On this page I will try to answer frequently asked questions. Feel free to leave a question in the comments if it has not yet been answered.
Question 1: How do you pronounce Arys and Kylarai?
Answer: Arys (air-iss) Kylarai (kill-are-ay)
Question 2: Who are some of your favorite authors?
Answer: I have many authors I love. I like to read a little of all genres. Kim Harrison is one author I read faithfully. I love her Rachel Morgan series. I also love YA author Maggie Stiefvater. Richard Laymon wrote some awesome vampire horror. Back when I was a teen it was Christie Golden’s vampire novel, Vampire of the Mists, that really inspired me to write my own stories.
Question 3: Does Alexa share any traits with you?
Answer: I’d like to think that I’m not as reckless as Alexa is but I know that I was once, lol. She shares some of my bluntness but I think she actually does a better job of keeping her mouth shut at times than I do. We are both short but she can rock heeled boots and I can’t wear heels. I hate them. We also have the same car but hers is a way faster model than mine. I think that’s where the similarities end but people who’ve met us both might disagree, lol.
Question 4: What supernatural would you want to be?
Answer: That’s a hard one. Really hard. Damn. Hmm. I guess I’d have to go with vampire. As much as I love my shifters, the vampire was my first supernatural love.
Question 5: Is Arys real and if so can you send him my way?
Answer: You know if he was real I’d never be able to tell you anyway. Arys would kill me. Trust me, you don’t really want him to know where you are.
Question 6: Will there be a movie or TV show of the Alexa O’Brien series?
Answer: At this point there is nothing in the works. But I would love to see the series on TV if the right opportunity came up and if it would be done in the right way. Word of mouth really goes a long way in the popularity of a series so keep spreading the word and maybe one day we’ll see it happen.
Question 7: How did you get the idea for creating the Alexa O’Brien series?
Answer: I started writing vampire stories when I was 12, after seeing the movie The Lost Boys. I knew I wanted to write my own supernatural fiction. I wrote a lot of small stories but it was about ten years later that I seriously started to work on a series. I wanted to write a kick ass female lead. I did a lot of writing with Alexa to get to know her. Many drafts of the first book were written and rewritten endlessly. Finally, Once Bitten was born and I’ve been blessed to be able to keep going from there.
Question 8: Do you have any idea how many books you will create in the Alexa O’Brien series?
Answer: I have no idea. I have no predetermined amount in mind. As long as the story and characters are growing and changing I’d like to keep going. For now I’m taking it one at a time.
Question 9: Do you have any plans for another series?
Answer: Yes! In 2015 I will be launching the Rebel Heart series, featuring one of the girls of Crimson Sin. Alexa fans will recognize Crimson Sin as the rock band that plays at The Wicked Kiss. Check out the Crimson Sin page for more info.
Question 10: Is there any possibility of a spinoff series for one of the Alexa characters that have a little less backstory?
Answer: I have started writing novellas from other Alexa character points of view. At this time I have no plan for a full spin off but I do plan to write more novellas like this. I would like to write a prequel book telling the story of when Alexa first met Raoul. Their relationship can be viewed and interpreted many ways. I’d love a closer look at it myself. I’m not sure when a prequel will happen but it is on my writing to do list.
Are you considering a novella for Shaz? Willow, Kale, and soon to be Arys will have their own and they were all awesome but I would love to here some of what Shaz thinks and feels about everything.
Yes! I don’t know exactly when Shaz will get his turn to speak but he will. Sooner than later I hope. I’d like to also give Jez and Falon a turn as well. But we’ll see how it all comes together. 🙂
When is “Forget About Midnight”coming out?
There is no official release date yet on that one but it should be early 2015. I’ll post that info as soon as I have it. 🙂