TQ: What inspired you to become a writer?
Boone: I didn't realize it until a few months ago, but I've dabbled in writing since my early twenties. Mostly journaling and a few frustrated attempts to put a story on paper. Mural painting was my creative outlet for many years. Then I got married, had kids, and turned to writing to find a little sanity. The paranormal genre had just exploded onto the scene and I finally had a direction that inspired me.
TQ: What is the most challenging thing for you about writing?
Boone: Being productive when I do sit down to write. My goal is spending less time writing with better quality and productivity results. There's lots of room for improvement.
I've also noticed a direct link between my growing career and growing waistline. Having a sedentary job is forcing me to once again adjust my schedule and routine. I started Fluffy Fridays on my blog. I feature all things healthy and am publicly tracking my quest for health and balance. It could either be one of the smartest or most embarrassing things I've done.
TQ: What writing achievement are you most proud?
Boone: It's been a few weeks since my first novel came out and I've begun to unwind from the pressure and excitement. I can honestly say, getting this first book written and published is what I'm most proud of. I certainly didn't do it alone. There's something pretty amazing about holding your book in your hands. Even if it's the only one I'll ever write, which it won't be, I still did it. Completing the process is a cross between the reaching for your dreams and hitting yourself in the head with a hammer.
TQ: What one thing should everyone know about your writing?
Boone: A lot of the scenes I write are inspired from actual events. I'm a people watcher and everything is fodder for my books. I warn you now.
TQ: Please tell us about your latest and upcoming works.
Boone: I've just finished a novella for Entangled Publishing titled Tweet for an anthology that will hopefully be out in April to benefit Autism Awareness.
I'm also working on the next two books in the Bringer and the Bane series. Both are due out in 2012.
And I'm painting murals in my kids rooms, but that's probably not what you meant.
TQ: Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery.
Boone: Thank you so much for having me and best of luck on your awesome Blogger of the Universe nomination for Authors After Dark 2012!
TQ: Thank you. It was an honor being nominated!
About Bringer and the Bane
Shield of FireBringer and the Bane 1
Entangled Publishing, December 13, 2011
Trade Paperback and Ebook
Historical Fantasy Romance
Protecting humans is the Bringers’ duty. Sending demons to the Shadow World is their pleasure.
In one night, Ravyn’s life plunges from barely tolerable to deadly. Forced to flee the only home she’s known, she stumbles headlong into the clutches of Icarus, a powerful demon intent on stealing her powers. Unfortunately for him, she has no intention of cooperating.
When Rhys realizes the woman he’s rescued from the Bane Demon is no mere human, his obligation as a Bringer dictates he protect and train her in the ways of his people. But he’s unprepared for the intense desire he feels for the fiery Ravyn. To surrender to his need may mean her death.
As the Demon King’s desire for ultimate power escalates, fathers are slated against sons, and foes are made allies. The Bane threat upon them, Rhys and Ravyn must quest to unite the last of the Bringers—and explore a passion too powerful to ignore.
The cover for Kiss of the Betrayer (Bringer and the Bane 2):
More About Boone: Read Boone's 2011 Debut Author Challenge Interview here.