Yesterday I wrote a review of Ilona Fridl's new flashback romance, "Iris Rainbow." Today, Ilona sits down with me (in a virtual world, I didn't really make the woman get up before 7 AM to answer my questions!) and answers my ten questions!
Ready? Here we go!
1) Tell us about the book! What would you like readers
to take away from Iris Rainbow?
Thank you for inviting me to your blog, Sarah. I wrote this to give people an idea of what it was like in the 60's. Teri is the same age I was at the time it took place. I always dreamed, as a teen, of falling in love with a rock star and this is my "what if" moment. I also was inspired by stories of young lovers who broke up and went to live separate lives, meeting again decades later and find they were still in love.
2) What, if any, book, movie, song or character inspired you to write?
The song, Your Wildest Dreams, by the Moody Blues really touched me. I thought, "Wow, that would make a hell of a story" and it did.
3) Best/worst movie based on a book :
Best: Little Women. The 90's version.
Worst: Gone with the Wind. I liked the book better. (Sarah's comment: Ooooh that's harsh! I mean, I liked the book better, too, of course. But WORST movie? LOL)
4) Do you write with a soundtrack for whatever you're working on, or do you write in complete silence?
Music does help to create the mood, but I've worked both ways. For my WWII book, Bronze Skies, I listened to a lot of big band music.
5) When do you find time to write? What's your schedule like?
I try to write a couple of hours in the morning and afternoon. The rest of the time, I'm working scenes out in my head.
6) What are you reading right now?
Well, I'm back writing in the 20's again. I'm reading "Life in the Twenties" by Nathan Miller. Look for another Amos and Sarah Darcy mystery!
7) Starbucks or Caribou coffee?
Starbucks hands down! I LOVE their white chocolate mocha! Although, I like Caribou coffee ice cream.
8) Who would play you in a movie about your life?
That's funny, because I took one of those tests on Facebook and it came up Emma Watson to play me in a movie. She would have to lose the British accent, though.
9) What's next for you?
I have a western story in with my editor right now. My work in progress is another Alaskan mystery, re question #6.
10.) Anything more?
Many little demonic plots and characters dancing around in my head. Once you open the door to these people, they don't stop bugging you.
Thank you so much, Ilona, for sitting down with us all today! And the rest of you...go and get Iris Rainbow and read it!