Monday, March 30, 2009

Author Interview ~ AP Miller

Today, our latest victim... er... guest is the writing duo known as AP Miller. So grab a cuppa and sit back and relax while we all get to know each other better. Welcome, Andrew and Patti!

Let's get started. Where are y'all from?

Patti: I was originally born and raised in New Jersey, but made my new and permanent home in the great and beautiful city of Las Vegas, Nevada where everyday is a party!

Andrew: I was born and raised in San Diego, California in the small suburb of Poway. I moved to Las Vegas when I was nineteen and have been here ever since.

Oh, that's right y'all live here in Vegas with Kealie! So, tell us your latest news?

OOO We have lots! First of all our latest book, "Good Guys Deserve Bad Girls" has been released with Noble Romance and getting 5 star reviews which we are very proud of! We are working on several different projects at the moment, some of which are a big secret and will reveal themselves in time. But our reading audience will be quite pleased and excited.

Sound exciting, can't wait to hear what the secret is! Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Yes, both Andrew and I would like all women of all ages, colors, ethnic group, shapes and size to know that you are beautiful no matter what, and that whatever anyone has to say about you is the farthest from the truth. Our characters are based on the reality that women and men for that matter are human, that we all have feelings, and there is something very special about each and every one of us and we should never feel bad about ourselves, but learn from each other.

That is a beautiful sentiment. I can't wait to read your book, it sounds lovely. What books have most influenced your life?

Patti jumps in first: Well that's a no would have to be Jane Eyre. My biggest influence was HG Wells and his famous book War of the Worlds which I read at the age of twelve and laughed all the way to the end.

Andrew: The works of Robert Heinlein, Anne McAffrey, Lois Bujold, M. Pirsig's "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," and the Torah.

Wow, that's quite a wide range of genres! Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Sure we would love to! "Good Guys Deserve Bad Girls" is a love story about a human man and a succubus. It really wasn't supposed to turn out that way. Pathrusim was there to corrupt his life, but instead fell in love with him. The book can be found at

Sounds like a fun book. How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

Thirty-six and each one of them holds a certain place in our hearts, but out of all the books we would have to say Lone Huntress because Lisa is the type of character every woman can relate to. There are many soft spots in the story that will make you cry.

Do You hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

Absolutely! We get a ton of e-mail a day. One of my favorite quotes from one of them is "When I grow up I want to be a Librarian!" Our most well received book thus far has been Librarians Dont Get Married...our readers can't seem to get enough of all the juicy love scenes.

Really, can you blame them! Now for the "Absolutely Nothing To Do With Writing Questions": Are you a morning person or a night person?

Patti (I think she rolled her eyes here): Heh! I'm definitely a night owl. My mother used to tell me that for years. My best writing is done with the cartoons on, a rum and coke next to me and in the wee hours of the morning.

Andrew..on the other hand, is a morning person.

What animal do you think makes the best pet and why?

Well, I love all animals but I'd have to say Dogs because they are very faithful and snuggle you when you need them.

Andrew said: Dogs, because our social groupings are so similar. They see us as superdogs and we see them as little humans.

What book(s) are you reading now?

I began Dianna Gabaldon's Outlander series years back, I just adore that woman, and if you haven't yet begun the series please do read it. Right now I am still in Voyager which is the third book in the is a very powerful time travel love story set in Scotland...believe me, you will fall in love with it. At the present moment Andrew and I love having story time at night so we are reading The Voyage of the Dawn Tredder, a story in The Chronicles of Narnia.

I will have to check it out. I'm sure several of my friends just gasped that I haven't read them before. Anyway: Have you ever cried during a movie? If yes, which one?

Actually I cried during many movies. The one that gets to me every time is Lord of the Rings, Return of the King when Sam comes to the rescue in the end by barreling up MT. Doom with Frodo on his back.

OH, I love that part too! *sigh* Do you hate what you look like in pictures? Why or why not?

We both hate getting our pictures taken...I for one don't feel it captures my true identity and makes me appear very different from the way I look in reality. They never seem to come out the way you'd like them to unless they are professionally done.

As a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be many things, I began an early career in theater which led to the Editor in Chief of my high school news paper. From there it was Marine Biology to Teaching, to the Medical Field, and back to Writing professionally which began back in 1989.

Andrew wanted to be a super hero!

LOL, I want to be a super hero still! What does your family think of your writing?

My parents are gone but Andrew's family thinks it's incredible and they are always extremely supportive as are my son and daughter. They enjoy telling everyone they know when our books come out or when the reviews come out. There is never any negativity. This is our career, not a hobby so they all know this is a serious thing for us. It has been for many years for me and I wouldn't have it any other way.

It's amazing when our family supports us. Y'all are lucky to have that! When did you write your first book and how old were you?

Patti Replied: I wrote my first book when I was in the seventh grade.

It was about Jack the Ripper and how I was able to solve the murder. I mailed a letter to Scotland yard and told them it was the Artist..I never did hear back from them but years later one of my favorite authors did the very same by solving the mystery and that time they did listen.

That's amazine! What is your work schedule like when you are writing?

Fairly easy. Andrew and I have our desks facing one another in our master suite. We talk story ideas the majority of the night, begin working on them and go back and forth on the books already begun. It's very lax. We are both laid back so it comes easy. We don't have a set schedule, we just decide on any available time of the day.

Sounds like y'all work very well together. Thanks so much, to the both of you, for sitting down with us today. Sorry you had to take the leopard print couch, but hey it IS rather comfy. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know y'all better.

Y'all can visit AP Miller at their website, MySpace or blog.

Good Guys Deserve Bad Girls by AP Miller
You know what “they” say . . . . There are girls you don't take home to mother. There are girls you don't date on a serious basis. There are girls that are fun to be around, but that you never, ever consider for marriage. They're not nice girls. They're bad girls . . . and you should never fall in love with a bad girl.

Or so they say.

But if all that’s true, then what is it about bad girls that make good guys want them so very . . . badly?

Andrew is definitely a nice guy. He’s a hard-working, decent Christian fellow. Good with his hands, honest, honorable, and does the right thing by his family and his church.

Pathrusim is definitely a bad girl. About as unchristian as you can get, what with her being a demoness, straight from the pits of hell itself. She wants to wrap Andrew around her little finger, and enslave him for all eternity.

But what is it about Andrew that draws her to him? If she's such a bad girl, why does she want so badly to have a . . . nice guy?"

Special Content Alert: Biblical scripture references, moral dilemma, good vs. evil

See what reviewers have had to say about their latest book:

"a titillating read" from ParaNormal Romance. Read the entire review here.

"Good Boys Deserve Bad Girls is one of the best stories I have read in a good long while." from Manic Readers. Read the entire review here.

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