Thursday Word-Slingers (Part II) – Misa Buckley

And here we are with Part II of today’s 2-parter! Help me welcome Misa Buckley, please.  I’m chillin’ out right now in North Carolina!

1) How long have you been writing?

I started writing in 2007 with NaNoWriMo. I lost, but the seed was sown.

2) How many balls do you juggle on a daily basis, and how do you manage to keep them all in the air (usually)?

I’m mum to five kids, so life is pretty busy even though they’re at school. Chores get done first thing in the morning and once school’s out. School time is writing time.

3) Can you tell the audience about your current book, Paradigm Shift, and what inspired you to write it?

Paradigm Shift follows an observatory tour guide and sci fi geek who runs into a real life alien and a plot to take over the world. It was inspired by everything from War of the Worlds to Gini Koch’s Alien series (though my alien wears Levi’s and not Armani)

4) What is it about the sci-fi/romance genre that you like so much?

I guess I’m a romantic at heart, while I grew up watching Star Trek and Doctor Who. I have hearts and stars in my eyes, heh.

5) Do you think you’ll move to another genre, and if yes, what to and when?

I write anything out of the “norm” – I already have a Steampunk Paranormal novella written (out July 2nd) with a Western and a Dystopian in progress. One thing I’ve not done, but plan to, is write a full-on fantasy story, complete with dungeons and dragons.

6) Sweet or sour?


7) Chocolate or vanilla?


Misa has been making up stories all her life, but it wasn’t until 2007 when she tried the National Novel Writing Month that she realized that writing was her calling. Though she failed to reach the prescribed 50,000 words, the writing bug had bitten and there was no cure.

Being raised on a diet of Doctor Who and Star Trek sealed Misa’s love for science fiction and the extraordinary, and she now writes speculative fiction mixed with a dollop of romance and a sprinkling of sex.

She lives in the north of England with her husband, five children, two budgies and barmy dog. When she’s not writing, she can be found cosplaying Steampunk, knitting, and watching Stargate SG1 because Ba’al is just so damned gorgeous. TM here – Oh heck yeah, he is! Made some of the movies worth watching, just for him!

Observatory tour guide Megan Shaw has always had stars in her eyes, so when she all but runs down the otherworldly Raul, she barely blinks. It doesn’t hurt that Raul is hot – whether in his human form or his natural one – and that there’s an immediate mutual attraction.

But Raul is on the run from his alien overlords and soon Megan finds herself fighting against a foothold situation with nothing more than a couple of cattle prods and Muse for soundtrack.

However Earth is not the only planet at risk and with his species desperate to escape generations of oppression, can she really trust Raul? Or will his loyalties shift as easily as his physical appearance?

And there you have it! Let’s have a nice round of applause for Ms. Buckley. And guess what? She’ll be back in August with her NEXT tour! Isn’t that awesome? Can’t wait!



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