Originally, Montana; now, North Carolina
I’m from a small family, an only child. My parents were ranchers, but never stopped telling me to live my dream. I’m still not certain what that is. J I graduated high school in 2007 and while I took a couple of classes in college, I didn’t graduate. I moved earlier this year to North Carolina in hopes of finding a new adventure. I live alone except for my two fur-babies, Sasha and Bartok, who are huskies.
I am going to be releasing my first book, Endless Embers, May 15th. You can currently pre-order it on Amazon. Here http://www.amazon.com/Endless-Embers-Mirna-Hart-ebook/dp/B00WDZ04DI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430148008&sr=1-1&keywords=Mirna+Hart
I, like most young girls, started writing in a diary, but in fifth grade, instead of writing about how “bad” life was, I began writing fictional scenes of how I wished it had gone. At one point, I was posting my work on FanFiction.net, but when my parents started encouraging me to actually become published, I took it all down.
As silly as it sounds, I still don’t consider myself a writer. I mean, I write, but so does everyone else in the world. Are they writers because they write? Maybe. Maybe not.
I’ve always been attracted to anything paranormal, and it shows up in a lot of my stories. When that first inspiration struck, I can’t be certain. I think it sprouted when I wrote a Supernatural fanfic. I love that show, and the Winchester brothers are just dreamy. *sigh*
If I do have a specific writing style, I haven’t discovered what it is yet.
Endless Embers? Hmmm, even though it’s considered “bad”, I just love alliteration in titles. A lot of works I have plans to release use it. I knew that this story would involve a fire-starter though and thought about some alliteration titles that used fire and coals and embers, and that’s what I came up with.
I don’t write to leave a message. I write to entertain. If I can entertain people with my works, even for a short moment in time, then I’ve succeeded in my mission.
As much as I’d like to believe the happenings in Endless Embers are realistic, I doubt many of them are—beyond the sexual positions mentioned that is. 😉
None of the events that occur in the story have occurred in my life. I’ve heard of fires occurring, but I’ve never really experienced one myself, and I hope not to anytime soon.
I think I found my love for paranormal romance when I was handed the first Anita Blake book by Laurell K. Hamilton. That series, which now has over twenty books, is awesome, and I love it. I’ve just recently begun reading the Sookie Stackhouse series as well after finishing the show. Mmmm… Yummy.
I am currently reading the first Sookie Stackhouse book, Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris.
I’m not certain how many of them are “new” authors. They are new to me though: Shana Abe, Cecy Robson, Patricia Briggs, Eileen Wilks, and Sherrilyn Kenyon among others.
Right now, I’m getting final edits on Endless Embers done as well as working on getting a cover for a story called Not Your Average Fairy Tale, so I can start on the next project. While I have a list of titles I want to work on, I don’t know which will actually be next. Stay tuned for more on that.
My dogs, Bartok and Sasha. They are the best in the world. They just don’t care what I do. If I’m happy, they’re happy, and if they’re happy, I’m happy. It’s an odd relationship.
I don’t know if I see writing as a career. I like writing. I do it for fun. If I can share my work with others for their enjoyment as well, that’s even better.
Since it’s not out yet, I really don’t know if there’s anything that I’d want to change if I could. Ask me again in a few months. Maybe I’ll have a different answer then. J
I don’t know how much is a little and how much is a lot for revealing Endless Embers. Hey, I’m still new to this. 😉 I can share the blurb though: Seth’s life is going well, but it’s boring. Then he meets Mikel and her brother, Rich. Mikel is a bold and confident woman and promises Seth a night of unbridled passion and wild abandonment. She turns his world upside down and sets it on fire, but when Rich and Mikel reveal their dangerous secret and offer him a tempting choice, Seth must decide if he can handle the burn that comes with their lives.
