The Literary Vixen presents…
Joining us today is Carrigan Richards! Her newest release, January Dreams (January Dreams Series Book 1) released on January 25th 2021.
How long have you been writing?
I started writing when I was 10.
Describe a typical writing day.
Wake up late…lounge around…finally get to my computer or notebook and start writing. Write until the wee hours of the morning.
Where do you get your inspiration for your books?
Life – everything and everywhere. Books, movies, music…
Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.
I love all my characters honestly – even the bad guys. I love how strong they are, yet how much they grow through all they’ve experienced. They all make mistakes which is human, and I love how real they are.
How do you deal with the emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?
When writing Pieces of Me and another contemporary, both made me cry. They deal with such deep and dark issues, but they are issues that people deal with on a daily basis. After writing both books, I have to step away and focus on something much lighter. Sometimes I listen to music or watch TV or watch a bunch of puppy videos.
What book is currently on your bedside table?
Nicholas Sparks’ The Return
When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?
I keep reading what’s out there. What’s new…what’s exciting. Sometimes I’ll go into my vault of old ideas that could still be used. Each book is different in the series, as they face new problems, but the overall problem is still there.
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Loyal, determined, kind.
What advice would you give to other authors?
Never give up! If writing is something you love, keep writing no matter what. It isn’t easy, but nothing worth having is easy.
What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?
That my books are meant to be fun, yet somewhat educational. I want them to know that while life is hard and frustrating, there are good things in life.
Thank you Carrigan Richards for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest release, January Dreams today!
Love is the last thing on seventeen-year-old Megan Devereux’s mind. The only thing she wants to focus on is continuing her good grades to get a scholarship so she can leave her stressful home.
She starts having dreams of sharing an intensely, visceral love with Casper Truitt. But in real life, she hates Casper. She wants nothing to do with him, but that doesn’t stop him from suddenly paying attention to her, claiming he likes her.
When Megan meets the brooding and handsome Vincent, they start dating and quickly fall in love. But each time they kiss, she sees vivid visions of another time and place.
Consumed by the dreams and visions, Megan’s determined to learn the truth about them, but the more she learns, the more her life is in danger.
Carrigan is the author of Pieces of Me, a young adult contemporary romance, and the Elemental Enchanters Series, a young adult paranormal romance. She was born in Cullman, Alabama, but grew up in Birmingham, and moved to Atlanta at 18. She earned her BA in English at Kennesaw State University. For as long as she can remember, she was always making up stories and characters inside her head, sometimes using her dolls to act out the scenes.
When she’s not writing (which is rare), she’s spending time with her family and friends, listening to music, playing with her two furbabies, or cheering on her Atlanta Braves.
Website – https://carriganrichards.com
Twitter – https://twitter.com/carrigan34
Amazon – https://amzn.to/3ktntYc