Welcome to my blog interviews with novelists, poets, short story authors, scriptwriters, biographers, agents, publishers and more. Today’s is with contemporary novelist Stacey Covington-Lee. A list of interviewees (blogged and scheduled) can be found here. If you like what you read, please do go and investigate further.
Morgen: Hello, Stacey. Please tell us something about yourself, where you’re based, and how you came to be a writer.
Stacey: Hi Morgen. I am an Atlanta native and Savannah State Alumni. Prior to completing and publishing my first novel, I was an Instructional Trainer and developed training manuals for insurance companies and local government. I’ve always had a love for literature and wrote my first story at age thirteen. However, it was in 2006 that I decided to seriously pursue my dream of writing novels.
Morgen: What genre do you generally write and have you considered other genres?
Stacey: I generally write Contemporary Fiction, what many are now calling Chick Lit. I don’t necessarily like that term because I’ve had quite a few men voice their appreciation for my work. I always find myself throwing a little suspense in my writing, so if I did write another genre, it would be Suspense Thriller.
Morgen: What have you had published to-date? Do you write under a pseudonym?
Stacey: To date I have published two novels and I’m thrilled that each is re-released under Delphine Publications. My first novel, The Knife In My Back, was re-released November 2012 and its follow up, The Knife In My Back II, will be released July 9, 2013. I actually write under my real name, it sounds kinda rich to me (laughing).
Morgen: It’s a great name, and I’d say easily Googleable, which is important. Are your books available as eBooks? How involved were you in that process? Do you read eBooks or is it paper all the way?