Today I am speaking with Sandee McCann
! And welcome to Fallen Angel Reviews! It is a pleasure having you with us today. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to answer some questions for us. The readers would love to hear something about Sandee McCann
when I visited your website, I got the feeling that it would spring forth to life any minute, it seems so real. I noticed that your book, No Doubt
, is the 2006 Golden Rose Reader's Choice Award Honorable, congrats to you! I must tell you that I have read Candy Girl
and A Season in Avalon
and enjoyed both books! You are getting great reviews on them, too.
Thank you, I appreciate that!
Would you like to tell us where you got your ideas for both of them?
The inspiration for CANDY GIRL actually came from a house that caught my attention when I lived in Pittsburgh. It was green and had a striking gothic tower. It sat across the road from a cemetery and beside a funeral home. The idea for A SEASON IN AVALON came from a Russian Orthodox cemetery where mother has family members buried, including her baby sister. We used to visit there a lot when I was growing up, so the place always stuck firmly in my mind.
Would you like to share with the readers what your typical day consists of after you get out of bed?
Typically, I'm a very late sleeper unless I'm working that day. I stay up most of the night. When I do get up for the day, I immediately switch on the computer and start the coffee. If I need to run any errands, I'll go out. In the evening, I'll watch television and either work on my writing in bed or work on book reviews. I work on a neurosurgical unit of a hospital one day and one very long night each week, but my schedule is never the same.
What would you classify as your favorite part of a book to write?
I always love starting a book and introducing the characters and the situation.
Is there something about Sandee
that the readers would never guess that would come as a complete shock?
Most people think I'm a very mild and quiet person. But I actually love heavy metal music, play bass and guitar, and I'm covered in tattoos and body piercings.
Of all things you have accomplished, is there one accomplishment you are most proud of?
I am proud that when I was filling rather unhappy and unfulfilled with my life I had the courage to pick myself up and successfully relocate myself to a new country.
Where do you get your inspiration for your writing?
I don't think there is one type of thing in particular that inspires me. It's places I've been, people I meet, music I hear, and even dreams I've had.
Do you outline your stories or do you just write as you go?
I usually plot them out inside my head for a month or two before I put anything into the computer. I always make sure that I have enough quality material to last from page one until the end.
Do you feel as if the characters live with you as you write? Do they haunt your dreams?
As I'm writing, I definitely feel the presence of my characters all of the time. Luckily, I'm able to let them all go when I finish the book.
Has being published changed your life any?
Being published has opened up a new world of friends and acquaintances, but deep down, I'm pretty much the same.
Who would you like to pen a book with, living or dead?
Where do you see yourself in three years from now?
Happily relocated either back to the United States or another part of England, or maybe France. I'm sure I'll still be writing. I'm also considering having a baby.
Do you have a website that you would like to share with your readers?
Besides my main website at www.sandeemccann.com, I have an author board at Coffee Time Romance at www.coffeetimeromance.com
For Fun: What is your favorite sweet? Which do you prefer warm bubble baths or long hot showers?
Ice cream with lots of chocolate sauce, whipped cream and nuts. I definitely prefer warm bubble baths.
Thank you so much for spending time with us today, Sandee
. To learn more about Sandee
and her incredible books, please visit her website to read more about her awesome works. It has been a delight Sandee
, and I wish you the best with your writing.
Thank you so much!!
Interviewed by: Linda L.