Interview with Virginia Aird

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It is super stimulating! Really, I feel so excited to let my thoughts and feelings escape onto paper. I get so emotionally charged and invested in my characters. Being a highly sensitive and emotional human being, I strive to bring the reader inside the character's heart and mind to experience what really makes them tick.
While my stories certainly have a plotline, they are first and foremost character and emotion driven. The reader needs to allow themselves more than a snippet of my books to fully appreciate a full-blown feast of drama.
When did you first start writing?
I always had a natural ability for the written word, unlike my unnatural deficiency for anything mathematical. My love of writing really took flight in high school. I composed a very touching poem for my grandmother's seventy-fifth birthday, which was complemented alongside my cousin's beautiful pencil drawing of our family tree. A copy of this combined effort hangs in my hallway to this very day, a loving tribute to my sweet grandma.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wrote my first romance novel when I was in high school, many years ago. This was back in the late 70s. I sent it out to a couple of publishing houses, with no luck. Being a kid and having no funds, I'm sorry to say that this book languished for over thirty years in a box! I certainly had continued to write over those many years, but married life, children, and caregiving for my elderly parents took precedence. At fifty-five years of age, my time has finally arrived! I am super excited about this new phase in my life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to sing and read. I've made many recordings with my karaoke machine. What can I say? It's just a total rush to create!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I find many of my ebooks on various websites. I purchase my favorite authors for sure and also buy from the newbie crowd.
How do you approach cover design?
I am so very fortunate to have my beautiful daughter as my cover model! Even though she is an extremely private person, she has lovingly contributed to her mother's dreams. My husband helps with the use of Photoshop. The covers are certainly colorful and professionally homey.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read a vast variety of books for pleasure. My first love is historical romance, but I also enjoy the classics. Lately, I have developed a sudden interest in time travel and mysteries.
What are you working on next?
My next venture is going to be another historical romance. I really migrate towards this genre, having read so many romance books in my heyday. This next book will consist of breathtaking, heart-breaking pirates! Hopefully this book will be out before Christmas. After my pirate adventure, I look forward to a different genre:
murder/mystery. I have never attempted a murder mystery before, and I look forward to this diabolical effort. Never having written a time travel before my penultimate book, An Enchanting Time, I nevertheless adapted to and thoroughly enjoyed this unfamiliar genre.
Describe your desk
I do not own a desk. I write while sitting on the couch or in the comfort of my bed. I actually print my musings by hand and then type them on my computer later on. I learned the hard way not to get behind in my typing. What a chore!
What's the story behind your latest book?
A Trip With Destiny is an interesting character study of a disintegrating marriage. Sometimes a relationship is worth saving, but at other times it becomes imperative to get out while you can. I love the metaphor of taking flight. This dark story exemplifies overcoming one's weaknesses to rise to a bright future, where you and you alone are in charge of destiny. NEW BOOK RELEASE ALERT! Be on the lookout for my newest macabre tale, Love Thy Neighbor, to be released on HALLOWEEN DAY!! Happy pumpkin picking!
Published 2017-10-07.
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Books by This Author

Love Thy Neighbor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,920. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(3.00 from 2 reviews)
What's a girl to do when she is suddenly saddled with the neighbors from hell? Handle them in her own sweet fashion. Meg Donovan gives a whole new meaning to The Golden Rule.
Fated Shorts(Boxed Set)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,070. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Literature » Literary
When fate intervenes, life can become a chilling explosion of destiny. Coast along with these characters as they slip and slide through the mires of unfortunate circumstance. These three fated shorts are available individually or at this attractive boxed-set price.
A Trip With Destiny
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
In order to sweeten the state of affairs surrounding his marriage, Dan has planned a life-altering trip for he and his wife. Destiny Parker should have taken flight sooner.
Sweet Dance Of Awakening
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A kiss is not always just a kiss; sometimes it lingers as a lovely, haunting memory.
Grandma's Matinee Bow
Price: Free! Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Remember, no matter what stage of life you're at, it's all about the performance.
Agenda
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,390. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Upon receiving devastating news, an emotionally scarred woman takes it upon herself to become both judge and jury. Watch out if you happen to wind up on this woman's bucket list.
A Disconnected Life
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,930. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Jane never thought her life would come to this. Sally expected nothing more from her menial existence. Their tortured souls collide one fateful day. Experience a dramatic view into the lives of two women and one's highly unusual method of coping.
An Enchanting Time
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,030. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Take a suspense-filled, thought-provoking journey through time: A brilliant anthropology student enters a world where fear and superstition prevail. Will she come back as the same fanciful girl who disappeared, or will she be forever changed?
A Fiery Lass
Price: $3.99 $2.39 USD. (40% off until Nov. 30!) Words: 21,800. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
"I don't know about it being romantic, but the view here is very much to my liking." "Yes, I agree; the view is excellent." His eyes rested on my semi-exposed breasts. And so began our hushed, yet explosive encounter. Fiery, self-absorbed Chanticleer Widden is about to meet her match. Let the heated tension begin!
A Dusted Soul
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes even the naughty ones are allowed to come back home again. Bonus Poem: "Emotion Go Round"
Captive Angel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,820. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Experience the joys and tribulations of beautiful,innocent Catherine Simmons as she weaves her way across the primitive tapestry of 1780s Louisiana. Embrace her shining victory as she captures a love that every woman only dreams of: pure ecstasy!