What was the first book you ever wrote and what inspired you?
This is a two part answer. I took a creative writing course in grade 10. An assignment was – we had to write the first chapter of a book and then outline the rest. Turns out I don’t plot well. I wrote out the rough draft instead. Teacher said to keep going and hand in the chapters as I finished. Leap forward – ahem cough cough – years. I was teaching high school, two of my students complained that there was nothing for them to read. This is pre- Twilight. So I went back and got the book I’d originally written. I updated it and fixed “a few” writing errors – plot holes etc and ta da – I had my first book.
Can you tell us about your work including titles and share your amazon links?
That book I just mentioned was Dancing in Circles and turned out to be book 1 in Circles Trilogy. Books 1 and 2 are NA contemporary romance. Book 3 is a contemporary romance.
Book 1 – Dancing in Circles – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009PFNPMG
Book 2 – Circles Divided – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BBKNDAC
Book 3 – Circles Interlocked – http://www.amazon.com/Circles-Interlocked-ebook/dp/B005S8LI46
My 4th book is a part in an anthology. A writer’s group I belong to got together and created a free Christmas anthology and my story, Christmas Knight, was chosen. The book is A Holiday Anthology – http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/374815 (Did I mention it’s free!)
And lastly – released just over a month ago – an NA contemporary romance – A Guy and A Girl – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L2GRD1U
What drew you in to the romance genre?
I write NA – new adult, which means adult as in 17 years old and up – not adult as in ADULT erotic. The romantic element of the story just flowed with the age group.
Is romance your favorite genre to read as well as write?
I’m always scared to answer this question. No I don’t read romances. I critique a lot of romance chapters and I beta a lot of romance books – but I don’ curl up with one. I love – LOVE – old English mysteries. Dorothy L Sayers and Agatha Christie are my favourite 2.
Can you tell me something about yourself that may surprise your readers?
I’m a belly dancer.
Are you excited to be a part of the upcoming Ropin Romance event?
Definitely – it’s such a pleasure to be at the start of something new.
What do you to to help with writers block?
I don’t worry about it. To me writer’s block is my muse/creative mind figuring out what’s going to happen next and when it’s got the answer it’ll let me know. In the meantime – I edit chapters, critique friends’ chapters or beta for them, weed my garden and bake chocolate chip cookies.
If you had to choose three words to describe what type of writer you are what would they be?
True to myself. 3 words describing me perfectly.
What is your author pen name and do you have more than one?
Victoria Adams is my pen name and the second question is a secret.
If you had to pick a favorite author who would it be?
I’m guessing you want a romance author, so that kicks out Agatha Christie, so I’m going to go with Brenda Dyer. I love her Prophecy series.
Since many of the readers that will be seeing this interview and participating in the takeover will be new fans. If you had to describe your writing style and books in a single sentence what would it be?
(I suck at this sort of thing.) Fun, imaginative romantic stories with strong heroines and complex but lovable heroes tossed together, ripped apart, twisted around, with a bit of heat and a satisfying ending.