Author Revealed

About Jill Myles

Q. What is your birthdate?

A. 11/23

Q. Previous occupations

A. I work in payroll and accounting.

Q. Favorite job

A. I have to have a favorite?

Q. Name of your favorite composer or music artist?

A. I adore Pachelbel and Avril Lavigne. This probably makes me strange.

Q. Favorite movie

A. Jurassic Park

Q. Favorite television show

A. Survivor

Revealing Questions

Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. I choose to write instead of doing housework.

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Entertain someone, and they might forget your shoes don't match.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. A warm fire, a good book, and someone else cooking me dinner. Okay, and maybe a mansion on the Riviera and a couple million dollars.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I have a phobia about touching cotton balls, does that count?

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In Egypt, visiting the Great Pyramids.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Anne McCaffrey

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Mostly 4 letter ones.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not finishing college. Bad move, me.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Getting published!

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I am inappropriate at serious moments and smirk far too much.

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm generally a happy sort. Neurotic, maybe, but happy.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Nora Roberts.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My inability to shut up.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. When people say "viola" instead of "voila"! Drives me crazy!

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Watching 'Survivor'. I'm a total junkie.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Something that doesn't involve an alarm clock.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. A sense of humor, creativity, and wit.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Cream cheese.

On Books and Writing

Q. Is there a book you love to reread?

A. Meljean Brook's Demon Bound is my current favorite re-read. I think I've read it six times in the last eight months.

Q. Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

A. Rewrites are your friend - nothing comes out perfect on the first draft.

Q. What comment do you hear most often from your readers?

A. Write faster!

Q. How did you come to write Gentlemen Prefer Succubi?

A. This book actually started out as a really bad pun. I was at lunch with my sister, and we were discussing vampire books. I'd started writing a book about angels, but something wasn't 'gelling'. She suggested I write about vampires, and made a joke about vampires being blood starved. I couldn't let her have the last word (never!) and so I made a joke back about how they would be 'sex starved' too. And then it sort of hit me that maybe some vampires needed sex to survive, instead of blood. And that, of course, made it not a vampire after all, but a succubus. IDEA! The rest sort of spiraled out from there. (So much for careful brilliance!)

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