Friday, October 8, 2010

Interview Cyn Balog; Sleepless

Today we WELCOME Cyn Balog, the author of Sleepless.

What made you pick that specific year Eron was born?

He was born in 1893. I picked 1910 as the year he died because it was a good round number-- a hundred years of servitude as a Sandman. Plus my grandfather was born in 1911 and I based a lot of the Eron's history on him. But really, I just love everything about that era; it is so starkly different from ours that I thought it would be fun to juxtapose the two.

Please tell me there will be a sequel? I'd love to know more about the Sandman world.

Okay, um, there will be one! I will write a sequel just for you. Honestly, there are no plans for one now but I never say never.

Is it tough to let go of characters when you finish writing the book?

It never has been for me! Maybe because I don't write really long books. I write my books fairly quickly and don't have a chance to get attached. But really, I am not very sentimental about a lot of things. I have no qualms about throwing things away if I'm not using them.

Who or what is your writing muse?

My desire to have a roof over my head and clothes on my back :) Really, if I waited until I was inspired to write, I would never write. I hate to say I write for the money, but it's a prime motivator for me now.

Now for my random question, What are you afraid of? Lion, Tigers and bears ECT?

Zombies. I have a lot of zombie nightmares. But I also love zombie movies and books. I have a love/hate relationship with zombies. They scare the crap out of me, but I find them strangely irresistable.

A huge Thank You to Cyn for taking the time to do this interview!

Take some time to go over and check out Cyn Balog's site, Find it here.



Summer Ross said...

Love the October feel to your blog.

I was reminded of something when I read "it was a good round number" It reminded me of "A knights tale" the movie with heath ledger.

Great post.

Jenny said...

Nice interview! I'm really looking forward to reading this one. I always like knowing they'll be more books coming so I'm crossing my fingers she'll decide to do a sequel!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

That was a fun interview. I love the cover! :-)

celi.a said...

Cool interview. I liked Cyn's honesty (about everything from $$ to zombies).

Juju at Tales of said...

Great questions :D

Blodeuedd said...

Nice interview :)

I am with you on the zombies, when I have nightmares, it is about zombies, still I read books and watch those movies

Faye said...

lol i hope there's a sequel!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

there's nothing wrong with money being a motivator for writing! we should all be able to do something we love as our job!

Dominique said...

nice interview!! :) Sleepless is definitely on my TBR list!