Author Spotlight/Interview: Missy Fleming

Posted June 21, 2013 by sarah in Author Spotlight, Giveaway, Uncategorized / 2 Comments

My name is Missy Fleming and I live in beautiful Bozeman, Montana. I am a Young Adult author and an extremely amateur photographer. Come follow me as I blog and post pictures from the places I visit. You’ll learn more about me, my books, and my life in general!

There’s no such thing as happy endings.
Savannah, Georgia is rumored to be the most haunted place in America. Quinn Roberts knows it is. She’s felt the presence of spirits her entire life, investigating and photographing them with her best friend. Only none of those encounters ever turned violent, until now. The menacing darkness feeding off her stepmother has promised she won’t live to see her eighteenth birthday.

After a chance meeting Quinn reluctantly allows actor Jason Preston into her life, which has complications of its own. She’s not used to letting people get close. Falling for him while fighting for her life, and her family’s legacy, only complicates things more. Jason shows her exactly what she stands to lose, especially when she’s being attacked by the mysterious entity. Each attack is more violent and terrifying than the last…

Sarah’s Review:  It was an interesting twist the normal Cinderella story that we all know. I’m really looking forward to the next book to see how Quinn gets her “things” back.



What was your inspiration for Happily Never After?

I have always been a fan of ghost hunting shows like
Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures. So once I had that in my mind, Savannah
seemed like the perfect place to set it. I loved the idea of a modern fairy
tale, dealing with ghosts instead of magic and using real world situations like
high school, mean girls and deeds to houses. 

When does A Strange There After come out?

February 2014! I’m working hard on it now!

How many books are you planning on having for this

Three. It’s still evolving even as I write it so I can’t
entirely say I know how the series will end, where the characters end up. I’m
always surprised with these books.

Where do you hope to see your writing career in ten

I never started this to get that blockbuster deal (of
course I wouldn’t complain!). The stories I write are about things I love,
subjects I find interesting. If there are people out there who enjoy them, it’s
reward enough for me. I know a lot of authors say it, but in a lot of ways I
write for myself, just getting the voices out of my head. In ten years, if my
books are still being read and enjoyed, I’ll be happy and know I was able to
accomplish something pretty cool.

Do you name your characters after anyone in your life?
(Name or personality wise.)

I don’t. I’m single, no kids yet, so my characters become
my children. I get to give them cool names, ones I’ve heard over the years and
thought, “That’d be an awesome name for a little girl!” Personality wise, I’m
learning to make them more unique. The first book I ever wrote the male
character was based on a rocker I love and the female lead had so much of me
inside her. Even now, that book feels way too personal, so I try not to do that
as much. I take quirks from people I know, add them in, tweak them. Mostly, I
like to go in a different direction, away from what is familiar to me. It’s
more interesting that way.


If you could have lunch with any author (past or present)
who would it be?

My absolute favorite author is Karen White, she writes
women’s southern fiction. I’ve read every single one of her books and she is amazing.
Second choice would be Richelle Mead, author of the Vampire Academy series and
the Bloodlines series. She’s created one of the only vampire series I like, not
to mention one of the best male characters I’ve ever read. Last, I want to have
lunch with George R. R. Martin because I NEED to find out how the Game of
Thrones series will end. I’m impatient. No, to be serious, I want to meet him
and find out how he does such an amazing job of world building and character
What book are you reading right now?
Rise, by Anna Carey, the final book in the Eve series. Such
a great dystopian story.
What do you do in your spare time?
I live in Montana, just an hour from Yellowstone National
Park, so in the summer I am always outside. This makes it hard to write! I
often slack in the summer. I love spending time with my family, especially my 3
year old nephew. I even like to pretend I’m an amateur photographer. I read ALL
THE TIME, too.
Anything else we should know about you?
In between Happily Never After and A Strange There After
I am releasing another book called INTO THE DEEP. It’s a mermaid story, about a
girl who goes in search of a father she never knew she had. It will be out this
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2 responses to “Author Spotlight/Interview: Missy Fleming

  1. Yes, I think I am. We have book shelves all over the house. Now that I have a Kindle I'm hoarding a ton of free ebooks that I don't have time to read.

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