Shannon K. Butcher was nice enough to join us for a little Q&A session this evening. Here are both mine and Sky’s questions and Shannon’s answers 🙂 She is a very delightful and down to earth person, I was very happy to of had the opportunity to talk with her. Thanks to the girls at ‘Kick who put this fun event together!
Thanks again for joining Shannon 🙂
Who/What was your biggest inspiration growing up, that inspired you to write the stories that you do?
When you go out with your friends do you talk to them about your books, ask them for ideas/opinions with certain scenes?
Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night having dreamed up ideas for your books and write them down?
I dream about stories all the time. In fact, there are often alternate stories running around in my head, and sometimes hard to remember which one ended up in the book. And then there are those dreams with me and Madoc…Don’t tell Nika. 🙂
I have a bunch of writer friends and we talk shop quite a bit, but surprisingly, it’s less about the actual stories and more about the business side of things. Contracts, deadlines, revisions, conventions…all of the things that other writers tend to get more than non-writers.
Sometimes I’ll mull over an idea with a friend or two, but that usually ends up being more of a one-sided conversation than a discussion. It’s amazing how things become clear when you say them out loud.
As far as inspirations growing up, I’d have to say my parents were really the biggest influences on me, even though I never had any intention of becoming a writer. Mom actually read romances and was the artistic one. Dad was more practical. While he’s wildly creative, what he really taught me was a solid work ethic. Protestant work ethic? In my house, we made those guys look like slackers. 🙂
My questions have already been asked, but I wanted to thank you for such a wonderful tale! I wish we had more men like them in our real world haha. (Like Thomas *sniffles*)
I guess one question would be, is that if anything specfic inspired the idea for the Luceria and ring. It’s such a intricate way to hold a bond, and such a genius idea!
I can’t think of any specific thing that inspired the luceria. It’s one of those things that came out of my brain soup–a messy mix of all kinds of nerdy stuff.