Wicked Rose Book Tour
1. What made you decide you wanted to be a writer?
I have always loved to read and to write. From an early age, I knew that I wanted to write a book one day. I always assumed that I would be one of those gray haired writers who waited to write their first novel until much later in life. But, a health scare in my twenties made me realize that tomorrow is not promised. So, there is no better time than the present to realize your dreams.
2. How did you come up with the idea for Wicked Rose?
I would love to say something romantic like it came to me in a dream or something like that. But, honestly, I just sat down at my desk one day and started writing. The story just evolved from there.
3. How did you feel after finishing your first book?
I wrote Wicked Rose over a couple of years and during those years, I experienced a series of life changes (ie: health scares, transitioning from working full time to being unemployed, becoming a full time student again, etc.). After all of that, I felt a sense of relief and accomplishment mixed with a little bit of fear regarding how the book would be received.
4. Who is our favorite author and why?
Well, that’s a difficult question. It is really difficult to narrow it down to one person. I have a pretty eclectic palate but if I had to name a few, the list would have to have Maya Angelou, Jane Austen, Alice Walker, Charles Dickens, Gayle Forman, and Toni Morrison.
5. Who is your favorite book character?
Another difficult question. I honestly could not narrow it down to one character. I identify with the underdog or someone who is forced to overcome some type of personal struggle or tragedy that ultimately shapes them into the person that they will become. I definitely like a character with layers—someone flawed or a little scarred but who still keep pressing on. Personally, I think that those qualities work together to create the best characters and people in general.
6. Where do you get your inspiration from?
I love to people watch. I generally draw a lot of inspiration simply from watching how people interact with one another.
7. What is the best advice you can give to aspiring authors?
Never give up your dream of becoming a writer. Never.
8. How would you describe yourself in 5 words or less?
Tenacious, kind, gracious, funny, and patient.
Madalynn Davis is not your ordinary Southern Belle. As an author, science teacher, and law school graduate, Madalynn wears many hats. But, even in the midst of it all, she never forgot two of her first loves: reading and writing. When Madalynn is not teaching or preparing for the Bar exam (cringe), she can be found sitting in a quiet corner revising one of her current manuscripts and furiously scribbling down ideas that will hopefully turn into a new book. Madalynn currently lives in Texas. Wicked Rose is her first published novel.
You can see my review on goodreads, HERE.