Author Interview #12 Gettin’ Bubbly with Imogen Keeper

This month it’s my great pleasure to give a little internet time to the effervescent Immy Keeper. I met Immy more that a year ago through the writing workshop site, Scribophile, and during that time, it’s been my privilege to observe from the sidelines her growth from nervous newbie writer to published Indie author.

What’s even more amazing is that she’s managed to achieve this while being mom to a toddler and popping out baby number two. I’m sure all parents among you will echo me in sending a high five Immy’s way, and congratulating her on the very new addition to her family.

Thanks for taking time out of your crazy schedule to chat with me today, Immy. Let’s get right on with a few questions.

Francisco: How did you get started writing?

Immy: I double majored in English and Art History, so I spent a very pleasant 4 years reading, writing and staring at paintings. The writing wasn’t quite as fun as fiction, but, to me at least, it was close. I loved it.

When I started working, I dabbled, and then when I had a baby and took some time off working, dabbling became an all-consuming, time-suck of an obsession that probably borderlines on unhealthy. But I love it, and now if too many days go by without writing I feel icky.

Francisco: What do you write?

Immy: That depends who’s asking. If it’s someone in my real life, the answer is sort of vague and confusing. But if it’s someone in my fantasy life, or the romance world, then the answer is Alien Warrior Steamy Romance…. try saying that three times fast!

Francisco: So, does your family know you write?

Immy: My husband does, though, I’m not sure he quite understands the distinction between pornography and what I do. He knows enough to be wary of the subject with me. I told my mom, I started with Romance. She had an okay time with that, though, I could tell she’d have preferred I wrote cozy mysteries so she could brag to her friends. Then I said sci-fi romance, and she was a little more awkward. And then when I mentioned the steamy bit, she looked like she’d swallowed a bug. But she was supportive.

Francisco: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned about your writing?

Immy: Keep doing it. I can’t get worse. I can only get better. Each book gets easier. I used to worry that I would use up all my good stuff and there’d be nothing left for the next book, but that’s just not true. There’s like this well of creativity and excitement and passion for my characters that just bubbles up with each new book or scenario. I think it would only run dry if I stopped writing.

Francisco: What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever written?

Immy: Favorite thing? Like one scene? Or a character? I guess… I have this one character, she probably more like me than any other character. Her name is Eve. She just pours out of me, effortlessly. I love being in her head, seeing her world through her eyes, because when I write her, I truly feel like I’m living this whole other, exciting life, full of magic and mystery, exhilaration and doubt, and oh-my-goodness, I really, really love her MMC.

Francisco: Sounds like you’ve got a great world going on there, and I know your books are going to do well. I’m excited for you. Thanks for taking time to chat today, now back to work!

BIO

Hi! Call me, Immy! About me? I’ve got a stupid-rampant imagination for all things silly, sexy and sordid. It’s hard to keep it all in, so I write down my day-dreams and my night-dreams into the form of big alpha heroes and the ladies who love them.

Catch up with Immy on her website or on facebook

Follow Immy on Amazon

Or buy her books:

The Bonding

The Breaking

The Taming – Coming soon

Hearts and Handcuffs Valentine Day’s Anthology

 

 


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