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Mitzi C, Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight

HER BLOOD COULD SAVE THE WORLD… 

KANDI is a 19-year-old girl who harbors extreme social anxiety as a result of past torture and certain uncanny abilities. The last place she wants to be is anywhere near people.
JUAN is an 18-year-old boy born to an underage, single mother. His dreams of a brighter future were crushed when he was arrested for killing his father.
Cleverly orchestrated circumstances drive Kandi and Juan to meet and form a peculiar bond that may end up saving the galaxy. But first they must overcome their own trauma in order to destroy a government-funded organization set to unleash a devastating contagion upon humanity… one which could only be cured by Kandi’s blood. 
In Liquid Death, Kandi must conquer her fears and defeat her only friend and worst enemy: her father. Meanwhile, Juan must do all he can to save the girl… if only to learn the truth about himself.

Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Mitzi C whose book Liquid Death thrilled me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love fantasy and even romance but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight for Mitzi C, a biography of the author and an interview between me and Mitzi C will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful Mitzi C!

Hello! My name is Mitzi. I am a person – probably – with a body and a head. I am always tired and/or hungry, and I can’t dance. If you ask me to dance, I will refuse. Send me pictures of kittens if you want to be my friend.

I write mainly fantasy, science-fiction, and romance. Burning Space, the last installment in The Edinön Trilogy, will be released on October 12th (e-book) and October 26th (paperback). My next book, a fantasy/horror novel called Gray Haze, is currently in the works.

I won a spelling bee in 6th grade, have read a million books, and have been a prolific writer most of my life. Now you care deeply about what I have to say.

Now, how wonderful does Mitzi C sound?! Mitzi C is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of Mitzi C’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and Mitzi C, I hope that you enjoy Mitzi C’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!

Thank you for joining us today at Red Headed Book Lover! Please tell us more about yourself.

My pleasure! Thank you for having me. 🙂 I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and have lived in Idaho for the past eleven years. I have a cat named Susie that has been with me as long as I have lived here. I love reading and writing (obviously), and I also love cooking and baking. I aspire to be a wife and stay-at-home mom someday. My favorite things include: sarcasm, music, pizza, bread, and chocolate. I haven’t enjoyed chocolate in six months and am still suffering from withdrawal. The apocalypse may come anytime! I’m ready.

Could you please tell us readers about your book and what inspired you to write your book?

Liquid Death introduces two characters, Kandi Levinson and Juan Chavez, who are subjects to experiments overseen by Kandi’s father and funded by the U.S. government. It takes place in a fictional town called Sego Lily Valley, Utah, which is isolated and controlled to prevent the secret experiments from becoming mainstream news. Kandi and Juan are two Patients among over 300 under the age of 22. They cross paths at an unusual high school called Sunny Days, where a number of the Patients are monitored and educated. When Kandi is readmitted into Blue Skys, the main facility where the experiments are conducted, Juan aims to rescue her and tear the organization down.

It was inspired by a romance novel that I ended up loathing. The characters in it were annoying, immoral, and pessimistic. Granted, they had endured terrible things, but they never stopped whining about it. I challenged myself to craft characters who have witnessed and endured unimaginable horrors and still remained likable and even relatable. By doing so, I hoped to explore difficult existential questions, such as those pertaining to the afterlife, the nature of good and evil, right and wrong, etc., which naturally come up when you are dealing with tragedy and malevolence. Of course, I couldn’t resist adding a splash of my favorite genres, sci-fi and fantasy, to the plot. Maybe it would take someone more than human to shoulder the burdens of the world…

What would your advice be for aspiring writers?

Learn how to grammar good. Write as often as you can. Read as many books as you can. And don’t snack too much while you write so you don’t spread crumbs and grease all over your keyboard. Pull yourself together, for goodness’ sake.

In your opinion, what is the most important thing about a book?

A book has to be entertaining first; if non-fiction, then informative. If a book isn’t entertaining, any other message that could be gleaned from the book will never be discovered because people simply won’t continue reading it. I will rate any book 5 stars if it keeps me entertained on every page.

What is your writing process like?

I get comfortable on a couch with my water bottle nearby, open my laptop, and read through what I previously wrote. I usually have dictionary.com open in another tab and my outline next to me to refer back to after I finish a scene. When I start actually writing, I place myself in the shoes of my characters and describe what I hear, see, feel, smell, etc. Depending on the scene, it can be quite mentally- and emotionally-draining.

What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

I do research spontaneously when I want to describe something more accurately. For example, in my next book, Gray Haze, I wanted to pick the right car for my character, so I researched different models and picked the one that best suited him. I will also research things like how long it takes someone to bleed out, what kind of guns police generally use, what happens when you are rushed to the hospital after a traumatic injury, etc. You know, typical writer things. 😉 It usually takes me a few minutes to gather enough information I need before continuing.

Do you have a set schedule for writing, or do you only write when you feel inspired?

I write when I feel inspired, which is about every day, and normally at night. I write best when it is quiet and dark. I am working on setting a schedule, but life forces me to be flexible most of the time.

Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?

I do read a lot, but I have trouble retaining what I read. I couldn’t honestly pick a favorite author. I’ll try off the top of my head: Brandon Sanderson, Michael J. Sullivan, Kevin Hearne, Dave Barry, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Lastly, when can we readers expect to read more wonderful books from you?

Fall 2019! I am currently writing a fantasy/horror novel called Gray Haze. *rubs hands together evilly*

Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Mitzi C! If you have liked what you have read about Mitzi C and are interested in learning more about Mitzi C and reading Mitzi C’s work, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.

Goodbye for now book lovers,

Liquid Death: Amazon U.S. – Amazon U.K. – Goodreads

Mitzi C: Twitter – Facebook – Blog 

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