Blogoversary Day 3: Faith Smith

Jen: We are excited to have Faith V. Smith as our guest as we continue to celebrate our blogoversary.  There is a contest, so read on through to get the details.  Now, on to the interview.  Faith, will you please share a short bio with us?

Faith: Hi Jen, I am thrilled to be here! I started as a book reviewer back in 2000, evolved into a columnist, editor, public relations rep, and finally an author. I am blessed with a grown daughter who is my PR assistant, and with furry babies whom I love.

Jen: Tell us about Immortal Justice and where is can be purchased.

Faith: Immortal Justice can be purchased at The Wild Rose Press, as well as several other venues. Amazon, and there will be more as the books are loaded. It is the story of Darach MacRath, a highlander who is killed but resurrected to fight demons for the Arch Angel Michael. The book is set in New Orleans, and Darach’s love interest is Abigail Dupree who can see demons even as they hide in human form.

Jen: At what age did you discover writing? When where you first published? Tell us your call story.
Faith: The sixth grade. Before that I had a vivid imagination. I was first published in 2008. It was after a long eight-year battle to finish, edit, and then get someone interested enough to contract my work. Beware What You Wish was a time-travel I wrote solely for a contest. They wanted it revised and then offered me a contract. I was overjoyed!

Jen: Do you have a writing routine?

Faith: Not really, however, I do try to write something every day. When I’m in the zone, I write a lot and have to remember to come up for air.

Jen: Do you struggle with deadlines? How do you deal with the pressure?

Faith: Deadlines help me. I tend to procrastinate. I love writing, but I love reading a good book, so sometimes, I find myself reading authors I know and love. Deadlines help to keep me on mark.

Jen: Do you have a theme, object or person that appears in all of your stories?
Faith: My theme is all my characters believe in a higher power. My heroes try to do good, and at times if immortal fall into the realm of humans by making mistakes. No one is perfect.

Jen: Is there a genre you’d like to write? Is there a genre you’ll probably stay away from? Why?

Faith: I love writing paranormal, time-travels, and medieval. I would stay away from erotic. I’ve reviewed my share of them, edited them, and have awesome friends who write that genre, but I just don’t think I ever could. It’s not me, and a writer needs to be true to themselves and their fan base.

Jen: Do you have a favorite character or one you most identify with?

Faith: It would probably be Hope in Dunbar’s Curse. She’s flawed, but still believes in the good of men.

Jen: Who are some of your favorite authors and books? What are you reading now?

Faith: I am reading a book by Delle Jacobs called Fire Dance. A great medieval. I love Angela Knight, Christine Feehan, Sherrelyn Kenyon, Kerrelyn Sparks, Sue-Ellen Welfonder, Elizabet Marchat, and Paula Quinn, just to name a few. I have so many more that I love their series. Oh yeah, Heather Graham!

Jen: Do you do anything to celebrate a sale, new contract or release?

Faith: My daughter and I go to a Mexican Restaurant we love.

Jen: Most people only dream of becoming a published writer. Now that you’ve accomplished this, is there something else you dream of doing?

Faith: I’m not sure. Being an author is a blessing and dream I’ve long desired. I’ll have to think about that one. Oh yeah, go to Scotland!!!!!!

Jen: What’s next for you?

Faith: To finish the next three books I owe my editors…lol.

Jen: Where can you be found on the web?

Faith: You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, www.faithvsmith.com and www.faithvsmith.blogspot.com. I’m around and love to hear from readers.

Jen: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?

Faith: To continue to love my books. And I want to thank all my readers who have contacted me. Please keep the emails coming! I want to know what you like or dislike.

Contest details:

  • The prize is a PDF of Immortal Justice.
  • The contest is open to everyone.
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  • The contest ends on Friday, July 8.
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