Can you tell us a little bit more about your novel?
The Embrace Series combines vampire, witches and a whole lot of supernatural in to the life of high school students. They learn to overcome adversity, and face danger head needing to prove courage. The characters go through many of the same issues that teens face today and learn how they can overcome these challenges by working together and staying true to themselves. Just because they have supernatural powers doesn’t mean life is a walk in the park, which also proves to be challenging. Yet through everything they also learn the importance of friends, family and love.
What brought you to this genre?
What inspired you to write this particular book? My children inspire me on a daily basis. Not only to do my best, but to prove that you can do anything if you work hard and put your mind to it. I wanted to teach them this by succeeding at fulfilling my dreams and give them a few life lessons along the way. My books allow me to do so and show them that everyone has struggles but there is always a way to work things out.
Are any of your characters based on either yourself or people you know?
Nearly all the characters I write have some bit of someone I know within them. I use bits of personality, or appearance anything that I feel works with that character
How do you react if/when you get any negative reviews?
I won’t lie, it hurts, but I know that not everyone is going to love my books as much as I do or others do. I take what I can from the review and try to learn from it. A good review (positive or negative) will have something that will help me to improve my writing. That is what I like to take from a review. Although it is nice to have the ones that love it and can’t say anything bad about it too.
Where can people find out our more about you and your books? (eg blogs, websites etc)
charlotteblackwell.blogspot.com, twitter – CharBlackwell, FB – Charlotte Blackwell – Author, FB – Embrace Series
Chocolate or Ice Cream?
You’re in a horror film. You’re in a house and a bad guy is chasing you. Do you run up the stairs?
Well if I was in a film, yeah I guess so...they always run upstairs. In reality though, I would get out the door as fast as I could.
What’s your favourite music?
I like everything, but absolutely LOVE Marianas Trench, they are my fave band and can’t wait to see them live in February.
What are your pet peeves?
Bad drivers, why is it every winter people forget how to drive in the snow and ice. I mean really we have like 7 months of winter every year...SLOW DOWN people.
Do you believe in ghosts? Why?
Yes! While working on the Embrace Series there was times my bed would just start shaking. I sit there at night with my lap top and out of nowhere the bed would move like someone was pushing on it to get my attention. My oldest daughter was also a witness to this. Still gives me chills to think about it.
Thanks again for stopping by, best of luck with your series.