I am welcoming the talented V. J. Chisholm to the Author Showcase today! Please welcome her.
1) Tell us about yourself.
My full name is Victoria Jane, I prefer to go by V. J Chisholm for my books
I’ve lived I Scotland my whole life – but wish to see more of the world as I have a never ended passion for travel – despite it being a few years since I had a real holiday 😉
2) What do you do when you are not writing? Day job?
I used to run my own business up till a year ago doing a cat sitting service in my hometown of Aberdeen – since then I’ve been working on my writing and PR work for my book, as well as trying to keep my blog running, I also try to do some fundraising via my part time body shop at home job, selling beauty products too
3) How did you choose the genre you write in?
Paranormal and fantasy writing just came naturally to me, cause I’ve always had an insert in the paranormal studies and a very strong insert in Wicca and magicks while I was growing up
4) When did you start writing?
I have been a scribbler all my life from early teens – writing poor teenage poetry – it was not until a bad accident 7 years ago when I smashed up my leg and was unable to walk properly for 9 months that I started to pen my first idea of a novel and later Magick weaved
5) Biggest influences as a reader/writer
As a reader Kelly Armstrong and Losia May Alcott – two very different genes but two very amazing talented writers – for me they always know how to pull you right into the story.
6) Is anything in your writing based on real life experiences or purely all imagination? Where do your ideas come from?
With Magick Weaved it was all in my imagination most defiantly. Some of the other books I’m working on while their again fantasy based have been inspired by more real life based experiences
7) Planner or Panster?
Planner – I’m a total details women for all the mini things to do with my characters for every one book I have at least 2-4 notebooks all packed full with different details, plot twists , settings etc
8) What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? Hmmm I’m not sure to be honest, as I try to take all criticism on the chin and learn from it- as long as it’s not been put across in a hurtful manner .
What has been the best compliment?
I think this came from a reviewer that they called my debut novella “Creative and Original” that really meant a lot to me .
9) Tell us about your book (s). Favorite thing? Hardest issue to overcome?
10) Advice for aspiring writers?
If you believe in what you’re writing, go for it! Make friends and take advice from other authors and give you time to help others, the more you support others when they need it, they’ll work twice as hard for you when your time comes to spread the work on your own book
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FB Author page – http://www.facebook.com/pages/VJChisholm-author-page/276730849033914
Twitter – https://twitter.com/VJChisholmbooks
amazon author page .co. uk – http://www.amazon.co.uk/V.J.-Chisholm/e/B00B0DJB06/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1369578411&sr=1-2-ent
Googleplus – https://plus.google.com/103321254731121363476/posts
website – http://www.vjchisholmbooks.com/
tumble – http://www.tumblr.com/blog/vjchisholmbooks