Welcome to Vision and Verse, Victoria Adams, I see you are a shy one. That's okay, Honey. We've been known to accept flaming hearts and baby pictures. Where are you?
I'm from Ontario, Canada.
Welcome, Neighbor to the North! What have you written?
Circles Trilogy. A contemporary romance that follows the love affair of Julie and Robert from prep school to adulthood. Also, A Guy and A Girl (working title) – in the editing stage on this one. A young hockey player with a painful past meets a college classmate with a secret. Can two wrongs ever make a right?
Of course, they can! Have you ever had salty caramel pretzel ice cream? What is your favorite genre to write?
Romance. I write – contemporary - for adults - and NA which is aimed at the 17 -22 age group. I write a weekly flash fiction that changes romance genres with each story. Currently working on a time travel piece. Never wrote anything like that before.
Carbohydrates – cookies, cakes, muffins anything with carbs.
Where would you like to visit?
Australia. I have family there. It's an interesting family story of how a Canadian ended up with family down under.
Favorite musical artist? Do you listen to music when you write? What?
Call me old school – the Beatles. But no, I don't listen to music when I write. I'm a former dance teacher and if I listen to music, I'll start choreographing in my head.
What makes you laugh?
How old were you when you started writing?
In eighth grade, I came in second in a competition for high school students. I didn't enter, my teacher put in a piece I'd written. So I guess you could say then.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Life. I watch people and if I'm bored I make up stories about them. If stuck at the Dr's office, I can make up stories about each patient in the waiting room or the receptionist and sometimes those ideas trigger a book.
What do you do when you get a writer's block?
Arrghh – writer's block. I'll edit my work. Critique other people's. Write blogs and just wait and wait and wait until brain/Muse decides it's time to write again.
Who is your favorite author?
British authors – love old British mysteries – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy L Sayers and of course, Agatha Christie.
Best book you ever read.
Green Eggs and Ham.
Oh, that Sam I Am is a charmer, isn't he? Who is the one person who has influenced your personal life the most and why?
Wow – tough question. Can I bundle them into one and say my parents? They've always supported me in all my crazy adventures.
If you could sit down and have a conversation with ONE person, living or dead, real or fictional, who would it be and why?
Sitting here staring at a blinking cursor, trying to think of someone. Hmph, I think I just hit writer's block. Going to go for fun here – Santa Claus. Think of all those questions we have – how do you fly to everywhere in one day? How do reindeer fly? Do you really have a naughty and nice list? Do you eat all those cookies and milk? What do you do for the other 364 days of the year?
What advice would you give someone who aspired to be a writer?
Write the stories that are in your head. Worry about all the other stuff after you get the book written. You can go back and fix plot points or missing GMC (goals, motivation, conflict), POV issues (point of view) etc, but if you haven't written anything there is nothing to correct. You are going to rewrite the book a number of times. It isn't going to be perfect or right the first time – just get it written.
Do you have any covers you'd like to share with us?
Where to Find Me –
Blog – Victoria's Pages of Romance – http://victoriaadams.blogspot.com
FaceBook - http://www.facebook.com/victoriaadams.romancewriter
Facebook Author Page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Victoria-Adams/244325918978641
Facebook - Circles Trilogy Page - http://www.facebook.com/CirclesTrilogy?ref=hl
Twitter – http://twitter.com/_VictoriaAdams
Website - http://victoriaadamsromance.wix.com/victoria-adams
Google+ - Victoria Adams
Wattpad - http://www.wattpad.com/user/VictoriaAdams
Plus – Triberr, Amazon Author, LinkedIn, SocialOmph, Goodreads etc
Circles Trilogy Blurb
Dancing in Circles – Book 1 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009PFNPMG
One born into privilege and a charmed life surrounded by love and family. The other born to a life of violence on the streets as the solemn gang leader of the notorious Shoresmen. A young, idealistic co-ed, Julie, meets a jaded, cold gang member, Robert, and cracks his icy shell, allowing the warmth of her love to awaken his soul.
Circles Divided– Book 2
Is the love of a girl from wealthy Westland and a street punk from the slums of the Shore strong enough to surpass all that life will throw at them and forge a life together? Is Julie willing to sacrifice her childhood dream of becoming a professional dancer for the man she loves? Is Robert willing to lay down his ties to the gang in order to hold onto his new found love? Sacrifices must be made, but will they be enough?
Circles Interlocked – Book 3
Circles Interlocked - Having been betrayed by the man she assumed she was destined to be with forever; Julie Anderson slapped Robert Holiday in an angry ending to their brief love affair. Heartbroken that her love affair didn't end with the fairy tale Happily Ever After, Julie leaves town to pursue her dream of being a dancer. As fate has a curious sense of humor, eight years later, they wake up in bed together. Now it is up to love to fix what time cannot mend.