Victoria Cannon Interview

Today I'd like to welcome author Victoria Cannon to Fallen Angel Reviews. Thanks for taking the time to answer a few questions for us today Victoria.

Please tell us about your upcoming book from Dark Roast Press Child of the Fallen Angels.

In the story, Diana discovers a new world of witchcraft through a former lover as tries to take control of the life. Diana finds her spells working, but not quite as she planned. The energy blesses her with what she wants, but not without balancing those great blessings with great sacrifices. She ends up using every bit of her strength to withstand adversaries which she herself has inadvertently nourished.

Do you have an estimated release date for Child of the Fallen Angels?
May 1, 2011

When did you first start writing? What made you want to become a writer?
I remember writing letters at a very young age and writing my first song at age 8. I always felt more comfortable expressing myself through writing than verbal words.

What satisfies you about your writing?
I like to make people laugh, entertain, or debate a point.

Almost every author at some point or another suffers from writer's block. Have you ever had that problem? How do you deal with it?
I don't know that I've ever had writer's block. There have been times when I'm just not feeling it, in which case, I just put the computer away or pen and paper away and come back to it later. The thoughts usually flow… and don't stop… Someone, please, make the voices stop…

What was one of the most surprising things you learned while creating your books?
Getting signed with a publisher is a challenge in itself, but marketing the book is a whole 'nother animal…or "beast" might be the more appropriate word.

What can your fans look forward to in the next six months from you?
A lot more stories… Dark Roast will be releasing Tania soon after Child of the Fallen Angels… and I have a feeling Tania's story is far from over.

What tools do you feel are must-haves for writers?
I've been using the thesaurus a lot lately. My laptop has become a must have too. I tried to handwrite some answers to a two page interview not too long ago. My hand started cramping... plus it took a lot longer to answer the questions!

What book has influenced your life the most?
Ordinary People by Judith Guest was the only book to really stick with me out of college. "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson was an interesting short story too. I love how while reading it we all thought "Oh, who wouldn't want to win the lottery???" Then, at the end we found out what "the lottery" really was. That's what I like about Child of the Fallen Angels - the wishes appeared to be spelled out, but nothing ever happened like Diana expected.

What would you consider your most interesting quirk?
I like to send random meaningless texts: "Is it Friday yet?" or "Is the hokey pokey really what it's all about?" or "Man, these Shape Ups really do work because I have the sore ass to prove it."

If you had a warning label, what would it say?
Run while you still can.

Now for a little fun. Please finish the following sentences:

The first thing I bought when I sold my first book was…
blonde highlights and my six-year-old twins got mad because I no longer had brown hair like them.

The best present I ever got was…
my coolpix camera to take pictures of my now nine-year-old twins.

I'd love to meet…
Ralph Macchio and have another set of twins (but sadly he's married)!

Do you have a website or blog where readers can learn more about you and your works?
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Yep, if I made you laugh at any point in this interview (mission accomplished!), come "like" me! Facebook

Thank you for spending time with us today Victoria!
Thank you for having me! xoxoxoxox

Interviewed by: Tammy