I’ll like to welcome Ashley M. Christman to my blog today. She was kind enough to answer a few questions for me as part of her Bewitching Book Tour. She promoting her book, Nightingale, which will be released Oct. 17 with Lyrical Press.
Let’s hear what Ashley has to say —
What first got you interested in writing? What has kept you doing it?
I’ve always written. What keeps me doing it is writing is like breathing. I have to do it or I’ll go mad. Besides, writing is the only acceptable form of mental illness.
Do you have the support of your family and friends? Has that support always been there, or has it changed since being published?
I don’t write for them. Even if they weren’t supportive, I’d still be writing. But yes, my partner, Tom is very supportive. He likes to tell people about my published works and act as a sort of walking flyer.
What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk? Strangest habit? Is there anything you have to do before you start writing?
I don’t have any strange writing quirks, I don’t think. Part of my editing ritual involves candles and incenses.
What advice would you give to a new writer?
Writing is a mental sport. It requires long hours and lots of practice. Don’t get discouraged and a first novel is never a masterpiece.
What are you working on now? Could you give us a little taste?
I’m currently working on the sequel to Nightingale. I’m afraid I don’t have anything to share you as of yet because the novel is not finished.
Tell us about your latest book.
Nightingale follows Dr. Grace Caldwell, a half vampire, half sidhe PhD. as she and her ex-boyfriend, FBI agent, Jack Montgomery try to solve a series of murders involving the fey. Only the case touches too close to home and Grace is forced to confront some of the things she’s been running from .
How can people find out more about you?
People can find me at my website http://www.ashleymchristman.com ; Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashley-M-Christman/270726188001 ; and Twitter: @AMChristman
A Blurb for Nightingale
Life is lucrative and easy for Dr. Grace Caldwell–daughter of vampire father and fey mother–until her ex-boyfriend, FBI agent Jack Montgomery, blackmails her into helping him solve a prostitute’s murder. If only she wasn’t as attracted to Jack as ever, she could concentrate on finding the murderer and get back to her regularly scheduled life. And then there’s the vampire Constantine, seductive and powerful, a family friend she’s supposed to marry…Not much of a vampire, and clueless about her fey powers–if she has any–Grace must journey to the Sidhe and enlist the help of the fey to unravel the riddle of the murder. She and Jack might just get killed, but then, two worlds depend on her success. If she fails, both her worlds and all of humanity will descend into chaos of epic proportions.
Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Fiction AuthorAs a child, Ashley M. Christman spent many hours in imaginary worlds, exploring the depths of mythology and immersing herself in a breadth of classics. After spending so much time reading, she decided to try her hand at writing.An avid fan of film noir, she combines fantasy, noir style heroes and heroines, and the paranormal in a modern day setting in such a way that hopefully would make even Bogie proud.
When not writing, she can be found in the wilds of Minnesota enjoying great cuisine, avoiding the gym, and being walked by the dog with her partner, Tom.
Author Website and Blog: www.ashleymchristman.com