Romance By Catherine: On Tour With JT Geissinger

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

On Tour With JT Geissinger

Welcome to my corner of the blogging world.
Let's get a little of the formalities out of the way.

Tell us a little about yourself and the genre you write.

First, thanks for hosting me! I’m a serious bookaholic and devour books like there’s no tomorrow, which is one of the reasons I began to write. It seemed almost like a natural progression! I write paranormal romance, though I’ve been told it crosses over into urban fantasy. In my spare time I own and manage a flower shop with my husband which is another great outlet for creativity, and a nice break from sitting in front of the computer for hours on end writing.

What do you love about being a writer?

Everything. I love being able to say I’m a writer. I love the headspace I get in when I write. I love the process of structuring a story and getting to know all the characters I’ll be writing about. I love the research and the editing and working with my publisher and everything in between. Everything about writing just does it for me and I’m incredibly grateful I get to do this every day.

What do you hate about being a writer?

Writer’s block. It is a very real thing I’ve recently come to understand. My first two books were finished in about four months each and I was able to write straight through from beginning to end without a hiccup. My current work in progress, however, is taking shape in fits and starts and I’m trying not to pressure myself, but having faith that I can bring it all together in time for my next deadline is challenging. Fingers crossed!

If there was one thing about the industry you could change, what would it be?

I’d give authors a fairer percentage of their e-book sales.

What do you like better, Twitter or Facebook? Why?

Probably Facebook because it’s more intimate and I can interact with fans on what feels like a more personal level. On Twitter, you’re just sending random thoughts out into the void. They’re both huge time suckers, though!

Tell us about your latest release and were we can find it.

Edge of Oblivion is book two of the Night Prowler Novels. It reunites readers with the Ikati, a race of beautiful, savage shape-shifters who live hidden from the everyday world, the rebel within their ranks who will risk everything for a chance at freedom, and the brooding assassin who might end her life...or lay claim to her soul. It’s available on Amazon

Rapid Fire Questions

Milk or Dark Chocolate? Milk. I hate bitter dark chocolate.
Wine or Beer? Wine.
Beach or Mountains? Beach near the mountains.
RV or Hotel? Hotel, girl, please!
Driving or Flying? Flying.
Toilet Paper...Over or Under? I’m flexible.

About the Author:  

A life-long lover of reading and a self-professed “book addict,” J.T. Geissinger didn’t realize her dream of writing a novel until a milestone birthday forced her to take stock of her goals in life. Always believing the right time to commit to putting pen to paper would magically announce itself, it took waking up one cold January morning with a shiny new zero as the second number in her age to kick start her determination.

More than a year and two unsold novels later, it was time to take stock again.

But her determination matched her initial procrastination, and she kept on writing and learning and trying to improve, trusting that if it was meant to be, it would be.

Then, during a trip to Italy in honor of their 10th wedding anniversary and the honeymoon she and her husband never took, she received an email that would change her life. It was from a literary agent, and it contained the three words every aspiring author longs to hear: “I loved it.”

The manuscript was sold to Montlake Romance who published it six months later. Hitting the Amazon bestseller lists in both the US and the UK within weeks of publication, Shadow’s Edge was book one of the Night Prowler Novels. Book two, Edge of Oblivion published October 2nd, and book three will follow in the spring of 2013. Three additional installations in the Night Prowler series are planned for the future.

1 comment:

J.T. Geissinger said...

Thanks for having me, Catherine! Love the blog.