Interview with Trinity Blacio
Trinity Blacio has been writing paranormal romance for the past decade and is rapidly approaching her centennial publishing mark. She is a hybrid author who both self-publishes and works with some of Riverdale Avenue Books. She has a number of paranormal series running, but the masters of the cats series, which she started in 2012, is one of her favorites, featuring an intergalactic world of cat shifters and aliens.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
We actually moved quite a bit. I was born in Ohio, but was mostly raised in Michigan. I have used some of my own experiences living in Detroit in some of my stories.
When did you first start writing?
I started about 1985 writing for genealogy magazines and doing articles for my college classes.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I'm working on the next book in the series of my Virgin Witch and the Vampire King. I love this series and I should be done in the next two weeks. The title will be Love Conquers Demons: The Virgin Witch and the Vampire King, Vol. 4
What motivated you to become an indie author?
A few of my friends, Susan Smith, Laurann Dohner, Viola Grace, amazing ladies and love learning from them both.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Hearing from my fans, asking for more stories and that they couldn't put the books down.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean the world to me. I mean I love to write and I always will, but the fans always give me ideas and help me when I get in a slump.
What are you working on next?
I have a few projects coming up. I have two new books coming out on the 24th, Magic, New Mexico series. Then on August 1st, I have another book coming out in my White Buffalo MC Series.
Who are your favorite authors?
Christine Feehan, Laurann Dohner, Ann Mayburn, Cherise Sinclair, Sherrilyn Kenyon, JR. Ward and a few more, but these are my go to books.
Who’s your book boyfriend or secret book crush?
Dane in Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon. OH my god, I'm in love.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
This is easy, editing. I just hate it.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading and working another job.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, and I am still working on them and trying to get them into publishable shape.
What is your writing process?
I just sit down and write. I do not plot. I have at least three to four stories going at one time
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes, and I couldn't wait to start writing. Cassie Edwards was one of my favorite authors. Her Native Americans series were my favorite.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. Sherrilyn Kenyon- her dark hunter books are amazing.
2. Christine Feehan- her dark series
3. Laurann Dohner- all her books are great, but Fury is one of my favorite ones.
4. Cherise Sinclair- I loved all of her books, but the Shadowlands series is my favorite.
5. Ann Mayburn- her MC books are awesome.