Saturday 28 April 2018

Author Interview3 - Alice Archer

Today I welcome Alice Archer to the blog to answer a few questions for Interview³.

Alice Archer Author Interview³
1) Tell us 3 little-known facts about you
When I’m nervous about a meeting, I wear my Superman underwear.
The second little-known fact is too personal.
I can’t carry a tune.

2) Describe your writing in three sentences or less
Heavy on deep character growth.
Spare on language – extra words need not apply.
Readers seem to feel strongly about my writing, one way or the other.

3) Name 3 of your favourite genres
Romance subgenres that go outside the box.
Science fiction plus romance.
Literary homo romance.

4) Share your 3 favourite authors
Amy Lane
C. S. Pacat
Heidi Cullinan
T. J. Klune (I can’t stop!)
Suanne Laquer.

5) What are your 3 essential writing comforts?
Scrivener writing software.
Excel spreadsheets for tracking... well, everything.

6) Where are your 3 favourite places to read?
In a hammock outside.
On a long flight, in the back row by a window.
Lying on the backseat of a car, with people I love talking in the front seats, going somewhere it will take hours to get to.

7) Name 3 books you wish you’d written
Anything by Suanne Laquer
The Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat
Kage by Maris Black

8) What are your top 3 tips for book marketing?
Take a long view.
Write the best books you can.

9) Tell us 3 of your writing plans for the year ahead
Publish two more novels.
Move into a bungalow at a writer’s commune (if I can find one I like).
Write in a studio with a wall-to-wall magnetic whiteboard.

10) Tell us about your latest release
Everyday History, a contemporary male/male romance, tells the story of Ruben, a headstrong young man who woos, wins, then walks away from an older man, Henry. The articles Henry subsequently writes about their time together compel Ruben to rethink his decision. The themes running through the story include separation, getting lost, growing up, the memories embedded in our belongings, and the pain of believing it's too late to change your mind. Because I write for myself first, the story has a happy ending.

Everyday History
Alice Archer
Dreamspinner Press
29 June 2016
Contemporary M/M Romance Novel
90,116 words
Heat Rating 3 – Some sexual content

If you woo, win, and walk away, a second chance is going to cost you.

Headstrong Ruben Harper has yet to meet an obstacle he can’t convert to a speed bump. He’s used to getting what he wants from girls, but when he develops a fascination for a man, his wooing skills require an upgrade. After months of persuasion, he scores a dinner date with Henry Normand that morphs into an intense weekend. The unexpected depth of their connection scares Ruben into fleeing.

Shy, cautious Henry, Ruben’s former high school history teacher, suspects he needs a wake-up call, and Ruben appears to be his siren. But when Ruben bolts, Henry is left struggling to find closure. Inspired by his conversations with Ruben, Henry begins to write articles about the memories stored in everyday objects. The articles seduce Ruben with details from their weekend together and trigger feelings too strong to avoid. As Henry’s snowballing fame takes him out of town and further out of touch, Ruben stretches to close the gaps that separate them.

About the Author
Alice Archer has messed about with words professionally for many years as an editor and writing coach. After living in more than eighty places and cobbling together a portable lifestyle, she has a lot of story material to sort through. It has reassured her to discover that even though cultural differences get people into a peck of trouble when they’re falling in love, the human heart can find its way in any language.

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