Can you tell us about your new book?
BITTEN & SMITTEN (Warner Forever, January 2006) is the story of a girl named Sarah who is made into a vampire by her blind date from hell. The plot follows her trials and tribulations as a fledgling vampire who doesn't feel much different than when she was human even though there are now vampire hunters who want to show her the pointy end of a stake. She meets a hot 600-year-old vampire named Thierry just as he's about to end his long existence by jumping off a bridge and convinces him to show her the ropes of her new fang-filled world.
What was your favorite part about writing this book?
Having my character take over and write the book for me. Sarah really became a force to be reckoned with... much more sarcastic than I ever imagined her. Plus, since I'm a huge Buffy fan, it was great fun to write something about vampires while trying to be funny at the same time.
If this book was made into a movie, who would you pick to star in it?
I always give this sort of thing way too much thought because I see the scenes of the book like a movie in my mind so I need a good cast to play the parts. Sarah would ideally played by Sandra Bullock, and Thierry would be played by Hugh Jackman.
What are you working on right now?
I have just finished the edits to my second comedic paranormal novel with Warner, ANGEL WITH ATTITUDE, a book about a fallen angel and her quest to find the Key to Heaven with a hot demon and a talking rat. No, really.
Where do you get your ideas?
Everywhere. Magazines, the newspaper, television, radio. A picture, a snippet of conversation. Anything might trigger a "what if" spark.
What is the best advice you could give an aspiring writer?
Give up. Don't bother writing. It's too tough a business. If after considering that advice you still want to write, you'll probably make it.
What is your favorite movie of all time?
Romancing the Stone.
I have very fond memories of A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Devereux.
Favorite television show?
Of all time: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Currently: Lost.
If you were stranded on a deserted island with one person, living or dead, who would you like it to be?
Sawyer from Lost. Duh. Can I have the doctor too? Just in case of emergency.
If on that island you could only listen to 2 CDs, what would they be?
The new and fab "Confessions on a Dance Floor" by Madonna, and "So" by Peter Gabriel.
If you weren't a writer, what would you like to do for a living?
A world famous, over-paid movie star.
What are a few of your favorite websites?
Amazon.com, Rate My Kitten, and Animal Planet's Panda Cam