An Interview with P G Forte

Hi Cynthia, thanks so much for hosting me here today!

goingbackcoverTell us a little about yourself and your latest book.

Going Back to Find You is my 27th book published—number 30 if you count collaborations. It’s a new addition to my Children of Night series, as well as my first foray into the Kindle Worlds universe. It features a hero who doesn’t think of himself as heroic, which makes him all the more endearing to me.

Do you write under a pen name?   Why or why not?

I don’t write under a pen name. P and G are my actual initials and Forte is my husband’s last name. I have nothing against pen names, but with all the characters already in possession of my mind, I figured another identity would simply be overkill. lol!

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently working on two trilogies. One is novella length, holiday themed books set in my home state of New Jersey and featuring three cousins who are attempting to run a haunted hotel. The other is three full length stories in a new romantic suspense series featuring more vampires!

What do you have planned for the future?

More vampires, more tattoo artists, more steampunk, as well as a selkie story and a dragon story. Oh, and, this Christmas, I might be putting out another short vampire/fae crossover story with author Kinsey Holley.

How far do you plan ahead?

Well…that’s an interesting question. I try and plan for about a year in advance, but then new things come crop up and the plan begins expanding out of control!

Please tell my readers a little bit about your book.

Jason, the hero of Going Back to Find You appeared very, very briefly in my first vampire book, In the Dark. I always planned on his playing a larger role, but it just never happened. When I started plotting a story to fit into Erin Nicholas’s Sapphire Falls Kindle World, however, suddenly his story worked. During the course of the story, he returns to Nebraska to find Lizbeth, the woman he’d been forced to leave behind. Liz is on borrowed time. Her life is in danger and when Jason shows up, she’s not immediately sure whether he’s on her side, or only there to kill her. Jason has to find a way to regain Liz’s trust and save the town of Sapphire Falls from a vampire invasion.

Describe the genre of this particular title, and is the only genre you write in? 

Going Back to Find You is a paranormal romance. Most of my books are in that genre, but not all of them. I also write science fiction, steampunk, fantasy, romantic suspense, contemporary romance and erotic romance. I like variety.

When did you start writing toward publication? 

I started writing with an eye toward publishing a book when my kids were in grade school and it occurred to me that they didn’t realize that I considered myself a writer because they never saw any of the writing work I did. I think I also wanted to prove to myself that I could finish a book. Thirty books later, I think I’ve achieved both goals!

Do you have any rejection stories to share?

My favorite rejection story came from the days when I was peddling my first novel to agents. I’d sent out a bunch of queries and partials and on one day I received two rejections. One agent loved the story, but thought the characters and dialogue were unrealistic. The other agent loved the characters and raved about the dialogue, but couldn’t stand the story. I found it impossible to take rejections seriously after that.

Excerpt from Going Back to Find You by PG Forte

If there was one thing Jason Cook knew to be true, it was that he was no one’s idea of a hero. He was moderately big, moderately strong; he knew a thing or two about following directions and keeping his mouth shut—all good traits to possess if there was heavy lifting to be done or bodies to be disposed of. Not that there’d been all that many of the latter, but he was a vampire, so there’d definitely been a few.

But other than those odd occasions when someone with his particular skillset was required, Jason was used to being…well, overlooked was not too strong a word for it. If he were honest, it was a state of affairs that suited him fine.

It didn’t hurt his feelings one bit to be able to fly under everyone’s radar. In fact, he considered it a valuable survival technique. Experience had taught him to steer clear of stronger, meaner, or more short-tempered vampires. No good ever came from attracting their attention. As for purposely seeking one out or, worse yet, actively confronting one of them? That was a tactic he preferred to keep in reserve for instances in which his life, or someone else’s, might depend upon it. Which is why he was currently at risk of hyperventilating as he stood in the dimly lit upstairs hallway of the Quintano Mansion, trying to force himself to knock on the door to his sire’s private office.

It had been a surprise to receive word that Conrad wished to speak with him. And by no means a happy one. It was the first such invitation Jason had received in the one hundred and sixty years he’d been part of the Quintano vampire family. He had no idea what it meant, but it was hard to believe it was anything good.

pgfortepicPG Forte Bio

PG Forte inhabits a world only slightly less strange than the ones she creates. Filled with serendipity, coincidence, love at first sight and dreams come true.

She wrote her first serialized story when she was still in her teens. The sexy, ongoing adventure tales were very popular at her oh-so-proper, all girls, Catholic High School, where they helped to liven up otherwise dull classes…even if her teachers didn’t always agree.

Originally a Jersey girl, PG now resides with her family on the extreme left coast where she writes contemporary and paranormal romance in a variety of sub-genres.

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