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Friday, February 26, 2010

Q&A with author Rachel Caine

I am so over the moon right now!  I was so excited when one of my favorite authors agreed to do an interview for all of us here at My Overstuffed Bookshelf!  If you could only have seen my happy dance. Well, maybe it is better for your eyes that you didn't!  So without any further rambling from me, I give you author Rachel Caine!

1. Welcome Rachel! Can you tell the readers a little about yourself?

I'm really, really boring.  :)  ... what, you expected more?  Okay.  Well, I was born at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico (my mother worked for rocket scientists and my dad was the Countdown Voice for missile launches).  I was an only child, an army kid, and I moved around a lot.  When we finally settled down (when I was about 12) I lived in El Paso.  I got hooked on music early, and I really intended to become a professional musician -- and I did, that was what I did for about five years after I got out of college.  But I also started writing around the same time, and finally, I had to make a choice between music and writing.  I picked writing.  :)

What else?  I've published more than 30 books, I work ridiculous hours at a day job, and I am married to a fabulous artist (R. Cat Conrad).  I have iguanas as pets.  

See?  Totally boring.

2. What books are you currently working on? Any hints?

I just finished TOTAL ECLIPSE, the 9th book (and the last) of the Weather Warden series, which will be coming out in August.  I'm currently checking final proofs for KISS OF DEATH, the 9th Morganville Vampires book, which is being released (NEW INFO!) on April 27th (my birthday!).  Next up (next week, actually) I start GHOST TOWN, the 10th Morganville book.
3. I am a fly on your wall for the day.  What would I see in the life of Rachel?
You poor fly.  You're bored out of your MIND, aren't you?  You see me stumble out of bed at 5 am, sit down at the computer and write for 3 hours, then go to my day job for between 10 and 12 hours, generally.  Then you see me come home and spend as much time as I can with my husband (generally, cooking and watching TV).  Oh, and you see me returning emails for the rest of the night on my laptop as we watch TV.  That's a typical day.  Yawn.

4. If Morganville was a true town, would you want to live there?
HECK no.  I don't run fast enough.  Although if I was Claire's age, I'd probably get myself talked into it ...
5. A few quickies for everyone!
Fave Food:  Trick question, I'm on a very restrictive diet, so I have none.  I guess soft tacos, which is one of the things I can still eat!
Fave: Drink:  Used to be caramel mochas, followed closely by Diet Dr Pepper.  Now:  water.  Nothing but water.
Fave Color:  Orange!  And I haven't had to give that up.
Fave Perfume:  Red Poison (the vanilla kind)
Who do you think is hotter, Shane or Michael?:  OH.  Well ... um ... I give up.  Shane, but only because Michael would never date me.

6. What are three things you must have when you sit down to write?

1) Headphones and music.
2)  Internet connection. 
3) A comfortable chair.

7. Do you have a blog or website that your fans can keep up with you at? 

I am ALL OVER THAT.  Here goes:

Website: www.rachelcaine.com
Livejournal: rachelcaine.livejournal.com
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/rachelcaine
Myspace:  www.myspace.com/rachelcaine
I'm also on Facebook!  Friend me!
 8. Anything Else you would like to add?
I am so grateful to my readers.  It's so cool to be able to talk to them and say hello, and it's a real honor to be in the position I am in today.  I never thought I'd become this successful at something I love doing, and I owe it to every person out there who buys the books.  Thank you.


Blogger Tory Richards said...

Good interview, I didn't find you boring at all! LOL And I like your choice of pets, VERY different.


February 26, 2010 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

What a great interview. I have a copy of Cape Storm on of the Weather Warden books that I have been meaning to read. Thanks Amy! She sounds hilarious!

February 26, 2010 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Caitlin said...

Awesome interview! I love the Morganville Vampire series, and just started with your Weather Warden ones. Love your books!

February 26, 2010 at 1:34 PM  

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