Monday, October 12, 2015

Interview with Author Gloria Weber

My guest today is Gloria Weber.  Hello!  Welcome to Writing in the Modern Age!  It’s such a pleasure to have you here.

Can you tell us a little bit about your latest release? When did it come out? Where can we get it?

 

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B014FVNRUE

SUNLESS is a YA horror story.  Madison is afraid of the dark despite being a teen and attends a windowless high school.  Her worst fear and then some come to be one detention afternoon.  The release date was September 15th and you can get it at Amazon.  

 

Sounds riveting!

 

Is there anything that prompted your story?  Something that inspired you?

 

The story started as a bit of a challenge to myself.  I had yet to write a decent horror story, despite many tries.  I was between projects and wanted something short to work on, so I tried tackling this "gap" in my writing.  For inspiration, I used my own fear of the dark (34 and still running to light switches in a panic) and the high school I attended as a teen. 

 

Wow!

 

So, when did you know you wanted to write? Or has it always been a pastime of yours?

 

I've been writing short stories, lyrics, or poetry on and off since I was a kid.  Honestly, I didn't finish most of what I started those days.  I never thought of actively writing, as in a profession, until around 2006.  That was when I got my first publishing credit from a paid gig.  That sort of changed my tune and made me get more serious.

That's great! I love to hear a good author origin story!

 

So, do you have any favorite authors?

 

I kind of suck at favorites.  Depending on my mood, almost everything changes (only 27, L, and purple are constant).  However, I always stop to look at any book with the name J. K. Rowling, Terry Pratchett, Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle (both are Jayne Ann Krentz pen names), or Jane Austen on it.

All right.

 

Do you write in a specific place? Time of day?

 

Like Sheldon Cooper of THE BIG BANG THEORY, I have a spot on the couch which is mine (no share-zies).  I sit there with my laptop, pounding out words every day.  My writing time is late morning and early afternoon.  It's split because I stop for lunch and then go for a walk after eating.  While I have a desk, it is small and that's where I keep my desktop (my fun machine). 

LOL.

 

Are there any words you'd like to impart to fellow writers? Any advice?

 

Never be afraid to try a new genre or writing for a different audience.  It can teach you a lot. Not only will you see your strengths, but you'll expose weaknesses.  And eventually, like I did with SUNLESS, you can succeed and make something awesome!
 

I agree. We should always try to keep our ideas fresh.



Thank you so much for stopping by to visit us today here at Writing in the Modern Age, Gloria.  It was such a pleasure having you!  :)

Readers, here is the blurb for Sunless.


http://bookgoodies.com/a/B014FVNRUE




The dark hides things. Threatening things. Dangerous things. Sitting in the windowless box of the detention room, Madison’s worst fears are realized as darkness grips her school.


Here is an excerpt.

 

Mr. P scraped his chair across the floor. "Stay where you are. The emergency lights and generator will kick on any second now." 

I kept holding my breath. It was painful. But, I didn't want to breathe. I didn't want to scream. There was a reason I was obsessed with the windows in my school. 

There was a reason my leg twitched when I was stuck in the center hallway on the second floor. And there was a reason I opened my eyes as wide as I could, begging for any amount of light that could shed a line or silhouette. 

"I don't think they're coming back on," said John.

Purchase Link:


Amazon Universal:  http://bookgoodies.com/a/B014FVNRUE


Ooh...scary! This looks like a great read! :)

 

 

Author Bio  

 

Gloria Weber lives in Ohio with her husband, son, daughter, and many pets. She has been writing for publication since March 2006 with over a dozen titles published. Her favorite color is purple.


Author Links:

 

Website/Blog:   http://gloriaweber.wordpress.com/

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/GloriaWeberWriter

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/GloriaWeber

Amazon Author Page:  http://amzn.to/1N7X10c

Google+:  http://plus.google.com/107706782152210234267/posts

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/GloriaWeber

 

 

 Gloria's Books:  

 

http://bookgoodies.com/a/B014FVNRUE

 
http://www.amazon.com/Alicia-Gloria-Weber-ebook/dp/B01417P1GA/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1444626057&sr=1-2
 

http://www.amazon.com/What-Ever-Happened-Mud-Pies-ebook/dp/B00SUADN0G/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1444626057&sr=1-3

  

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