Everyone welcome, Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie, co-writers of The Crusade Series!
How do you find your inspiration after all these years to continue writing?
Debbie: Just living provides a ton of inspiration. That and good music!
Nancy: I’m a mom and I watch my daughter’s struggles and triumphs as she moves through life. I recently told her that her life has a soundtrack. And so do my fictional children.
Can we expect the same twists and turns in Damned as we got in Crusade?
Debbie: More! Nancy and I always like to up the stakes (pun intended here!) as our series continue. There is more drama, more surprises, more everything in store for Team Salamanca.
Nancy: We really put our hunters (and our vampires) through the ringer in this one. By the time we finished writing, I could barely move for days.
I’ve heard that sometimes writing as a team can sometimes be rather, uh, difficult. Is it as hard as people say it is?
Debbie: Not when you have a partner as terrific as Nancy! We have a very special working relationship. We agreed at the very beginning that these books are “ours”. That means our individual egos have no room in the equation. It’s not what I want to happen or what she thinks we should do but what’s best for the story. Sometimes that means we both compromise. Even more often it means we come up with a third solution that neither of us as individuals would have arrived at but is perfect for our story. We have very similar writing styles but very different writing strengths. We have learned to rely on each others’ strengths and judgment completely. It’s a fantastic working relationship which is why we’ll be writing together until the end of time.
Nancy: Everything Debbie said, times two. I have to believe in magick and miracles because Debbie Viguie is my writing partner. We even come up with similar fixes for problems--or brainstorm to create something we never even dreamed of. And we love to party together. We just spent two days at Disneyland, celebrating the conclusion of Comic-con and brainstorming about our new books. I came home yesterday and I already miss her.
If you were fighting for your life in a dark alley (because we all know that dark alleys are where the good fights happen), which character would you choose to have your back?
Debbie: Holgar absolutely. He is one of the only fighters who holds nothing back. He also spends so little time living in his own head that he doesn’t second guess himself when he’s fighting.
Nancy: Antonio, because he would die for me if he had to.
Favorite Brain food for writing?
Debbie: Cheez-Its and Coke
Nancy: Sourdough garlic toast and those first two cups of coffee in the morning.
You’re being exiled to an island and can have 1 paranormal power what would it be?
Debbie: Oooh...good question. It’s a hard one to choose but I think I would go with the power of flight.
Beer, wine, or the good stuff?
Debbie: The best stuff! Which for me is Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider. I keep several bottles in my pantry so that when the need to celebrate arises I can take quick advantage of it.
Nancy: Endless rivers of cream soda.
RV-ing around the country or flying around the world?
Debbie: flying around the world! I’m much more about the destination and not the journey.
Nancy: Flying around the world, preferably on a magic carpet with Aladdin at my side.
Music when you write or silence?
Debbie: It depends on my mood. If things are going well and the writing is going smoothly then I prefer silence. If not then music always helps get me into that right frame of mind to make things go smoothly.
Nancy: Music, always. A writing day without music is not a day. I used to be a ballet dancer so maybe that has something to do with it.
Thanks to the both of you for taking time out of your busy schedules to stop by!
Nancy & Debbie have offered to giveaway 1 copy of Damned, the 2nd book in the Crusade Series!
All you have to do is leave a comment letting my know which paranormal power you'd like to have, your e-mail and name
Here's a link to the list of all the other participants of the Damned Blog Tour, check them out too!
*This contest IS International, and will run until midnight on Aug. 31st*