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Monday, July 25, 2011

Author Interview - Heidi Ruby Miller

Please join me in a big welcome to author Heidi Ruby Miller.
How can we find you?



Twitter: @heidirubymiller

What do you currently have in print and where can we find them?
AMBASADORA

MANY GENRES, ONE CRAFT
SAILS AND SORCERY

The books sound great. I'll add them to my TBR mountain. What genre do you write?
 SF Romance, Fantasy, Thrillers



Do you have cats or other pets?
One cat named Francesca "Puddahs" Miller

What inspires your stories?
Traveling, dreaming—both at night and during the bright hours of day, other people's good stories

What events do you have coming up?
ConfluencePittsburgh, PA - July 22 - 24, 2011

Western Maryland Publishing Festival
Frostburg, MD - October 15, 2011

West Virginia Book Festival
Charleston, WV - October 22 - 23, 2011

Ligonier Inn Writing Workshop
Ligonier, PA - November 5, 2011

How do you like your romance, sweet or spicy?
Spicy and toasty!

What is your current WIP?
I have the follow-up to AMBASADORA, titled FRAGGER, which is nearing first draft completion. Those who have read the first book in the series will guess FRAGGER has a slightly more Sean-focused storyline. I'm also writing two novellas in the Ambasadora-verse, both focused on the sensual side of specific characters' relationships. The first one AMBASADORA SENSUALS: DAVID AND MARI will show how these two secondary characters from the original novel become a couple and follows part of their courtship. It will be released in August 2011.

Do you write to music or not? If so, what type of music inspires you the most?
I almost always listen to music while I write--bands and artists like Linkin Park, Rise Against, System of a Down, Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Who are your favorite characters?
I always fall in love with the characters about whom I'm writing at the time, so presently David Anlow and Boston Maribu (aka Mari) are front and center in my mind as I finish revisions on their spicy and toasty novella, especially David because he's like the perfect Alpha Male. But, Sean Cryer and Sara Mendoza from the original AMBASADORA novel will always be in my heart because they suffered so much and needed one another so badly. They are the perfect tragic couple, but with a happy ending!

What hobbies do you have that you want to share?
Traveling, yoga, and reading

Did you always want to be an author?
My high school yearbook lists my career ambition as a romance novelist!

Congratulations on fulfilling your high school dream. I wanted to be a computer programmer and electronics nerd. Never happened. What are your favorite movies so far this year?
 Suckerpunch, Hanna, Fast Five, Pirates of the Caribbean—seeing Harry Potter soon so I'm betting it will go on this list and eagerly awaiting Cowboys and Aliens!
books: I am obsessed with Jacquelyn Frank's Nightwalkers and The Three Worlds series right now.


Heidi also shared a recipe with me based on her novella - look for it next month and try this tasty recipe.
RECIPE:
Drunken Chai with Koley's Reserve
(from Heidi Ruby Miller's novella Ambasadora Sensuals: David and Mari)

1. Brew a cup of chai tea.
2. Add a splash of milk or cream liquor.
3. Add a shot of bourbon, preferably Woodford Reserve since Koley Reserve only comes from the Koley Mountains on the planet of Yurai.
4. Sweeten to taste.
5. Stir.

Thanks for stopping by. It was great to meet you and learn a bit more about you here.