Celluloid Diaries: Interview at Tribute Books

Friday, November 23, 2012

Interview at Tribute Books

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Earlier this month Tribute Books published an interview with me about my latest release, GPS With Benefits. Here's the interview in case you missed it.

Tribute Books: How did you come up with the title?

GPS With Benefits is about a new GPS device that promises to improve one's driving style – a GPS with additional benefits if you want. The GPS has a mind of 'her' own as well and that’s where the expression 'friends with benefits' comes into play. You'll have to read it though to know what it's actually all about.

Tribute Books: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

The focus of GPS With Benefits is on having a good laugh, although the story might help you to become a better driver.

Tribute Books: How much of the book is realistic?

How many people do you know that make jokes about their GPS device or even talk to it? Nearly everyone, right? Also, GPS devices already know where you are and how fast you are driving. Who says that in the near future they won't be able to know what you look at and what you say.

Tribute Books: What was the hardest part of writing your book?

This one was so easy to write. I never wrote anything that quick before. Most of the story was already in my head when I started to write. I just had to get it down on paper.

Tribute Books: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

That it doesn't always take months or years to write a good story.

Tribute Books: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

When I saw Faulkner's As I Lay Dying on stage in London. I was in my early twenties back then. It took me a few years though to gain confidence and to start reacting upon that desire.

Tribute Books: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

One of my favorites is Carol Drinkwater. The beauty of her prose and her ability to make the reader see, feel and smell a setting makes her stand out from everyone else.

Tribute Books: Tell us your latest news.

My vampire story A Good Man is being turned into a movie as we speak; part of the movie has already been shot. You can have a look at the first behind-the-scenes pictures on my blog and watch some of the footage.

GPS With Benefits will also be turned into a film. The production is slated for 2013.

And I'm working on a supernatural thriller combining ghosts and cats.

Tribute Books: Do you have anything specific you want to say to your readers?

I'd like to thank my readers for their continued support of my writing. You guys are the ones who have made my dream possible and I promise more exciting books and screenplays in the future.


  1. I laughed out loud reading this interview! This book sounds ridiculously funny! Sometimes it seems like our gps has a mind of its own and we're always saying it's yelling at us when it says "recalculating" and that it emphasizes the "PLEASE" in "please drive the highlighted route" hoping we won't make any wrong turns.

  2. These look like fun books to read - especially the vegan vampire one!

  3. these look like good reads
    happy holidays
    traceyj40 at rochelle johnson

  4. This Vanessa Morgan book ive been curious to read!fingers Crossed...

  5. how exciting that it will be a film too! Would love to read! thx for opp!!

  6. I like the concept that it could happen. One day something could be made that does know what we think. I would like to read this book and see the film when it's made.

  7. Can hardly wait to read GPS With Benefits. I have loved everything I have read of yours.

  8. love to win


  9. I am a huge fan Vanessa!

  10. Thanks for a great giveaway

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  11. the books look good
    kimberly holgate

  12. I'd love to win a book! Thanks for the chance!

  13. Oh wow I'd love to win either!

  14. I can't wait to read it, going to check the behind the scenes footage of A Good man

  15. Awesome giveaway books - hope to win - I'm looking for some new winter reads to hold me over til Spring.

  16. Thanks so much for joining this hop. I would love to win and have the opportunity to read these books.
    jodi lasher

  17. Thank you for the opportunity to win; my mom *loves* thrillers and this would make a *great* X-Mas gift for her!!! :-)

  18. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. The books sound like they would be hard to put down.

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  19. I like the cover the best! Think it is hilarious!!!! robertachorn (at) yahoo (dot) com

  20. Sound interesting. Hoping to win some new books soon, haven't in a while and need something to read.

  21. That is a great book to win!!
    Thanks for doing this giveaway! It it absolutely awesome!

  22. I love these books!

  23. Good interview. I would like to win one of the prizes.
    maria_nay at hotmail.com

  24. Always looking for new and different reading material. Thanks for the chance to win. I just happened to find this in a google search..

  25. Interesting books! Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. I would love to win, my parents, brother and I seem to have our own little book club and these are just calling our names!

    sayjaymc @ gamil com

  27. I am always on the look out for a good read--hope to win! thanks :) Merry Christmas!

  28. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!!!!! I would be thrilled to win.

  29. Hey! Stopping by from the Aloha blog hop...glad I found your blog, now following you! :)


  30. I love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books