Welcome to the 14th interview! WOO!
Today as you can tell by the title of this post, I am interview M. C. Frank author of LOSE ME, which I want to read.
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1-how long have you been writing?
I have been writing since I could write (five years old, I think?). Those stories were one-liners, but man was I proud of them! I’ve been writing professionally for about five years.
2-Is there a certain genre you’d like to get into?
I’d love to get into all genres eventually. I’ve already done historical fiction, science fiction, contemporary and time travel. I’m already outlining a high fantasy story which, frankly, terrifies and excites me.
3-Who designed your (latest) book cover?
I am a professional designer (among other things) and I design all my book covers myself. Do you like them?
4- Where do your ideas come from?
Everything around me can inspire me, but it always starts from books. Reading is what made me fall in love with stories in the first place, and it’s what keeps my head full of ideas. Especially some books, once I open them my head bursts with a million different ideas, and I have to write them down before I forget them. Every book can be (and is) a source of inspiration, whether good or bad. It can either make you think ‘oh, I want to write a story like this one, but make it my own,’ or ‘I can do this so much better.’ Other than that, so many of my ideas come from or are directly linked to songs, it’s ridiculous.
5- If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing?
I am a physicist and a high school teacher. But I do love to imagine myself in a lab somewhere, testing theorems and being insufferable like Sheldon. Maybe I can combine the two sometime in the future, who knows?
6- Do you ever experience writers block? If so how do you get over it?
So far, I haven’t. I heard the most wonderful advice in a video where my inspiration, Ray Bradbury was addressing university students. He said that writer’s block is your brain’s way of telling you what you are writing isn’t any good. Even you don’t want to write it. So write something else, or change it to something your brain will recognize as worth pursuing. And it has worked for me like a charm. (That man was a genius). Of course, I’m not talking about hitting a rough patch, where you just have to power through writing something you don’t much like writing. You just grit your teeth and do that anyway. But I’ve never had straight-out block.
7- How did you come up with your title?
Lose Me (and all the other titles in the series, that have already been outlined by the way, yay) are supposed to be the exact opposites of the phrases the main character is saying throughout the book. I decided to go with the opposites because it was different and original, and because it sets the tone for the books where the reader is never sure if everything will break apart from one second to the next. For Lose Me, the main character’s (Ari’s) key phrase would be “save me”.
8- what is your perfect writing spot?
In bed. But I also love to write at my little desk, with a candle burning next to me.
9- What do you do in your free time?
Ha, who has free time? Seriously, I don’t. I work, I write, I answer emails. Rinse, repeat. But I do read. A LOT. Although that’s a necessity. It’s like telling you that I breathe in my free time.
10-Anything you’d like to add?
I would like to share a few thoughts on my new book:
LOSE ME. is the NA (new adult) story of a British actor and a stunt girl. They meet while filming a modern Pride and Prejudice adaptation on the island of Corfu, and fall in hate at first sight!
Things aren’t as they seem, however, and soon enough sparks begin to fly. What they don’t know is that a dark, heartbreaking secret is threatening to tear them apart.
I am so excited to share this story with you all of you lovely readers.
This book is so close to my heart, because it deals with a lot of issues I myself have had to deal with. One of them is extremely serious and I haven’t read or seen any book that deals with it, and so it is even more important to me to raise awareness about it. A very special person in my life has had to deal with it, and my book is dedicated to him.
Actually, I think that’s the main inspiration behind this story; I wrote it because I needed to tell my story as well as his, and to put it out there in the world, so that more people can realize that they are understood and that they are not alone in their struggle.
11- Do you write friends, family, or even strangers you met into your novels?
I totally do. Most of the time it’s done completely subconsciously and I find out who that person was only in edits. I do consciously put in my father in every book I write, however. Also, a few people who have been horrible human beings in my life have gotten their comeuppance in one or two stories (that was cathartic, let me tell you) or a second chance they will never be given in real life.
Thank you M. C. Frank for letting me interview you! You’re answers were Lovely!
I am so excited for Lose Me! It sounds so good!
if you’d like to know more about M. C. Frank, her socials are above for you to stalk ;P
Tomorrow’s Author: Clara Kensie
author of AFTERMATH