*Hi there, Ada! We’re very excited to be shining our spotlight on you this month for Author Appreciation. Thank you! I’m very honored to be here!
*Can you begin by telling us what’s new with you professionally? “ReAwakened”, the second book in the “Angel Creek” series, was released at the end of November. Since the tour just wrapped up, I am now wielding questions about when “ReBorn” will be out. Aside from getting ready to publish the third book in 2013, I’m also working on two other projects.
*What was the last book you read that you really enjoyed? I just finished “Hopeless” by Colleen Hoover. It definitely deserves the wonderful praise it’s getting! I tried to make a little dent in my reading pile while on vacation by squeezing in two-a-days, so I’ve been reading a lot of great books. Once I start working on a project, I have very little time to read and miss it terribly.
*Is there an author who you feel has influenced you and your writing? My passion for writing emerged at a very early age. While I admire many writers, I don’t think that any one specific author has influenced me in such a strong way that they stand out more than others. I attribute my interest in writing to a conglomeration of authors and my love for reading as a child.
*Do you have a favorite character out of your gang from the Angel Creek series? If so, do you find it easier to write them than the others? I love writing every single one of the characters! They are all so different from each other; it’s nice to be able to go through so many personalities in one project . That being said, every character has given me a hard time at one point or another, except Razor. I’m really enjoying writing all of his scenes. Sometimes the things he says make me groan, but overall, he has an extremely fun and interesting personality!
*Lana and I are dying to know if you know how the Angel Creek series will end right now. We don’t need any spoilery details, we’re just being nosy. I had known for a very long time how the series would end. That being said, it may change! My characters tend to have a very big influence on my writing. Sometimes, they decide to switch things up on me. The ending of “ReAwakened” was changed two times before it was published.
*Do you have any advice for all the aspiring authors out there? Read and write, then read and write some more. Taking a peek into someone else’s imagination motivates me to be creative and exercise my own. And by that I don’t mean that you should be copying someone else’s ideas, but rather being inspired by their creativity and then applying that inspiration to create something unique. Love what you do and don’t be afraid to do it. People constantly tell me that they would like to write, but they’re afraid that they won’t be good at it. You’ll never know if you don’t try. And even if you don’t love the first few things you write, it’s not the end of the world. Writers are constantly growing and changing, so if you really wish to write, don’t give up. That’s where loving what you do comes into play. Writing can be a difficult and sometimes very lonely process, but if you truly enjoy it, then it won’t ever feel like work. At least not until you start editing! For that, I have no words of wisdom. Except maybe “snacks”. Lots and lots of snacks.
*Can you tell us about what comes next for you? Aside from publishing “ReBorn”, I also have plans for two other projects this year. I’m taking a very short break from the paranormal genre to explore some characters that have been in my head for the past year or so. Both projects will be of contemporary nature (and definitely less PG than “Angel Creek”).
*Thank you very much for chatting with us Ada, it’s always a pleasure! Thank you for having me! I had a lot of fun!
**You can purchase ReVamped & ReAwakened for your kindle! And if you purchase one of them today, leave your order number in the comments & tomorrow morning we will draw 3 random winners to win some Angel Creek Series swag! **
In her career as a writer and an actress, Ada spends most of her days immersed in imaginary worlds. Much like the characters she enjoys playing and writing about, Ada is a martial artist with a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. She is also a big proponent of lifelong learning, and has attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (it aids in creating characters with unique quirks!) as well as a Masters of Science in Education.
Ada strives to bring a fresh voice and perspective to fiction. She has been writing creatively for many years, and is an editor of a global fashion/literary magazine called VEUX.
She lives in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys adventurous nature hikes with her adorable puppies Cara and Oreo.