Today, I have Margo Bond Collins stopping by the blog to talk about WAKING UP DEAD! She’s also going to give a little teaser about her newly released book FAIRY,TEXAS. And be sure and check back on Thursday- we’ll be finding out about those #literaryconfessions that are so popular to talk about at Traveling With T!
Author Interview: Margo Bond Collins
Margo, can you tell the readers of Traveling With T about Waking Up Dead in 15 words or less?
Callie is murdered in Texas, wakes up dead in Alabama, and must solve another murder.
Do you have a writing routine or writing space?
I have an office that I use for all my work: academic writing, fiction writing, editing, and online teaching. My desk is against a window so I can see outside. I’m surrounded by books and papers. I write directly on my laptop, but when I get stuck, I sometimes switch to handwriting; this seems to shift my brain onto a different track and helps me get over writer’s block.
How involved were you in the picking of the cover for Waking Up Dead? I really like the cover!
I had some input—I knew that I wanted a shadowy figure and a green background—but the cover design is Kelly Abell’s!
Waking Up Dead is a paranormal mystery. How did you decide on that genre?
I read tons of urban fantasy and love just about any kind of fiction with a paranormal element; there was never any doubt that what I wrote would have a supernatural slant.
Did you know how Waking Up Dead would end? Or did the ending slowly reveal itself?
I didn’t even know that Waking Up Dead was going to be a mystery until I had written the first few chapters—I tend to start with a character and then see what happens. Once I knew I was writing about a ghost, I knew I wanted to see the world from her point of view. And what she saw when she watched Molly die made her need to take action.
Margo, can you tell us what you are working on next?
I just released my YA paranormal mystery Fairy, Texas. In May, my urban fantasy Legally Undead comes out from World Weaver Press. And right now, I’m finishing up edits on a contemporary romance that will come out from Entangled.
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T