In case you’ve ever wondered if a ghost enthusiast can also be an accomplished children’s author, here’s Stephanie to show us how it’s done!
Spooky and Spicy: My Oddly Divergent Interests
by Stephanie Faris
by Stephanie Faris
I landed my agent with a tween series I wrote called Ghost Patrol. The series featured a group of tween ghost hunters. While working on the book, I took every opportunity possible to indulge my ghostly interests. I did ghost tours when we were on vacation, watched hours of Ghost Hunters, and even took a ghost-hunting class at the local community college.
I love ghost tours! Have you ever actually seen one?
Have I ever seen a ghost? No. I have no idea why I’m so fascinated with the afterlife…that fascination doesn’t extend to UFOs or government conspiracy theories. Just ghosts. The truly interesting part is that I am just as happy writing about nail polish and cupcakes as I would be penning a book with a supernatural plot.
Fascinating! Do you suppose it’s the same for all writers?
I guess we all have a wide variety of interests. A horror novelist might enjoy watching romantic comedies. I’ve known many romance novelists who were into shows like The Walking Dead. Maybe our minds need that contrast, since too much of something would lead to burnout.
True. Are there any down sides to contrast?
The only problem with having conflicting interests is that it makes it hard to be consistent with your blog. I can go from blogging about true crime or current events to commenting on the latest fashion trend. In fact, even though I’m fascinated with all things girly and love it in my fiction, I tend to want to write about spooky things or mysteries on my blog. That’s good for my readers, since I’m sure many people aren’t interested in reading about cupcakes three days a week.
Ha! Can’t argue with that. Thanks, Stephanie!
I’d be interested to hear if any others have odd interests. Knitting and deer hunting? True crime and baking? Home improvement and cosplay?
But wait, there’s more! Check out the cover reveal for Stephanie’s newest book in the Piper Morgan Series!
Pretty cool, huh? You can read all about the book at Kids+Books+Nature
Way to go, Stephanie!
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