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Day 7 brings us to an Interview w/ O.M. Grey!
Thank you so much for joining me for my Giveaway-A-Day Countdown to My 25th Birthday Bash! It's so great to have you here!
Thank you, Amanda! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!
Can you tell me a little about yourself?
I'm a rather private person, and I don't much like having my picture taken. I like to play dress up, though. Especially in bustles & corsets. Great fun, that.
How long have you been writing?
Since I could hold a crayon. My first story was all in pictures. I folded it up into a little book and presented it to my mother. I was five. She still has it, bless her.
Who are your favorite authors?
The original Steampunk crew, of course: Mary Shelley, Jules Verne, & H. G. Wells
Contemporary, I just adore the work of Gail Carriger, Leanna Renee Hieber, and Nick Valentino, in the Steampunk/Victorian genre. Great Science Fiction: D. B. Grady, and, of course, my internet tutor and fellow Blue Moose authors Christine and Ethan Rose's Rowan of the Wood series.
What got you interested in Steampunk?
I guess I've always been interested in it, but I just wasn't hip enough to know what to call it. It wasn't until I read the delightful SOULLESS by Gail Carriger that the term, aesthetic, and genre really all came together for me. Then I knew I had found a home for my story.
Can you tell us about Avalon Revisited?
Arthur has made his existence as a vampire bearable for over three hundred years by immersing himself in blood and debauchery. Aboard an airship gala, he meets Avalon, an aspiring vampire slayer who sparks fire into Arthur’s shriveled heart. Together they try to solve the mystery of several horrendous murders on the dark streets of London. Cultures clash and pressures rise in this sexy Steampunk Romance.
What was your favorite scene to write?
All of it was rather fun. I just let my imagination go, and my characters guided me along. If I had to choose one favorite, it would have to be the "chartreuse" scene. It's quite amusing.
Do you have a favorite character? If so, why?
My antihero protagonist Arthur Tudor is definitely my favorite. He is quite naughty and mischievous. Dark and sexy. He had a rough time, which has made him indifferent and rather cynical, but meeting Avalon reminds him of love and tenderness. It's fun to watch him change.
What are you working on now?
I'm mostly working on promotion at the moment. Getting a book seen is quite the challenge! Especially for a first time author. There might be more of Arthur & Avalon in the future, though.
What is your best birthday memory?
My last one, actually. It was my 40th, so a rather big one. My husband surprised me with tickets to Disneyland! I had never been there before, and it was lovely. Truly magical.
Do you have any upcoming appearances?
My latest schedule can be seen on my website under "Sightings."
Where else can we find you? (websites, blog, facebook, twitter, etc.)
http://omgrey.wordpress.com - website & blog
Thank you so much for joining us today! It's been such fun having you!
Guess what everyone, the fun isn't over! O.M. will be stopping by today to answer your questions and is giving away a signed copy of Avalon Revisited!
To enter ask O.M. a question or leave a comment AND fill out this form.
After today (May 7th), you can answer the question, what is it about steampunk that interests you?
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