What was your inspiration for the Of Witches and Warlocks series?
It came from a random comment during a hair dying experience with my daughter. It stuck in my head for some reason and wouldn’t let go. I tried to ignore it for about a week, but the ideas kept evolving until I finally decided to write them down so I had them on paper for a later date, but once I started writing, it wouldn’t stop and just started pouring into my head faster than I could keep up with it. Before I knew it I was completely involved and sucked into the project!
When did you decide that you wanted to become a writer? My first attempt at writing was when I was 9 years old. It was a mystery story that starred me and my cousin. I dabbled in writing projects all through my growing up years, from winning essay contests at school to trying my hand at poetry and writing short romantic stories for friends. I always hoped to write a book “someday,” but I had no concrete goal or plan to make that happen until I was in my twenties. Even then it was just a little project of mine so I could say I wrote a book. I certainly never expected it to move on to something like this. That was really just a fluke chance I took that multiplied into something bigger.
What time of day is your favorite time of day? I’m definitely a night owl. I love being out when it’s night time and enjoying all the lights and atmosphere it creates. It’s the most peaceful time of day for me too. Sometimes I get a lot of work done then, others I can just sit and veg for a while and enjoy myself with a good movie or book. I find I’m much more relaxed in the evening.
What's one question you would ask your favorite author? Most of my favorite authors are no longer living, so if I could ask them about something it would probably be for them to tell me about what it was like to live and write in their era. I love history and find hearing tales about it fascinating. I recently attended the RomCon in Denver, and they had a Victorian Fashion Show while I was there and it was amazing. Just the time and effort that went into something like getting dressed every day is unreal. I think we all tend to take our ease of life for granted sometimes. I would totally love getting to hear about their personal experiences!
If you found yourself stranded on an island what three books do you hope you have with you? Hmmm. Tricky question. I have such a hard time deciding between books. I love Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott, and Anne of Green Gables, by L. M. Montgomery so maybe one of those. I’d probably throw a hot romance novel in their as my guilty pleasure, and I would want one of my books so I could keep visiting with Vance! LOL
What's the one place you hope to have the chance to visit?For my whole life, at least as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to go to Italy. I’ve watched travel videos, and often drown myself in picture books of the place too. Here’s a little secret that most people don’t know, but it was my original intent to set Blood of the White Witch in Italy, but then Twilight happened and I felt I couldn’t go there because I wanted to keep my distance from that story. I ended up changing the local to Scotland, which worked out perfectly for the story anyway, so it’s all good.
Do you listen to music as you write? If so what type of music? Yes, always. It helps me to really get in the mood. My playlist consists of mostly pop/rock and alternative, though there are a couple of good “mood” music songs too. I’ve listened to a lot of The Veronicas, Breaking Benjamin, Nickelback, Adam Lambert, Lady Gaga, Ryan Star, Hinder, Selena Gomez, Linkin Park, Blue October, etc., and so on, and so forth.
Do you have any quirky writing rituals? Not really. All I need is my laptop, music, lots of water and a comfy place to sit and I’m usually good to go. I can write pretty much anywhere. I wrote on book five in the series while I was in the airport waiting for my flight to Denver, even. All I need is a little time to sit down and get my head into the story again.
In three words describe yourself?
A walking oxymoron.
In three words describe your life?
Fun, crazy, stressful.
In three words describe Blood of The White Witch.
Swoony, emotional, tragic.
Can you share with us a little about what you are currently working on or what you hope to be working on in the near future? Sure! I’m finishing up a few scenes in book five, Possession of Souls, right now and then I will start doing edits on the fantasy/fairytale I’ve written. Both of those will be released in 2012. I also have about six other books currently in the works in various stages of production, so I’m excited to get working on those too. I will be in some big events again in September and October that will give readers the opportunity to get some more books and prizes, so I’m looking forward to that. The Menage A Blog event I just did with the Indie Book Collective was a HUGE success and The Trouble with Spells ended up “winning” that. I was really excited to get to interact with so many readers. They were so supportive of me and it was truly heartwarming.
If Of Witches and Warlocks were to become a t.v. series or movie who would you love to see cast as Portia and Vance? I think Emma Roberts (Hotel for Dogs, Nancy Drew, Scream 4, Twelve) would make a fabulous Portia. She has the right look, and she can pull off both comedy and drama, which are both essential to Portia’s character.
Matt Lanter (9O21O, Vampires Suck, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Liars All) has been Vance since before I wrote the first word about him. I would definitely want him to have the chance to play him, especially since he’s been so kind and such a support to me, not to mention that he has graciously played along with all the crazed “Vance Fans” who see him as the persona for that character.
What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
I have a few. I love eating chocolate, looking at delicious men, and reading swoony romance novels! (Not always in that order!! LOL)
Thanks so much for having me here! It was a lot of fun!! :D
Lacey Weatherford has always had a love of books. She wanted to become a writer
after reading her first Nancy Drew novel at the age of eight.
Lacey resides in the White Mountains of Arizona , where she lives with her wonderful husband, six beautiful children, one son-in-law, and their energetic schnauzer, Sophie. When she's not out supporting one of her kids at their sporting/music events, she spends her time writing, reading, blogging, and reviewing books.
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