Author Interview - Patricia Antone
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance
Q1: What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
FreeingDestiny. It is Book 4 of my Destiny’s Path Series set between 1601 Scotland and present day. The first book, Can’t Outrun Destiny was a labour of love, taking 5 years to complete. I wanted the series to become something I was proud of and kept at it until I was. I am very happy with where the story has led.
Q2: What are five words that describe your writing process?
I only have 2. Plotter and Pantser. I start out plotting the story and direction of where it should go. Then I get to a point where it is totally by the seat of my pants, the muse taking over. Usually, it works. Note the usually part.
Q3: What authors, or books have influenced you?
I don’t have any to be honest. My book tastes are a little eccentric. I read so many different styles, authors, and subject matter, the list is a mile long.
Q4: What do you need in your writing space to help you stay focused?
I love to have classical or soft jazz music playing. My habits are also those of a night owl. I tend to write my best stuff late at night.
Q5. What, to you, are the most important elements of good writing?
If the story does not grab me by chapter 3, I am out. I try to write with that in mind.
Q6: What is the best advice you have ever heard?
It can always be edited. My writers’ group can help me find my way through a tough spot. If it has potential, they will help me reach it.
Q7: What is your favourite genre to read?
I love Romance.
Q8: What comes first for you — the plot or the characters — and why?
Every book is different. I have had characters come very easily; I have had stories come easily. They, unfortunately, don’t usually happen at the same time.
Q9: What are you working on now?
I am working on 5 projects at once. I have a Falling SEALs, The Blind Missions series with more guys to fall. The Destiny’s Path Series has another novel outlining, with a novella as well. Then I have my odd couple of projects I play with when I am feeling stumped.
Q10: What are you currently reading?
I am finishing a Clive Cussler novel, Pirate. A co-worker at my day job introduced me to him. I love the action and suspense of his stories.
Keep reading for an excerpt from Patricia Antone's latest release Freeing Destiny Book 4 in The Destiny’s Path Series