Author Interview with Shyla Colt
I’m hosting an interview with Shyla Colt, the author of romantic suspense novel “Cast The Cards”. Enjoy the interview!
1) When did you know you wanted to become an author?
I’m not sure when, but I knew it was at a young age. If you go back to the old school what do you want to be projects of pre-teen years listed on my pages is Author.
2) Where did you get the inspiration from for Cast The Cards?
A combination of too many Bones episodes during a marathon and a desire to do something different from my past books mixed together and birthed Clark the ghost, and his lost love, FBI Agent, Savannah West. The rest came after that.
3) How long did it take you to write Cast The Cards from start to finish?
I’d say with editing, about two months.
4) What is your editing process like?
My editor is unbelievable, and she really took the entire tale to another level. Love you Em Petrova. I learned so much working with her and actually tightened up my writing style in general. Think of editing as a boot camp for writers. It’s painful, and you ache, but you come out better for it, and proud of yourself.
5) What was the most challenging part about writing Cast The Cards?
Finding the balance between pertinent information that would interest the reader, and move the story forward without flooding them with too much information at one time. With suspense, it’s similar to mystery. You want to give the clues bit by bit, so when it comes together, it’s a complete puzzle piece that they’ve seen coming without realizing. That was a hard feat to accomplish.
6) What are your writing goals for 2013?
I’d like to have a Christmas story, and complete the first part of my Purgatory series. The second book releases late August, and I have one more to go, so I’m awful close. * smiles.
7) Are you working on something right now? If so, can you tell us more about it?
Right now I’m working on a short piece set in a small, southern, town where Oil drilling is the main source of income. It’s gritty, raw, and the hero, Ty is a masculine man with a painful life he’s spent too many years running from. When he meets Maci in Dolly’s Diner he realizes it’s time to start living once more.
Maci is the daughter of the town drunk. On her own from the time she was seventeen, she’s tough, independent, and allergic to commitment. When Ty swaggers into town and gains her interest she knows she’s in trouble.
I would give a title, but for me that’s ofeten the last thing I decide on.
About Cast The Cards
Author: Shyla Colt
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Savannah escaped a kidnapping but her best friend Clark—the man she secretly loved—didn’t. Guilt-ridden and changed after the event, she gives up her dream of teaching and earns a position in the F.B.I as a profiler. When she’s targeted by the very same kidnappers wishing to finish the job, she is armed with her skills, backed by her first love’s twin brother, and forced to revisit her demons when Clark’s ghost appears.
After his twin’s murder, Officer Carey Carr loses more than his brother. Savannah avoids him for a decade. Her return—and her steaming-hot body—stir brand new feelings in Carey. But Clark’s reappearance has Carey battling to control his primal desires around the woman his twin loved.
As Savannah and Carey, with Clark’s help, embark on a cruel game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers, the twins come to an understanding that involves Savannah and more pleasure than the three of them have ever dreamed.
Told once ‘You have to be an author, then you’re craziness becomes eccentrics’, Shyla Colt has always been in love with the written word and possessed a desire to write. Named after Super Girl in the comics, she often mistakes her mortality for super hero status. So, she holds many hats, Mother, Marine Wife, and writer are her top three. Writing allows her to explore new venues, face her demons, and touch others. A huge practitioner of paying it forward, and putting in what you want to get out, she hopes to inspire, enlighten, move, and entertain you with her work. Mixing humor, drama, and strong women, often with a paranormal element, she continues to soldier ahead in the writing field. One of her favorite things is talking to fans. If you’d like to learn more or just drop a line, please check her out at www.shylacolt.com.