I’m pleased to welcome a Book Connectors author today. Although I haven’t read any of Tracey Sinclair’s work, I’m always interested to find out more about authors and their writing. You’ll find more info about Tracey and where to find her books at the bottom of the post
First of all, would you tell me a little about yourself?
I’m a Northern born, Brighton based freelance writer and editor. I’ve written for numerous websites and magazines, and have written 5 novels and 3 collections of short stories, including the Newcastle set romantic comedy The Bridesmaid Blues, and the paranormal series Dark Dates.
What inspired you to start writing?
I know it’s a cliché, but I can’t remember not writing: as long as I can remember, I’ve enjoyed coming up with stories.
Tell me about your journey to publication
I got my first story published in a magazine when I was 17, and have had a steady stream of stories and articles published in magazines and anthologies since then. My first novel, Doll, was published in 2005 and just before that was due to come out, I had a short story published that my publisher really liked, and so they followed up Doll with a collection, No Love is This. Then a few years ago, because I was working a lot in the digital space (which my publisher wasn’t really active in) I decided to try indie publishing, and I’ve been doing that since.
In a nutshell, what is your latest book about?
It’s the third novel in the Dark Dates/Cassandra Bick series, which are about a London woman who runs a dating agency for vampires and humans. They’re funny, snarky, sexy books that both embrace and poke fun at the clichés of the genre – they’re enormous fun to write and, hopefully, to read.
How did you come up with the title for your book?
Ah, you’d have to read the book to find that out…
How do you plan to celebrate/did you celebrate publication day?
Do you have a work in progress just now?
Yes, I’m working on the new Dark Dates book, as well as a few other projects.
What’s your favourite book you’ve read in the past few months? Or favourite three if you really can’t choose!
I’ve become a little obsessed with John Connelly’s Charlie Parker series so I binge read them this year. Standalone books, Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng was stunning. I also really enjoyed Amanda Palmer’s Art of Asking.
What are you reading just now? (July 2016)
Having run out of Charlie Parker books, I’m reading another John Connolly, Bad Men, and I’m also reading Stuart Maconie’s non-fiction book about the North of England, Pies and Prejudice.
Tell me about your reading habits: book or kindle, bed or bath, morning or evening?
I read ebooks and hard copies, I’m not fussy! And whenever I can fit it in, really – my work is unpredictable so everything fits around that.
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And finally, if you could be a character in any book you have read, who would it be and why?
I’d like to be Cass in my own books, as she’s funny, snarky and she gets to have lots of sex with smoking hot guys! I’d love to be some kind of kick ass heroine: the Black Widow from the Avengers, or Angelina from the Stainless Steel Rat books, or Angie Gennaro from the Dennis Lehane series. But realistically, I’d be happiest as Lady Sybil from the Discworld series – pottering around with my dragons, happily married to Sam Vimes!
About the author
Tracey Sinclair is an author and editor who lives in Brighton. She’s a massive geek and lover of all things supernatural (and, indeed, Supernatural) and who probably spends way too much of her time on Netflix.
It isn’t easy to surprise Cassandra Bick. When you run a human-vampire dating agency, your colleague is a witch who is engaged to a shifter and your business partner is one of London’s most powerful (and sexiest) vampires, there’s no such thing as a normal day at the office.
But when a mysterious Dark Dates client brings a dire warning of a new threat to the city’s supernatural community, Cass and her friends realise they are up against their deadliest foe yet – and that this time, the danger is far closer to home than they could ever have imagined.
Sexy, snarky and with more bite than a crypt full of vampires, Angel Falls is the latest in the Dark Dates: Cassandra Bick series.
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