Sunday, April 13, 2014

Writing Process Blog Tour with Candace C. Bowen

Author Candace C. Bowen
My Writing Process – Blog Tour
Monday, April 14, 2014
Hello, my name is Candace C. Bowen. Today is my day to post and participate in the continuing series, My Writing Process Blog Tour. My fellow writing friend, Roxe Anne Peacock, who writes mysteries, non-fiction, and science fiction, posted for the tour last week. You may read her blog at:
What am I working on?

Currently, I am working on several projects. My sixth novel, Voodoo Fire, becomes available this month so I am working on the final edits. I am well into my seventh novel, The Order of the Knightshades – The Stygian Stone. The Knightshades Series is an exciting project involving a group of fantastic authors. Based on J. Kent Holloways novel entitled, The Djinn, each follow-up book by a different author will incorporate elements from the first novel. Along with the Stygian Stone, I have been working on the third novel in my historical romance series, A Knight of Valour. I also have a sequel planned for Voodoo Fire entitled, Malevolence. If I ever find the time, I also have a story lined up about a cursed trunk that spans several centuries entitled, The Curse of Allister Mage.      

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I make it a point to be different. I do not follow the current trends and likely never will. Growing up a huge fan of romance and horror novels, I tend incorporate a little of each into my stories. Aside from the Knight Series, which is strictly historical romance surrounding the reign of England’s King Henry I. A Knight of Silence was my first novel and I’ve branched out since then.   

Why do I write what I do?
I need to be challenged and I love history. The Knight Series takes place in Medieval England, Jack of Hearts in Victorian England. Spur of the Moment in 12th century Cornwall and its sequel, Wicked Embers, in modern day England. Voodoo Fire takes place in modern day New Orleans, and the Stygian Stone in Nazi Germany during WWII. To be historically accurate and true to the location I am writing about, I had to do extensive research. To me, that’s half the fun of writing.

How does my writing process work?
It’s hard to explain my writing process since I really don’t understand it myself. The best way I can explain it is that I start off with an idea. I do not use outlines, storyboards, or any of the other writing tools some authors use. I basically have a beginning and end in mind before I start then I let the story tell itself. Twice now I have written the last lines of my stories before typing the first sentence.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit more about me. You can find my Author Page on Facebook and I am on Twitter @candacecbowen. My books are available in Paperback, eBook, and two (Spur of the Moment, Wicked Embers) are in Audiobook. If you would like to find out more, please visit my website:
To continue the Writing Process Blog Tour on Monday, April 28, 2014, please visit the next author:

Paul De Lancey

Paul De Lancey’s cookbook, Eat Me, 169 Fun Recipes From All Over the World and his novels Beneficial Murders, The Fur West, and We’re French and You’re Not have won acclaim from award-winning novelists. He is also the author of hilarious articles and somewhat drier ones in Economics. Paul, known to his friends as Paul, was the proud co-host of the online literary events Bump Off Your Enemies and The Darwin Murders. He also co-collected, co-edited, and co-published the e-book anthologies resulting from these events.

The humorist is a direct descendant of the great French Emperor Napoleon. Actually, that explains a lot of things. Paul ran for President of the United States in 2012! Woo hoo! On the Bacon & Chocolate ticket. Estimates of Bacon & Chocolate’s share of the votes range from 3 to 1.5% of the total. El Candidato also lost a contentious campaign to be El Presidente of Venezuela. Paul also competed in the 2013 International Bento Competition. Mr. De Lancey makes his home, with his wonderful family, in Poway, California. He divides his time between being awake and asleep.