Author Interview: Vicki Weavil

Vicki Weavil Interview

Today on the blog is the lovely Vicki Weavil! I am so excited to share my author interview with Vicki. Keep reading to learn more about Vicki and her book, Facsimile.

The Prince's Bride Part 2Title: The Prince's Bride Part 2
Author: J.J. McAvoy
Publication Date: November 27, 2020

Summary (from Goodreads):

Book 2 of The Prince’s Bride duet. 

In book one, he was just a spoiled playboy prince whose family was in desperate need of money. Now everything has changed Odette Wyntor has a choice. 
Stay or Run. 
Royalty is not for the weak of heart.
Can they handle what is to come?

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Interview with Vicki Weavil

1. What authors’ blogs do you subscribe to? Is there one particular author that you find the most helpful in your own writing? 

VickiI don’t actually subscribe to many blogs, because I find it overwhelms my email, and I have a lot of other things I need to concentrate on in my email feed.  I do follow Michelle Hauck  and Amy Trueblood because I work with them as a mentor on their writing contests.

Instead of subscribing to blogs, I follow a lot of authors on Twitter and Facebook and other social media sites, and visit their blogs or websites when a specific topic or post catches my attention.

I also don’t have one particular author that I would say influences my writing.  As a librarian and lifelong avid reader, I enjoy reading a wide variety of books.  There are so many brilliant authors, what I do is study passages — or even an entire book – if I feel an author has been particularly successful in any specific area of writing.

2. When researching your upcoming novel, what has been the most interesting thing that you have discovered?

VickiFACSIMILE is a young adult science fiction novel, set on a frontier planet in a future where the Earth has established colonies on various worlds.  I was intrigued to discover that many of the things I wanted to use in my space colony already exist – at least in experimental phase – such as solar powered motorbikes!

3. Do you have a favourite inspirational quote or piece of advice that has helped you as a writer?

VickiPerhaps not strictly “inspirational,” but I am rather fond of W. Somerset Maugham’s quip: “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.”That quote reminds me that no one person has all the answers and there is no “magic formula.” I believe authors must constantly take advice (but evaluate it) and also struggle on our own to improve our craft. We will never “arrive” and know everything. We must always keep learning.

4. What book is currently sitting on your bedside table?

VickiDARK CORNERS by Ruth Rendell.  She’s such a talented writer and I love her twisty, psychological mysteries!  This is her last book (sob!) so I’ve been holding off reading until I have time to really enjoy it.

About Vicki Weavil

Vicki Weavil

Vicki L. Weavil's fantasy, CROWN OF ICE -- a dark retelling of H.C. Andersen's "The Snow Queen" -- was first published in 2014.

Her YA SciFi -- FACSIMILE -- was published in March 2016.

A new edition of CROWN OF ICE was published in 2017 by Snowy Wings Publishing, along with its companion novel/sequel -- SCEPTER OF FIRE.

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