I’m thrilled to say that Candace Osmond, author of the bestselling novel The Devil’s Heart, sat down with an interview with me! This is also my first author interview here at The Geeky Book Lady! Hopefully the first of many! 🙂
Hey Candace! Thanks for being here. So, The Devil’s Heart became a best seller! Congrats by the way! How exciting is that!?
It’s very exciting! As an author, when you publish a new title, especially the first in a new series, it’s hard to imagine how readers will take to it. I’m still blown away by the success of The Devil’s Heart launch, and extremely grateful to all my readers.
That’s great! So The Pirate Queen is coming out soon. I have already pre-ordered it! Can you give us a little tidbit of what readers can expect?
Thank you! I hope you like it! Let’s just say…a LOT happens. At the end of book one (spoiler alert!!!) Dianna is accidentally sent back to her own time. So, book two follows her journey of dealing with the loss of Henry, adjusting to her old life, and then an unhealthy obsession with finding a way back to the past. A new character is introduced, and I absolutely love her! Can’t wait to see what readers think.
Oh I am sure I will love it! After the cliffhanger in book one, I am dying to get my hands on book two! So, if you were thrust into the past, what 3 items would you take with you?
Oh, this is a hard one. A lighter, bottle of rubbing alcohol, and a Diva Cup lol.
All great things to have on hand! Was there any one thing that inspired you to write the Dark Tide series?
Just one? Haha! The main thing that inspired me was my love for the pirate history that surrounds my home province of Newfoundland. The second would be my love for fantasy and romance.
That’s awesome. I absolutely loved The Devil’s Heart and the characters in it. As a fan I need to know: how many books do you plan to write? Will the Dark Tides series be a trilogy? Or do you have hopes/plans to go beyond it?
I love that you’re a fan! Thank you so much! Well, I originally planned to do three books in this series. But, after finishing book two and opening up so many more doors within the story line, I’m aiming for five books. Four for certain.
That is wicked! I am super excited! *fangirl squee*
As a fellow writer, I’m curious: what does your writing area look like?
I’m lucky enough to write full-time. So, I have a nice office with big windows, a comfy leather couch, and music constantly playing. But the best part is that I get to share it with my amazing husband who’s also a writer and graphic designer.
That sounds lovely! So I know that picking a favorite book is hard, but can you tell us your top 3?
That IS hard! Haha! But I would say Ironside by Holly Black, Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, and Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.
I will have to add those on my to-read list! Many writers have other creative projects. Do you have any? Like photography, painting?
Yes! Actually, it’s just another form of writing. I’m a screenplay writer. One day, I hope to turn that hobby into a big part of my career because I’m very passionate about film production. But if I had to pick something totally removed from writing altogether it would be….diaper cakes haha I absolutely LOVE creating those really cool, uniquely themed diaper cakes. I just do them for friends and family, but I’ve created ones that look like sushi, a motorcycle, a bookshelf, etc. Super fun!
That would be amazing if you could turn screenplay writing into part of your career. And I love those cakes, super cute!! I have seen some super creative ones online. So what do you do when you’re not writing?
Read (duh!), watch and study movies/TV shows, Mom stuff, Wife stuff, and travel to conventions and book signings with my author bestie JJ King!
Awesome! Well Candace thanks so much for stopping by and chatting with me!
No problem! Thank you so much for having me! Enjoy book two, The Pirate Queen on April. 23rd!
If you want more info on where to get these books and others by Candace, and to get updates, you can find her on Facebook at Author Candace Osmond and you can also check out her blog here: Candace Osmond.