Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Welcome fellow Lyrical Press author, Stephanie Haefner!

Welcome busy writer and mom, Stephanie Haefner! I too, juggle two kids and my writing so I have complete empathy and sympathy - so many of us do it and the worse thing...the comments of when we're going to get a proper job! Do people not realize how hard we work?? Anyway, rant over, welcome Stephanie!

When and why did you decide you wanted to be a published author?

I can’t remember exactly. It was after I finished my first completed novel…all 130,000 words of it! I felt so accomplished. I wanted to share it with the world. So I started researching what I needed to do to make that a reality.

2) What is the best and worse thing you have learned from an editor/agent?

Best- To work as a team to produce the best product we could.

Worst- I can’t think of anything..she’s been great!

3) Favourite author/s?

I love Ann Brashares. She does a fantastic job of writing characters you want to be friends with. People you can relate to. I love a coming of age story.

4) What is your typical day?

Get up, get kid #1 to school. Then me and kid #2 head to the gym. After that it’s home and I try to write in between fetching him drinks and snacks and setting up toys or games or his favorite movie or TV show.

5) Share your blurb or short excerpt from your latest release with us.

Karma Kameleon is the sequel to A Bitch Named Karma. I’m so excited for it’s release!

Karma is back, but this time she’s not completely to blame.

After surviving a heart- wrenching tragedy, Lexi Marshall is determined to find happiness with her wacky, new-age family. Stumbling through her first few months of motherhood, she's achieved the perfect balance living with her son, the love of her life, and her best friend and his lover. But happily-ever-after all under the same roof doesn't last long.

For one thing, Rich doesn’t exactly agree living with everyone is ideal. With their gay/straight double wedding fast approaching, he wants to find a place of their own instead of continuing to sponge off of Marcus and Kevin. But Lexi isn’t ready to give up her easy l ifestyle...or the never-ending wisdom of her lifelong best friend, Marcus.

Torn between assured comfort and true happiness, Lexi has to make a choice, and fast. Will she lose everything, or can she trust karma, and have it all?

6) Who would you cast to play your hero & heroine in a movie?

Such an easy question! Since this is a sequel, these characters have been around for a while, so I have given this some thought! LOL! Rebecca Budding and Zac Efron. Yeah…she’s a t hirty-something dating a much younger guy! J

7) Did you plan this book? Or write it as it came?

Most of it was planned, but I am not a super plotter. The basic plot is there, but I do tend to let myself wander when I write. If I like the way it’s going, I adjust my plot.

8) What surprised you the most when you became a published?

Some of the people I expected to rush out and buy my book did not.

9) Do you have a dedicated writing space? What does it look like?

Sadly, no. I write from my loveseat in my living room on my laptop, usually wrapped in an electric blanket.

10 ) What’s next for you?

Working on editing my next book. Hoping to find a home for it soon! J

Finish with details of where readers can find you – website, Facebook, Twitter etc

Website/blog: www.stephaniehaefnerthewriter.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stephanie-Haefner/99513980888

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/StephaniHaefner

Thanks for being here, Stephanie - I must download your books today! Now I've got Zac Efron in my mind, they just have to be read, lol!



  1. LOL! He is a hottie!! ;)

    Thank you sooooo much for having me today!!

  2. And yeah, so totally agree about the writer mom thing!! No one in my family gets how much work I actually do every day!