Interview with Janeal Falor

Bachman: You are best known for being a fantasy romance author with your Mine series, do you have any plans to change genres?

Falor: For a few years, I’ve played around writing some sweet romances, but have never been serious about them. Mostly I’ve been practicing writing them and learning the genre. I’m finally getting serious about publishing some, probably within the next year or so, but under the pen name of Jane Danforth. Under my own name, I’ll probably stick with fantasy with a side of romance. Getting lost in fantasy worlds is my favorite, with kissing of course!

Bachman: Is there anything you’re working on now you can share with us?

Falor: Yes! It’s the first book in a brand new series, The Fading Oracle. Aira, the last oracle, sees a vision of losing her powers and must fight to stop that from happening. Did I mention there are dragon gods? And a hunky love interest, of course!

It’s written, but still needs to go through some editing. I’d also like to plot out the rest of the series before I release it, just in case I need to tweak anything in this first book.

Bachman: You mentioned a box set, what can you tell us about the story you wrote that’s included?

Falor: Sure! Reader’s have often asked me for more books in the Mine series. Last year, I had a reader suggest she’d like to know about a specific character, and the idea really interested me. This year, I wrote it! I did make it so it can stand on its own if you haven’t read the Mine series, but there’s also lots of fun pieces if you have read the Mine series.

For those familiar with the Mine series, the book, Mine to Defy, is about Tawny, a Princess from another country who came to help those struggling in the Mine series. She became a tarnished in the last book, forced to become bald, had her face tattooed, and made barren. This story takes place as this princess returns to her country and to a people that aren’t ready for what she’s become. She discovers a plot against the tarnished, and fights to save those like her, discovering herself in the process. And finds love along the way, because I love kissing books!

Bachman: When we talked you named other authors, what about these authors did you like that made you want to work with them?

Falor: J.A. Culican is putting the set together. She’s a great, USA Today Bestselling author with some cool books out! When I found out she was putting together a fantasy box set, I was excited to become part of it and hopefully learn some new skills from her.

Bachman: What’s the box set going to be called?

Falor: Speed Dating with Authors: Fantasy Novel Edition

Bachman: Will it be primarily a romance box set?

Falor: It will be a fantasy box set. I know that my book has some romance in it, because kissing rocks, but fantasy is the main genre.

Bachman: When you’re not writing, what do you do to entertain yourself?

Falor: I listen to a lot of audiobooks. I also love to garden, though I’m mostly good at killing plants and not making them grow. And as long as I don’t have to cook, I really enjoy spending time in the kitchen.

Bachman: You’ve been writing for some time now, any advice you’d like to share to someone just coming into the business?

Falor: Write. A lot. I know it may sound silly, but often writers want to write, but we get caught up in doing so many other things, sometimes we forget the main point is to actually write. While you’re writing a lot, read even more. There’s so much we can learn from reading other books, not plagiarizing them, but discovering what you like and don’t like about them, and then applying that to your writing in your own way.

Thank you for having me!


[Brief Words] 2015 Throwback Interview of Annalisa Nicole

Bachman: I spotted you doing events in person, what’s your favorite part of doing an event like that?

Nicole: I love doing events! I absolutely love getting to know people! This past year I’ve met so many amazing people!

Bachman: Take us through, if you don’t mind, your writing process? Do you do an outline or freestyle it letting your characters tell you where they want to go?

Nicole: I’ve done both and they both seem to work well for me. My first book I just sat down and wrote. But since I’ve been working in a series I find now that I need to have an outline. I have bios on each of my characters too, just to keep them straight. I know the general idea of where the book is going but a lot of the book comes from just letting the words come as I type. The characters in my head are pretty loud and usually take me to places I never imagined the story to go. And I love it that way.

Bachman: What has inspired Unavoidable Chance?

Nicole: Unavoidable Chance is so special to me! The female main character, Ava, is so like me. She’s an over-thinker and her brain goes fifty different directions in a minute. That’s so me! I had so much fun writing this book!! This book for me was a ten on the Kleenex scale to write too! I love when people contact me and tell me how their husband had to come into the room just to check on them because they were balling while reading my book! To be able to put so much emotion in words in a book is just so amazing!

Bachman: Unavoidable Chance is the fifth installment in your Running into Love Series, please, if you don’t mind, what inspired this series?

Nicole: I’m not sure what inspired it, exactly. It just kind of hit me one day. A family who each sibling would in one way or another physically run into someone and begins this powerful, magical, journey together and ends up soul-mates. I didn’t even know each siblings story yet until the end of the previous book. All of them were sort of this freight trail idea that literally hit me and my brain just ran with it.

Bachman: When you begin writing a story, what helps you get into the mindset of one of your characters? What do you hope readers take away after reading one of your books?

Nicole: I have a set goal for each day. I have to reread what I wrote the previous day before I can get going again. I love rereading to see where I was yesterday and I usually add in additional emotion or thoughts too. Something I hope everyone takes away from my books and this is what is in each of the stories…true love, no matter who you are or where you are in your life is possible. I honestly believe there is someone for everyone just waiting out there for that perfect moment. I’m a true romantic! I love happily ever afters!

Bachman: Through my digging, I realized you’re a loving wife and mother. I always enjoy asking and learning how writers balance a family life and their writing lifestyle. Please, share with us how you do this? Is it hard for you?

Nicole: I’m so blessed to be a stay at home mom. My boys are older teenagers now, so I’m home alone during school days. I love to write in a quiet house, when no one is home. I usually don’t do author related business after I pick up my boys from school or on the weekends. I feel like I wear multiple hats and it depends on what time of day it is which one I wear.

Bachman: On your Amazon profile, it says that you were curious to write in romance because you’d fallen in love with the romance books you’d become a fan of. Are there any other genres you find yourself wanting to write in?

Nicole: So far, no, I’m pretty stuck on romance. I’m a mushy gushy hearts and flowers kind of girl.

Bachman: If you could collaborate on a book with another writer, who and why?

Nicole: I’d love to collaborate on a book with other authors. I couldn’t say who…that would be hard!

Find her online:
Website
Facebook
Amazon Author Profile

Buy her work:
Take a Chance – Amazon
I’ll Take A Chance – Amazon
Second Chance – Amazon
A Fighting Chance – Amazon
Unavoidable Chance – Amazon

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