Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Vicky Burkholder - Prime Time Author Interview

Victoria has lived all over the universe. She looks human - for the most part - but when she starts writing about characters being able to move things or flicking fire from their fingertips, or changing the course of rivers, people tend to get a little freaked out. She found the one guy out there in the universe who loves her for who she is. They've been together forever and raised four wonderful (now) adults. She has served on the board of directors for several RWA chapters. Her writing career includes work as a technical writer/editor, a stringer for the local newspaper, and an editor and copy editor for four e-publishers. At various times in her life, she has been a teacher, a secretary, a short-order cook, a computer specialist, a DJ, and a librarian. She currently has books with Captiva Press, Ellora’s Cave, and Draumr Publishing She can be found at http://writervictoria.wordpress.com or http://burkholv.wordpress.com

Thanks for agreeing to answer some interview questions about yourself and your new book.

Thank you for having me.

So, What is your new book about?

PRIME TIME is a futuristic romance that takes place on the moon. In the dark corners of the Lunar habitats, Deena has safety and friends. In the light—danger lurks. To find those responsible for the death of her parents and the disappearance of her friends, she must join those who work in the light—if they’ll let her. After all, they’re Techies. Jake has every advantage of a Techie. Head of an elite security force investigating the Utopia drug, he is certain the pushers are the Porters. He needs to find a way to integrate with those who work in the dark, but Techies aren’t welcome. Deena and Jake must put aside their differences and work together against a common enemy—a threat to both Techies and Porters. Along the way, they discover love doesn’t care where you come from, and evil has a long reach.

Can you share an interesting behind the scenes tidbit about your latest story?

Actually, the most interesting part is that it’s not all that new. It was published once before, but strictly as an ebook, by another publisher. When they closed down, I got my rights back and my new publisher immediately picked it up and put it out both as an ebook and in print. I am so thrilled to have it out as a paperback book that I can actually hold in my hand.

What is your favorite part of the story writing process?

Creating new and exciting worlds. That’s why I love to write fantasy, science fiction and paranormals. I get to create no only the characters, but entire universes. My second favorite part is writing “The End”.

Writing can be such an isolated enterprise. Yet, I’m sure there are people who have helped or guided or inspired you along the way to becoming a published author. Could you tell us about one of them and how they helped you?

To single out one person wouldn’t be fair. I’m going to wimp out and say CPRW – Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers. They encouraged me, helped me critique and edit my stories, held my hand when I needed holding, and kicked my butt when that was needed. They are a great writer’s group and extremely helpful to writers of all levels.

Now for the S.A.T. portion of the interview:

Fill in the blank –
If I were a villain, I would have ___________ for minions to deliver my wrath because ____________. (And remember, sea monkeys are already spoken for. Mostly)

fire breathing flying horses (Pegasus) because they’re my favorite fantasy creature (besides dragons), and I collect Pegasus statues.

Sea Monkeys are to __________ as zombie stinkbugs are to_______________.

kid’s aquariums
zombie response team weapons (hey, whatever ammo works!)

Please tell us where we can find out more about you and where we can buy your books.

At my blog sites: http://burkholv.wordpress.com ; http://writervictoria.wordpress.com

And my books can be purchased through Captiva Press (www.captivapress.com), Ellora’s Cave (www.ellorascave.com), Draumr Publishing (www.draumrpublishing.com), Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Aarons Books (the small bookstore where I work – www.aaronsbooksonline.com)

Thanks again for stopping in!
Thank you for having me!


M.J. Fifield said...

I really love the SAT portion of this interview. However, I'm still stuck on the analogies...

Good luck, Vicky!!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Can't wait to add this one to my library, Vicky. I wish I could be at your booksigning this weekend but I'm going out of town. I'll stop in the store sometime.

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks for stopping in, guys.

and lol, M!

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