BEA'S BOOK NOOK "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once." C. S. Lewis “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ― Oscar Wilde

Sunday, November 6, 2011

"Blue Blood For Life" Blog Tour: Interview with Author Stacy Eaton

Stacy is back today, this time for an interview. She's done two guest posts for me (you can find them here and here).As you can see, she's been busy promoting her books, "My Blood Runs Blue" and it's sequel, "Blue Blood For Life". 

Currently Stacy works full time as a Police Officer for a small township in Southeastern Pennsylvania. While her current position is that of a patrol officer, she spends a lot of my time doing investigations and crime scene processing.  She loves forensics and takes her job seriously.

She is also a Police Officer's wife and with their constant schedules life can get very hectic in their home. She's been blessed with two children; a son and a daughter. Her son is currently in the United States Navy, and she's very proud of him for what he is doing and for serving his Country. Her daughter is a priceless princess who loves to help her market her books to teachers and other parents while she is at school and church.

When she's not working the job that currently pays all the bills, she works on her business. Yes, she even has her own business. 

She has two Shiloh Shepherd dogs, Garda and Callie. They are a bit different than the standard German Shepherds most people are use to. They are larger and less aggressive and they have more fur!  Man do they have fur!!!  Garda has a face that resembles a wolf, which makes her love him even more. (You can see by her photo that she wears a wolf pendant). Garda actually means "The Guardian" in Irish. It is also the name of the Irish Police.  Rather fitting for their family of officers don't you think?

In her spare time...She writes.

Stacy can be found on her website, twitter and Google+
Stacy, thank you taking the time to write guest posts for me and taking the time to answer my questions. I know that working so many jobs and having a family is time consuming.

Bea: What is your favorite part of writing? Your least favorite? 
Stacy: My favorite part of writing is getting lost in the story, allowing my mind to fill with the sights, sounds tastes and smells of what I am writing on the pages. 

My least favorite would be to go back the try and find my mistakes.  Editing is not my strong suit, and I have no problem investing in a professional editor to figure out where those silly commas are supposed to go.
Bea: Are you a planner or do you wing it when you write?

Stacy: Other than the general plot, I write by the seat of my pants.  I have an idea of where I need a character or a chapter to go and then I sit down and bring it to that point.  While in life, I am meticulous about planning and scheduling things, my writing is far from that.  I write when I have time, and I write what comes to mind.  

Bea: Do you have a writers group or do you work on your own? 
Stacy: Nope – write all on my own!  Except for the book I am collaborating on with another author and we do all that via e-mail, as we have never met or spoken on the phone or in person.  

Bea: Does your family read your books? What do they think? 

Stacy: My husband read the first one, but he’s not much of a reader. He’s my husband so he said it was good, lol… I wasn’t sure if my mother would want to read it, but she was a good mom and downloaded it when it first came out. Since there was language and sex in the book, not to mention vampires, I really didn’t think she would read it, but she did and other then telling me I had a dirty mind and needed to wash my mouth out with soap, she loved it.  My mother-in-law said she loved it and even took the time to write a simple review of it.  

Bea:  You mention on your site that you like wolves. Are there werewolves in these books (sorry, I haven't read either one yet)? If not, do you anticipate writing a book with werewolves? 

Stacy: Yes – I am a wolf lover and No - there are no werewolves in my series.  Will I write them one day? Maybe…but not right now.  A wolf to me symbolizes the strength and integrity of leadership while working together. I have two tattoos, one is a wolf. I wear a wolf pendant that was custom made for me and Garda my Shiloh Shepherd has a very wolfie look to him.  I have pictures of them all over my house and I want to start volunteering at a local wolf sanctuary when I can find the time.  

Bea: Along those lines, why vampires? What is the appeal for you? 

Stacy: I have no clue!! Lol… Maybe it is because society has made them dark, sexy and mysterious.  Maybe because I have a fascination with blood myself. It intrigues me, strange I know…  In April of 2010 I was recovering from a surgery that kept me in bed for a month.  I spent a lot of time reading, and picked up a vampire book.  I got hooked, and I read more. I think I wrote about the vampires in this series because of the circumstances that caused the plot to be formed, eyes staring at me from the dark. 

