First, I got a review for Interstellar Sparks, which releases tomorrow! It’s from Wendy at JERR:
Shannon Stacy presents a story with a captivating plot and core-melting sexual play. I felt the strong urge to finish this short book in one sitting and to have a cool drink at my side. The characters are exciting and entertaining. They make sex a fun experience before, during and after their hot encounters. The story flowed at a good pace and kept me fully engaged. Ilyna is a beautiful, intelligent, politically adept representative of her planet. I was eager to find out how she could fulfill her deepest desires. I wanted to see if she could keep her happiness and avoid being relegated to a life of only wonderful memories. I congratulate Ms. Stacy on an exciting, entertaining and arousing erotic romance story. This book made me wish I were Ilyna and had my own electrician! It is a good book and I urge erotic romantic readers to take a look at this one.
And PBW’s talking FAQs today. I brought this up a while back, when it seemed to me like everybody had to have one, but I’ve looked around and…everybody doesn’t. (Although, when surfing, if I come across an FAQ link, I always click on it.) But I figured I’d answer a few of the questions left in the comments. Just for fun.
Q: Why do you talk about Coffee and Doritos so much?
A: Because I love them! The coffee I’m obsessed with. The short kid even composed a rock song for me about coffee. I wish I had the ability to put a video up because it’s actually a really cool song. The Doritos…that’s kind of an old joke that’s stuck. They’re my comfort food of choice, but I actually rarely have them in the house. (That may or may not be because I’ll eat the entire bag and my ass will not thank me.)
Q: Who are the biggest influences on your writing career?
A: Sesame Street and Little House on the Prairie. There are countless people who influence and have impacted my writing career, but Half Pint and the Count launched it. Reading a Sesame Street book starring the Count brought my first understanding of somebody being behind those written words. And Laura Ingalls Wilder taught me storytelling on paper. I don’t remember a time when I wanted to be anything else but a writer.
Q: How many Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffees do you drink daily?
A: It was four large iced coffees a day for a long time (1 to get through morning computer time and 1 for morning housecleaning 1 for the afternoon and 1 for after supper), but I’ve recently started cutting back to three. I’ve heard it might help with my insomnia problem.
Q: If the Publishing Fairy granted you three career-related wishes, what would they be?
A: Oh geez. Leave it to PBW to ask a really hard one. Let me think…
1. To be earning enough money from writing to justify not getting an outside job when the short kid goes full-time first grade next September. The clock is ticking.
2. To be able to pre-plan extensively and write the book’s scenes in order from start to finish.
3. And I’d totally be lying if I said I wouldn’t ask the Publishing Fairy to get me on the NYT list.
I have your Publishing wish 2 too! :nod:
Iâ€™m just beginning to write with the hopes of one day becoming published (hopefully) soon. Can the publishing fairy grant my wishes too?!:angel:
#1 is very achievable. You can do it! :whip::cheer:
Sounds good — and very attainable, imo. Now, just one more question — Were you REALLY the reason Brad and Jen broke up?