Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Quinn Loftis Interview

About the Author

Quinn is a 31 year old wife, mother, nurse, and writer, not necessarily in that order. She lives in beautiful North West Arkansas with her husband, son and Nora their Doberman pinscher. She loves writing, reading, and crocheting. Her favorite holiday is Christmas, favourite book(s) is Pride and Prejudice, The Alpha and Omega Series by Patricia Briggs, and the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling. She loves to be silly and have fun, loves 

music and thinks there is no greater sound in the world than that of her little boy's laughter. 

1. When did you begin writing? 

->Prince of Wolves was my first Novel. But I've been writing short stories,
poems etc since I was in high school.

2.What inspired you to write your first book?

-> My love of YA Paranormal books. I started reading a lot of Indie Author
books and thought maybe I could do that. So I sat down one day and just
started writing.

 3. How did you come up with the title? 

->The titles to each of my books pertains to something in them. Prince Of Wolves- The main character Fane, is the Prince of the Canis lupis in Romania Blood Rites book 2- Blood Rites is the bonding ceremony that mates will participate in Just One Drop book3- Jen the lead female in this book has just a drop so were-wolf blood in her. Out Of The Dark- This title was a little to the left of the mark but the idea was that where the book ended in JOD it was a dark place, a dark time for the Romanian Grey Wolves, and book 4 is about them coming out of that dark time and place, battling through the struggles and evil that surrounds them and tries to devour them.

 4. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

-> Not necessarily an in your face message. I think there is a message of loyalty to your friends. Loving someone unconditionally. Believing in a person even when they don't believe in themselves and accepting that life doesn't always work out the way you think it should. 

 5.Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

-> Some of what the girls do and say come from my own high school days...not telling which ones :) 

 6 .If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in the book? 

->I think in Prince Of Wolves I would make some changes. Not to the over all story but my writing has improved since I wrote it and I feel I can make it better. 

 7.Do you have any advice for other writers? 

->Don't give up. Don't let bad reviews pull you down. Keep writing because we all need good books to read. We all need to have a place that we can escape to if just for a little while a few time a week. 

 8.Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? 

->First off, thank you so much for reading my books! Thank you for all your advice, support and encouragement. I have been blessed beyond measure and I can never express how thankful I am to the readers!