Vina St. Fran

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Interview By: Tamazon

Date: May 06, 2008

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Hello Vina,

The girls of Night Owl Romance are pleased that you have granted us an interview

We would love to get to know you

Could you please start by telling us a little about yourself?

Sure. I am a lifelong student of the arts. I am a former model and I have been writing since I was 7 years old. I also have a musical background and am a member of ASCAP as a singer & songwriter. I was raised in Southfield, Michigan, a suburb outside of Detroit. I currently hold an undergraduate degree in Business, as well as a MBA in Strategic Management. I am currently enrolled in a PhD program in addition to being an author.

What's your favorite genre to read?

I'm really thrilled to read a good book of any genre.

Who or what influences you when you write?

I would have to say personal events or newsworthy stories can be of some influence when I write.

When you have writer's block how do you break free?

I have to totally remove myself from what I'm working on and regroup by going to a day spa or having a glass of wine. I made a decision to always finish where I left off without going back to the beginning of the story once I break free from the block.

Can you please give us a sneak peek at any of your upcoming books?

"One Foot Outside The Door" is the first part of a trilogy. I can assure you this: the second part will have readers feeling a range of emotions that won't be a spillover effect from the first book. The follow-up novel will rip at your guts, and heartstrings.

What do you do for inspiration?

I meditate a lot and pray to be inspired. Music also is good inspiration for me as well. Tina Turner is totally empowering and when I need to rock-out before, during or after I've worked on a manuscript. Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite is one of the sexiest CD's that I own when I need that extra sensual energy to add a little zest. Of course, a glass of Merlot or Cabernet helps out as well. Is there a genre of book you would like to write but haven't yet?

I would love to write a mystery book. What kind of research do you do for your books? Do you enjoy the research process?

The Internet has been a great source of information for me, literally right at your fingertips. I also have conducted personal interviews with individuals within an area of specialty for clarification. I enjoy the research process because I grow as an author, which allows me in being a stronger storyteller. Do deadlines help or hinder your muse?

I don't use an outline as it provides too much structure for me. I sit down and start writing as this approach works best for me.

What would be the best way for readers contact you? Do you have a website? Email address? MySpace site? Blog? Message Board? Group?

They can contact me at: web site blog

The readers are welcome to go to for more information about upcoming novels and me.

Thank you for this opportunity!