Step into the enchanting world of Vicki-Ann Bush, where time travel meets paranormal adventures, and creativity flows as smoothly as her favorite cup of coffee. As an award-winning YA Paranormal author, short screenplay writer, and producer, Vicki-Ann has mastered the art of weaving captivating tales that transport readers to otherworldly realms. Join us for a delightful journey through her creative process, the challenges of social media, and the magic of engaging with readers. So grab your favorite brew, cozy up, and let’s unravel the mysteries of storytelling with Vicki-Ann Bush!
TW: What are your hobbies?
VAB: Binge watching TV shows, and movies.
TW: Do you prefer tea or coffee?
VAB: Coffee first always.
TW: What is your favorite season?
VAB: Autumn, no question
TW: What is your favorite movie?
VAB: That’s difficult because I love different genres, but since time travel is my favorite, I’ll say, Somewhere in Time. No…Time After Time. No…Kate & Leopold. Okay, I’ll stop.
TW: What is your favorite genre to read?
VAB: Time Travel/Paranormal.
TW: Hoodie or sweater?
VAB: Depends on the outfit.
TW: What advice would you give to aspiring creators in your field who are just starting out?
VAB: Don’t hold back, do it. Don’t wait until next year or until you have the time…you’ll never have the time, make the time.
TW: How do you balance the need for creative expression with the need to meet deadlines and produce work on a regular basis?
VAB: Deadlines can bring anxiety but it also gives you a sense of accomplishment, which in turn leaves your mind open to create.
TW: What do you see as the biggest challenge facing those in your craft today, and how do you think it can be addressed?
VAB: The enormous amount of social media that must be done to keep up and stay viable. I have no solution.
TW: How do you come up with ideas?
VAB: Everything around me and things some people don’t see.
TW: Can you describe your creative process from start to finish?
VAB: Title, coffee, write, edit, edit, edit. Beta readers, submit.
TW: What do you think is the most important aspect of your craft?
VAB: Never be afraid to learn, but also don’t give up who you are.
TW: What is the most challenging part of your craft?
VAB: Social media.
TW: Can you describe your experience with self-promotion?
VAB: Honestly, I’m busy but often feel like I’m walking backwards. I don’t think I have the knack for online promotion. However, in-person, I’m much better. I feel like I’m on solid ground.
TW: How do you stay motivated?
VAB: My mind is constantly in motion, if I don’t stay motivated it gets too cluttered.
TW: What is your favorite piece of work and why?
VAB: I’m a huge Dean Koontz fan, and I really love the Odd Thomas series. However, my favorite is Lightning.
TW: What is the most memorable feedback you’ve received on your work?
VAB: If it weren’t for me and the Alex McKenna series, they might not be standing in front of me talking to me.
TW: How do you handle rejection?
VAB: In the beginning of my writing journey it was devastating, now I hear it as a chance to grow.
TW: Can you describe a time when you had to make a difficult decision about your craft?
VAB: It was when I was nudged to create the short film script. It was very difficult going from novels to screenplays and I had a huge amount of doubt.
TW: What are your future goals and aspirations? What inspired you?
VAB: I’d like to get an agent, and continue writing novels but also become more proficient at writing screenplays.
TW: What is your favorite piece of work you’ve crafted?
VAB: The Alex McKenna series, because of the impact it has had to various readers.
TW: What is your favorite part about your craft?
VAB: Meeting readers and potential new readers. I love engaging with them.
TW: What does the future hold for you?
VAB: A screenplay adaptation of, Alex McKenna and the Geranium Deaths
TW: Where can my readers find you? (Social media, website, tours, business address, etc. links)
VAB: Author Website, Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook, Amazon, Award winning short film inspired by Alex McKenna and the Geranium Deaths Alex McKenna: Alex & Margaret’s Beginning
TW: Anything else you would like to say?
VAB: Thank you for allowing me to share a bit about me with you!