I’m so thrilled that I finally had the chance to interview the reclusive author Paula Light! Since her usual response to being asked to do anything is “meh,” it’s quite an honor that she agreed to answer some of my questions. If you haven’t heard of Paula or any of her books, don’t worry because nearly no one has. So without further adieu, let’s begin the 2022 Fun Author Survey!
Which book was most fun for you to write?
Fiona’s Fling (written as Anna Fondant). This began as a short story for a real publisher, but the editor liked it so much she asked me to turn it into a novel ~ in six weeks! Which I did. Then she had suggestions for changes, and I made them. Then she left and another editor took over. She liked Fiona’s Fling too! But she had suggestions. I made them. Then I waited like two years as she made excuses why she wasn’t ready to publish, which reminded me of the guy I dated who never left his wife as he said he would. Finally, I gave up and self-published it on Amazon.
How many books have you published?
As Paula I have 8 books currently listed for sale and as Anna I have 7 books for sale (and more in progress for both). Anna also has a couple stories in anthologies. I unpublished a few for each that didn’t fit the “brand.”
Which one of your stories is the closest to your heart?
Ghosted. I began this novel after my last failed romantic relationship spun me into a depression. Writing it was very cathartic ~ but it is fiction.
Do your characters usually represent you and your experiences, or are they their own separate entities?
They are never me or anyone I know. I can’t emphasize this strongly enough… they may have aspects of me and traits I wish I had, but they are not me. My experiences are too boring to put in a book, so those aren’t real either. It’s called imagination!
What setting(s) do you write best in?
I like to write at home on my comfy sofa with a kitty nearby.
What genre(s) is your book(s)?
Anna’s are all erotic romances. Paula’s are a mixed bag of fiction and poetry.
(If you’ve written multiple books) If you had to choose only one book of yours to be published, which one would it be?
Use only one tagline for each book to describe them.
All She Wrote (poetry) – Like a reverse murderer on the Orient Express, Paula’s poetry meanders unmasked through the train cars stabbing anonymous men in the dark.
Bitter Sweets (edited poetic tweets) – Petite bursts of bittersweetness to pucker your mind.
Burnt Offerings – Paula presents her first collection of miscellaneous short fiction and poetry.
Depth Perception (poetry) – The subject matter is relatively obsidian, shot with random slivers of starlight.
Ghosted (novel) – Lily comes to terms with her brother’s death and in the process discovers some unsettling truths about her past and future.
Going Dark – Short fiction & poetry from the dark side.
Monochrome (poetry) – Loved, lost, burned to ash.
Switching Positions (novella) – Who says sex and politics don’t mix?
Fiona’s Fling (novel) – Fiona has a wild night with a sexy stranger and he turns out to be her new boss!
Gracie’s Gamble (short) – Gracie has one last chance to seduce her sexy boss.
Rachel’s Review (short) – She fired him, and now it’s her turn to get evaluated.
Bettina’s Bonus (novel) – Bettina meets the wrong man who may be Mr. Right.
Emma’s Ex (short) – He’s back… and she’s better than ever!
Caralee’s Crush (short) – Can she turn her bestie into her boyfriend?
Sweet Nothings (novel) – Lingerie maven ruffles straight-laced lawyer.
More books coming soon, maybe…
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Survey questions snagged from Writer Ravenclaw.