with my money that I had saved from babysitting and still have it today.

Favorite book, ever. Yes, I am limiting you to one.

L.J. Smith’s Dark Visions.

Easiest part of writing for you would be….?

I think the easiest part of writing is the place and characters.

What is your most dreaded, please-don’t-make-me part of writing?

Something I’m not interested in and I don’t want to write my own biography.

If you could have dinner (and dessert) with any fictional character who would it be and why?

Wow, now that’s a question. I would have dinner with Gabriel Wolfe from L.J. Smith’s Dark Visions. When I was younger I loved his character, the rebel, dark and mysterious with unthinkable gifts, and as a young reader at the time I wished there were people like him out there in the world. He was the first fictional character I fell in love with.

Any sage advice you can pass on to fellow writers that you wish someone had told you sooner?

The only advice I can give is that you will get writer’s block a lot, don’t stress. Ideas will come to you at an unexpected time, so keep a pad and pen with you all the time. Remember what each book is about so it flows to each one nicely and have a plan of what each story will be about, you will change it but at least it’s a guide of what you want to do.

 

Do you have any weird or necessary writing habits or rituals? How do you write?

I have my own reference book, it’s filled with words i want to use so I don’t use the same one to many times. It has lists of beings, elements, powers and descriptions of feelings and actions. I must have the book close to hand, I also hate putting a lot of cursed language into my work when it’s not necessary. I also have a pet hate about my husband reading my work; I know it sounds stupid but I’m fine with the world reading it and my family reading it, but my husband can not read it, well not with me in the same room.

 

What is the color of your editing pen? Yes, I’m serious.

I have the publisher edit my work which is a good thing as I’m no good with grammar and punctuation and I still mix my words up like the there’s and where’s. but when i do get my cold read manuscript I use a blue pen.

 

Of the senses (all six), what is your favorite sense to write?

Physic sense. I love writing about something everyone wishes they had, there are so many that are spoken about but never come into contact with, the idea of  being able to move objects with your mind or the read the mind of another, its a gift that would be very useful.

Do you believe in Writer’s Block? If so, how do you break through it?

Yes, I re-read what I’ve written but if that fails I wait for something to come to me. Usually it’s when I’m at work or on the way to work.

 

There’s all the hoopla over being a Pantser or a Plotter – which team are you a part of or are you somewhere in between?

I do, do some plotting but I never know where the story is going to go as the plots I line out change.

Where to find W.A. Case

W.A. Case is a newer indie author and until now (hopefully) she has been relatively unknown. Recently given a 4 e-book contract, by The Book Smith. You can find some of her short stories hanging around the web displaying her style.

Check out her website, and keep an eye on The Book Smith’s Facebook page for updates on Hidden Destiny, W.A. Case’s debut release.

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