Here goes my interview with author Madison Wentworth, hope you enjoy it:
One book, one movie, one song, and one videogame?
Book: “Magic Kingdom for Sale” by Terry Brooks. Writers create their own magic kingdoms and get to leave the real world and visit them, just like the main character in this book.
Movie: “The Sixth Sense,” because… that twist!
Song: “Magic” by Olivia Newton-John because it captures the essence of the relationship between Cherie and Evan in NEED.
Videogame: Tomb Raider because I like the graphics. I’m not a gamer, though. I prefer working with a different kind of joystick. (Note to blog editor: If this last sentence is too risqué, feel free to delete it, but the book is an erotic romance, so I thought I’d have a little fun.)
If you had to define yourself just using one sentence of your novels, which one would be?
I don’t do too many social things, because most of the time, I either end up sitting around being bored or pretending to be someone I’m not.
Do you have any rituals for writing? Any kind of habit or goal to achieve every day?
I try to write every day. I don’t have specific word-count goals; I rely on the story to pull me along. Since I have a job outside of writing, that dictates how much time I can spend.
Do you take real people you know and put them in your stories?
Not directly, but real people serve as models for some of my characters. Several of the characters in NEED were based on loosely on amalgams of real people, and I put a lot of myself into the protagonists.
Let’s talk about procrastination, what is the most absurd thing you’ve been doing when you should be writing?
I don’t want to say I don’t have that problem, but I really don’t. I love to write, and I love to do research for my work. At any given moment, I’m either writing, doing chores, doing research for my writing, eating, sleeping, or often working my “other” job, which also involves happens to involve writing (I’m a freelance/contract copywriter and website editor).
Tell us about your book, what do you think is the most interesting aspect of it?
NEED is a classic love story, but with some unusual twists: He’s a ghost, there’s time travel involved, and both the main characters are vampires — although of an unconventional sort. There are some steamy scenes, too, and a strong element of adventure. But their romance and their desperation to be together undergird the entire story. I wanted the characters to share an intense sensuality that was the result of an even more intense emotional connection. Can the greatest of loves overcome the greatest of obstacles: death? That’s the question I wanted to ask.
What are you writing right now?
At the moment, I’m focused on promoting NEED, because I’m extremely excited about this story. I’m not sure what I’ll write next. Whether I continue in the same vein will largely depend on the response to this story.
Hope you enjoyed this interview, also, don’t miss our latest post, in which you will find a list with Sister Souljah’s books in order, you’ll love her novels.