Halloween with YA author Paige Cuccuro (guest post)
Hello folks. Another Halloween. Is that why all the traffic from the local peasants? *Mistress closes curtains* I hope so. They do make my minions nervous. Oh, well. Never mind. Welcome to our yearly open house. The first guest we have for you is a talented author of young adult fiction. Paige Cuccaro welcome. We haven't had any "young" adults running around the castle for a long time, though...maybe our just turned 100 year old minions count?
No? Oh, well. Why don't you tell us a little about yourself?
Night Mistress: First off, tell us a little about yourself and your work.
Paige Cuccaro: Okay, well, my name is Paige Cuccaro. I live in Ohio with my husband, and three daughters. I didn’t start out wanting to be a writer, although I’ve always enjoyed writing. Once I started though, I knew it was something I’d never stop doing. I write paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Under my penname, Alison Paige, I also write paranormal erotica, but there’s almost always a bit of the otherworldly in my writing.
*Mistress preens* : Otherworldly is good. What inspired Commencement?
Paige: I am totally fascinated with biblical angels and Enoch, (who contributed to the bible and was said to be related to Noah,) retells an amazing account of angels taking wives, having children the bible calls nephilim and describes as giants. I’ve done endless research, more to satisfy my own curiosity and the writer in me just started saying, “What if?” What if the angels were still taking wives and having children, but over the eons had figured out a way to make their children seem just as normal as any human? What if these children, these nephilim, were living among us not even realizing the true supernatural power they possessed? Commencement (and the entire Hellsbane series) grew out of that premise. Depending on your beliefs it could all be very possible…and I love that!
Night Mistress: Sounds interesting! Now for some fun questions: All Hallow’s Eve or All Saint’s Day?
Paige: All Hallow’s Eve
Night Mistress: Favorite scary movie?
Night Mistress: Frankenstein, or Dracula?
Night Mistress: Candy corn or chocolate?
Night Mistress: Note to Minions, more chocolate next year. ; ) What are you going to dress up as for Halloween this year?
Paige: I’m going with the classics. I’m vamping out this year!
Night Mistress: A fine choice if I do say so myself! :) If you could be in any classic horror novel, or story (such as Dracula, Frankenstein, Carmilla, Turn of the Screw, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, The Tell-Tale Heart? The Raven?), which would it be?
Paige: It would be cool to be in Dracula! I just love Bram Stoker’s time period.
Mistress: It was quite nice, though really, I have to tell you, I prefer indoor plumbing and air conditioning. You have no idea how drafty those old castles got! ;) Now then, Paige, dear, please give us a taste of your work.
Mistress: Sounds like it! Where can our guests find you on that evil little realm called the Web?
Paige: at my website: www.PaigeCuccaro.com Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/PaigeCuccaro Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PaigeCuccaro Twitter: https://twitter.com/PaigeCuccaro Tumblr: http://paigecuccaro.tumblr.com/
And your book?
Paige: It's available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Mistress: Thanks for being with us today, Paige. Good luck with your work and ...don't mind those villagers. We'll take care of them! Have a happy Halloween season! There's more to come, folks, so stick around. :)
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