Thursday, 13 June 2013

The Tegen Cave Blog Tour - Inge-Lise Goss Author Interview

Welcome to the The Tegen Cave blog tour, in today's stop we feature an interview with the author: Inge-Lise Goss:

 
Please introduce yourself, who are you and what do you do?
My name is Inge-Lise Goss. I’m a CPA turned author. After working in the auditing field for over twenty years, I guess the right side of my brain was itching to be used.

What first inspired you to start writing?
Dreams. They were so vivid and kept swirling around in my head when I was awake. Then I started getting this nagging feeling I should put them on paper. Initially the task seemed to daunting so I tried to wipe the whole idea out of my mind. But instead, the same story invaded my dreams over and over again. I felt like my subconscious was forcing me to try my hand at writing. That’s when I knew I had to give it a shot. I was surprised how easy the words flowed and became convinced a muse was guiding my fingers over the keyboard. 

And what attracted you to the dark side of storytelling?
Letting my imagination swim through dark and strange places where I would never dare tread and characters I would never encounter, I find intriguing. It’s fun and exciting to write about them! Like most people, I would cringe if I spotted a spider crawling up my arm. Yet, my protagonist, a character I came to admire, loved the creatures even after their poisonous venom left victims in their wake.

If you could spend the day with anyone from history, who would it be?
Susan B. Anthony. She played such a significant role in the women’s suffrage movement. She ignored abuse and opposition as she traveled across the country, lecturing at every stop for the right for women to vote. Without the dedication and perseverance of all the women involved in that movement, who knows what status women would have today. She also campaigned for the abolition of slavery, and persuaded various universities to admit women. 

What do you find challenging about writing?
Time management. I can get so easily lost in my novels that it becomes difficult to tear myself away. I have to constantly try to balance my time between family, writing, and social medias.

And the most rewarding?
When someone tells me how much they enjoyed my novel, and then start talking about the characters. It seems everyone has a favorite. Sometimes it surprises me when their favorite is a villain. 

What is your favourite song lyric?
I Am Woman by Helen Reddy. “I am woman, hear me roar in numbers too big to ignore And I know too much to go back an’ pretend…Oh yes I am wise But it’s wisdom born of pain. Yes, I’ve paid the price But look how much I gained…I am strong. I am invisible. I am woman.” A great song!

What are you working on at the moment?
A sequel to The Tegen Cave called Tegen Justice. 

Tell us about your latest work and how we can find out more?
The Tegen Cave, an urban fantasy, was published by Silver Tongue Press and released at the end of April. It is about Sara Jones running from her boyfriend’s powerful organized crime family and starting a new life in a new town. But when people around her start dying from poisonous spider bites after she receives a mysterious package with a spider concealed inside, she fears that the family has found her. Life takes an even more bizarre turn when she seems to be not only immune to the spider venom, but also surrounded by a sinister group of people using spiders to incapacitate their prey. Even her new boyfriend starts acting suspiciously.

You can read an excerpt of the story online at Amazon.com and at my website,
Inge-LiseGoss.com

After running from her boyfriend’s powerful organized crime family, Sara Jones starts a new life in a new town. But when people around her start dying from poisonous spider bites after she receives a mysterious package with a spider concealed inside, she worries that the family has found her. Life takes an even more bizarre turn when she seems to be not only immune to the spider venom, but also surrounded by a sinister group of people she suspects is a spider cult. Even her new boyfriend starts acting suspiciously. Just who can she trust?

About the Author
Inge-Lise Goss was born in Denmark and immigrated to the United States at the age of four with her family. She was raised in Utah and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah. She is a Certified Public Accountant and has audited numerous companies. She has four grown children. She now lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their dog, Bran.

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