The idea of speed dating is that you get 10 minutes to sit down with a prospective date and get to know them. In that spirit, we present Author Speed Date. A quick 10 minutes for you to get to know some of our clients. Today we’d like you to meet Gail Oust.
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Name (the one you’re published under): Gail Oust
Speed date Bio (one or two lines): A Yankee transplanted to South Carolina, I used to juggle my writing with a career in the medical field but now it’s writing only. I’m loving it.
Web Link: www.gailoust.com
Next Book, pub date: Shake, Murder, and Roll, May 3, 2011
Agent: Jessica Faust
Real Name or Pseudonym: Real name is Gail Oust. In a past life, I wrote historical romance as Elizabeth Turner.
Currently Reading: Books for a contest I’m judging
Next on Your Reading List: The White Queen by Philippa Gregory for a change of pace
Facebook or Twitter (include account name): Facebook as Gail Oust
Three authors living or dead you would want to have dinner with: Norah Roberts, Pat Conroy, and John Hart
Jet-setter or armchair traveler: A little of both but mostly armchair
Glass ½ full or ½ empty: ½ full when it comes to life in general but tend to be ½ empty when it comes to writing
Tea or Coffee: Coffee, coffee, coffee
Live to write or Write to live: Live to write
About My Writing
When (time of day) I write: Late morning and all afternoon
Writing soundtrack: New Age, anything with lyrics makes me want to sing along
Character Inspirations: Occasionally people I’ve met but most often they materialize out of nowhere
Plot Inspirations: The words “what if?”
Setting Inspirations: Usually places I’ve visited at one time or another
Plotter (carefully plot books) or Pantser (write from the seat of my pants): I tried being a pantser once but it didn’t work out so I’m back to being a plotter.