I would like to welcome the lovely Sdyney. Author of Ocaria to the blog to day. With a little one on one interview. I was asked to read Ocaria back in February in return for an honest review. Which you can find my thoughts here.
Syyren Kantrella, captain of the guards, leaves her underwater world to seek the aid of the self-exiled prince. The oracle, the woman who maintains the underwater ecosystem in Ocaria, has disappeared. The prince is the only other person in existence who can take her place, but ... there is a price.
The last thing Marcus Versar Ay Seamius, a real estate mogul, wants to do is to return to Ocaria. Yet, for a chance to be with Syyren, he is willing to make a devil’s bargain, even if it means remembering why he left in the first place.
Now On To The Interview
I like to start all interview with can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I’m a diehard New Yorker but I now live in Massachusetts. I try to go home every chance I get. I love to travel. If you shout “road trip”, I’ll raise my hand and say “Coming”.
1. What inspired you to want to write?
I always loved to read. It wasn’t until I was twelve years old that I began to dream about writing. I daydreamed about scenes and plot, but it became a serious dream when I started reading YA books. I related to many of the themes in those stories. I was confident I could write stories people would want to read.
2. If someone wrote a book about your life what would be a good title for the book?
The Good, the bad and the ugly.
3. What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I used to play classical piano and used to speak French fluently. I’m a little rusty on both of them.
4. Which character did you enjoy writing the most? Least?
I enjoyed writing Marcus. I’m fascinated by the way a man thinks. I can’t think of a character I enjoy writing the least.
5. Who has been your biggest inspiration?
My dad was one of my biggest inspirations. He was an excellent writer, and I always wanted to be as smart as him. Nora Roberts was another inspiration. I was thirteen when I read her book for the first time. She is one of the most successful writers. I want to be as successful as she is.
6. What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day?
Lie down and read a good book.
7. What would your dream cast for Ocaria be?
Josh Harnett as Marcus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the King, Joss Holloway as Lyneal, and Kristen Stewart as Moyrra. I can’t think of anyone to play Syyren. She has exotic looks and she is naturally seductive. There are a lot of actresses who have some of the characteristics but no one as the total package.
8. Any other books in the works? Goals for the future?
I have three books in the works. One is fairy tale based, and the others are romantic action dramas. I also have plans to write several sequels to Ocaria. I haven’t decided yet on the story lines. However, the next the story will be a full length novel.
Just for Fun
Watching corky reality shows on Animal Planet and Lifetime
Chocolate or Vanilla
Both. Chocolate candies and cakes. Vanilla ice cream all the way.
Tea or Coffee
Tea is my preference but I drink both.
Beach or Mountains
PC or Mac
PC but I might change my mind since it’s been giving problems for over a year.