Today I am pleased to introduce you to February Grace. She is absoultely lovely and did my very first interview.
We decided to interview one another and I am grateful to introduce you to my friend, February.
In a few paragraphs, describe who you are and what you do.
FG: I’m February Grace, an author, poet, and artist from Michigan, where it is much colder most of the time than I would like. I am more than mildly obsessed with romance, clocks, books, colors, music, and meteor showers. My fifth novel with Booktrope, WISHING CROSS STATION, is a dark fantasy/romance and is scheduled to be released on June 2nd 2015. I couldn’t be more excited about it!
I think what inspired me to write was reading: I was a very early reader. My Grandmother taught me before I was three. So books from my childhood had a huge influence on my desire to tell stories and make up adventures, as did the movie Star Wars (which would now be called Star Wars Episode IV, A New Hope) which came out at theaters when I was six. I was totally enamored with it from day one: I wanted to be a girl Jedi! My friends wanted to be the princess but I wanted a lightsaber. So out of my love of that great story and many (Disney is a huge influence too) came my love of writing stories of my own.
I kept writing in groups, even eventually running my own collaborative group until 2011. But in 2008, after losing my sight and then regaining some of it after several complicated surgeries, I started to focus on the idea of writing a novel for publication.
Since I’ve been writing so much, for so long (and since I’ve published five novels with Booktrope in the past two years…) I am going to be taking some time to focus on getting the word out about those five novels while I consider my future.
I would love to write a book of flash fiction and poetry at some point. I also have a screenplay sitting around that I have been wanting to make into a full novel. A new idea for something completely different may occur to me tomorrow, or I might just work on marketing for a bit until an idea does. I’ve been at this a long time for many years (except for the bouts of writer’s block brought on by Bipolar Disorder) so a little time to regroup is what my immediate plans are now.