Thursday 19 December 2013

Author Interview – Abigail Hawk @VL_Dreyer

Tell us a bit about your family.
I’m the offspring of a giant, tattooed biker computer technician, and an astrologer.  No, really.
How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
I have a group of close friends that I know I can trust, and that share my passions.  Whenever I’m feeling down, I just talk to them, tell them what’s bother me, and let them put the pieces back together.
What scares you the most?
Spiders, deep water, and small children screaming.  No, seriously – the first two are phobias, and the last one is related to a medical condition I have that leaves me with hyper-sensitive hearing.  Babies crying and small children wailing are extremely painful to me.
What makes you happiest?
It sounds corny, but… talking to readers, and discussing my characters with people that are interested in hearing more about them.  I love my characters far more than anyone should.  They’re like my children, and I’m proud of them even when I’m being mean to them.
What’s your greatest character strength?
Unsurprisingly, it’s creativity.  I’m a very creative person by nature.  In addition to writing, I illustrate comic books, weave chainmail,  enjoy working with metal and wood, and even do a little sewing on the side.  I recently decided to do a diploma in Fashion Design, and enjoyed it immensely!
What’s your weakest character trait? 
I was poorly socialised as a child, because I was always more interested in burying my nose in a book than being out playing with other kids.  This has leaked over into my adult years, where I still struggle to speak in groups.  I am a very shy person.
Why do you write?
I write because I love it.  I write because it’s part of who I am.  I write because I enjoy telling stories, and creating whole new worlds to explore.  I am a world-builder – that is, someone who creates an entire world to set their stories in, rather than using the real world – and bringing those worlds to live is my passion, and my calling.
Have you always enjoyed writing?

Yes, but only for pleasure.  Believe it or not, I always hated creative writing at school.  I hated art at school as well.  I feel that with creative subjects, there is no right and wrong way to do them, so having a teacher standing in judgement feels very wrong to me.  My teachers and I used to argue for hours.
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Genre - Paranormal Romance
Rating – R-18
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