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My Interview with Ashley Nemer

Posted by steinbachtracey on May 1, 2013 at 7:05 AM


My Interview with Ashley Nemer

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Do you have a favorite character that you’ve written?

Yes I do, I have a couple. So I don’t bore you, I’ll just pick my top two from each of my main series.

Blood Series- Nikole and Leigh. These two women are like the opposite sides of the same coin and they both share some part of me in them. While, yes all my characters are a part of me, these two in particular stand out the most. The traits, their likes/dislikes.  Everything about them, it’s like looking at my two personalities. Just really exaggerated on for fiction of course. I’m not near as sick and twisted as Leigh.

 

Maverick Touch- Nadia and Kain. I love Nadia’s sassiness and quick wit. Kain is her older brother and I adore him. I love how he really looks out for his two boys and his sisters. I love the idea of an older brother and always wished I had one.

 

What time of day is the most productive for you?

Between 6am and 8am weekdays before work. That’s when I do my best writing. Also at night between 9pm and midnight.

 

Do you remember your very first professional review? If so, was it good or bad?

Naomi’s Paranormal Palace. She reviewed Blood Purple and gave it 4 stars saying it was a great start to a series. She is going to review Blood Yellow on July 3rd for its release day review. I absolutely loved her kind words and that she enjoyed it so much.

 

Do you still get excited about good reviews?

Of course who wouldn’t? A great review is the best thing, when a stranger loves your work, it’s the best reward.

 

What’s your favorite Disney movie?

Shaggy Dog and the Shaggy DA. My late uncle and I used to watch them when I was a little kid and I loved them.

 

When I was growing up, I wanted to be Laura Ingalls from The Little House on the Prairie. Was there someone like that for you?

Dorothy Gale, from the Wizard of Oz. I changed my name to her when I was 2 and wanted everyone to call me that.

 

How much time do you spend on research?

OMG this is too hard to answer. It depends on what the subject is. For Maverick Touch: The Cat I only did research for Carlisle Ali’s character because he needed certain characteristics so that took about 3 days. For the Blood Series … MONTHS on end. Hell, I am still researching stuff to use. It’s never ending.

 

Describe your writing process.

I sit at the computer, I open a Word document, either new or a WIP. I close my eyes and I just let my fingers do all the talking. I only open them when something distracts me or if I am done. I try to plan everything out that requires research ahead of time so I have it memorized so I am not stopping in the middle of the chapter to research and throwing off my flow.


 

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2 Comments

Reply Ashley Nemer
10:40 AM on May 1, 2013 
Thanks for having me Tracey!!!
Reply steinbachtracey
1:01 PM on May 1, 2013 
You're welcome! Thank you for letting me interview you!

Ashley Nemer says...
Thanks for having me Tracey!!!