At the same time, here’s the blurb for Not Your Average Fairy Tale, which should be the next book that comes out afterEndless Embers if everything goes right: Princess Velara is to wed Rahn, a knight from a neighboring kingdom, in order to provide her father, King Nolan, with a male heir for the kingdom. Haidyn, a dragon, has been sent to King Nolan in order to create a new treaty to bring further peace to his kind. When Rahn reveals less-than-commendable intentions for Velara and the throne though, it will be up to the dragon to protect the princess and the kingdom from the knight.
Getting everything correct. There are so many things I haven’t done. I haven’t even traveled a lot. I came to North Carolina on a whim. Literally, pointed to a map with my eyes closed and just went with it. I’m still young, still learning about life and everything in it. Making sure that everything in my stories is at least on the side of possibility has been a challenge for me—especially since I write fiction.
Right now, my favorite author is and always will be C.S. Lewis. I adore the Chronicles of Narnia, and the way Lewis transported us not only to fantasy worlds, but different times within that world. Imagine how much planning it must have taken him to build an entire history for a fantasy world. *whistles* Inspirational.
Except to the library, I’ll admit that I do little traveling for my works. It helps that they’re fantasy. If I can’t find what I’m looking for via Google and the library, I usually discard it. I may come back to such things later, but at the time being, they just aren’t that important to me to think about traveling for them.
I had the cover of Endless Embers designed on Fiverr. I’ve seen a lot of people down the site, but my experience was good, and since I’m not about making writing a career, I don’t mind.
The hardest part of writing Endless Embers was getting the sex right. I’ve had a lot of drunken one-night stands in my time, but I don’t admit to having a lot of experience in any kind of real relationships. I just prefer the company of dogs to people.
Seth actually taught me a lot about standing up for one’s self and one’s beliefs while Mikel taught me about confidence, something I lack in real life, and acceptance.
If you want to write, just go out and write. Don’t let anyone tell you what you’re writing isn’t publishable or sellable. If you want to read something, but it doesn’t exist out there, write it yourself and screw those who say you can’t.
To readers, I just want to thank you. I am new to publishing, although I had lots of hits on FanFiction before I pulled everything, and I don’t have much else to say. You are what make writers write. As long as you keep reading what you love to read, regardless of others thoughts and tastes, you’ll keep writers writing more and new material.
The first book I read was a Serendipity book. I don’t even think they make those anymore. My mom had a whole collection of them. I remember being so proud when I read Buttermilk by Stephen Cosgrove to my mom without any help at all.
My dogs make me laugh and cry every day. They are a bundle full of energy, and I never seem to have enough time for them. At least, they make me feel like that. What little time I do spend with them makes me feel great though.
I think I might faint if I ever met Laurell K. Hamilton in real life. Other than her, I’d love to have a short interview with Rosa Parks or some of the other famous women in history. I’d love to know what ran through their minds when they all pulled their most courageous acts.
That’s both a morbid and hilarious thought. I guess I’d want, “Please take care of Bartok and Sasha” written on my headstone. I don’t know what else to put.
I love taking pictures of scenery and flowers. I haven’t really gotten a chance to post any photos on Facebook yet, but I plan to soon… Hopefully. I’ve heard Raven Rock is a good place to take the dogs on a nature walk, and I plan to take photos when I go.
I’ve been re-watching True Blood, but Supernatural and any of the crime shows (CSI, Law and Order, NCIS) are awesome as well. I absolutely adore Casablanca and Gone with the Wind. Yeah, I’m an old soul where movies are concerned. Audrey Hepburn is brilliant in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
I love eating pizza and burgers, but I never turn down a good steak. My favorite color is red and pink. As far as music goes, I listen to a little bit of everything that’s popular on the radio station without having any real favorites. My car doesn’t have a working CD player, so that’s all I can listen to anyway.
If I don’t make it as a writer, I’ll continue working as a coffee shop barista, which is what I’m currently doing, but I’d also probably take a stab at professional photography. I love taking photos.
At the moment, I don’t have a website, but I’m hoping to change that soon. How soon? I don’t know. I’ve been pretty busy lately just trying to get everything ready for publication and taking care of two dogs.