Name E. M. Denning (call me EM)
Where are you from A small town in British Columbia
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
I have three kids, two cats, one husband and a bunch of imaginary friends who I write about. I’m really not that interesting. I like coffee and tea and sometimes I exercise, but mostly I forget and keep writing.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
The latest news, I just released a book, Little Love on the Prairie (Black Creek Chronicles #1), and I signed a contract for another one. Boomerang will be available on March 4th.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve always written. I started out with poetry when I was a kid and continued with that for many years. I’ve always wanted to write books, though.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Back in 2012 I decided that I would really sit down and start writing. If I was ever going to be published, then I needed to hone my craft. That’s when I took the title of writer seriously and actually started to refer to myself as a writer.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
My first book is an unpublishable pile of steaming garbage, but it was great fun to write. I’m never quite sure what inspires any of my books. Sometimes it’s just a detail or a scene and I run with it. Other times it’s a character that jumps into my head. The first book I ever completed was actually a NaNoWriMo book in 2012.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
I tend to be light on the description, which some people love and other people hate, but that’s just how I am. I really do leave a lot for the imagination.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I don’t really put messages into my novels. If a reader gets a message from my book, that’s really cool, but I write books that I hope people can dig in and escape into.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
I never set out to base things off my life or people I know. Do I draw on my experiences to flesh out characters or events, sure, but I don’t set out to base characters off friends and I don’t set out to rewrite history in my books.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I’m reading The Passage by Justin Cronin. It’s Amazing.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Justin Cronin. Less recently, but still a must mention is Kit Rocha. I’m not sure if they’re “new” authors, but they’re new to me, so I hope that counts.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
I’m working on the second instalment of The Black Creek Chronicles as well as a secret project that isn’t ready to be discussed in public just yet.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
My writer friends have been a valuable asset to me. They’re smart, supportive and just really, really great to hang out with. Shout out to S. A. Starcevic, Kristina M. Serrano, Amber Forbes and Rachelle Shaw.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No. I’m happy with my books and I know that I can’t please everyone, so I just do my best to be 100% satisfied with my books before their release. Once they’re published, they’re published.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
My publisher, Forever More Publishing, works with the amazingly talented April Martinez.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Write things. Write badly. Write in as many different genres as you can think of. Finish things. You’ll learn more about yourself as a person and a writer if you finish what you start. You’ll learn where you’re strengths are, what your weaknesses are. You’ll see weird themes pop up in your writing. Don’t worry about writing well just yet, just worry about writing. Writing well comes with practice and you’ll never improve if you never let yourself write badly. Not everything you write is going to be published, so don’t worry if your story isn’t quite what you thought it would be. That’s what the rewrite is for.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Game of Thrones. Shameless. Switched at Birth. The Fosters. The Vampire Diaries.
I’m a big R + L = J supporter. I also “ship” Bemmet, Brallie and Delena. (I’m a sucker for love)
Oh, goodness, almost forgot to mention Outlander. *swoon*
(I’m prone to random bouts of fangirling hahaha)
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
Revenge Book Links
Amazon US: http://tinyurl.com/p9fvhwg
Amazon CA: http://tinyurl.com/pzsdtt3
Amazon UK: http://tinyurl.com/osfhbtl
Amazon AU: http://tinyurl.com/ncsmtcj
All Romance Ebooks: http://tinyurl.com/ozfrd88
Little Love on the Prairie Book links:
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018BKJNQ2/
Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B018BKJNQ2/
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018BKJNQ2/
Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B018BKJNQ2/