Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sisterhood of the Travelling Blog - Week 2 - Stacy Moran - Interview

It gives me great pleasure to have a special guest again this week to my blog. Please welcome, Stacy Moran! Thanks Stacy for giving a great interview! 

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1.       What made you start writing and which subject matter do you enjoy the most?

My mom always made up bed time stories for my brother and me. I was around six when she pulled out the crayons, blank pieces of paper and had me draw pictures to match her stories.  I tried to draw castles and dragons but was frustrated with how they looked. (Yes I was critical of myself even then) So, I pouted for awhile about my lack of talent. My mom was not having the pouting so she had me start telling her stories and she would draw pictures for my stories. Of course the stories I told all sounded very familiar to her stories but I think this is when my obsession with writing began.

2.       Is there anything that you write about that can be controversial?

Hmm… reality is everything is controversial to someone. If I write about Christianity it is controversial to Atheist or to School Boards. If I write about sex education, again controversy to conservatives.

I write fiction mainly and hope like hell it is controversial.

3.       What inspires you to write and how often do you do it?

I write everyday and my inspiration comes from a multitude of things. Friends, family, what’s going on in the world and from the million other voices running around in my head demanding their story, are my main sources of inspiration.

4.       If you could only take one book with you for the next year what would it be and why?

Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice

Besides loving all of Anne Rice’s work, this is one of my favorite books because of the twist she has on the devil. It makes you think and question things you never would have before. I find something new every time I read the book.

{Lestat is being stalked, by some shadowy guy who turns out to be Memnoch, the devil, who spirits him away. The book could have been called Interview with the Devil (by Lestat). It's a rousing story interrupted by a long debate with the devil. Memnoch isn't the devil as ordinarily conceived: he got the boot from God because he objected to God's heartless indifference to human misery. Memnoch takes Lestat to heaven, hell, and throughout history. REVIEW from Goodreads}

5.       Is there a particular character of yours that you like more than the rest?

That’s a hard question, they change all the time. Right now Afina Dalca, the grandmother of my first Blood Myth novel’s heroine Sorina Ruzicka. Afina is a mystery to all those around her but she is the source of her family’s strength.

6.       Who is your favorite fictional character and why?

Apollymi from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter series would be one of my all time favorite characters. The Goddess of Destruction is much more than an angry, bitter woman. She is a mother who will never hold her son. She is a wife who was betrayed by her husband countless times. Apollymi is imprisoned in hell until her son is dead because of jealousy and fear. Yes, I know she has promised to destroy the world but come on; her son was raped, castrated, abused and tortured for years by humans and gods. Any mother would seek revenge for their child’s pain. Just saying…

7.       What age did you start reading, did you have a favorite children’s book?

First grade was when I really started reading books from the library. Snow White was my favorite children’s book.

8.       What's the best part of being an author?

Escaping into another world and forgetting reality

9.       If your current book (published or work in progress) could become a movie who would star in it?

For my Blood Myth Series, Zakah Sange would be John Abraham because he is who I think of when I envision him. Sorina would be Cintia Dicker but since she is not an actress my next choice would be Emma Stone

10.   Where do you see yourself in 5 years from now, writing wise?

Ten books into the Blood Myth Series and a few more series started. Hopefully more poetry books will be written some with my co-authors from Whispers in the Dark and a few of just my poetry.

11.   Anything extra you want to add….

Writing is not about being published or not published… It has taken me along time to realize, writing is about sharing a piece of myself.  Good or bad, write from your heart… 

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