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Monday, October 28, 2013

Interview Other Options by Pembroke Sinclair


Eddie lost his love, but life is always full of other options.

Eddie has a great life with a loving wife and fabulous job. His work keeps him away from home for long stretches of time, but he counts down the moments until he gets to be back in his wife’s arms. He would do anything for her. Unfortunately, she doesn’t feel the same way, and plans on leaving Eddie for another man. Feeling crushed and betrayed, Eddie has a hard time trusting women. He knows it’s unfair; he knows not every woman is as evil as his ex-wife, but he can’t deny his feelings. As an ice miner, he’s expected to spend months at a time on his ship. Much to his chagrin, he is forced to spend it with Rie. Will being trapped on a ship with a woman help Eddie get over his fear and hatred of women and move on with his life? Are there any other options?

Thank you, Mrs. Sinclair

Horror, Urban Fantasy, Contemporary Romance (even non fiction)– how was/is this journey from one to another and what was easier for you to write? 
I really enjoy telling stories, and the voices in my head are pretty persistent about the one that needs to be told at the moment. While I’m working on it, I rarely think about what genre it’s going to fit in. Unless it’s nonfiction. That’s easy to classify. When I’m ready to submit the story, then I figure out how it should be classified. 

There isn’t one that’s easier to write than the other. Like I said, it all depends on what the voices in my head want, and things progress from there. Some take less time than others, but I enjoy doing all of them. 

How do you approach each of these genres? 
I just write. I don’t worry about genre-specific conventions or if it’s going to fit perfectly into the genre definition. The story needs to be told, and I do my best to tell it right. 

Other Options or second chances? Is not the real, true love unique? 
Second Chances was the original title for this story, but the publisher had several other stories with that exact title, so to avoid confusion, it was changed. I find it amusing that you phrased that question like that! I hope it’s unique. I hope that when people find it in real life it’s not contrived and conventional, but if it is and it works, hooray! 

The male character is an ice miner. Has his job any relevance, significance in your romance story? 
I was trying to find a job that would take my characters away from civilization for extended periods of time. I didn’t really plan on it having any relevance, but I suppose it could apply to Eddie in the sense that outside, he’s cold and distant (like the ice), but on the inside he’s warm and hopeful (like in the ship). 

What is your opinion about happy ending in general and in romance in particular? 
Happy endings are just fine. There are some stories that require happy endings, and some that don’t. For romance, I think it’s important for the characters to have a happy ending so there is closure and fullfilment of their goal. I’m fairly certain that if there isn’t a happy ending in romance, then it becomes a tragedy.

About the author:
In 2009, eTreasures Publishing published my first novel, a sci fi adventure story. Since then, they have published my two YA zombie novels, my religious zombie novella, two children’s picture books, and two novellas with romantic elements. I have an urban fantasy novel about dragons and a vampire novelette that was published by MuseItUp Publishing.

Musa Publishing has published my novelette with romantic elements and a collection of short stories. I have a middle grade urban fantasy novel that was published by Little Devil Books.

My nonfiction book about slasher films was published by Scarecrow Press.

I write under several different pen names. For my children’s titles, I write under J.D. Pooker, and for my YA and adult novels, I write under Pembroke Sinclair. My nonfiction work is done under my real name.

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