Happy 4th of July Weekend!
This is the perfect weekend to catch up with your reading, and Amy Vansant will fit the bill nicely. Amy writes Urban Fantasy and Romatic Comedy and of course, Mysteries. I’ve read her Pineapple Port Mysteries and thought they were wonderful and comic. You can find all of her books on Amazon Kindle.
- Where is your favorite vacation spot? Beach, Resort or Poolside?
My house since I moved to Florida! I’m a walk to the beach and have a pool so I have all the bases covered now. 😊
Everyone takes a tote back with them when they head out for a day at the beach, what is in yours?
I walk on the beach but I don’t sit for long. I like to people and dog watch… but I guess a water and something to read in case I get bored.
- What makes your books perfect for a beach read? The setting, the story or the characters?
Both my Pineapple Port Mysteries and Shee McQueen Mystery-Thrillers take place in Florida near the beach!
What inspired you to start writing?
I just always did, even when I was very little.
What advice would you give a new writer, someone just starting?
Keep writing! The only way you’ll ever make money is to keep writing more books… I got distracted making a living for a decade and stopped during that time. I could kick myself for it.
What time of the day do you usually write?
I get up early, so usually 4am to 6am unless I get distracted by work… which happens a lot…
How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
I’ve written a little over twenty… Generally the latest is my favorite because you get a little better at what you do every time you do it!
Are there any secrets from the book (that aren’t in the blurb), you can share with your readers?
I cleverly hid where I live, Jupiter, FL, as “Jupiter Beach FL” in the Shee McQueen novels. The location of the Loggerhead Inn, where my characters live, is my house (except it is on the Intracoastal Waterway and I’m not – need to sell a lot more books for that house!)
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Would you rather have an endless summer or an endless winter?
Is that even a question? SUMMER!!
Tea or coffee
Both, but if I had to choose one forever, coffee.
Morning person or Night owl
MORNING. I don’t function at night at all. When the sun goes down, I start to fall asleep… and I love how quiet mornings are.
Do you base your characters real people?
Often. If you’re a neighbor, be careful…
What’s the most challenging thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
Probably things I don’t even realize I’m getting wrong. LOL
How do you select the names of your characters?
I go to baby name websites or I run a contest to have my readers pick a name. For some reason if left to my own choices I fall back to the same six names or so. I have no imagination for names apparently.
Amy is also a fellow Sister in Crime, and we belong to the same chapter. I can assure you she is just as funny in person!
Have a safe and happy holiday!