Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Guest Author Interview with Heather Fleener

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to do something a little different, so please welcome a special guest, Heather Fleener. She's so much fun to talk to that I wanted to share her humor (and awesomeness) with  you. Her book Chosen (Ancients of Light Book 1) is great--I've mentioned it before, and she's on the cusp of releasing the second book in her series, Forsaken.

Hi Heather, lets start off with some authory type of questions.
Heather Fleener

What inspired you to write your first book?   

Unemployment!  Actually, Chosen had been a story in my head for about six months before I decided to see if I could write it.  I am a runner and the stories in this series began as a way to distract myself while on the treadmill.  I have a mini-movie theater in my brain.
About four months after I started writing, I lost my job, but that was a blessing because it gave me six full months to dedicate to the development of Chosen. I finished the book the day before I began a new job. Timing is a funny thing. 

What are your current projects?

I am finishing the edits on Forsaken, Book 2 in the Ancients of Light series.  It is slated for publication on Valentine’s Day, so I am in the process of doing the final tweaks to the story now. 

I am also working on concepts for the cover of Book 3, Broken.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Forsaken furthers the story of Myrrdyn’s Prophecy, Kat is also there to make Lorcan’s life ever more so interesting, and readers will get acquainted with Nicholas, the Warrior of Dark. This book introduces Ella, the gorgeous Fire Witch featured on the cover.  

I love the series because the characters build from one book to the next. While each book itself will feature a new heroine/hero and their story, readers will also see Kaitriana grow into her role as Chosen and develop in her strength as a leader. Lorcan is the now the leader of the Realm, but there is still so much more for Kaitriana to do…the Queens are rising afterall, and she is the Queen of Queens.

Do you see writing as a career?

I would love to be able to stay in the Realm eight hours a day and write. The Paranormal Romance market is flooded with talent right now, so the odds of me selling enough books to be able to do that are slim. I love these characters and writing about them is personally fulfilling.  If I entertain readers and provide them a few hours of enjoyable escape along the way, then I have done well. I anticipate continuing on in my current profession and spending my evenings and weekends writing. 

Okay, now for personal questions.

Are you a morning or night person? 

I am a night person, but I am also afraid of the dark. Seriously. If my husband isn't with me, I sleep with a light on.  All my various neuroses will be quirks of some poor character in the series.

Would you rather spend a weekend in the woods or a weekend in a luxury hotel with a spa?

Phobia #2 would be bugs, any and all types. It is also very dark in the woods at night. Put me in a hotel, please, with a nightlight.

Are you a planner or spontaneous? 

I am a planner, to the point the I have serious anxiety if I am unable to plan.  My husband proudly claims that I am the planner and that he makes the plans happen. I offered to buy him a red-silk cape… wasn't appreciated.   

Suspense or romance? 

Romance, always romance.

What is your favorite dessert?

Chocolate, in nearly any form.  Pair it with a great red wine and I will be your best friend.

Thank you for being my first guest! Okay everybody, please give Heather a "Hello and good luck" on her upcoming release!

Find Chosen at Amazon Barnes & Noble, and All Romance Ebooks and check out her website Ancients of Light


  1. Hello and Good Luck! Fun interview.

    1. Heather I know you will do a fantastic job writing,, your old family friend