Greetings, loyal subjects. HRH Stephanie Queen has granted us an interview. Get ready for the royal treatment! Welcome, Stephanie!
Tell us about your newest release, PLAYING THE GAME.
It’s about the “Priest” of professional basketball meeting his match, but not on the court. He’s in deep and can’t shake the seductive socialite who’s accused of murdering her wealthy husband and who’s bound to kill his career. The high stakes game Barry and Roxanne are playing has nothing to do with basketball—and everything to do with his little girl’s life.
PLAYING THE GAME is available for FREE for three days only, Feb 24th – 26th on Amazon.com. Don’t miss your chance to try it and let me know what you think. (Suze here. I’ve read this book and I highly recommend it! Click here)
How do you battle the doubt monster? Doubt Monster: the nagging feeling that your prose is terrible, you plot is silly, your characters are insipid, and no one in her right mind would read this drivel, let alone buy it.
Battle him? The Doubt Monster is one of my best friends—no really—I’ll introduce you to him at my next cocktail party. His name is Guido and he’s a laugh riot if you can get past his spouting off about insipid drivel. Keeps me in line with my over-inflated ego problem, too.
Have you thought about writing something that is completely different for you? Perhaps writing in a new genre or just taking a story someplace that you haven’t done before?
Can I just take myself someplace I haven’t gone before and leave the story home?
What story haven’t you told yet that you want to tell? What is holding you back?
The story I haven’t told yet is about my own life–it’s about a powerful struggle culminating in a fabulously exciting event. I don’t know what the details of the story are though, because it hasn’t happened to me yet. That is somewhat of a hinderance.
What is the most surprising thing that has happened in your writing career?
No surprises here. I’ve had a predictably brilliant career with a meteoric rise to stardom. The only surprise is that you haven’t seen my name in lights in Times Square yet. (see over-inflated ego problem above)
They say that every author has a partially completed, quite-possibly-terrible half a story shoved in a drawer somewhere. What is yours? What is it about? What makes it terrible? Would you ever consider picking it up and finishing it?
No one told me there was supposed to be only one half-finished dust-bunny-collecting story under my bed (the drawers were full).
What makes a Stephanie Queen book unique?
I think it’s the curly-q font I use for the “Q” in Queen that most distinguishes my novels. As far as my writing goes, well, quirky is quirky, right?
Can you give us some hints about your next project? Scribes love Secrets!
My next release will be THE HOT SHOTS, the second book in the Scotland Yard Exchange Program Series. I call it a romantic comedy action adventure mystery. But whatever the genre label, it’s a lot of lighthearted, fast-paced fun. (So “they” tell me.)
What was your biggest misstep in your writing career so far?
The first misstep is always the biggest one. After that, well, you’re pretty much rolling down the stairs screaming.
Do you have a word-related pet peeve?
All my pet peeves can be described using words. Lucky thing since I’m terrible at miming.
Anything else we should know?
I have a terrible time taking interviews seriously. But I do take writing my novels seriously. If you have a chance to read one, I’d love to hear what you think. Visit my website at http://www.stephaniequeen.com/.
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