Today as part of the Blog Ring of Power I have with me PK Hrezo, whose book, Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc., was just released. (The eBook is already available, but I think the paper version will go live next week. I have a sample of the book, but I haven't had a chance to read it yet.) She's publishing this one independently, so as a fellow indie, I wish her lots of success with this venture. Let's learn a little bit more about her:
How long have you been writing?
I still have stories I wrote at age 10. I’ve always been a writer, and fascinated with stories.
Tell us about your early works—what was the first thing you ever wrote?
That first story I wrote was when I was ten--about a little girl who falls over the side of a cruise ship and saved by a shark. But the first actual novel-length story was about a wood sprite’s adventure into the human world. It was right before the Tinker Bell series came out, and that pretty much sunk my whole novel idea. They were too similar and it discouraged me.
What books have most influenced your life?
When I was expecting my first baby, I was pretty miserable during my last trimester, so I read all the Harry Potter books. This was before I decided I should focus more on my writing. JK Rowling’s imagination inspired me to tap into mine more. I know I’m not alone there. Plenty of writers were inspired by the HP series. Also the classics have always been a huge influence on me: Dracula, The Hobbit, LOTR, Vanity Fair, Treasure Island …
What genre do you write?
What is your favorite theme/genre to write about?
I love character-rich stories, so while I have an affinity for sci-fi and fantasy, I try to use that theme as the story catalysts, while focusing more on the quirky characters who don’t fit into the worlds they’re thrust into.
If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
Artisan of some sort. I love crafting with my hands.
PK's interview continues as shown below:
The Writing Life: Vicki--11/5
The Creative Process: Terri--11/6
About Your Current Work: Theresa--11/7
Words of Wisdom: Emily--11/8
PK Hrezo is a native Floridian whose life could easily be a Jimmy Buffet song. She shares her home with her firefighter husband and their two children. When not creating characters and their worlds, PK can be found at her other job of rearranging passenger’s itineraries for a major international airline. The only hobbies she loves more than traveling, are reading, writing, and music, and when the four are combined she exists in total bliss.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/authorpkhrezo
Goodreads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7327816.P_K_Hrezo
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Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. will be both eBook and print. Launches 11-12-13 (Nov. 12), but the eBook is already live.