Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.
Valerie Twombly and I love chocolate, vampires, snuggling with my dog, and walking on the beach. Put them all together and I’d be in absolute heaven!
When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?
It depends on the series but usually the first book. You are building a new world but you have to be careful not to give too much away or you risk backing yourself into a corner in future books. You need to leave room to continue to build as you go.
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
If I follow my gut and don’t question it, I find the story will turn out fine. I also tend to write in different series so I can keep my creative flow going.
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Your creative buckets need to be refilled. Stop and do something you love and soon those buckets will be overflowing.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?
Since I work full-time, only 1-2 hours.
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
Man, that is a hard one. Derrick from Rescue Me. He is a firefighter who survived an accident while his best friend didn’t make it. He was so broken and he really got to me emotionally.
If any of your books were to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it? What book and who?
OMG, Jason Momoa and Chris Hemsworth! I don’t care who they play, they could pick any of them and I’d be thrilled. No shirts though. Gotta have some man chest with these two!
What is your definition of success?
When a reader says you touched their life in some way. That, is what I love most.
What are your social links?
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ValeriesValkyries/
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