Bea: What genres do you enjoy reading? Do you have any favorite authors?
Stacy: I read quite a few genre’s. Mostly I stick with Paranormal, Urban Fantasy and Mystery.  I will jump into a classic romance from time to time to rest my mind from the deep and dark. I do enjoy police novels and mystery’s although I tend to stay away from “real-life” books.  I see enough “real-life” in my job, so when I read I want to know it’s not real.

Bea: If you could be a character in a book, which one would it be, and what part would you play? (Romantic lead, sidekick, etc)
Stacy: Lol… I am in my book!  I’m Officer Kristin Greene in my book!  There are some difference between us, but mostly we are the same.     

Bea: Do you have a preference for print or ebooks? Do you have an e-reader? 

Stacy: If I LOVE a book… I mean absolutely LOVE it – I want it in print.  Otherwise, I prefer to buy my books for my Kindle.  It goes everywhere with me and if I can’t bring it, I have the application on my Droid. 
Bea:  Social media has become prevalent these days. I know you are on Google+ and Twitter How much time do you spend on it? Do you believe that it's important for authors today?

Stacy: Oh yeah, I am LinkdIn – Circled up – Statused – Tweeted, Goodread and Blogged! Social Media is HUGE for authors today.  Our society today is all about technology.  If you are not connected, you are not going to reach people.  The days of browsing physical books stores are virtually over.  People spend more time than ever shopping on-line so authors need to be everywhere.  They need to be able to reach out and hit on that person.  Those people won’t remember you until they have seen you 4-5 times.  Then they might pay attention to you.  Once they see you over and over again, they start to associate you with something and that makes them want to know you more and know more about what you write. Sometimes it may seem like we are overdoing it, but I have learned just this last month that if I don’t get out there and market myself EVERYWHERE, I’m just not going to reach people.

Bea: What drew you to police work?  

Stacy: I was 29 years old and my life had been anything but calm. I had a great job but yet, I wanted more. I had NEVER thought of being a police officer until I saw a segment on the news about how State Police were trying to recruit women into police work. It made me think about my past, about what I had lived through and grown up around and I decided to take the leap. The day I entered the Police Academy, I never looked back, never wondered why I was doing it, it is in my blood and I breath it – My book title speaks for me here – “My Blood Runs Blue”.

Bea:  Anything that you want to add or say to your readers?
Stacy: First, I’d like to thank you for coming by and for reading.  Second, I want to ask them that if they do decide to read my book, I hope that they try to make contact with me to let me know what they think. I love to talk to my readers, love to hear what they have to say.  I have made some awesome new friends with people who have found themselves lost in the world of Fawn Hollow and I sure hope that continues!


  1. Good interview :)

    I'm not sure I agree that the days of browsing physical bookstores are almost over - I, for one, still find it much easier to browse a physical bookstore than a virtual one. I may buy from online just as much as from physical stores but I always do all my browsing in a physical store - much easier! :)

  2. I still enjoy browsing in a brick and mortar store also. It lets me see what titles I want to buy and what I want to get from the library. I definitely do most of my buying online these days, regardless of whether it's a print or digital book.

  3. I might be more inclined to shop at regular book stores if I was not allergic to the ink that is used in mass paperbacks. It causes me a lot of problems and that is another reason I love the e-books so much!

  4. Allergic to the ink? Yikes. I can't imagine. What a nuisance. Is it to newspaper and magazine ink too?

  5. Bea - I have an allergy to Latex - and alot of cheaper inks contain latex - newspapers and coupon ads are full of it.

  6. I didn't realize inks contained Latex. What a nuisance for you. Good thing e-readers have some newspapers and magazines.

  7. Many thanks for your article! I really liked seen this.

  8. Hello dude! I completely agree with your opinion. I really value what you’re providing here.

  9. After reading and enjoying My Blood Runs Blue, the first book in this series, I was looking forward to reading the sequel, Blue Blood for Life. I wanted to learn what happened next to the main characters of the series. Little did I know that I would also fall in love with some new characters and plot twists.


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