Monday, April 23, 2012

Author Spotlight: Interview with A. Meredith Walters

1.  Quickly, give us the title and genre of your book and a 30-word or less tagline: 
Irresistible Fear is the first book in The Redeeming Trilogy...the dark story of a girl, a boy, and a love that could destroy them both.
2.  How did you come up with the title of your book or series? 

I played around with titles for a long time...but ultimately my book is about facing your fear, being drawn to it despite your instincts that scream to the's about desire and need but also deep bone chilling fear that contradicts rational thought.
3.  Who is your favorite character from your book and why? 

I'd have to say my favorite character is the villain, Lilith.  Yes, that Lilith from biblical folklore.  I've written her as something more than a villain, she's at time sympathetic and you can understand what motivates her actions.
4.  How about your least favorite character?  What makes them less appealing to you? 

Probably my main character's boyfriend Jeremy.  Yes, he's likable and supportive but he is so opposite from the hero, Tavin, who is dark and passionate.  Jeremy is more vanilla...and I'm just not a vanilla kind of gal.
5.  If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be?  Why?

I wish I could have added more in terms of the relationship between my villain, Lilith and her son.  It's an interesting dynamic and one that I wished I could have explored more...but the pacing and timing of the book made it hard to squeeze in.
6.  Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series: 

I got the idea for my book literally while in the bathroom.  I was taking a bath and my mind was drifting as it does and it hit me.  This story about a sad, depressed girl who is borderline suicidal, who is horribly abused and this supernatural boy who loves her and is in fact drawn to her because of it.  Though if you think about it, most great thoughts happen in the bathroom LOL!
7.  Do you have any unique talents or hobbies? 

I can twist my foot almost entirely around.  It's my fun little party trick that never fails to gross everyone out.
8.  How can we contact you or find out more about your books? 

My email address is, or you can visit my facebook page:
9.  What can we expect from you in the future? 

Well, I'm working on the next book in my Redeeming Trilogy, Frantic Hope...but I also have two new books that I plan to publish soon.  One is a modern re-telling of the Deidre of the Sorrows myth from Ireland and the other is another paranormal romance about a banshee.
10.  Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published? 

Just stick with it!  It's better to reach just one person than none at all.
11.  Is there anything else you’d like to say? 

Writing for me is an escape...I just hope everyone loves the journey as much as I do!
12.  And now, before you go, how about a snippet from your book that is meant to intrigue and tantalize us: 

"Her mind was racing, sweat pouring off her body in torrents.  She could hear the sound of her tennis shoes slapping against the pavement as she ran.  Her rapid steps echoing like gunshots through the quiet November night.  She felt her grip on sanity slipping.  Something was after her, she knew it!"
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Thank you A. Meredith for taking part in my Author Spotlight interview! I hope your writing continues to flourish and we hope to see more of you in the future.
If you or an author/illustrator you know is interested in being interviewed, feel free to send me an email at


  1. Liked your interview with A. Meredith and enjoyed your site. I've known A. since birth and I know good things will follow this first book. She'll only continue grow in her writing as a story teller.

  2. Wonderful praise indeed! Thank you for visiting my site and I hope Ms. Walters gets a chance to read your comment :).