Interview with Heather Glidewell

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes. I was in 6th grade and I wrote a story about a teenage vampire slayer. Funny thing is about a year later was with Buffy the Vampire Slayer came out. It wasn't so original after that.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
When I was given my Kindle as a gift it came with a free trial of Kindle Unlimited. I started searching for Indie authors. I'm not saying that I don't have my own literary icons. I love Anne Rice, Cassandra Clair, Holly Black, etc. There is just something about an Indie author that makes writing so pure.
What is your writing process?
Music is my muse. A simple chapter can spring from the words of a song. I tend to write a chapter at a time go back and see how it flows. Sometimes I will start in the middle of a book and work my way backwards or forwards. I have an idea on how I want them to start and end I may just jump around a little in the middle.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Interview with the Vampire is the one that has stuck with me the most. Other then that I would have to say The Outsiders. I have probably read both of them the same number of times.

I remember being connected to Claudia in Anne Rice's story. I was about fourteen when I started reading it so I would assume it was the childlike innocence that she had that later led to her ruthlessness. I went so far as to name my daughter after her.
How do you approach cover design?
My mother is an artist.

She has managed to put together several different drawings to depict the characters and how they look in her eyes. When the perfect picture comes along it will become my cover.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Vampire Chronicles - Well because Anne Rice is the Queen.
The Mortal Instruments - What started out as a book club with my then sixteen year old niece turned into an obsession.
Twilight - Yes I was one of those mothers that started out readying the series because I wanted to know what the teenage fuss was about. Needless to say I fell in love with it.
Sookie Stackhouse Novels - It all started with True Blood and then I was addicted.
What do you read for pleasure?
Supernatural, Paranormal, Fantasy. Anything where the main character isn't "normal".
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle.
Published 2016-06-26.
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