Today we're happy to have author Eden Baylee on the blog to answer some questions!
How long have you been writing?
Since I was a teen, but I’ve been a full-time author since 2011.
Do you ever feel like one of your characters is you?
Always! It’s difficult not to insinuate a bit of myself into my characters.
How many hours’ sleep do you get each night?
It varies. I can subsist on five, but I know it’s not enough. I aim for seven, but probably sleep six on a good night.
Name one day job you’ve had.
Fraud consultant. It’s what I did before writing.
Do you write every day?
Yes. It’s a must, like breathing.
What’s your usual writing snack?
At the moment, green tea and mint leaves.
How many hours a day do you write?
About four to five, sometimes more.
Do you have a new story idea in your mind right now?
Yes, I’m working on the 2nd and 3rd installment of my trilogy following Stranger at Sunset.
Do you ever write two books at once?
Haha! See answer above.
If you had a superpower, what would it be?
To speak every language. I love words, and to communicate with all citizens of the world in their own language would be amazing.
Name one song that reminds you of your book.
With reference to Stranger at Sunset, I had a whole soundtrack that accompanied the book. It took place in Jamaica, and some of the characters were musicians, so it wasn’t difficult. As for one song, “No Woman, No Cry” by Bob Marley is a good one.
About how many books do you read each month?
Two, if I’m lucky. I can’t concentrate to read for long when I’m in a writing mode.
What’s your favorite movie?
I don’t have just one favorite, but some I really enjoyed are :
Secrets and Lies
Name one thing on your bucket list.
To return to Asia for an extended trip.
Flowers or chocolates?
Name an author you’d love to have coffee with.
Charles Bukowski. He’s dead now, and I’m sure he’d prefer scotch anyway—as would I.
The most words you’ve written in a day.
I don’t recall exactly, but it was close to 4000.
What's your favorite fruit?
In what room do you do most of your writing?
I move between standing at the kitchen counter and sitting in the dining room.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Not a crush, more admiration … the Dalai Lama.
Many thanks, Fiction Conviction, for the interview! I really appreciate it.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT EDEN:
Eden Baylee left a twenty-year banking career to write and is now a full-time author of multiple genres.
She has written three collections of erotic novellas and flash fiction ~ Spring into Summer, Fall into Winter, and Hot Flash.
In 2014, she launched the first novel of her trilogy with Dr. Kate Hampton—a psychological mystery/suspense called Stranger at Sunset. In addition to working on her next novel, Eden created Lainey Lee for the Lei Crime Series, a feisty divorcée who finds adventure and romance in Hawaii.
An introvert by nature and an extrovert by design, Eden is most comfortable at home with her laptop surrounded by books. She is an online Scrabble junkie and a social media enthusiast, but she really needs to get out more often!
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