I’m thrilled to welcome Avon Gale to my blog today! She’s talking about her latest, Power Play, sharing an excerpt, and giving away the first two books in the series!
How do you pick which story to write next? Is it the character that is yelling at you the loudest, the quiet one over in the corner with the devilish grin, or is it the storyline itself that is dragging you into it’s path?
I have a lot of WIPs, so I try to pick one that has a “due” date – either arbitrary or one that I’ve been assigned. A lot of the Scoring Chances books naturally flow from one into the other, so when I finish one I want to immediately start the next. I’m still trying to balance listening to the muses and obeying the demands of the calendar 😉
Which character was the most troublesome?
Malin from Let the Wrong Light In. The book is told entirely from Avery’s perspective, and a lot of what Avery perceives as coldness and disinterest is Malin being confused and extremely uncomfortable about what he’s feeling. Trying to convey both of those was not easy, and Malin took a long time to get to a place where I felt like he would believably express his feelings towards Avery.
Would you ever go back and rework your first book?
I would like to do some fun scenes from Malin’s POV, like the office scene where they hook up the first time. Only because Malin was so confused and had no idea what was going on, and Avery totally didn’t read any of that and saw only aggressive disinterest, LOL.
What genre could you least of all see yourself writing?
Children’s books, or non-fiction.
Do you ever feel “shy” when writing specific scenes?
I have a time or two, that’s for sure! I also like to use a voice-reader to read back my writing because I’m terrible at leaving words out or repeating them and not noticing. So having a very mechanical voice read your sex scenes back to you…yeah. I usually end up hiding my face and giggling.
“I’d never watched this, you know.”
“The YouTube video?” Misha had seen that too. It was filed with angry commenters yelling that he should be deported back to Russia.
Misha blinked. “You’ve seen the commercial, though. Yes?”
“Yeah, I wish I could say I haven’t seen that. But I meant, I didn’t watch this until a few months ago. They played that game on the NHL channel, so I watched it.”
It never occurred to Misha that Max wouldn’t have seen it, but then he remembered that Max was the hero, not the villain of the story. Misha watched the hit play out on the screen. What must that feel like, to watch the moment it all ended? When Max hit the ice, did he know that game was his last? Did Misha know it was his? How had he felt? He couldn’t remember.
The scene switched to the replay. Misha watched dispassionately, retreated into the blinding pain of his migraine, and told himself that it was all right to suffer, that he should, that he deserved it.
Max paused the video. “Look. See what I have there?”
Misha blinked. He had not expected questions. “I—what?”
“The puck, Misha. The puck. Your hit wasn’t late.”
Oh. “Yes. I know.”
Max stared at him. On the television screen, their younger selves were suspended at the moment everything changed.
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Meet the author:
Avon Gale was once the mayor on Foursquare of Jazzercise and Lollicup, which should tell you all you need to know about her as a person. She likes road trips, rock concerts, drinking Kentucky bourbon and yelling at hockey. She’s a displaced southerner living in a liberal midwestern college town, and when she’s not writing you can find her at the salon, making her clients look and feel fabulous. She never gets tired of people and their stories — either real or the ones she makes up in her head.
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Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
Book Name: Power Play
Series: Scoring Chances
This book can be read as a standalone
Release Date: May 9, 2016
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