“The Camp” among your other novels, is amazing. How did you know that writing was something you wanted to do when you were younger?
Hi Becca! First of all, I just wanted to say thank you so much for allowing me to be featured on your blog!! I’m excited to be here.
Okay, back to the question…I realized that among my friends, I was one of the few who really enjoyed homework that involved writing. I’d often find myself getting lost in the mini-worlds I created even back in grade school. Once I hit college, my undergrad degree was in Culture, Literature, and the Arts, which I loved. I was exposed to so many topics in history and literature. But best of all it was a writing intensive degree! However, after I graduated, I landed in the corporate world dealing with marketing and numbers. The pull to write was still there, though, so I’d often be up until the early morning hours writing, writing, and reading. I guess what I’m trying to say is that when you’re a writer, you’re a writer, and you’ll always find a method to write even if it’s isn’t the most typical of ways.
As an aspiring author myself; what three tips would you give to other aspirers like me for writing and getting noticed?
1) Write stories you believe in.
2) Read as much as you can.
3) Continually look for ways to grow your social media presence.
Your characters are always deep, complex and fascinating. How do you make that “perfect” lead character?
Wow! That is such an amazing compliment! Thank you so much!! *Happy dance* I love writing characters who can evolve over the course of the book or the series. People aren’t perfect and characters in books shouldn’t be either. The little quirks in a character can really help to shape the actions and decisions they make in the story, so I find it helpful to listen to what the ‘character’ wants to do. I love learning about the characters as I write them and hopefully that same excitement gets relayed to the reader.
Of all the books you’ve written (so far) which one has been your favourite to write and why?
I’m totally cheating on this answer! That is such a tough one to answer! I loved Awakening because the setting holds a special place in my heart and Athen and Ana’s love is pure. But, I have also enjoyed the mystery and darkness that has been revealed in Altered and then Released Souls. Hmmm, but then The Camp was so completely different and touched more on horror/suspense with a twist of romance so I had a blast writing that one. Shoot! Every single story brings back amazing memories when I think about when I wrote them so I can’t choose! Aaah – failed on that one!
“The Camp” is a thriller and The Watchers and Witch Avenue Series are dark and mysterious. Do you ever see yourself writing something completely opposite?
YES!! Most definitely! Funny you asked… I’m actually writing a contemporary romance that is completely different than what I’ve released to date. The issues are complex, but it is a completely different thrust than what I’ve got out there so far. I’m thrilled about it and hope that readers will be too. I think it’s good to switch it up a bit and it really makes it fun. And that’s what it’s all about!
Thank you so much for such amazing questions! They were really thoughtful and I enjoyed ‘chatting’ with you.
Your novels are addictive, enthralling and intriguing and I can’t wait to read them all. Thank you so much for choosing me to be a stop on your blog tour!
Now for some information about Karice's latest release in the Witch Avenue Series!
A battle is brewing among the covens…
As Triss prepares to defeat the Praedivinus, a new order rises, and this one is far more deadly. Navigating her way through mystic realms, and unknown portals it is up to Triss to recognize real from imagined and stop the two from colliding.
Published June 4th 2013
To find out more about Karice's books, take a look at her website here! And if you're interested in reading the series, take a look here.