Misa Buckley ~ Intro & Giveaway
Hey there I’m Misa Buckley, writer of speculative romance, sci fi geek, cover artist and crafter of crafty things (that’s precise, isn’t it?). I’m based in Manchester, UK, where I was born and raised. I’m wife to a Land Rover obsessed manchild, mum to five children and adoptive mum to a bonkers American Bulldog.
I begin writing back in 1999, penning fanfic as a way to keep myself sane. Nothing as long as That Book, sadly, though I am tempted to put stuff up and bag myself a publishing deal *wry* In 2007, I was challenged by a friend to write an original story for NaNoWriMo. I didn’t get 50,000 words but I did discover that I could create my own worlds and characters. As a sci fi geek, I started with that genre but added paranormal, urban fantasy and Steampunk. Basically I like writing anything with a touch of weirdness, heh.
I wrote IRONHAVEN early 2011 for a submission call. It was rejected by that publisher, but I immediately sent it out again, this time getting a contract from Decadent Publishing. It was released July 2011 and I was suddenly a Published Author.
After IRONHAVEN, I wrote an erotic sci fi romance – PARADIGM SHIFT – which was published on my blog on a weekly basis. Earlier this year, I put it all together, had it edited and self-published. Sales haven’t been stellar, but it was an interesting experiment and I learned a lot about what it takes to get a story from one’s hard drive and onto Amazon.
2012 has seen another release, through Champagne Books this time, of something that I swore I’d never write – a vampire novel. However, the vampires in ELEANOR’S HEART are different from the usual fare. No, they don’t sparkle. EH was also my first venture into Steampunk and I loved writing it. It’s like historicals but without all the research *snerk*
The rest of 2012 has been spent writing. I’ve had three more novella’s contracted – TIN CAT (out March 2013), BAYNE (May) and the first in the ARCHANGEL trilogy (August) – and I’m currently working on my first full-length novel.
When I’m not writing (which is rare), I’m either catching up on my favourites TV shows; Castle, Warehouse 13 and Once Upon A Time, or knitting doll clothes for my littlest. I also enjoy baking and crafting things for my home.
And now to the bit of this post you’ve been waiting for – the giveaway! I’m giving one commenter two copies of any e-book from my backlist, in whichever format they want. In the meantime, please check out my blog and follow me on Twitter (I apologise in advance for the randomness of that! LOL)