Author Carmen DeSousa still looking for adventure
1) Please tell us something about your latest release and under which genre it falls.
My newest release, ‘Creatus,’ is a romantic-suspense with a paranormal edge. I say edge because even though my story has supernatural elements, I researched many of the myths I’ve heard my entire life to offer readers a plausible reason to believe… My goal is to make readers say… “Hmm… What if?”
2) Now tell the truth... is there any truth embedded in your novels?
I assume you’re asking about my other stories. Yes, I admit… there is some truth interwoven into my stories. I’ve had an interesting past to say the least, and my husband was a police detective, so I’ve seen enough to fill hundreds of novels. But…the real question is…what is based on reality or my imagination? Sorry, I’ll never tell.
3) Are you a plotter or a pantser? I love that question. I am always interested in knowing how many people actually plan out a novel before they write it.
Without a doubt, I am the epitome of a pantser. I can barely even see ahead one chapter. During my writing schedule, I will reread several chapters from the previous day, if not the entire story, and then just start typing. At the end of the day, I reread everything I wrote that day, and when I go to sleep, my characters come to life.
4) Do you have any writing rituals?
The one thing I do that my family laughs at is act out my scenes—literally. I find my characters are more believable when they mimic real life. I try to write only when my family is gone now; that way they don’t watch as I make funny faces, sound out different noises and exhales, use hand gestures, pace the room, and even see if I can get out of different restraints. Yes, I’ve used duct tape, leather belts, handcuffs… No I don’t write those into bedroom scenes. I write mysteries, usually with kidnapping and murder.
5) I was just going to ask you that. Tell us something about yourself that most people don't know.
Hmm… I think I already did that. Currently, my life is rather boring. My youngest son is sixteen, so hubby and I have to get him off to college. So, I’ve been acting out all my eccentricities through my characters. BUT…hubby and I have plans. We both write…so once we are empty nesters; we plan to hit the road, looking for adventures.
Tell our readers what you like to do in your spare time when you are not writing.
Is this a trick question? Read, of course! Thankfully, my husband is also an avid reader, so our idea of a perfect date is sitting on the beach or in a coffee shop together, reading.
Where can we find more information about you and your books?
You can find all my books, links to my website, social media connection, and even a couple of free books at your favorite book retailer.
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