Antoinette Houston

I have completed my interview with new author Antoinette Houston, writer of Red Summer – The book that really allows you to live out your high school days over and over but for some reason its not as much fun as I remember. The book is written well and I can’t wait to read more by her. Thank you for taking the time to do the interview with us and hope to have the privilege of reviewing more of your work in the future. Click HERE to read the book review that I did on Red Summer.

Click here to view the books we have listed by her: Hybrids

How did you come up with the idea for Red Summer?
The title Red Summer is only a couple years old, maybe 3-4 years. The story has been evolving since I was in middle school…that’s about 23 years?

Which character in Red Summer do you most connect with and why?
I guess that would be Red (Rita). I’m not really sure how that happened but those that have read my story have all said that she’s pretty much me. I wasn’t trying to do that, but

Is this the first book that you have ever written?
Yes, this is my first book.

If you had to choose one word to define yourself what would it be?
Strange.

Is Red Summer a standalone book or will it become a series?
Originally it was to be a standalone book, but after I deemed it ‘finished’ the idea for the sequel popped into my head. So, yeah, there’s going to be a following story. I don’t know about a series though.

Who is your favorite author and how have they inspired the writer that you are today?
Piers Anthony: I will always love his Land of Xanth series. Imagination ran wild in those books.

Who is your biggest supporter?
My family.

If you had to choose two things that you wanted your readers to know about you what would that be?
I like to daydream and I usually do it to music.

Are you self-published and if so what is the most difficult thing about the entire process?
Yes, I’m self-published through Amazon. The most difficult thing is to ‘finish’.

What advice would you give to other writers that are just starting out?
Dori said it best: “Just keep swimming.”

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