Author Spotlight: Victoria H. Smith
Welcome to the Author Spotlight, Victoria H. Smith!
Nicknames: Vicki, Vic, and V. Pretty much any short version of Victoria, lol.
Where do you live: Cornbelt USA! – The Midwest
Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake, yum!
Favorite TV Series: Currently on air? Switched at Birth | Cancelled? The 4400 and Smallville
Last book you read: Reflected in You by Sylvia Day
Last movie you watched: Romeo + Juliet with Leo Dicaprio (book research ;D)
Last song (or album) you bought: Vows by Kimbra
A book/series you could read over and over again: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Coke or Pepsi: Coke
Day or Night: Night! I’m always up late.
Pen or Pencil? Pen. It writes smoother.
Summer or Winter? Can I say fall? Love the leaves and the apple cider!
Cat or dog? Cat
Tea or Coffee? Coffee with lots of sugar and cream!
Plotter or panster? I’m a Snowflake Method girl which is a combination of both.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? When I saw a gap in the fiction market I decided I wanted to be a writer. There wasn’t much fiction about twenty-something characters so I wanted to bulk it up.
What are you working on now? Right now, I’m in between projects so I can get some of the titles I have written all out by next summer. The sequel to The Crimson Hunt and its novella are in that bunch.
If you decided not to be a writer, what would your other dream job be? Why? Wedding Planner. While planning my wedding I realized I was really good at it :D
What is the scariest thing you’ve ever done in your life? I don’t think I’ve really done anything scary. Does ride a plane count? lol
Who is the one person that has singlehandedly inspired you the most in your life? Lucille Ball. Good Lord that’s where all my snark comes from, haha.
What is one talent that you’re hopeless at, but you wish you had? Basketball. Never could do it, and always sucked in gym. Wish I could shoot a basket!
What is one trait or physical characteristic that you are proud of/love about yourself? My sense of humor. I love being the funny girl!
Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers? Don’t let anyone tell you what kind of author you should be. You write what you want, when you want, and how you want. Don’t let other people get in the way of your dreams!
About the Author: Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.
In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes.
College junior Ariel Richmond is working on year three of Project Normalcy.
Her house reeks of keggers past and her bestie is just a slight bit vulgar. But the thing is—they both aid in making life refreshingly uneventful.
So much for hard-earned mediocrity when Luca Grinaldi appears on the scene.
Luca’s sudden presence on campus is hard to ignore. Those bright eyes act like a beacon to unsuspecting females, and with features like his, he’s got to be moonlighting for GQ. Luca hopelessly captivates Ariel with his confidence and charisma, but the mysteries surrounding him make him nearly untouchable. And just when Ariel grows close enough to unlock his secrets, a tragic event sends her life in a downward spiral.
That steady life is no longer an option and allies quickly become scarce. The mysterious Luca seems to be the only one willing to help her—but with that trust comes the burden of his secrets. He has a dark mission of otherworldly proportions, and is willing to sacrifice as many lives as it takes to see it completed.
Gone are the days of simply maintaining normalcy, and if Ariel isn’t cautious with her trust, so soon may be her future.