Thank you to R&R Book Tours for sending this author’s book my way! I am so backed up with read and reviews, I could not fit into her tour date a review, but I’ve sneaked in an interview, let’s get to know Misty’s style.
Hello nice to meet you! Tell us a bit about you where are you from and other than writing what else do you enjoy?
Hello! I’m from smack-dab in the middle of the USA. I’m a wife and mother to an eight-year-old son. I’m also a caregiver to my 33-year-old sister with special needs. Most days my home life is busy and deafeningly loud. If I’m not writing, in my free time I’m hanging out with my brother watching Doctor Who, Star Trek and anything sci-fi.
How did you start writing? What was your inspiration to create?
It started in kindergarten. My teacher was reading this story to the class and I was enraptured until the ridiculous ending, which ruined the magic for me. At home I rewrote the ending the way I thought it should go and I’ve been writing ever since.
Kim: You know, I am glad I am not the only one who has read stories and thought ‘ damn, I could of ended that better!’
Who is your favourite author, is there anyone out there that inspires you?
I love classic sci-fi authors like Arthur C. Clark, Philip K. Dick and Larry Niven. I also love old mystery and gothic romance authors like Agatha Christie, Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt.
What genre do you enjoy reading?
I’ll read just about anything (including shampoo bottles) but my favorite genres are mystery and science fiction.
Kim: *Scratches her head* you remind me of my co-author the mystery and Sci-Fi mixture. I have never actually read this genre I’m rather ashamed to say! I hope to one day dive into Sci-Fi.
How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
I was first published in my very early teens and, honestly, it was a bit traumatic. I started worrying too much over how my writing would be received instead of enjoying the process. I was too young and sensitive to handle negative reviews and as a result refused to show anyone my writing for over a decade afterward.
Kim: Really… oh my goodness! For decades? Girl the fact that you are doing this tour with R&R shows just how far you’ve come. Good for you!
Was there ever a time you wanted to pick up your laptop, and then launch it out the window with frustration?
This is quite the common occurrence! It happens at least once every project, usually around the halfway point when I’m beginning to question whether everything will come together.
Kim: Haha, been there. And I’m still there writing a romantic thriller that I started in about three years ago, or maybe even more. Since then I’ve completed two novels and a couple of novellas. I have made a promise to finish it this year, still working on it as we speak!
Are you a “plotter” or a fly by the seat of your pants “pantster” as a writer?
I’m 100% a “plotter!” I’m not good at improvising; it makes me anxious. I always go in with an outline and a plan.
Am I the only one who gets hung up on commas? Do they make you go blah! when you’re writing?
This question is especially funny since commas are the bane of my existence! My editor will kindly but firmly attest to the fact that I can’t figure out what to do with them.
Kim: I love the response I always get to this question, there is a common trend to all responses. ‘Ditto’ girl… ditto.
So…. where can we get your books?
They’re available online through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and any major book retailer.
What does “success” look like to you? When would you say “damn, I’ve made it baby!”
For me, it was when my son asked for a copy of each of my books to place in his treasure chest. You can’t ask for a better feeling than that!
Kim: Oh how cute!!! Bless your boy.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
I don’t anymore, or at least I try not to. My editor vets them for me and passes on ones she thinks I’ll enjoy. I’m very sensitive and don’t need any extra negativity in my life.
What would you like readers to know?
I want my readers to know that I appreciate and value the support of every single one of you! Thanks for sharing in my inner world.
Twitter: Author Misty Mount @MistyAMount
How cool is Misty, a mixture of mystery and Sci-Fi! Here’s some info on her latest book. I wish I had the time to read and review in time for her tour. Check it out
The Keeper (The Underground Defenders Book 1)
Expected Publication Date:May 28th, 2019
Genre: Mystery/ Suspense
Page Count: 230 Pages
Publisher: Liminal Books (Between the Lines Publishing)
When the Ericksons move home to care for their ailing grandmother, they’re told a stranger has taken up residence in the attic of the sprawling mansion. Upon investigation, the family isn’t sure the tenant is anything more than a figment of old Mrs. Erickson’s imagination—until a mysterious young woman begins to show herself to the family in fleeting, uncanny visits.
When unexplained things start happening under the mansion’s roof, suspicions arise as to just who—or what—she is. In the chaos that ensues, the family is forced to make a decision: trust the stranger or band together as a family against her—and their grandmother who’s protecting her.
Pre-Order on Amazon
About the Author
“I read because my grandmother showed me how to immerse myself in books for recreation, relaxation or even as a coping skill.
I write because my head is filled with daydreams and I like to choose the endings.”
Misty Mount has written since age five and was first published at fourteen. By day she’s a caregiver, wife, and mother to a young son but during the quiet hours of night she becomes a novelist.