Please welcome Christy Newton to the virtual offices this morning! Christy is here to chat about her Crimson Romance Begin Again.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Christy Newton] I’m creative. Purple is my favorite color, but as an artist I love all colors. I am very particular about things. I have faith and love.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about Begin Again?
[Christy Newton] Begin Again is a story about loss and second chances. It’s about two people finding each other and falling in love after they thought their broken hearts would never heal.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Christy Newton] One day, I thought… what if a young woman lost everything? Her husband, her child and her home. How would she ever get over such a big loss? Then a hero popped into my head. He’d have to be genuine and sweet and patient but persistent. There were lots of tears while writing both happy and sad. Begin Again was a story I truly wrote from the heart.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Maisie?
[Christy Newton] Broken, lost, kind.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If Ryan had a theme song, what would it be?
[Christy Newton] Oh, this one is perfect: Phillip Phillips song Gone, Gone, Gone. A fan told me that the song reminded her of Ryan and I agree.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Maisie is never without.
[Christy Newton] Her heart earrings.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things will you never find in Ryan’s bedroom?
[Christy Newton] Girlie magazines, cigarettes, beer bottles.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Maisie’s greatest regret?
[Christy Newton] Not being able to protect her family.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?
[Christy Newton] Art and music.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Christy Newton] 7Up, dark chocolate and Post-its
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What was your biggest distraction while working on Begin Again?
[Christy Newton] My dog, Happy, of 16 years got really sick and passed away.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
[Christy Newton] There are so many! But the most recent was Macy Beckett’s Sultry with a Twist
[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?
[Christy Newton] Well, that would go all the way back to my childhood. My favorite series was The Baby-sitters Club by Ann M. Martin. As an adult I read a lot of Janet Evanovich, before I started writing.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Christy Newton] Read, watch reality TV shows, shop, and spend time with family. But even when I’m not writing I am still thinking about my characters and new plots.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?
[Christy Newton] My website www.christynewton.com
I love to hear from readers!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
About the book:
About the author:
I’m a hopeless romantic author, inspired by art, love, music and hope. I was lucky to have the support of my family and friends in my journey to publication. I’ve always been a creative person, but until I started writing, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Once my first novel was complete, it felt natural to continue writing. I just might be the only writer out there that doesn’t drink caffeine. Dark chocolate and warm cookies are my weaknesses. I love to read books that make me laugh out loud or make me want to live in the place they are set in. The thought of a world without books makes me very sad.