Interview with Evie MacKenzie
Interview With Evie MacKenzie
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May Calendar Girl
Welcome Evie MacKenzie author of Highland Pawn and AdC's August Calendar Girl
Where are you from?I was born and raised along the coast of Maine.
Married? Children? Pets?
My significant other is a wonderful man who also serves as my research assistant. ;-)
I have a boy and a girl, both in their late teens, who try my patience… but I love them dearly! We currently have one pet, a gorgeous Husky/German Shepherd mix. She’s the sweetest, most gentle dog you’ll ever meet.
What is your favorite place to eat?
Oh, wow! Just one? I’d have to say my new favorite is The Cheesecake Factory. They have such a huge selection that I can try something new each time I visit.
I absolutely LOVE Mexican and Italian food.
Where do you like to go when you want to run away?
If I really need a break, I love to visit Burlington, VT. There are so many things to do there! I can easily keep myself occupied for a week.
Do you have a critique partner?
I have several, and they’re brutally honest with me. It’s not always easy to hear someone tell you there’s a hole in your plot, or that your heroine is too whiny… but when you hear it from someone who wants you to succeed, it makes it a whole lot easier.
What is the best advice anyone ever gave you?
It’s been said a thousand times, but it’s the best advice a writer can get: NEVER give up!
Tell us your latest news? Current projects?
I’m currently working on a sequel to Highland Pawn. There’s also another project in the works, but it’s too early to give out any information. Stay tuned!
Easiest and hardest thing about writing?For me, the easiest part is coming up with an idea for a story. I never have a shortage of scenarios. The hardest part is finding enough time to put them to paper!
What inspired you to write your first book?
If we discount full-length manuscripts I haven’t published yet, my first book was inspired by a combination of my love for all things Scottish, the thrill of writing a hot love scene, and encouragement from one of my writing friends, Nina Pierce. Nina is a fabulous erotic romance author!
What ignites your creativity?Everything from songs on the radio to conversations I’ve overheard in restaurants. I never know when my muse is going to pop in for a visit.
Do you listen to music while you write?
Definitely! I try to fit the mood of the scene I’m writing. I do listen to contemporary music, but I have to admit I have an affinity for music of the 1970’s and early 80’s.
Name one actor/actress you would love to get naughty with?
I would have a VERY difficult time turning down Nathan Fillion. He’s such a cutie!
Any life experiences tangled in the storylines?
Oh, yes! I don’t think there’s a writer out there who doesn’t use at least a few life experiences in their stories.
What books do you have on your favorites shelf?
Everything Diana Gabaldon has ever written. I have many favorite authors, so I won’t list them all here.
If you could say one thing to the next generation of authors, what would it be?
Never give up! Not when you get the first rejection, not when you get the fiftieth. If you love to write and you put your soul into it, it will happen. Gone With the Wind was rejected 38 times before being published. Carrie by Stephen King had 30 rejections. Need I say more?
What would you like to say to your readers?
In this day and age there are so many great books vying for our attention. Thank you for choosing mine! I’m truly honored.
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