Q&A with Midnight Oil Anthology Author, Crystal Cauthier!
1.Inquiring minds want to know what makes you tick. Tell us about your life.
I love working from home at my three business’, Laying in the sun, traveling, talking to friends and doing crafts.
My life has been full of surprises and hard times. I have persevered to be a successful publisher, promoter, jewelry consultant.
- What was your life like before you became a writer, and how did you get your start as an author?
I’m a former Paralegal of 30 years+, An Author, Publisher, Promoter, Marketer, Wife and mother of 5 grown children and 15 grandchildren. I live in Louisville, KY.
- Tell us about your writing process. Are you a pantser, a plotter, or something else?
I call myself a researcher as I write Historical romance. I love to find out about, people, places and things.
- Do you have a favorite writing project or a book that still haunts your dreams that you would like to share?
I am working on a few things, book 3 in my time travel series. Another Cookbook and a Horror Novel.
- Tell us a little about your story in the Midnight Oil Anthology.
The Haunting of Claire Pritchett is inspired by mental illness, horror and deception. It is something I came up with one night lying in bed.
- Do you have works in progress?
Yes, another horror story.
- What are your plans for your next book?
To have it published in 2019
- Do you have an especially interesting research experience to share?
Researching Nero (37 AD – 68 AD) Bust of Nero © Nero was the fifth Roman emperor and the last of the Julio-Claudian dynasty. He is remembered as an ineffectual, neglectful and brutal leader.
- How do you stay in touch with your muse?
Meditation is the key to that for me. On the verge of sleep in the REM state I usually have the vivid stories hit me.
- What do you think has contributed the most to your writing style?
The fact that I taught myself how to edit and recognize that I love dialogue between characters that is in depth and fun to write.
- How can readers follow you online?
Southern Owl Publications Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/southernowlpublications/notifications/
Facebook Blog: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMigraineCentral/
Promouvoir Promotions: https://www.facebook.com/groups/darkowlpromotions/?ref=bookmarks