Monday, August 13, 2012

Hello. Thank you for visiting my blog today. I have another author interview. Her name is Nelda Copas (nrcopas on Twitter).  Hope you will enjoy getting to know her better, as I have. Enjoy!

Scarberryfields: Can you please tell us how many books you have written and their titles? Please also explain a little about each book.
Nelda: I have written two books. The first, Twisted Desires is the beginning of the Detective Delsey MacKay series. MacKay is pursuing a sadistic serial killer with the assistance of an FBI profiler, Walker Grey. The second book, Twisted Revenge is the sequel to Twisted Desires. Detective MacKay survived her encounter with a serial killer. It’s her first day back to work and the crime scene is extremely similar to those she had seen before. In this book MacKay is the object of the serial killer’s obsession.
Scarberryfields: When you finished your debut novel, did you miss the characters?
Nelda:  No because I carried them into the second book. I do miss the person MacKay was before her attack by the serial killer.
Scarberryfields: While writing, if you need help with punctuation, grammar, etc., where do you turn?
Nelda:  I write the draft first then I usually hand it over to a friend that is an editor.
Scarberryfields: With the number of hours spent writing, do family members support you or complain about the time spent away from them?
Nelda:  I thought they might initially but they have been so supportive. The only one that doesn’t like the time I spend writing is my three year old grandson Gage.
Scarberryfields: Does writing benefit you in any way and if so, how?
Nelda:  It gives me an outlet for emotions. I see that if I’m upset or frustrated I can get those emotions out on the page.
Scarberryfields: When you’re writing, do you shut-off all social networks?
Nelda:  lol No that’s a bad habit of mine. I have Twitter and Facebook open all the time.
Scarberryfields: Did you use any family members as Beta readers for your debut novel?
Nelda:  With the first book I did. My husband and oldest daughter.
Scarberryfields: What do you do when you aren’t writing? Do you have any hobbies or a job?
Nelda:  I love to travel, do embroidery, read. I am a retired nurse from the U.S. Army.
Scarberryfields: Are you writing anything at this time? If so, please tell us about it.
Nelda: Actually I’m working on three books. The third installment in the Delsey MacKay series, a young adult zombie apocalypse, and a true crime.
Scarberryfields: Where can readers go to find your books?

Nelda:,, and my website where they come autographed,

Scarberryfields: Thank you so much, Nelda for taking the time to answer my questions. I feel like we’ve met, since we tweet each other so much. Love your answers here and wish you the best with all your writing. Twisted Desires gets numerous RTs on Twitter when I mention it. Great title!!

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