Monday 14 November 2011


  1. What is your name, where were you born and where do you live now? My name is Gabrielle Bisset, and I was born in Jersey City, New Jersey.  I currently live in northeastern Pennsylvania.
2.  When did you first consider yourself as a "writer"? I was asked this in the radio interview I did last night. I think I’ve considered myself a writer since the first time I put pen to paper and crafted a story.  That was a while ago.

3.  Did it take a long time to get your first book published? It depends on what we’re calling my first book.  I’ve written many things over the years, but I didn’t pursue publication.  When I did in February 2011, the first publisher I sent my book to offered me a contract. 

4.  Do you work another job as well as your writing work? I teach history in a local university full time, in addition to writing, so it’s a pretty full life. And I home school my fifteen year old, so it’s like having three full time jobs!

5.  What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarise it in less than 20 words what would you say? The name of my latest book is Destiny Redeemed, and it’s a story about how through love one can find redemption.

6.  Who is your publisher? or do you self publish?While my first book was published by an epublisher, I have chosen to indie publish since then.

7.  How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it? It depends on what length the book is. For novellas, it generally takes a month or two from start to finish.  With novels, it’s usually three to four months from the original idea to completion.

8.  Which of your books were easier/harder to write than the others? Destiny Redeemed was incredibly easy to write. The book seemed to just flow out of me.  I began it around Thanksgiving last year, took the month of December off, and finished it the first week of March.

9.  What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre? I love paranormal romance, but the history prof in me calls out to historical romance also.  In December 2011, I have my last book of the year coming out, Blood Avenged. A vampire erotic romance novel, it stars one of the characters from my novella, Vampire Dreams. After that, I’m not sure, but right now I’m in the planning stages of a series about witches and two follow up novels to Destiny Redeemed are nearing completion.

10.  Do you have a favourite character from your books? and why are they your favourite?
Amon Kalins from Destiny Redeemed is my favorite. I love bad boys, and Amon’s been a very bad boy in a number of his lifetimes. He’s powerful and sensual, and to me, that’s just what an Alpha male should be. But he’s quite kind and loving to those he truly cares about.  I love that light and dark duality in him.

11.  Where do you get your book plot ideas from? A few of my book plot ideas have come from dreams.  The original idea for Aeveren, the characters in Destiny Redeemed, came from a dream I had one night.  Sometimes something I hear on the radio stirs an idea—a song lyric or just a melody.  And many of my ideas come from the history I teach and study in my day job.

12.  How do you come up with the Title and Cover Designs for your book/books? Who designed the Cover of your books? Titles can be difficult for me.  I’m not someone who begins the writing process with a title all the time, as much as I’d like to.  Sometimes the theme of the book creates the title.  Destiny Redeemed is about the redemption of a man after lifetimes of being a villain, so the title fit naturally.  All of my books’ covers so far, with the exception of the epubbed one, have been designed by the wonderful Elaina Lee. 

13.  What do you do to unwind and relax? I love to cook and read.  And I love to just relax with a good movie. 

14.  Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..") Always.  I was an English major in undergraduate school, so my education is in all those greats that have come down through the centuries.  I think it’s just natural that after years of studying them that what I write emulates them. 

15.  Do you think ebooks will ever totally replace printed books? I hope not because I still love the feel of a book in my hand, but I think printed books will become a niche market. 

16.  What do you think about book trailers? I love book trailers!  I’m currently preparing to create the trailer for Blood Avenged, and my son (the fifteen year old I mentioned earlier) is composing the music for it. 

17.  What piece of advice would you give to a new writer? Study the craft as you write.  Remember that universality is key to a great story.  It’s that universality—that ability to reach readers with an understandable theme— that takes stories from something the writer enjoys to something readers can enjoy.

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  1. Thanks so much for having me at your blog for Destiny Redeemed's tour. And thanks for posting not only the interview but so much more. :)


  2. Great interview!!!! Can't wait to read this book!!! Added it to my TBR list!!! :-)