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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Meet Author Victoria Craven

I am so excited to present to you my friend and (almost) next door neighbor, Victoria Craven. For many years, she was a member of my RWA chapter (Mid-Michigan RWA). She has a new release that she'll tell us about, to.


Welcome, Vicki. I'm so glad you're here. Please tell us about yourself.

I live in Wyoming, MI with my husband. We have three children and six grandchildren. I worked in the Chicago area for a book distribution company and when the company was bought I was part of the downsizing. There was nothing keeping us down there so my husband and I decided to move to the Grand Rapids area to be closer to our daughters and grandchildren. Since my layoff I have changed my career to full-time writing which is my first love.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I always had a wild imagination, but it wasn’t until I got a new computer I started putting those ideas down on the blank screen. Once I started I couldn’t stop and have been writing ever since.

What does your family think of your writing?

They were surprised when my first book came out. They thought it was just a hobby. Now they are very supportive and encourage me to keep on writing.

What is the best part of writing for you?

I love character development. Creating strong characters is the challenge I love the most.

Where do you start when writing? Research, plotting, outline, or...?

It depends on what is talking to me first. Sometimes it’s the plot, sometimes the characters. Then I start my research and drawing up an outline.

If I was a first time reader of your books, which one would you recommend I start with and why?

I would have you start with Immortal Love, the first book in my series. It’s an introduction to a family of three siblings, each possessing their own unique powers.

Tell us about your latest release.

My latest release, Destiny’s Promise, came out March 7th is a paranormal historical romance. It is a book about the last sibling in the Wolfingham family, Randolf. He is the most powerful of the siblings. His power protects the woman he loves from an evil sorceress bent on their destruction.



Last question, Vicki. Where can readers find you?

Readers can find my Love Conquers All series on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Tell-Tale Publishing

You can also connect with me on facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/victoria.craven.3
My website, Victoria Craven, http://www.victoriacraven.com/,  

I also write a monthly blog on the Paranormal Romantics  website,  http://paranormalromantics.blogspot.com/2016/09/my-own-personal-ghost.html

Vicki, it's been a pleasure learning more about you. Come back again.

Here's a little more about Vicki. Her professional bio:

Victoria Craven was born to tell stories. Throughout her childhood she was a daydreamer. Growing up she told the most outrageous tales to her friends that got her in trouble now and then. She escaped the mundane to live in her fantasies: She was a mermaid, a princess, a spy, and an explorer trekking across the tundra in Antarctica. Even as an adult she saved just a little part of herself to drift into her dream world.

Then one day she said to herself “I’m going to write a book,” and that’s what she did. She had no idea what it took to be a writer, thinking all you had to do was add some words and ideas to a page and ‘poof,’ a book, and every word was golden. What a rude awakening when her writer friends took her into the light and showed her just how much she had to learn. That process is still going on today!
Victoria has published the first two books in a historical paranormal series with the third one coming out in 2017.  

Currently, she resides in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area with her wonderful husband who spoils her rotten. And from time to time is her critique buddy.  She is the mother of three beautiful daughters, and grandmother to four wonderful grandchildren.

When she isn’t writing, she doting on her grandchildren, or curled up on the couch with her husband, or having a sleepover with her best friends. And she still saves just a little bit of her life for those daydreams. 


6 comments:

  1. Howdy, neighbor! I grew up in Wyoming (MI) and now I'm only a few miles west. I'm lucky enough to live near all my grandkids. I love to read series about siblings, and this sounds like a winner - congratulations on your new release!

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  2. Congrats on your release & getting to follow your dream full time! I love the cover.

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  3. That cover is awesome - congratulations on the new release!

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  4. What an awesome cover! Congrats and wishing you the best for Destiny's Promise and the series. Keep following your dream...

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  5. Congrats on the new release. Glad you got to follow your dream. Sometimes what looks like a bad thing (layoff)turns out to be a good one. Hope to see you again sometime soon.

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  6. So proud of you, Victoria! Fantastic series!

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