Interview with Stacy Green
When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Even as a little kid, I wrote stories in notebooks and had even more playing in my head. I wrote all through high school and in college, but then real life got in the way, and it wasn’t until I became a stay at home mom in 2006 that I took the time to start writing again.
What genre do you write and why?
Suspense and thrillers, because they’re my favorite to read. I love trying to piece together the puzzle of the mystery, and I love the feeling of being nervous to turn the page.
Tell us about your latest book.
Into The Dark is suspense with romance set in Las Vegas. It’s loosely based on an idea I starting writing as a fan fiction piece but never finished. Emilie Davis has a stalker who will stop at nothing to possess her. She’s got no idea when or why he wants her, and after he stages a bank robbery in an attempt to snatch her, she’s got to make some hard choices to figure out who her stalker is and how to defeat him. She enlists the help of Las Vegas SWAT/hostage negotiator Nathan Madigan to help her, and they both have some pretty strong past events they need to overcome in order to move forward with their lives.
What marketing methods are you using to promote your book?
That’s a tough one, because marketing seems to be the million-dollar question. I decided against doing a big giveaway and instead am donating $100 to the homeless charity of the winner’s choice. I wanted to give back since the homeless living in the storm drains played such an important part in the book. I’m also doing the blog tours, sharing my writing, getting active on Goodreads and Facebook. But I’m also prepping the next book for release in April. I think that’s the secret – the more books you have, the more chances people will want to read your stuff.
What formats is the book available in?
All digital formats: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iTunes, Smashwords. It’s also available in print at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.
What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I’ve got an almost seven-year-old who keeps me busy. She’s on the swim team, so we spend a lot of our time going to practice. Most of my free time is family timeJ
Who are your favourite authors?
So many! Anne Rice, Lisa Gardner, Tami Hoag, Patricia Cornwell, Greg Iles, Stephen King…
What advice do you have for other writers?
Read as much as you can in your genre. Learn the craft – understand story structure and the importance of developing your characters. Most importantly, love the story you’re telling. If you don’t, no one else will.
What's your favourite quote about writing/for writers?
“No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.” – Robert Frost
What's the best thing about being a writer?
Working from home and setting my own schedule. And the ability to tell all the stories that are running around in my head. Without writing, it would be a very full place.
Where can people find out more about you and your writing?
Follow Stacy online at her blog, www.stacygreenauthor.com
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The homeless living in the storm drains of Las Vegas played a vital part in INTO THE DARK, and I want to give back. From November 1st until February 28th, participants will have several options to enter the raffle, including donating to HELP of Southern Nevada. The grand prize will be a $100 donation from me in the winner’s name to the homeless shelter of their choice.