Interview with Author Joyce Humphrey Cares

Why time travel? What intrigues you about the idea of being able to travel through time and experience the past or future?

I love history. So this is my way to go back in time and learn about how things were.  My first book Beyond the Mist is about a woman who travel to France and meets a ghost, who wants her to help with something that happened during the French Revolution. So the story goes back and forth from today and the eighteenth century.

What do you do with the doll houses you build and decorate once they’re finished? What do you enjoy most about building and decorating doll houses?

I haven’t completely finished the three I have started. It’s a long process. I like to decorate, so this way I am able to do it with a small investment.  I will probably give them to my daughter-in-law.

If you could change one thing on your path to being published what would it be, and why that one thing?

I would start earlier. I would not change anything. SCP is the best publishing Company. Everyone is wonderful to work with.

How do you come up with ideas for your stories? Who is your muse if you have one?

I try to travel every year. I look back into the history of the country I visit, then invent a story in the time period that interests me.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate

Which character has been your favorite to write about?

The heroine in Degrees of Wickedness.  Her life is the one I wish I had had.

If you could meet one of your female characters in real life, which one would you choose and why that one?

Same as above

If you could meet one of your male lead characters in real life, which one would you choose and why that one?

Quinn in the novel I’m writing now. It takes place in Ireland.  He had blue eyes and black hair, just the type of male I dream about.

What piece of advice did you receive as newbie writer that was the most helpful?

Keep writing.

What is your favorite free promotions tip?

Have book marks, post cards, magnets to give out to people. 

What is your favorite paid for promotions tip?

I do very well at craft fairs and the fees aren’t very high.

 

Blurb:

Vicky Amari, an attractive and spirited FBI agent, has no idea her life will change when she visits Italy on vacation. Her first evening in Rome, she meets Tony Vega, a handsome and charming detective with the Italian National Police. She tags along when he is called to the scene of a murder at the Colosseum. When she comes back in the morning to search for clues, she is pulled into the first century. As she returns to 2013, she is followed by a gladiator, who helps her with her investigation.

Intrigued with Vicky, Tony enlists their help in solving the murder and its connection to stolen Etruscan artifacts and drug smuggling in Tuscany.

As Tony and Vicky explore the secrets and criminal activities of well-known citizens in a hill town, there is a union of their hearts and minds. They develop a closeness neither wishes to give up.

 

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