I am very excited to have Victoria Foyt by the blog today for an interview. Victoria is the author of Revealing Eden and The Virtual Life of Lexie Diamond. You can find her on the web at her website. Be sure to click on both of books titles, and it will take you to the books websites, which are super awesome!
Who was your favorite character to write in Revealing Eden?
One of the great gifts of being a writer is learning what your characters teach you about life and yourself. Eden Newman, the seventeen-year-old protagonist of Save the Pearls Part One REVEALING EDEN, lives in a world where love is dead and evolutionary climbing is all that matters. Also, because she’s a Pearl, she’s considered ugly and undesirable. In creating her, I stole bits from myself and came to realize that I, too, needed to open my heart to love and stop judging myself based on my appearance. It was such a great journey to take her from this oppressed girl to someone who is willing to embrace everything, her strength, her inner beauty, and even love.
If you could be any mythology creature, what would you be?
Without question, I would be Aphrodite, the goddess of love. Imagine being able to shower love on the world, or anyone you encountered! There is no more potent or worthwhile force. And I’m sure she had a really good time.
Which is harder for you to write: The first line? or the last line?
I actually love facing the blank page, whether it’s to write the first or the last line. Flying through that open space, and writing down the scenes as I watch them play in my head is liberating. What’s difficult for me is editing those lines, first, last, and in between, over and over again.
If you could have lunch with any of your characters, who would you chose?
Ronson Bramford, the male protagonist in Revealing Eden, is really hot when he adapts to a beastly creature. I would love to watch him eat a steak and growl at me.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
To Paris to attend Gertrude Stein’s Saturday night artist salons, which Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso and other great artists frequented in the 1920’s .
Thanks Victoria for stopping by!