Welcome back to the oddest interview segment on the internet. Tonight, our guest brings the thunder from down under! Miss Mirren Hogan.
So, Mirren, please introduce yourself to the readers out there. What would you like them to know about you?
Hi Mikey. Well I write fantasy and even like making up fantasy names. Like- a lot! I also write scifi, paranormal, horror… basically everything but romance.
How long have you been writing? What were some of your early influences to take up the career?
I first remember writing in year 5 or 6, so pretty much as long as I’ve been able to put pencil to paper (and pen when I got my pen licence). I was inspired by Narnia and The Secret Garden; books which were magical and/ or about magic. I’ve been enchanted by them ever since.
Okay, off the wall question, would you rather be a great writer who wasn’t exactly known…or would you rather feel like your work was mediocre but a huge success?
I’d be happy to be a good writer whose work gets noticed, but I could deal with mediocre as long as I’m not writing crap.
I know you’ve co-authored a few novels before. Please, tell us how that works.
Basically I write a paragraph or two, then send it to my co-author who adds a bit more and sends it back. The story generally happens organically, with us throwing twists at each other whenever we can to keep things fun.
I’ve heard you’ve got a new piece of work coming out. Please tell everyone what it’s about, where the idea came from, just any and everything about the project you think we should know. The floor is yours. Run with it.
Yes, the book is titled Night Witches. It’s my one historical fiction, in spite of the name. The Night Witches were actually a regiment of Soviet women who flew bombing raids on the front lines during WW2. At times they fought alongside regiments of men, and lived in the same rough conditions. They also had no parachutes or radios for much of the war, and flew in canvas and wood biplanes. Think flying matchsticks, they were that flammable.
My book follows Nadia as she signs up to go and fly against the Nazis. She meets some interesting (and many actual historical) characters along the way, and grows up – well – in a war zone.
Get Night Witches RIGHT HERE.
Okay, everybody has their normal big name authors they list when asked who their favorites are. Who are some lesser known authors whose work you really enjoy and would recommend to people?
Why Jay Michael Wright II is a fine author, as is Kerry Alan Denney, Kindra Sowder, SL Perrine, MA Ray, Michelle Irwin and JS Frankel, to name a few.
And, yea, I’m totally stealing this from the Actor’s Studio, but I don’t care. If there’s a God, when he opened up the pearly gates for you, what would you like to hear him say to you?
Yes, there are iPads and books in heaven, now that way to the wine, cheese, pizza and chocolate.
Mirren Hogan’s facebook: RIGHT HERE.
Mirren Hogan’s Amazon page: RIGHT HERE.