Friday, December 7, 2012

Interview with Cherie Reich, Author of the Nightmare Collection

Interview with Cherie Reich


If you could date any character from any book (doesn't have to be one of yours) who would it be? Oh, wow! Good question, and it’s so hard to pick just one. I must admit I like the loner, quiet, intelligent characters the best, so I’d have to go with Sherlock Holmes ... or Severus Snape.

If you could transport to any place during any time period, where and when would you go? I would go to Rome during Julius Caesar’s time, perhaps just before he was assassinated. I think Caesar is one of the most fascinating men in history, and I’d love to see what Ancient Rome was like in such a turbulent time before the fall of the Republic and rise of the Emporers.

When and why did you start writing? Although I wrote some Harry Potter fan fiction, roleplayed, and wrote an original short story or two, I started writing seriously on January 15, 2009. I started writing because I had a story idea in my head for a YA Fantasy trilogy, and I figured after daydreaming about it for three years, I should just start writing it.

What is your favorite part about writing? Creating new worlds and people. I love imagining what will happen next to them.

What are you working on now and what are your writing goals/plans for the future? I’m editing my YA Contemporary Romance novel Starred and hope to query publishers for it sometime early next year. I am also writing a YA Fantasy novella titled The Loveless Princess, which I plan to self-publish sometime early next year. I plan to keep writing and publishing. I swear I have enough ideas to carry me through at least the next ten to twenty years.

Favorite book(s)? The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling, and the Across the Universe series by Beth Revis

Favorite movie(s)? The Red Violin, Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings, and the Dark Knight trilogy

Favorite TV show(s)? Psych, CSI, The Mentalist, Hart of Dixie, Survivor, The X-Files

What is on your "Bucket List"? I would love to eventually have enough money to travel the world. The only other country I’ve been to is Mexico so far, and there are so many more places I want to see.

The Nightmare Collection Information
Book Description:
A legend is hungry tonight.

A child monster will get its first taste of blood in Nightmare at the Freak Show. Four friend will enter the forest on December night, but only one can survive in Once Upon a December Nightmare. Almost ten years after Cassie's December nightmare, the monster awakens to hunt again in Nightmare Ever After.
Publication Date: November 17, 2012
Cover art by Nicemonkey at Cover design by Aubrie Dionne. Bookworm logo for Surrounded by Books Publishing created by Cherie Reich.
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Author Bio:
A self-proclaimed bookworm, Cherie Reich is a writer, freelance editor, book blogger, and library assistant living in Virginia. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies. Her e-books include the horror series Nightmare, a short story collection with authors Aubrie Dionne and Lisa Rusczyk titled The Best of Raven and the Writing Desk, the futuristic space fantasy novelette trilogy Gravity, and The Foxwick Chronicles, a series of fantasy stories. She is a member of Valley Writers and the Virginia Writers Club.
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  1. Thank you for hosting me today, Terri!

    1. Great interview, Cherie! you had 250 views =) It's fascinating to read how people answer the first 2 questions. My mother and my hubby guessed my answers in 3 seconds flat: I'd date Rhett Butler and I'd love to be transported to Disneyland on opening day 1955.

      My mother thought I'd never guess her answers, but I did: She'd date Gilbert from Anne of Green Gables. And she'd want to be transported to St. Louis at the World's Fair in 1904. (her father was there at the age of 2.)

      Congrats on your new release. I wish you much success in the new year!