Please join me in welcoming this week’s Wednesday Words author, Samantha Potter. She is a new author and new to JK Publishing. Her first book is entitled Burning Desire: The Ultimate Power and looks hotter than hell.
Ella, a young woman facing a life filled with challenges. Dealing with the inability to see, Ella is determined that her life will not always be this hard. It is not until the Age of Turning that Ella faces life changing transformations that will forever alter the fate of the world.
Dominic is a man of mystery. Dominic and his 5 brothers are referred to as The Guardians, all holding individual traits and powers of their own. It’s not until Ella walks into their lives that they are required to protect and train her, knowing the potential that grows inside her. With the aid of The Guardians, Ella is able to grasp an understanding of the paranormal creatures within this world, as well grasping the full power to which she is entitled.
Interview with Samantha Potter
Lynne: Can you tell us a little about your background and how you started writing?
Samantha: I started writing around one year ago. I had hit a point where reading books was just not enough. After reading my head would be filled with ideas but nowhere to go. One night I grabbed a note pad and began to write down my ideas. Before I knew it I had almost finished my first book.
Lynne: Your latest book, Burning Desire: The Ultimate Power, will be released soon. Can you tell us about your main characters and how you got the idea for this book/series?
Samantha: The ideas for this book came one by one. Ella and Dominic where my main focus at first but as I made my way through the chapters the story line became clear leading into many other possibilities for further books to the series.
Lynne: How did you get the idea for this series? How many books do you think will be part of the series?
Samantha: I had been working on the first paragraph for a while, it just popped into my head and I knew I had to go somewhere with it. Paranormal is what I love the most so giving the characters unique powers was easy. This book seemed to come to mind so easily, it was meant to be. At the moment I believe there will be three books to the series. There is a possibility that there could be more but for the moment I’ve planned for three books.
Lynne: Do you have plot your books and write in story order, or do you hop around and sort of wing it?
Samantha: I like to plan, I have a story board at home with pictures and information attached so I can see who I’m trying to create more clearly. As well as remember important details regarding the story line.
Lynne: What do you find hardest about writing? Easiest? What surprised you most about writing your first book?
Samantha: The hardest would be losing line of thought, being half way through a sentence and lose your train of thought is so frustrating and the amount of time after that trying to figure out where you were going makes it worse.
What surprised me the most was how the story spoke to me on many levels. Then realizing that someone wanted to publish something I had written came as a shock. Trust me it was a good shock I was like a kid at Christmas when I found out that JK wanted me as part of their team.
Lynne: Do you have a specific writing “ritual?” A quiet room, music, a specific food or drink? Is there a certain time of day you are more prolific?
Samantha: I can’t start a book without a title. I have to have one, have no idea why but if I don’t have a title my brain won’t work on the story. So I always start my planning with a good title to match my thoughts on where I would like to take that specific book.
Lynne: What one word would you use to describe yourself to a complete stranger? Why?
Samantha: “Pure.” You see what you get, I’m not afraid to say what’s on my mind. I will go out of my way to help if I can and have a great sense of humor. I’m human just like everyone else, I have my bad days mixed with the good.
Lynne: If you were going to be left on a deserted island for an indefinite period of time and could only bring one suitcase, what would you pack?
Samantha: Clothes, food, laptop and phone and a never-ending packet of Tim Tams.
Lynne: What is your favorite curse word?
Lynne: What is your least favorite curse word?
Samantha: My least favorite would be the worst of them all and id probably get in trouble for typing it down .:-) so for sake of this question ill refer to it as the “C” word.
Lynne: What is your guilty pleasure?
Samantha: Tim Tam’s
Lynne: What is your favorite season, and why?
Samantha: Spring — not too hot and not too cold. Perfect weather.
Lynne: Is there anything else you’d like to share with us today?
Samantha: I’d like to take this moment to thank everyone at JK. Their support has been amazing, I feel like I’ve scored a little family. There is never a question too silly, they have done so much for me and I’ve made some new friends. I think I’ve been truly lucky.
Lynne: Thank you so much for sitting in the ‘hot seat’ today and answering all of my questions. For those of us who don’t know what Tim Tam’s are I looked them up on Amazon and wow, I may have to ask you to send a few my way!
Once again, thank you Samantha for visiting with us today. I know I’m looking forward to your new book and I’m sure so are the rest of today’s visitors. I hope you’ll come back and visit us again after your book releases.
Next week stop by for a change of pace when Wednesday Words highlights a YA book.
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