Writer Interview-J.C. McKenzie

CarpeDemon_w9702_750Tell me about your latest book.

Carpe Demon is the third installment of my urban fantasy Carus Series. It continues to follow the journey of badass Shifter, Andy McNeilly as she navigates the supernatural underworld of Vancouver and her tumultuous love life.

What’s next for you?

The fourth book of the series will release in a few months. I’m still waiting on a release date, and will be revealing the title and the cover at the same time.

Who are your writing role models?

I love Patricia Briggs, Kim Harrison and Ilona Andrews. I admire their world building and character development, in addition to their use and infusion of humour, in tightly-packed, fast-paced prose.

How do you balance your day-to-day commitments with your writing life?

Well, right now I would argue I don’t. I recently moved provinces and although I’m still a science teacher by day, I find the workload in a rural community school more challenging to manage and don’t find a lot of time to write or promote. When I do find some extra minutes, here and there, I tend to promote more, because it’s a lot faster and easier to do with a 3 year old running circle around me.

What are your other passions outside of writing?

I love science. I’m a total geek and love to learn new things. When I lived in the city, I played volleyball fairly regularly, and love the ocean. I could watch it for hours.

View More: http://photos.pass.us/headshot2Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

If you sign-up for my newsletter you can stay up-to-date on release dates, cover, and title announcements. Also, if you’re in the Palm Springs area, I’ll be making an appearance at the 2015 InD’Scribe Readers and Writers Conference on September 17-20th, 2015 and look forward to meeting you.



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