We love Rose Pressey’s books and are honored to post this little Q&A with her. Remember to stop by tomorrow to read my review of These Haunts are Made for Walking the first in yet another wonderful series.
Rose, what would you say makes your writing different from other books/series in the paranormal genre?
I enjoy adding humor to my books. There are many dark paranormal books out, but mine are light and fun.
Who would you consider to be your target audience?
My books are adult, but suitable for young adults, too. Anyone who wants their paranormal beings to have a sense of humor might enjoy my books.
What do you think draws so many readers to stories with magical or supernatural storylines?
A supernatural world and magic make a boring world fun. It’s a great escape from the daily routine
What you would like your readers to take away from your books?
I like my readers to smile and get a few laughs from my books. Being introduced to characters they can like and root for is nice.
What is the most challenging part of writing for you?
Editing. It takes the longest. I write a book in a month, but spend a couple months on editing.
What are your favorite books or series to read?
I love the Jane Jameson Series by Molly Harper. Of course, I love the Sookie Stackhouse series, too. Another series I really like is the La Vida Vampire Series by Nancy Haddock. Really, I love too many books to name them all.
What do you like to do with your spare time when you aren’t reading or writing?
Decorating my home on a budget is fun. I love finding bargains. Spending time with family and playing with my Chihuahua. I also enjoy listening to music.
Name one thing that you would really like your readers to know about you.
I suffer from psoriatic arthritis and I have joint replacements in both knees. I’m having my hips replaced soon. I’m like the bionic writer!
You’ve got a number of different series that you write. Tell us about them. Do you have a favorite? And what is the essence of a Rose Pressey novel?
I love all of them, so it’s hard for me to pick a favorite. My novels feature fun and quirky characters with Southern flair.
You suffer from Psoriatic Arthritis and have had to undergo a number of operations. Do you feel this has given you a different outlook on life?
I never let my disease get me down. The joint pain may make moving around slower, but that just gives me more time to write. Life is what you make of it.