Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Faith Bickenell on the Hot Seat!

I'm delighted to welcome Faith Bicknell to Lizzie's World. Faith answers questions that gives us insight in to the real Faith and her writing career. Hope you enjoy and be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win an eBook!


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Faith Bicknell's work (also known as F.L. Bicknell) has appeared in a wide range of genres such as Would That It Were, Touch Magazine, GC Magazine, Ohio Writer Magazine, Waxing and Waning (Canada), and The Istanbul Literature Review (Turkey) just to name a few. Faith was a regular contributor to Gent under her pseudonym, Molly Diamond, which she has resurrected and now writes as Molly for her SFR/fantasy titles. She has also had fiction published in Hustler’s Busty Beauties, Penthouse Variations, Twenty 1 Lashes, and was a regular contributor to Ruthie’s Club for three years. In addition, Faith has many e-books and some print titles published under various pen names with a host of different publishers.

For two years, Faith served as the co-editor of The Tenacity Times and she served as the managing editor for two e-book publishers for thirteen years combined until she resigned in 2009 to focus on her writing career. She is represented by TriadaUS Literary Agency (www.triadaus.com).

http://www.faithbicknellbrown.com/ and for fan mail: faithbicknell@live.com


Faith, tell me a little about your book.
Queen of the Storm, written under my romantic sci-fi/fantasy pen of Molly Diamond, is pure sci-fi romance wrapped around mystery and suspense. Jordanne, the admiral of The Red Storm, is faced with a crew that is mostly women who would love to see her fall flat on her face. I threw in a killer, lots of action, sexual tension with a handsome man, and a few plots twists to keep readers turning pages.

Are you a full-time writer or part-time, and how do you organize your writing time?
I’m a full-time writer who writes while the kids are at school. I start around 8 AM and work until I get tired. When warm weather and gardening time arrives, I work for a couple hours in the early morning, then shift to gardening, housework, etc., followed by more writing (or a nap, lol) during the heat of the day.

What do you hope readers will take from your writing?
First, I want readers to be entertained, and second, I hope they learn something about life or the research that I often incorporate into my stories about various topics. It could be lore and legends about werewolves to natural remedies. You never know what will show up in my books.

Which genres do you write, which do you prefer, and why?
Well, when I write erotica or erotic romance for the ebook world, I love to spin stories about anything paranormal. I write under several pen names, too, so you might pick up an m/m romance or even ménage, but ninety percent of the time, my work has some sort of paranormal element. However, my agented work is pure paranormal romance.

What is the toughest part about being a writer and how do you get past it?
Dealing with the markets and trying to solve the riddle of what’s selling and what’s not, so I guess it boils down to promotion, not to mention promotion sucks up time I don’t have to spare.

What about your book makes it special?
It’s the worlds of Sister Earth and Wasteland Earth. Without those worlds, there would be no story.

What is your marketing plan?
Shouting about SFR. It’s a hot genre.

Where can people learn more about you and your work?
Well, I have two brand new websites. http://www.faithbicknellcom/ for my agented work and special ebooks, and for the erotica and SFR/fantasy romance, readers can visit http://www.mollydiamond.com/ . I’m also on facebook www.facebook.com/faithbicknellbrown and twitter www.twitter.com/faith_zinnia as well as myspace www.myspace.com/faith_zinnia

Faith will also be at Love Romances Cafe http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Loveromancescafe on April 5th from 7-9pm EST. This is her first group chat in over 3 years!

5 comments:

Janice said...

Great interview, Faith.

Janice~

Anthology Authors said...

Will you be writing the sequel? (g)

Faith said...

Hi Janice! Thank you!

Morning, Marci! Yes, the Sister Earth world is a trilogy.

Anthology Authors said...

Yeah! Good luck with this, Faith!

Faith said...

Janice, your name has been drawn as the winning commenter so I'll be in touch asap!

Thanks to all who visited read and/or commented this weekend, and Lizzie, thank you for having me on your blog!