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INTERVIEW : M.C. FRANK, AUTHOR OF ‘ICE MERMAID’

unnamedGFDRYABOUT M.C. FRANK

M.C. Frank (writer, reader, designer, physicist and teacher, to name a few) has been living in a world of stories ever since she can remember (that’s before she knew how to write). She started writing them down when she could no longer stand the characters in her head screaming at her to give them life, and while those first scribblings weren’t exactly good (nor were they books, although she insisted on calling them that), they were enough for her to discover her passion in life.


She got her university degree in physics a few years ago (yes, she’s like Sheldon, only a bit crazier!) and is now free to pursue her love of reading and writing, as well her free-lance job as editor-in-chief. She lives with her ‘dude’ in a home filled with candles, laptops and notebooks, where she rearranges her overflowing bookshelves every time she feels stressed.
Which is often, since (as you might have noticed) she doesn’t pick the easiest subjects for her novels.
Learn more about her and her New Adult, Young Adult, scifi, Greek mythology and historical novels at mcfrankauthor.com

INTERVIEW

1.Tell us about your latest book “The Ice Mermaid”.

Ice Mermaid is the story of a mermaid who witnesses the sinking of the Titanic. It’s set in my Greek mythology inspired mermaid fantasy Salt for Air, but you don’t have to have read SFA to enjoy Ice Mermaid. It’s currently free for a limited time here! or you can also enter the giveaway at my Instagram and win a copy there!

2.We heard that your writing career actually kick-started with your uncontrollable desire for books(like many of us). Describe your journey right from the beginning.

I have been a bookworm ever since I learned how to read! My writing career started from a need to tell my own stories. My head was always full of stories, since I was very little. I thought everyone in the world kept thinking up imaginary worlds, but it appears that’s not the case ha ha. Anyway, a lot of really bad things happened in my life, and I needed an outlet. Turns out writing is the best therapy!

3.What actually got you into the field of writing?

My dad was a writer, so I have been writing my entire life. I became a published author when I was 19.

5. Describe your connection with the love for dystopia (considering all your books fall in that category)!

I actually have only 3 scifi books out of the 8 that I have currently published. There is a hint of dystopia in my science fiction series, because it’s heavily influenced by my love of Ray Bradbury’s work. When creating a world in the future for my science fiction series, No Ordinary Star, I thought about how humanity might turn out into the future. It seemed to me that man might try to create a utopia, which in actuality is always a dystopian world, with restrictions and inhuman laws. It’s the human heart that needs to change first, and the world will follow.

6. Living in an age where there are numerous ‘popular’ fantasy writers, did the threat of tough competition ever bother you?

Every book is a different world. Every author has something to give, and I have poured myself into my books, be they fantasy, science fiction or historical fiction. I am so happy that readers send me messages daily about how they have been touched by the stories about bullying and saving the world one kiss at a time. I think everyone brings something unique into the world, and that’s no competition. It’s a blessing.

7.Which book, would you say, inspired you the most to write your debut novel ?

My debut novel was Ruined, which is a Regency retelling of Jane Eyre, so obviously that was the book that inspired me!

8.Which author is your role model?

Authors in general aren’t very good role models (oops). For one thing, you only know them by their work, and not in their real, everyday lives. And for another, they are weird creatures (I should know). None of my role models comes from the writing world, but I admire a lot of writers like Margaret Atwood, Ray Bradbury, Jane Austen and the Brontes. The list could go on and on.

9.Any advice for budding authors?

Read. Read a lot. Read a ton. Before you even think of putting your hands on the keyword or pen to paper, you have to have read extensively in the genre you want to write, and outside of it. It continues to baffle me how people want to write and then get stuck and don’t know how to continue. I ask them, “How does your favorite book in this genre end?” They say they’ve never read a book in that genre. Well, that’s your answer. You have to keep filling the well if you want it to start pouring out words.

10.Rapid Fire:

a) Favourite sound : Rain

b) That one quote which always keeps you going? “Everyone will want to kiss you, kill you, or be you.” (from The Hunger Games)

c) Favourite author and book? Ah, you said it would be rapid. Listing my favorite books and authors will take approximately five years.

d) Perfect escape? Books

e) Favourite blogs? I have a TON of favorite bookstagram accounts! Let’s connect on there, my handle is @mcfrank_author.

Thank you so much for having me!

M.C. Frank

 

 

 

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