About VIRGINIA MCKEVITT:
Virginia McKevitt was born in Long Beach, California, but lived most of her life in the suburbs of New Orleans, Louisiana. The daughter of William (Bill) and Mearl Heffker, she graduated from L. W. Higgins High School. She is married to her childhood sweetheart, Jeff McKevitt.
She has been many things in life; a wife, a mother, a salesperson, owned her landscaping business and raised horses, but her love of writing never wavered. Hurricane Katrina, a curse to many, changed her life. The business gone and family scattered, she moved to Alabama, then to the mountains of Georgia.
Life urged her on, so when she found the first chapters of a manuscript she had started while still in New Orleans, she sat down at the computer and never looked back. Her vivid imagination and love for fantasy has culminated into a story she hopes will captivate anyone who loves a good journey. Fracture The Secret Enemy Saga, started so many years ago was the beginning of the road. The Hunted and Secrets is the continuing journey, with Destiny to be released in 2016. Where do I go from here? Who knows where the road will lead.
What inspires you to write?
That’s not an easy answer. My imagination knows no boundaries and I love fantasy, so writing it seemed the thing to do. I really don’t have an answer as to what inspire’s me or how the ideas come to me. They just do. It usually starts with a character or characters and then the theme of the story seems to fall into place. THEY LIVE! Lol, that’s kind of, what happens.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a seat of the pants writer but I will jot down hints or ideas that I might be able to use later on in the story. Mostly I go where the characters take me.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I do both. They are very real to me. I worry about them, laugh at them and hope for the best, unless they are the bad guys. Then all bets are off.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never give up. Do your best work, get it polished and edited and please, get a great cover. People do judge a book by its cover.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I never heard of indy publishing until I was finished with book one of Fracture. A friend told me about Amazon and I did some research. I liked the idea that I would be in full control of my project. That was important to me, so after looking over Amazon and liking what they had to offer, I decided on the indy route.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It will be forever changing. What is hot today is dead tomorrow. Indy is hear to stay but I wouldn’t write off the publishing houses just yet. There are a few who know where to be and are making the changes.
Amazon is changing daily also. It is the writers obligation to himself to keep up.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: fantasy, paranormal romance, mystery, suspense, humor, science fiction, action
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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