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Luscious is on Fyer. Gynger is in the house!

by on March 26, 2013

I was talking with an author I speak too quite frequently and it dawned on me I have never interviewed her. That was a point I had to rectify immediately.  She has a few books out now through Beautiful Trouble Publishing and a lot to say. 🙂 Check out her interview below.

    1. Tell us about yourself:  Who are you and why did you start writing?
      Hello, I’m Gynger Fyer also known as the Romance Arsonist. I am a relatively new writer in the IR genera however; I have always been a huge fan. I really started writing because it’s something I always wanted to do. I have half written many, many stories, telling my family and friends that I was going to get published. I was content having them read my half finished works and tell me what a good writer I was. I think I was afraid of actually putting a completed story out there. I mean, its one thing to have your family and friends read your stories, for the most part they are going to cheer you on, but, when you have strangers reading your stories, it’s totally different. You can be totally rejected and that’s a tough pill to swallow. I went to a BTP reader appreciation conference around this time last year and I met all of the authors I had been reading stories by. They were so cool and encouraging; I decided to submit my own work. I actually scoped out the qualifications on their site several times never stepped out to submit anything. As I approached my 38th birthday, I promised the gift I would give to myself was to put my work out there and see what happed come what may. And that’s what I did.
    2. How do you react to a bad review of one of your books?
      Well, I think E. Badu said it best. “I’m an artist, and I’m sensitive about my shit!”  LOL. Actually Kassanna, in my opinion, there are no bad reviews, just constructive and non-constructive.  I resolved a long time ago to divide negative reviews into those two buckets. If there is anything useful in the review, I will use it to my advantage. Other than that, I don’t take it personally.  I recently received a low rating for one of my books because the characters were too big. LOL I loved it!
    3. To date do you have any favorite characters and if so which ones and from what book?
      From my own stories I like Brett and Grace from “The Bucket List”,  Kris Krengel and Alrekr Frost from “Frosty Pleasures”, and Ernesto and Bronte Montoya who are the couple from my soon to be released story titled “Red Light Special”
    4. What are some of the challenges you’ve faced as a writer?
      I have struggled with time management and making sure I don’t put too much on my plate.  By nature I am competitive, I am always volunteering for writing challenges and the like. As we all know, once you commit, you are on the hook and you have to produce.  As a relatively new writer, I don’t have the benefit of having a string of books to recommend me to readers. I not only have to write the book, but I have to do a fair amount of P/R on my own. Social media has been such a blessing because I am able to reach out to a large group of people from the comfort of my home or via my Smartphone, at any time. The biggest challenges are trying to make all of that fit into my already busy life as a single parent. Sometimes I do okay but most of the time I am doing one at the detriment of the other. It is still a work in progress to find the right balance but it’s one I think I will eventually master.

     

    1. Do you have a favorite genre or subgenre?
      My favorite genre is actually historical fiction with IR running a very close second. Within the historical fiction group, I love regency romances as well as medieval romance. Within IR, I love military stories and shape shifter stories.
    2. Which story of yours would you like to see brought to film?
      I would love to see Chocolate Surprise turned into a movie because it deals with a wife spiking her husband’s chocolates with a Viagra® like substance when he refuses to take the medication, which had been prescribed by his doctor.  In a twist, he also takes the pill without letting his wife know…the end result is classic Hollywood.  I wouldn’t mind seeing that story on the big screen.
    3. When you not writing what do you enjoy doing?
      Cooking, reading romance and positive thinking books. Listening to music. I also hang out at the beach as much as possible. I do my best thinking there.
    4. What is the one thing you do after finishing a story?
      After I brush my shoulder off?? LOL I usually do a toast with my daughter. We have toasted with water, grape Crystal Lite, Coca cola and Capri Sun!
    5. What motivates you to write?
      The readers’ comments and support is a big motivator. I am a classic Leo, I love to have a certain amount of attention. It’s like cats nip to me. My daughter and family members who have been there cheering me on and the dream of one day being able to support myself solely by my writing. To do that I have to write, write, write, write and write. Also, the professional accolades for my stories motivate me keep writing.
    6. Fun question. Vanilla or Chocolate ice cream?
      I’m a Swirl Girl 😉

Now meet the woman behind the interview ~.007

 

Gynger has a brand spanking new website where you can always find her and its a great resource to locate her books.  Take a look  http://www.gyngerfyer.com/

Stay tuned folks because I have some awesome interviews coming up with some absolutely fabulous authors and if you have an author you would lie to learn more about shoot me a comment and I’ll see what I can do to oblige you. Until later.

 

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