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Interview with C.C. Hunter

Thursday, March 27, 2014

About this author


C.C. Hunter grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of Alabama bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she's still fascinated with lightning bugs, mostly wears shoes, but has turned her focus to rescuing mammals. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog, and a prince of a husband, who for the record, is so not a frog. When she's not writing, she's reading, spending time with her family, or is shooting things-with a camera, not a gun.

C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels for Grand Central. www.christie-craig.com

C.C. would love to hear from you. Because of deadlines, it may take her a day or so to get back with you, but she will reply. cc@cchunterbooks.com


Interview

Who is your favorite character to write about?

If you’d asked me this question a year ago, I’d have said Kylie. But now that I’ve finished Della’s first book, I have to say, I love writing about her. Apparently there is a lot more of me in Della than I first thought. J She has a real sassy side, and so do I, but I usually keep it in check. Channeling Della as I write, I get to let it all out. Sometimes it even carries over into my life. I’m not sure my hubby appreciates Della’s sharp tongue. But I’m having a blast.

Which scene in the book would you change if you could?

That’s a great question. And super hard. Here’s why it’s so hard.  I write the book and then rewrite the book, and then do revisions on the book, then I do copyedits on the book and then I do galleys on the book. Normally, the scenes that get published have been gone over and over and if I don’t like them, they get axed before the book comes out.  But I can tell you some of the scenes that were changed, but I won’t ruin it for readers who haven’t read it, so I’ll be vague. In Taken at Dusk, I killed someone in the book. It was a Shadow Falls camper.  And when my editor read it, she didn’t like who I killed.  And she suggested I unkill the dead person and kill someone else.  At first I was like…”What?  Killing that character was hard, I cried and cried. And now you just want me to go in there and say… “Opps, I made a mistake and shouldn’t have killed you. But hey, you over there, we need to talk--and it’s not going to end well for you.”  I cried when I killed the first character, I cried when I bought that character back to life and cried extra hard when I had to kill the other character.  Man, it was a killer week.  And if readers, the ones who have already read Taken at Dusk, would like to know who I killed first, you can email me the question and I’ll send you the answer.  But don’t hate me for killing anyone.  

Who was the hardest character to write about?

Well, usually the character I know the least about is the one I struggle writing.  And in the beginning, Burnett’s past was a mystery.  Ahh, but I got him figured out now.  And I love him.  Burnett plays a big part in the spin off series, Shadow Falls: After Dark.  You know how Holiday was sort of Kylie’s mentor?  Well, Burnett is Della’s go to person.  Of course, Holiday is there, and Della loves her, but  because Burnett is vampire like Della, they share a bond.

Do you plan on writing another series?

I certainly do, thanks for asking! Actually, I had another series proposal on my editor’s desk as I was writing Chosen at Nightfall. It’s tentatively called Glimmer and it’s about the descendants of grim reapers. It will be spooky and sassy just like my Shadow Falls series.

Could you tell us a little about what you're working on?

Right now, I have three projects going. Yeah, I’m going a little loco.  I just finished the rewrites for Reborn. But the copy edits will be back in a few days and I’ll have to go through that book again.  I’ve started writing Eternal, Della’s second book. I’m about 35 pages into it and it’s going really well. Unfortunately, I had to put it aside for the moment for Reborn’s rewrites, and then I had this great idea of writing a short story about the new guy at Shadow Falls. (Yes, this is the guy who is going to give Steve’s a run for his money.  If this new guy survives.  Let’s just say Della doesn’t fall for him right away.  In fact, she threatens to break his neck. But later on, there’s  something about him that has Della tied in knots.)  Anyway, I mentioned my idea of doing the story to my editor and she loved the idea.  The short story is about how this new guys was turned into vampire several years back. And let me tell you, I’ve cried big Texas-size tears writing it. It’s hard not to love him when you know what all he’s lost. Even Della develops a soft spot for him.  I’m almost finished with it. Then, I’m back to work on Eternal.  Man, it’s a busy life.


Thanks so much, Krystal, for inviting me to visit Live to Read.

And thank you to all my readers.  You guys help make my dream come true.

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3 comments:

  1. Awesome interview- I can't wait to check out Glimmer!!!!!!!

  1. Hubby said...:

    Krystal,

    Thanks so much for having me today. I love bloggers!

    CC

  1. bn100 said...:

    Informative interview