Everyone give this week’s guest a warm welcome! *the crowd goes wild and confetti litters the ground* Without further ado, I bring you CL Stacey!
Hi there! Thank you so much for stopping by. Let’s start off with something fun, what is one thing you can’t live without?
(If we’re not talking the obvious stuff, like family…) My phone lol!
What made you want to be a writer?
Reading great books! It all started with the Thoughtless series by SC Stephens, then I found Colleen Hoover right around the same time, and I fell HARD for both authors. I looked into their bios and I saw that they both had something in common: INDIE AUTHORS who started off by self-publishing. I really, really wanted to give it a shot. I didn’t study writing, but I LOVED to tell stories–always have. My head has always been filled with crazy ideas, and while out, I would always give the people I’d “people watch” a story.
If you could only read one book (or series) for the rest of your life, which one would you choose?
A completed set of A Song of Ice and Fire. DIE-HARD FAN of GoT right here. [me too, girl… Me.Too.]
What are you working on right now?
Getting Plan B released! Then I’ll work on outlining a few things for several different stories and pick whichever one I respond to the strongest.
Which book of yours are you most proud of?
Left Behind, because I had finally taken that leap when deciding to self-publish it.
Who’s your favorite book boyfriend?
What a mean question. Umm… I’d have to say… Archer Hale.
What are the three things you think every great book needs?
Strong characters, storyline, and ending. I have a thing about endings. If IT sucks, the book sucks… ya know? I donno. This also goes for TV Shows & movies. The ending has to be great.
What’s something your readers can count on when they read your books?
A HEA (Happily Ever After). I can’t promise ANYTHING for the parts of the story leading up to it, but I promise to do my best in delivering that HEA.
Who or what inspires you?
Colleen Hoover. She’s brilliant, but she’s also the most generous human being alive. And she’s hilarious. I love funny, funny makes me happy.
What are you currently reading?
Nothing right now, I’ve had my hands full with prepping for Plan B’s release. But I DID just finish Thicker Than Water a few weeks back. BLEW ME AWAY. Read it.
Before you go, tell us your favorite joke!
I can’t think of anything right now, oh no! LOL
Where can we find you if we want to stay in touch?
I’m in my FB group a LOT: www.facebook.com/groups/CLStaceysFreaksandGeeks/