Last updated on March 25, 2021
Welcome — or welcome back — to another Author Spotlight! If you’re new and want to know more about how the series got started, go check out the introduction post.
Today the spotlight is on a writer of broken hearts, Vanessa M. Thibeault. Let’s jump right in.
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Let’s start with the most important. What’s your most recent/next book, and where can we go to learn more about it and you?
All of Me, All of You – published in April 2017
Do you know how all of your characters look and sound?
My characters all have very distinct voices and looks. I talk to them and build them as though they were real people. Sometimes I take characteristics from friends, family and acquaintances, changing and playing with physical characteristics and mannerisms. As I write, the scene becomes like a scene from a movie, playing out in my head or as though I am watching it happen in life. Even when I write in third person, I view my characters from a third person viewpoint.
Do you drink coffee/tea? Do you find you drink more coffee/tea when you’re working on a book?
I drink both but it depends on the day. When I am writing, I tend to stay up later and love a 3pm coffee (and often a couple to start my day with only a few hours of sleep). I drink tea throughout the day and into the evening, but I tend to forget about it and then I find it cold. That’s where the wine comes in!
Does what you’re writing at any given time ever feature in your dreams?
Sometimes I dream of what I am writing, but more accurately, I dream what I’m going to write. Many of my ideas for books and scenes come directly from dreams I have had.
Did you have a security blanket as a child?
I didn’t have a security blanket, but I did have an old Curious George that I found in a barn next to some old dynamite with my parents when I was about 4. He has a red hat and shirt and the words ‘Curious George’ are printed (were printed) in gold lettering on the front. He went everywhere with me and I still have him. He’s sitting on top of the bookshelf behind my desk in my office.
What is one question you’ve always wanted to be asked in an interview?
Why do you write?
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I hope you all have a great day!