Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Claudia Lefeve working on third book in Travelers Series
I’ve always wanted to be a writer, until life got in the way. My stories ended up being shelved in the ‘save for later’ department of my brain. Once I started to hear the voices of my characters, I decided to write them down and publish. Unlike the old adage of “write what you know,” I like to write about the things I don’t, so I was immediately drawn to speculative fiction.
I’m coming up on my third year as an indie writer and in that time I’ve had three short stories (small press), one novella, and two novels published. And, after getting the rights back to my shorts, I will be publishing my own anthology very soon!
2.) What writing projects are you working on now?
I’m currently working on PARADIGM, the third book in the Travelers Series, as well as a new story that strays a bit from my young adult series. It’s about a girl and a mummy (and no, not an Egyptian one) that will probably fall under the paranormal romance genre ... well, we’ll have to see where the characters take me.
Some of my favorite reviews have been those that have regarded my writing as refreshing and interesting. The best part of being a writer is to create new worlds and characters, so I definitely take advantage. I’ve never been one to follow the rules, so I don’t. My characters don’t follow the mainstream formulas for life and love, and they’re often ambiguous ... are they good, bad, or both?
4.) On your website you claim to be a TV junkie. How has television, and some of your favorite shows, influenced you as a writer?
My parents weren’t the type to censor my television habits as a child, so as a result I watched a lot of TV growing up. My writing reflects the writing styles and story lines from some of my favorite shows: The Outer Limits, The Twilight Zone, X-Files, Lost, Buffy, and of course, Fringe. I find I am just as influenced by television writers such as Joss Whedon and J.J. Abrams as much as my favorite authors.
5.) Buffy vs. Angel, who wins?
Is there any question? Buffy! She’s logged more kills than Angel, she defeated The First, and she even killed Angel once (or at least she thought she did).
6.) Popcorn, potato chips or carrot sticks?
No rabbit food for me...definitely popcorn and chips. My favorite thing to do (especially at the movies) is to eat popcorn with Kit-Kats. And as a Texas gal, I just love me some Fritos!
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