Author Interview with Amanda Meuwissen
I’m interviewing Amanda Meuwissen, author of gay romance “Changeling”, on my blog today. Welcome, Amanda, and thanks for answering my questions.
When did you know you wanted to become an author?
Where did you get the inspiration for Changeling?
Changeling is the sequel to Incubus, the second book in the trilogy The Incubus Saga, which was inspired by my love of fae lore and Arthurian Legend, the TV show Supernatural, and a web comic I once read about a teenage boy with an imaginary incubus for a friend. It has clearly come a long way from those areas of influence, but they all play their part. I also think the world needs a few more bisexual heroes.
What is your editing process like?
What was the most challenging part about writing this book?
What are your writing goals for 2014?
Are you working on something right now? If so, can you tell us about it?
Changeling ends on quite a cliffhanger, and I’m already a good fourth of the way through Sidhe, which brings what starts off as a more localized story to world scale, setting Nathan and the others up to save Earth and the fae realm from coming war and disaster. My vampire story, still with a working title, has me very excited. It’ll be about two friends, both 18 and enjoying their senior year of high school, and one of them becomes a vampire. This will be another budding love story, as the human friend has been in love with the other for years, and the newly created vampire soon starts to realize he feels the same way. Add in devious hunters, a few good hunters, other vampires, and high school drama, and I think I’ll have something pretty wonderful.
Author: Amanda Meuwissen
Genre: Gay Paranormal Romance
Nathan Grier’s dark fae bounty looms overhead. As he faces the very real threat of becoming a slave to the bounty’s owner, his brother Jim uses his changeling abilities more and more trying to save him. Every changeling throughout history turns evil once their powers manifest, meaning time may be running out for both of them as Jim nears True Awakening.
Fae hunter and incubus, Sasha Kelly, is prophesized to save Nathan, but while Nathan has embraced his feelings for the other man, he fears their time together will be cut short—either from his impending fate…or Jim’s.
Info about Incubus (first book)
Nathan only ever wanted a normal life, but for him, life, family, and love are anything but normal.
On the other side of the Veil, dark and light fae exist outside the knowledge of most humans. Nathan Grier was born human, but his twin brother Jim is a changeling. On the run since they were children, time for both of them is running out. Turning to fae hunter Sasha Kelly for help, Nathan must soon face his growing feelings for the other man while trying to save himself and his brother from a fate worse than death.
Amanda Meuwissen is the author of The Incubus Saga (Book 1: Incubus, Book 2: Changeling, Book 3: COMING SUMMER 2015) and the novelette The Collector. She has a Bachelor of Arts in a personally designed major from St. Olaf College in Creative Writing, and has been writing and posting online for many years, including maintaining the blog for the customer engagement company Outsell. She spent a summer writing screenplay script coverages for a company in L.A., and is an avid writer and consumer of fiction through film, prose, and video games.
Amanda also serves as COO and Managing Editor for BigWorldNetwork.com, the world’s premiere episodic literary network. She oversees editing and series selection, as well as being involved in marketing and promotion, and is featured as a narrator for several BWN series.
Amanda lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband, John, and their cats, Helga and Sasha (no connection to the incubus of the same name).
Buy Incubus at BigWorldNetwork.com: https://bigworldnetwork.com/site/store/incubus/
Buy Incubus at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Incubus-The-Saga-Volume/dp/0615828604
Buy Changeling at BigWorldNetwork.com: https://bigworldnetwork.com/site/store/changeling/
Buy Changeling at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Changeling-The-Incubus-Saga-Volume/dp/0692227814