Today I'm thrilled to be interviewing The 13th Floor writer Christine Rains. She's also a fellow Untethered Realms member. Over to you, Christine.
Q: Which three words best describe you?
A: Geeky, creative, loyal.
Q: If I came to your home and looked at your bookshelves, what would I find?
A: You'd be there quite a while! I have several books stretching across the genres. Paranormal romance, horror, fantasy, science-fiction, and contemporary. I have all my textbooks from university: psychology, sociology, and philosophy. Plus my husband has two bookshelves full of gaming books.
Q: What are your top five cheesy movies?
A: In no particular order: Tremors, Con Air, Ghostbusters, From Dusk till Dawn, and The Fifth Element. (My husband and I debated quite a while about the definition of cheese. Some films he thought were cheesy are classics in my mind!)
Q: If you could go anywhere in the world this year, where would you go?
A: The United Kingdom. Are you offering me a ticket? :)
Q: What is your greatest achievement?
A: My son. (Does that qualify as a cheesy answer?!)
Q: Are any of your characters demanding another story?
A: Yes. A few of my 13th Floor residents want another. I also have a witch from a paranormal romance trilogy I wrote that is angry I haven't rewritten her story yet.
Q: Are you a plotter, pantser, or something in between?
A: Pantser. And I love it! All my note-making comes after the first draft is done.
Q: What is your next big project?
A: Right now I'm working on revising two novels: a paranormal romance (a demon-run funeral home for supernaturals) and a superhero story (big villain comes to small city where the heroes try to gain fame by taking her on). I plan to start querying this year. Yikes!
Thanks so much, Ellie! This was a lot of fun.
Six supernatural tenants
Living in a haunted apartment building
On a floor that doesn't exist.
Six novellas telling their tales.
A retired demon acquires a price on his head.
A werewolf is hunted by her pack.
A modern day dragonslayer misses his target.
A harpy challenges Zeus for the soul of the man she loves.
A vampire is obsessed with a young woman he can't find.
A banshee falls in love with someone who's death she has seen in a vision.
And a sweet ghost must battle a primal monster to save them all.
All the stories take place at the same time intertwining their lives together on the 13th Floor.
Includes “The Shadow,” a bonus short story.
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has eight novellas and twenty-one short stories published.
Thank you, Christine. Your cheesy films are all classics in my opinion, especially Tremors. Ticket to the UK? As soon as I make my first six-figure book sale, I'll order a private jet for you. Would be wonderful to meet in real life.
That's it for this week. Hope you have a great rest of the week. Happy reading and writing.