Books-n-Kisses is super excited to welcome our good friend Marissa Dobson to the blog today. We are so excited to share Marissa’s new story Snowy Fate.
Books-n-Kisses: Hi Marissa, Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to sit down and talk with me about you and your new release Snowy Fate.
Marissa: Hi Kelly, glad to be here.
BnK: Can I get you anything before we get started? Coffee, Soda, Gummy bears?
Marissa: I would say gummy bears, but no one would get that since it is somewhat of an inside joke. So I am going to go with coffee. Nothing gets you going in the morning like a strong cup of joe.
Q1) Can you please tell my followers a little more about yourself
Marissa: There isn’t a whole lot to tell.
Born and raised in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, I now reside about an hour from Washington, D.C. I’m a lady who likes to keep busy, and am always busy doing something. With two different college degrees, I believe you are never done learning.
Being the first daughter to an avid reader, this gave me the advantage of learning to read at a young age. Since learning to read I have always had my nose in a book. It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I started writing down the stories I came up with.
I am blessed with a wonderful supportive husband, Thomas. He is my other half and allows me to stay home and pursue my writing. My writing buddies Max (a cocker spaniel) and Dawne (a beagle mix) are always around to listen to me bounce ideas off them. They might not be able to answer, but they are helpful in their own ways.
I am the owner of Sizzling PR and co-owner of Ruby Lioness Press.
I love to hear from readers, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Or visit me at http://www.marissadobson.com/
Q2) Who do you feel has influenced your writing style?
Marissa: It’s hard to narrow it down to one or two people. I would honestly have to say that every author I have read and talked to influenced me in some way.
Q3) What is your most interesting writing quirk?
Marissa: Who’s been spreading rumors? I’m as normal as they come. Honestly I don’t know if I have anything that is interesting. I have to have a drink with me, even if half the time it isn’t touched. I like having my curtains open so I can look out and watch the world go by while I’m writing.
Q4) What would you say is the most challenging thing for you about writing?
Marissa: The first page. Seriously starting a new book is the hardest for me. Once I get started there isn’t a problem but the first page is also like pulling teeth. To make matters worse I normally change it a few times so I keep putting myself thought the torment.
Q5) Can you tell us what inspired you to write Snowy Fate?
Marissa: Honestly I’m not sure. Sometimes things just come to me. I was sitting in my office trying to work on another project, and instead of staring at the blinking cursor I was watching it snow out my office window. One thing led to another and I closed the project I had opened and jumped into Snowy Fate. I couldn’t tear myself away from it and the first draft was completed in less than a week.
Q6) Please describe Snowy Fate for us in 140 characters or less
Marissa: Only fate knows when you’re ready for love. A snowstorm, and a secret with bring two destined mated together.
Q7) Can you tell us what is up next for you (current WIP)?
Marissa: My current work in progress is the third book in the Live series, Fighting to Live. It is the story of Chase, Jay’s second in command (you will meet Jay in Learning to Live). He finally gets his story and finds true love, but it might be too late. The woman he is meant to be with is dying. Chase makes her want to fight to live; he refuses to allow her to give up. Can Chase save her? Or will he lose her to a battle he can’t win?
Q8) What do you do when you are not writing?
Marissa: That’s easy…work. Owning Sizzling PR (a marketing and public relations company for authors) and co-owner at Ruby Lioness Press my days are pretty busy. If I can get some me time, then I am reading.
Q10) Marissa, Is there anything else you would like to add?
Marissa: I recently transferred my website and now have a blog please bookmark it and follow it. Lots of great things coming there soon. Feel free to email me, email@example.com I love hearing from readers
Books-n-Kisses: Marissa, It was so great to have you here. I hope my followers enjoyed learning a little more about you.