Rose Pressey has been kind enough to stop by today for an interview and giveaway. Thank you Rose so very much for doing this interview and giveaway too. I truly appreciate it.
Vanessa: Would you like to start off by telling us a little bit about yourself?
Rose: I live in Kentucky with my husband and son. When I’m not writing, I love reading, music, bargain shopping and paranormal anything.
Vanessa: I read that you have some special small and furries in your life. I am also owned by two Chihuahuas, Mr Tiki and Taco. I would love to know about the two Chihuahuas that own you. What are their names? What is an interesting personality quirk of your babies?
Rose: Well, my oldest recently passed away after a long illness. He was my best friend. Losing him was one of the most painful things I’ve ever experienced. My youngest Chihuahua has had a tough time dealing with the loss as well. But he’s doing better. My oldest Chihuahua’s name was Sopchoppy. The baby, who is now seven years old, his name is Elvis. He’s a sassy long-haired Chihuahua. He loves to talk. He always speaks when asked.
Vanessa: So sorry to hear about your Sopchoppy passing.
Vanessa: How did you celebrate the publishing of your first book?
Rose: I cried when I got my first offer from a publisher. But I didn’t actually celebrate with anything special. Ultimately, that deal never went through, but I’ll never forget the excitement of the offer.
Vanessa: What is one thing about you that a reader would find surprising, or never guess, a dirty little secret?
Rose: That’s a tough question, I’m pretty much an open book (pun intended), so no dirty little secret. Readers might be surprised to know I won a talent contest for singing when I was fourteen. Or that I must have Diet Pepsi in the morning. I’m probably full of little quirks like that.
Vanessa: I'm a Pepsi gal myself. I LOVE Cherry Pepsi.
Vanessa: What do you like to do when you're not writing? Do have a favorite hobby to fill you spare time with?
Rose: Like I said, I enjoy reading, listening to music, and playing with my Chihuahua. My husband and I like exploring historic homes, abandoned buildings, or just going for a drive in the country.
Vanessa: The Hub and I do the country drive abandoned buildings thing regularly. I take the camera along and we cruise around in the Jeep.
Vanessa: I am a bit of an author stalker, love going to various book & author events. Do you have any upcoming signings or will you be attending any of the book cons this year?
Rose: Nothing definitive yet, but I may be a ScareFest. It’s held in Lexington, KY in November each year. I may have book signings in the near future.
Vanessa: Can you share anything interesting about a current work in progress?
Rose: I’m releasing the next book in the Larue Donavan series next month. The title is Ghouls Night Out. Over the next months and year, I’m writing the follow-ups in all my series. I do have a new project, but it’s super secret, so I can’t give details. Sorry for being such a tease.
Vanessa: How many books do you have planned for your Veronica Mason series? Will the series stay Memphis based or will Veronica’s music and other talents take her traveling?
Rose: I plan at least three in the series, maybe more. Veronica will definitely do some traveling.
Vanessa: Out of all the characters you have written, do you have a favorite, if so why?
Rose: This is so hard for me to pick. I love all of them for their distinct personalities. I guess I’d have to pick Veronica though.
Vanessa: I loved the rockabilly aspect of Rock N Roll is Undead. Where did the idea to incorporate that into a story come from?
Rose: I’ve always loved Rockabilly music. The lifestyle seems fascinating and cool. There were no other books dealing with the subject, so I thought having a rockabilly protagonist seemed like a unique twist.
Vanessa: If you could be any of the characters in your books which one would you want to be and why?
Rose: I’d love to sing like Veronica. Performing on stage would be awesome.
Thanks for having me on your blog, Vanessa!
Rose is giving away one eBook of Me and My Ghoulfriends (Larue Donavan, Book 1)(goodreads.com). I will do the drawing on Monday August 15. Please comment and leave your email address.