RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’S “SPOTLIGHT” Author Blog Tour!! Interview with Flossie Benton Rogers #RRBC

Excited to host “SPOTLIGHT” Author,

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Flossie Benton Rogers!!

 

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Author Interview

Why do you write?

I’ve been writing all my life and penned my first fairy tale as a child. Writing is a way of delving into the mythology and fairy tales that I love so much. Plus,  writing is a passion and obsession. After retirement as library director my beloved husband Ronnie encouraged me to write full time. I began to learn the craft of modern novel writing, with a thousand thanks to author, writing mentor, and critique partner Loretta C. Rogers.

Where do you find most of your inspiration?

By turn, in grandiose and inconspicuous places. Sources of inspiration are everywhere. I’m stirred by the mythologies of the world and the fairy tales I read as a child. Nature engenders sparks of stories– from the faces I see in trees to the jeweled brilliance of the night sky. People, places, events. Music, lyrics, dreams. All the world is alive and waiting to whisper the tales we come to think of as our own.

How do your own experiences and life events influence your books?

Facets of all my stories are based on real life, particularly the truth of eternal love. Authenticity also comes from my background in meditation and circle work, Reiki, and Essential Energy Balancing. I like to incorporate my interests in alternative realities, gemstones, runes, and tarot.

Do you work on more than one project at a time?

Yes, during the writing of a book, one or more secondary characters will begin asking for their stories to be told. I try not to work in a haphazard fashion, but neither is it a linear fashion. I enjoy the energy of having numerous characters come to life at any given time to star in their own books. I also enjoy planning other series and getting to know characters from different worlds.

What do you do when you’re not writing?

I like to spend time with my Snickerdoodles (grandsons ages 10 and 8), commune with my feline fur fae Marigold, read, crochet, paint, and go on family excursions.

What is something about you that most people don’t know?

As a teenager my friends and I formed a rock band called The Persian Blue. I played drums.

What’s next?

I have numerous books in the hopper, including, but not limited to:

Soul Weaver, the 7th book in the Wytchfae Series

Frost Fyre and Other Poems, a poetry anthology

Lucien’s Angel, a Wytchfae prequel

Mistletoe Magic, a small town light paranormal romance set in 1952, one of a 3-part series

Aphrodite’s Revenge, a standalone dark fantasy romance

 

34 Comments on “RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’S “SPOTLIGHT” Author Blog Tour!! Interview with Flossie Benton Rogers #RRBC

  1. Love the interview. Wishing you the very best, Flossie.

    Thanks for hosting, Nia!

  2. It’s so nice to get to know you better, Flossie! I always wished I could play the drums. Thanks for hosting, Nia!

  3. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Flossie you are such an interesting person. I love finding out whats new with our members. Congrats.

    • RRBC really has some interesting members, Shirley. I am honored to get to know you all. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  4. mikelynes

    Great learning a bit about you and your process – thank you for sharing Flossie! Best regards, MikeL

  5. Linda Tillis

    OMG! You were in a band? That is too cool. Great interview, sweetie, love your positive attitude.

  6. Wow! So many creative ideas burning – what fun!

  7. D.L Finn, Author

    Loved the interview. It was interesting to learn you are a drummer. I am glad I am not the only one who sees faces on trees!

    • I’m glad to know another person who sees faces in trees, too, D,L. Thank you for your kind comments!

  8. Awesome interview, Flossie. So appreciate you hosting, Nia!!

  9. Great interview! I see you crochet. I’m a knitter myself. I’ve tried crochet but find it difficult!

    • I admire knitters, Michelle. The technique looks difficult to me, and the end result is often so impressive. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Flossie, I can see myself in most of your answers! As they say, the world is really a country! 🤠. Thank you, Nia, for the support.

  11. Oh my goodness, Flossie. How cool that you played drums in a rock band. 🙂 I think The Persian Blue would make a great book title. I enjoyed this post. Thanks for hosting, Nia!

    • Yes, those were good ole neighborhood fun times. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, Jan!

  12. Love learning more about you, Flossie! You’re an interesting woman, that’s for sure! Great Q&A! Thanks for hosting, Nia! 😀 xx

  13. Cheers to you, Flossie! What an awesome Spotlight tour. 🙂
    Thanks so much for hosting, Nia!

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