The young adult fantasy and paranormal romance author, Larissa Hinton, grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Chesapeake, Virginia. She now lives in northern Virginia, but she always looks forward to going back to the sweet smell of the salty ocean.
Larissa has always loved writing since the age of 12 and hasn't stopped since. After many years of writing whimsical tales of romance and fantasy, she is now proud to be a self-published author. When she's not writing, she's teaching English at a local middle school.
When seen out of the classroom, Larissa is shopping for the next great Wii game, searching for undiscovered treasure (a.k.a. sparkly jewelry) and plucking some fresh fruits (or vegetables, dependent on the year) out of her small garden.
Larissa Hinton is currently author of Everblossom: A Short Story and poetry Anthology. However, be on the lookout for Angel Diaries (a paranormal romance) and Everblossom 2: A Second Anthology of Short Stories and Poems!
If you want to know more about this author, then check out her blog at http://teacherwritebookaholicohmy.blogspot.com and click on FAQs.
DWED:You wear many hats! You are a writer as well as blogger: can you give us more insight to other talents you possess?
Larissa:UNO card playing. I can beat anybody at UNO. :)
DWED:How do you manage to do it all?
Larissa:Since this is my first year of teaching, I'm still learning how to balance my writing career and teaching career. So far I've learned not to wait until the last minute to do so. I've had to break that bad college habit.
DWED:Tell us about some of your work.
Larissa:Well, I have two works out right now. The first one is a collection of short stories and poems called: Everblossom. Here's the blurb:
An anthology that will quench your thirst for more than the ordinary.
Everblossom is a journey through poems and short stories that may seem ordinary on the surface but dig a little deeper and the world not only shifts . . . It changes.
The author who brought youIwishacana/Acanawishi, now brings you a dash of everything from dark fantasy to the paranormal to romance. So prepare yourself to delve into the three stages of the flower from bud to blossom then back to seed; you'll go through them all with a whole new perspective on what it all truly means.
A second collection of short stories and poems will be released soon called Everblossom 2: A New Breed.
My most recent release is a Young Adult Paranormal Romance book called Angel Diaries: Volume One. Here's the blurb:
He was forbidden. Uncontrollable. Never to be seen, mentioned, or otherwise talked about. Until the nightmares began. Searing the screams, carnage and death into her skull. Forever.
Before this, Lindsey had a normal life. Somewhat. She had a boyfriend who was acting strange, an ex-boyfriend who has been too flirtatious and a best friend who turned psychic.
Once upon a time, the hardest decision Lindsey had to make was who she would take to the upcoming Winter Dance: her boyfriend, Philip, or her ex, Luke. Now, she's not even human. She's an Angel.
This book is recommended for 16 years or older due to adult scenes and situations.
Larissa:I have to say, my favorite genre is young adult paranormal romance. I just love the fact of humanity fighting the inner and outer beast. Especially in zombie format. :)
DWED:What is something that you would credit as an inspiration for what you do?
Larissa:My readers hands down. I write because of them, and I couldn't thank them enough for buying and, hopefully, enjoying my books. You guys are awesome!
DWED:Have you always aspired to be a published Author?
Larissa:Absolutely. Ever since I wrote my first "book" in seventh grade, I wanted to be an author.
DWED:Would you say you are at the place you wanted in terms of promoting yourself and your work?
Larissa:Not quite. I would love to do a book tour for Angel Diaries Volume One, and do some more promos, but I just can't find the money nor the right time.
But as far as my writing is concerned, I couldn't be happier.
DWED:What can we look forward to seeing from you in 2013-2014?
Larissa:Definitely some more paranormal romance books of the young adult variety. I'm also looking forward to publishing my second collection of short stories and poems. I would love to say I am putting out some romance books along with some young adult books, but I'll have to see if I can fit those in there.
DWED:Is there anything you would like our viewers to know that we haven’t covered?
Larissa:I would like to thank you for interviewing me! :)
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