S. A. Hussey is a freelance writer, author, and published poet. She writes for Bluebird Reviews and Rock-it-Write both web-based music review sites and has had two poems published in anthology books. She takes part in on-line critique and writers groups. Her latest project is preparing her first novel, REMEMBRANCE, for self publication in January 2014. She continues to write and is working on another story entitled, ALL ACCESS.
What Stephanie had to say.
I live in a small coastal community just north of Boston, Massachusetts, and very close to the witch city of Salem. I have two amazingly beautiful daughters, and a 20-year-old Maine coon cat named Gidget who we believe gives rides to fairies in exchange for her long and leisurely life lounging on the back of my sofa. I am a full-time manager at a local hospital and when I’m not there I’m writing, reading or listening to music.
I enjoy a good concert, and write reviews for my music website, Rock-it-Write, as well as do freelance reviews for an amazing fan-based music website, Blue Bird Reviews. I enjoy most genres of music but the blues and classic rock are favorites. Led Zeppelin stole my heart and makes my soul come alive.
What genre do you write in? Fantasy/paranormal romance
If you were forced to switch genres which would you write and why? Science Fiction. I think creating the world(s) and my characters would be quite fun and interesting.
If you were stranded on a desert island would you spend your time trying to get off or writing about the experience? You mean I have paper and pen on the deserted island? Oh boy. I would do both probably.
Organic writer or plotter? Organic with a dash of plotter
What’s your fave genre to read? Fantasy/sci fi, horror, paranormal, romance.
Besides writing name another guilty pleasure? Music – all forms
Do you listen to music while you write or do you need quiet? Headphones and music on.
If music, what kind? Depends on the story, where I am in the story. If rough drafting I will put the ipod on shuffle. If I need “mood” music for a scene I will find something my musical tastes is eclectic – a little bit of everything from old to new, blues to country to rock. It’s there.
Is there a subject you won’t take on for moral or spiritual beliefs? Never thought about it before but I don’t think I would have issues. I think everyone – writer or not – has a right to their opinion and should be allowed to express it. Freedom of speech.
If someone asked you to put them in a story would you and as what-villain, hero, or victim or just a bit part? No one asked me but I have put people in some of my stories usually loosely based. In Remembrance I have one character named, Vaz who is loosely based off a musician I once knew. It was supposed to be a bit part, but he ended up being a fun character and morphed into a character that plays an important part in the story. Some of the antics he does in this story I was told he did in real life. They were funny so I put them in.