Sunday, August 26, 2012

Meet Crimson Author M.V. Freeman


Today I'd like to introduce a good friend of mine and fellow Crimson Author, M.V. Freeman. Her book Incandescent is being released today over at Crimson Romance. So without further ado, here's my interview with M.V.
Welcome, M. V.


Tessa, it a pleasure to be here! Thanks so much for inviting me.


You are so welcome. I'm going to start today with an easy question, Did you always know you wanted to become a writer or was it something that just sort of happened?

Yes, I always did. I was always scribbling down story ideas, but I had no discipline or purpose. It wasn’t until about 15 yrs ago (yes, that long) that I began to take it seriously. I started out
writing short stories and it grew until I started writing a book.


Awesome. How do you go about writing? Do you plot in three act play version or just put on the music and let it happen?

I’m what I call a “drunken squirrel”. I start with an idea—and usually one of the main characters. I brainstorm it and put in what I call “Tent-Poles” That is the turning point, the mid point, and the black moment—and ending. I suppose that’s a three act play—because it’s simpler. Then I write, I know where I’m going for about three chapters and I let my characters tell me what to do. BUT, I make sure I head toward those points. I think it’s the best of all worlds. When I
try to over plot my story—it becomes stilted and I don’t enjoy the outcome. (Music is always a must when I write)

I love the idea of a drunk squirrel! LOL Your story involves so many complex characters, what was the first inkling that you would involve so many paranormal characters?

I think the moment I created the hero, Mikhail Petrov. I knew things were going to get interesting. He was man that drew all sorts to him—and they would have to be paranormal. And if I’m truthful—the more I brainstormed—I knew that there was more than just thesurface story.

I have to admit it was the first time I felt sort of drawn to a Voltimort type hero. I'm usually the stary-eyed optimist kind of gal. He's a handful. Of all your characters in Incandescent, who is your favorite and why?

I have two—first is my hero, Mikhail Petrov, he is very Slavic, charming, and a realcpain. But he is motivated by desperation. I adore him. Even though he smokes way too many cigars and drinks a lot of vodka. The second is Mina, a secondary character—a quirky strange girl that drew me to her as I wrote her. By the time I was done, I knew her story would have to be told.

I'm so glad to hear you are doing her story. I know we've talked about this, but will there be a sequel or even a prequel to this story?

There will be a sequel—in fact I’ve planned two other books and possibly one Novella. The second story will bring in Mina, the quirky character I spoke about. I found the more I write in this world—the more things reveal themselves.

There are so many story lines in this tale, I can see you becoming the new J.K. Rowlings.

You make me blush. Thank you, that is true praisenindeed. J

For you what is the hardest part of writing? First draft? Editors edits? or Final Galley corrections?

You know, I could just be glib and say—oh it’s nothing. But ALL of it is hard for me. I have to fight for everything I write from first draft, to the many revisions, to editing and the final Galley. I am not a natural editor. But my drive to see the story told keeps me going forward.


What's your musical play list while writing?

Oooh, this is many and varied. I like Baroque and Celtic Music for the most part. BUT, when I’m trying to get emotional and violent scenes written—I listen to groups like: Arcade Fire, Red, GodSmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Theory of Deadman, Nickelback, Dev, Adele, Enya and Loreena Mckennitt (That’s just a few). Each group style of music has its purpose. I also like the blues…like Jace Everett and the late Amy Winehouse. Even some opera. I am what I like to think of as eclectic…

Where can readers find you?

Here are some places. J

Twitter: @MVFree

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMVFreeman?

When should we look for your next release?

I am hoping to have my next one out sometime in 2013. I’d like to say before then—but I am realistic. It takes time for me to write. I’d like to say I can push the next story out quickly and in some ways it will be quicker than the last one..but when I write it is like working with dough. Its large, bulky an sticky. J

Thanks again for having me here Tessa! As a gift, I will give tea to one lucky commentator (My heroes favorite drink next to vodka.)


Here's a bit about her fantastic book Incandescent.

Incandescent:


Some gifts are unwanted, and Laurie’s Hudson’s affinity for fire is one she hates. It has destroyed her relationship with her family and she has few friends. She’s fought hard to keep the fire inside suppressed, living a low key life as a bartender, until a brutal and charming man blows into her life.
Around Mikhail Petrov, her careful control disintegrates. She is at once drawn to his urbane, cool demeanor and irritated by his overbearing manner. Her options are taken away when he kidnaps her, forcing her into a fight she wants nothing to do with.
As she learns to survive, Laurie faces the hardest choice of all, her freedom or the destruction of the frustrating man she’s come to care for.


Author Bio: M.V. Freeman is a native of Minnesota, but calls North Alabama her home. She is a member of RWA, and the chapters: Georgia Romance Writers, Southern Magic, and Heart of Dixie. By day her mind is filled with medical jargon at the local health clinic, but at night she finds herself exploring alternate worlds within our own. Heavily influenced by Slavic languages and culture, you will find she weaves these elements into her stories. Her award winning current story INCANDESCENT is the first in a series.

She is currently working on the second book in the series while plotting another project. When she is not writing, she’s reading, cooking, throwing around kettle bells, or making coffee.

2 comments:

  1. Welcome M.V. Freeman to my blog for the next few days. I hope you all will take a chance and visit with a fantastic author.

    Tessa

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    1. Thank you Tessa,
      You are a gem, and I appreciate being here!

      M.V.

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