Shawna Romkey is in the house… er, the blog. I admit, she’s super cool – she’s a mom, and an author, and a world traveler too (she’s been to GREECE!!!). And today I get to talk to her about… her…
Thank you for visiting today, Shawna! Let’s jump in and get to know more about you.
What was the first book you read that grabbed you? What genre? Who is the author?
S.R: I’ve always loved books. Probably A Wrinkle in Time by Madelein L’Engle when I was in elementary school. I was always crazy about books. The elementary library called me her Greek mythologist because each week I’d come in asking for anything new Greek myth books.
Is there an author that you get fan-girl crazy over? Have you ever met him/her? Do you want to?
S.R: I like a lot of classic writers, so I’d say if any of them are still alive, but I don’t think a lot are anymore. George RR Martin is my favorite can’t wait for the next book author at the moment. But I’d probably be excited to see Anne Rice, who I called at her house once when I was vacationing in New Orleans to see if she wanted to go out for dinner or something. She didn’t answer, but yes, her number was listed in the phone book back then. Marion Zimmer Bradley.
- Favorite color? green
- Favorite season? fall
- Favorite Hero – movie or book? Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones
- Snack weakness (food or drink)? Chocolate, sweets, any and every kind
- What’s your Astrological sign? scorpio
- Do you write sweet and cuddly or toe-curling steamy lovin’ stories? Sweet and cuddly.
- Do you read sweet and cuddly or toe-curling steamy lovin’ stories? I read everything but mainly sweet and cuddly or dark and creepy.
What’s on your desk when you write?
I write in bed with my lap top, so blankets and sometimes a dog.
Do you write to music or quiet? If you do write with music, can you share one song that’s significantly impacted this story?
I usually write with quiet unless I need inspiration, like I’m writing a party scene and I want the mood of the scene or a violent fight scene then I might listen to something heavy. Generally I do best without distraction.
What’s your favorite line from your most recent release? Why?
“Sometimes the child is the guardian.” It might be a spoiler but I had fun trying to explain the paranormal and the existence of angels, so when I wrote it, it was an Ah ha! Moment for me.
What’s next? You don’t have to get specifics – but feel free to leave a tantalizing snippet or cryptic hook.
I’m working on book two of The Speak of the Devil series. It’s in the final stages where I’m prepping it for submission. It’s the planned middle book in the trilogy, and in this one the demons strike back!
Lily is now working with the angels to stifle the last of the demon outbreaks and to figure out how to stop the Silence of God, so life can get back to boring normality. But all hell breaks loose when she’s stolen from school and brought face to face with the devil himself. Lily has to find her way back home and to Luc, crack the prophecy that breaks the curse silencing God, and figure out how she and Luc can ever really be together; but Lucifer has other plans for her that don’t include her ever getting out of Hell in tact.
Who is your favorite character from Greek Mythology OR which Olympian would you want to be? And why?
I’m a huge fan of the Amazons, so I’d have to go with Artemis, the huntress. I love women who kick ass.
Wanna find more about Shawna? You know you do! here’s where you can find her…
Here’s where to find her book: SPEAK OF THE DEVIL
Book Trailer- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDSoRBRIiDY