Thursday, February 28, 2013

Interview with Fallen Tears's Author Christina Channelle!

We left off from Dahlia with only a name--a name that is the next piece to the puzzle. A name that will eventually, "lead us to him." But before we delve into the continuation of the Blood Crave Series, let's answer the question that's been on all our minds.

Who is Rowan?

This 21,000 word novella answers that question, and of how Rowan has come to know the vampire with pitch-black eyes.

If you could jump into a book, and live in that world...which would it be?

Honestly…it would be the world I created in my books. I’m not trying to toot my own horn, but I would LOVE to meet my characters face to face. Writing about them for so long…they almost become real to me. It would be like having a pen pal you finally get to meet face to face after so many years of writing letters to each other. Plus, who wouldn’t want to hang out with vampires and fallen angels all at the same time.

How do you react to a bad review?

I run to a corner and cry. Just kidding, lol. We are all entitled to our opinions, whether good or bad. I understand that not everyone is going to like my writing and that’s okay. I know they’re not attacking me personally. If a review is “negative” but provides feedback from a different perspective, I’ll welcome it with open arms. Writing is a passion for me so I will do my best to continually grow as a writer. No bad review is going to stop me from doing what I love.

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?

With Dahlia, it’d have to be the writing aspect that we share. On top of writing stories, I’m also that person who has thousands of sticky notes of random things posted everywhere. The Notes app on my iPhone is quickly filling up. Other than that, I really can’t see any similarities with my characters and I. They are their own unique individuals. If you happen to read any sarcastic comments from any of the characters, that might be me shining through, now and then.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?

I’ve read so many books as a kid, no one particular book stands out. I really enjoyed Christopher Pike’s, Remember Me. I’m pretty sure I’ve read the series more than once, along with his other stuff. I’ve probably read every Lurlene McDaniel book, and the majority of them always made me cry.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you "grew up"?

I wanted to be a Family Doctor. It was either that or a dancer, even though I can’t dance.

Who are your favorite authors of all time?

I really enjoyed J.A. Redmerski’s The Edge of Never. I look forward to reading her other books. Sophie Kinsella and her Shopaholic series are a riot. Her other books are great, too.

Favorite music?

I like all sorts of music: R&B and soft rock would be my favorite. Also, certain rap songs…certain ones, mind you. 

Skittles or M&Ms?

M&Ms all the way! I’m a girl who loves her chocolate. :)

Print or Ebook?

Hmm. Six months ago I wouldn’t have hesitated and I would have said print all the way. I love the smell and feel of a book as I cozy up to it under my covers. I have to say though, I am enjoying this ebook thing. I’ve wanted to reject the technology for so long, angry about the potential obsoleteness of paperbacks. But now? Not so much. Ebook readers are so…simple and light.

Favorite Food?

As a kid, I’d say double cheese pizza. These past few years, I’d have to go with sushi. All I can say is, “Thank God my friends introduced me to it!”

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