This spring, I’m hosting a guest blog series called “Five Photographs.” I asked a bunch of writers to submit five pictures and complete a brief interview. Today’s guest is Celia Breslin. Welcome, Celia!
I’m happy to be here today to participate in Jill’s new guest blog series. And Jill, thanks for giving me a reason to peruse my photo albums. 🙂
Something that represents something unique about you
This is my tattoo. I designed it myself. I was going for a primitive, moon-goddess-meets-silver-surfer kind of vibe. Actual size: six inches.
Something that represents where you live
San Francisco is a beautiful city. I love watching the fog roll over the hills.
Your pet or plant or thing you care for (besides your human family/friends)
These are my cats Lenny and Hazel. We adopted them from our local shelter when they were both a little over one year old. They’re loads of purring fun.
Something (not someone) that really frustrates you
This is made-to-order, molten chocolate cake with chocolate ice cream and delicious, creamy sauce at Moki’s Sushi & Pacific Grill. I get to watch my family enjoy this dessert because I’m allergic to dairy and cannot eat it! Frustrating, indeed. 🙂
Something that brings you joy (besides writing)
I love going on vacation with my family. Last fall, we went to Vegas to celebrate our anniversary and stayed in a suite at the Wynn. We like to spend most of our time poolside then go to shows in the evening.
What’s the elevator pitch for your latest published novel?
Human-wolf hybrid Darci wants a cure for her shifting problem not a Wolf mate, but Dominant wolf Ross intends to change her mind and capture her heart. – DIAMOND MOON, Black Hills Wolves series.
What are you working on next?
I’m currently editing the second werewolf story for the Black Hills Wolves (a multi-author series from Decadent Pub), writing the third wolf story, and also working on the third vampire novel for my Tranquilli Bloodline series (Champagne Books).
What are you currently reading?
21 Marine Salute, a collection of military romance stories by Heather Long.
What are you currently watching (TV shows)?
Vampire Diaries and Originals.
Favorite fantasy creature, villain, or weapon not from your own work?
Vampires and werewolves top my list of favorite fantasy creatures, along with the Fae. I particularly enjoy them all in Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series. And her vampire villain, Lothaire, tops my list of fun villains. For a weapon, I’ll go with the daggers in J. R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series.
Biggest challenge facing writers today?
I’d say it’s the same challenge pre and post publication: it’s important to keep writing while one attends to the other aspects of the business, such as promotion, conferences, queries, submissions, etc.
How can we meet that challenge?
Write every day. Lock in that writing time on your busy schedule and make it happen!
Thanks again, Jill, this was fun! Have a great day, everyone! ::waves:: 🙂
More About Celia
Celia lives in California with her husband, daughter, and two feisty cats. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance, and has a particular fondness for werewolves, vampires, and the Fae. When not writing, you’ll find Celia exercising, reading a good book, hanging with her family, or indulging her addiction to Joss Whedon’s TV shows and movies.
Thanks for sharing your pictures and thoughts with us, Celia! A dairy allergy would be tough, especially if it prevents you from eating chocolate desserts. (Although it would be tougher for me to give up cheese. I’m one of those people who prefers fruity/sour sweets to chocolate ones.) I’ve only been to Vegas once but I really enjoyed it. Went with a bunch of girlfriends that I’ve been friends with forever and we had a blast. I’d love to go back with my husband. Everyone was so friendly. Disney for adults! 😀
Now back to writing! 😉