I'm super excited to have Alyssa Rose Ivy here today for an interview. In fact, she is my very first author interview- Yay!!! Alyssa is the author of the Afterglow Trilogy. I've read Book 1, Beckoning Light - and it is fabulous!!!
1. What do you look for in the books you read?
I look for engaging characters, new worlds, or experiences and usually some romance.
2. Who is your favorite author? Favorite book?
My all-time favorite book is Moby Dick, I’ve read it more times than I can count. I seem to fall in love with new authors all the time.
3. What is the best part about being an author?
The best part has been meeting so many amazing readers, authors, and bloggers. It’s been wonderful having the opportunity to share my stories.
4. What is the worst part about being an author?
As wonderful as it is to share your stories, publishing your work leaves you vulnerable no matter how thick your skin. You are open to criticism by anyone and everyone.
5. What do you want others to know about you?
When I am not writing, I am taking care of my two young children. As a writer I hope to give my readers a great story that provides an escape. Even though I write books with fantastical plots, I try to instill enough realism into my characters to make them easily relatable.
6. What is the last book you read?
I recently finished Haven (War of Princes) by A.R. Ivanovich. If you are a fan of YA fantasy, you must read this book!
7. Where do you see yourself in 1, 5 and 10 years?
I plan to keep writing for the foreseeable future. I have the next few years of books planned out, and the ideas just keep coming. At some point I plan to integrate my background in library science and law into my writing career, just not quite sure how yet :)
8. Who is your favorite Book Blogger?
There are so many awesome book bloggers out there, it’s hard to pick just one! One blogger that definitely deserves a shout out is Julie at a Tale of Many Reviews. Not only does she have a fantastic review blog but she also organizes wonderful book tours.
9. What project are you working on now?
I’m just finishing up Flight, the first book in the Crescent Chronicles. Flight is a Mature YA/ New Adult paranormal romance set in New Orleans. I am also working on a New Adult contemporary romance and finishing Enduring Light, the last book in the Afterglow Trilogy.
10. If you could meet anyone (alive or dead) at Starbucks for a cup of White Mocha Latte, who would it be?
Mm, a White Mocha Latte sounds fantastic right about now! It means admitting to the closet history buff side of me, but I have always wanted to meet Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) to ask him a million questions about the New Deal.
You can get to know more about Alyssa here:
1. Twitter ID: @alyssaroseivy
Alyssa - Thanks so much for the great interview. I couldn't agree more with your answer to #3! I'm honored to have met you, and I hope you continue writing for many, many more years!!