An Interview With Skyla By The Book Junkie Reads SPOTLIGHT w/INTERVIEW - Hell Will Rise (The Bloodthirst Mafia Series, #1) by Skyla Murphy How would you describe your style of writing to someone that has never read your work? Dark, gritty, and a little twisted! People who know me know that I have a bit of a romantic side within me, but I don’t think anyone expected I would genre bend and create a mafia trilogy. Sometimes you need to keep everyone on their toes!
Do you feel that writing is an ingrained process or just something that flows naturally for you? I think it’s something that just naturally flows. The reason I say this is because I wasn’t always interested in pursuing a career in writing. It was something that happened organically for me. I’ve always been a writer out of hobby, but it wasn’t a professional prospect in the beginning. I’ve done social work studies, power engineering, tons of oilfield roles, and medical transcription before I decided to cruise down this new avenue.
If you could spend one-week with 5 fictional character, who would they be? The Joker (To analyze his mind) Michael Scofield from Prison Break (A genius I would love to interview) Max Black from Two Broke Girls (Her personality is hysterical) Nancy Drew (I was obsessed with her adventures for years!) Eeyore (A donkey I would like to cheer up)
Where would you spend one full year, if you could go ANYWhere? What would you do with this time? I would send myself straight to Ireland. The scenery is absolutely indescribable, and I would love to try every Irish craft beer possible. It would probably take me an entire year to accomplish this, but I would fit in some writing whenever I could… maybe!
Can you share you next creative project(s)? If yes, can you give a few details? I will be working on the second book in the series for the next few months. After that, I will take time to focus on the third. To follow The Bloodthirst Mafia Series, it’s possible that I will do a spin off series on some of the side characters. 😊
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Fiona Mcvie! Check out her website below for full interview. https://authorsinterviews.wordpress.com 24 Tuesday Jan 2017 Posted by fionamcvie1964 in Uncategorized Leave a comment Name: Skyla Murphy Age: 27 Where are you from (a little about yourself): A small hick town on the West Coast of Canada. I’m a hiking hippy, a mountain explorer, a myth researcher, an MMA fanatic, and a heavy follower of conspiracy theories. I live where folks drive down the streets on their combine tractors, drinking maple syrup straight from the bottle. Just kidding! (Except for that one time, eh?) Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?: Not much. Most of ‘Hell Will Rise’ is based out of Vegas/California. I’ve spent some time in Sin City, but it wasn’t related to my book. If I learned anything, I can’t remember it. Too many Sambuca paralyzers... Fiona: Is there one person past or present you would meet and why?: Albert Einstein. I’m fascinated with this guy for being so many light years beyond his time (Get it, light years? – my stupid Quantum Theory joke). I respect him for the many inventions he created. Most have become priority in our everyday lives. If he was still kicking today, I think we’d be flying around like The Jetson’s already. Nostradamus would be a cool guy to have coffee with too… maybe. Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?: ‘No Tomorrow’. If you haven’t seen it, make sure to check the sitcom out on Netflix! It’s about a guy who believes an asteroid is coming to destroy Earth. He creates an Apoca-List containing everything he wants to do before human civilization is wiped out. The show is hilarious. As for movies, my favorites are Detroit Rock City/21&22 Jump Street/Airheads/Now You See Me 1&2/Superbad/Bridesmaids/Fast and Furious/Get Hard/Anything stupid starring Kevin Hart, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, and James or Dave Franco. Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music Food: Pineapple and Feta Pizza. Color: Purple. Music: Bullet for My Valentine/Avenged Sevenfold/Atreyu/ System of a Down/Metallica/Shinedown/ In This Moment/Guns N’ Roses/ACDC/Johnny Cash. Anything acoustic melts me too. Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why?: Oh, I don’t plan to die. If I can healthily make it to the year 2045, Russian billionaire Dmitry Itskov will be keeping us alive as robotic copies remotely controlled by brain-computer interface (BCI). Hasn’t anyone done their research lately? Avatar A, B, C, and D are on their way!