Why? Because she’s an amazing writer with equally amazing stories to tell! Her novella, The Weird Girls: A Novella, is addicting.
This is a must read Urban Fantasy series. Besides the deliciously mysterious guy, the kick-ass (bloody and downright violent) action, and the delightful insight into the curse and the abilities of the four sisters, this novella is the perfect tease to take you into the series. It opens up the world of Celia and her sisters, and we see that it’s not easy finding a place to fit in – especially when you have abilities brought on by a backfired curse on your mother!
What I loved about this story: Celia is quirky, snarky, and tough. She has the type of personality that makes you want her on your side – in any situation! Loyal to the death, Celia is the kind of character I’d love to follow book after book.
Awesome line: “Witches. Didn’t. Play. Fair.”
…and now… for the interview with Debut Author Cecy Robson:
Cecy (pronounced Sessy) Robson is an author with Penguin’s SIGNET ECLIPSE. She attributes her passion for story-telling back to the rough New Jersey neighborhood she was raised in. As a child, she was rarely allowed to leave the safety of her house and passed her time fantasizing about flying, fairies, and things that go bump in the night. Her dad unwittingly encouraged Cecy’s creativity by kissing her goodnight wearing vampire fangs. Gifted and cursed with an overactive imagination, she began writing her Urban Fantasy Romance Series, Weird Girls, in May 2009. THE WEIRD GIRLS: A Novella, debuts December 4, 2012 followed by SEALED WITH A CURSE, December 31, 2012, and A CURSED EMBRACE, July 2, 2013.
THE WEIRD GIRLS
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they’re products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, a little weird…
The Wird sisters are different from every race on earth—human and supernatural. When human society is no longer an option for them, they move in among the resident vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region. Could this be the true home they’ve longed for? Um, not quite. After the sisters accidentally strip a witch of her powers in a bar brawl, they soon realize the mistake will cost them. Because to take on a witch means to take on her coven. And losing the battle isn’t an option.
Includes a preview of the first full-length novel in the Weird Girls series, Sealed with a Curse—as well as introductions to the Weird World, and a letter from the author.
Celia Wird and her three sisters are just like other 20-something girls—with one tiny exception: they’re products of a backfired curse that has given each of them unique powers that make them, well, weird…
The Wird sisters are content to avoid the local vampires, werebeasts, and witches of the Lake Tahoe region—until one of them blows up a vampire in self-defense. Everyone knows vampires aren’t aggressive, and killing one is punishable by death. But soon more bloodlust-fueled attacks occur, and the community wonders: are the vampires of Tahoe cursed with a plague?
Celia reluctantly agrees to help Misha, the handsome leader of an infected vampire family. But Aric, the head of the werewolf pack determined to destroy Misha’s family to keep the region safe, warns Celia to stay out of the fight. Caught between two hot alphas, Celia must find a way to please everyone, save everyone, and oh yeah, not lose her heart to the wrong guy—or die a miserable death. Because now that the evil behind the plague knows who Celia is, it’s coming for her and her sisters. This Wird girl has never had it so tough.
1. How did you celebrate your first sale?
My agent, the fabulous Nicole Resciniti, called me on Wednesday, February 29th, to give me the news. My husband, Jamie, was away on business so we postponed celebrating until he returned that Friday. Coincidently, it happened to be Dr. Seuss’s birthday. So when we out to dinner as a family, my kids thought we were actually out celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
2. What happened to that first manuscript you ever wrote? Is it sold,forgotten, sitting under the bed?
The first manuscript I ever wrote was Book 1 of my WEIRD GIRLS series. Nicole sold it following many, many, many–did I mention MANY revisions?
3. You have some amazing graphics on your website. Who created them? How did you conceptualize them?
The incredible artist Ida Mary Walker Larsen created the images based on how I envisioned my WEIRD GIRLS: Celia, Taran, Shayna, and Emme. I actually sent Ida descriptions of each of my characters along with one of the older versions of Book 1 so she could get a feel for the girls’ personalities. I discovered Ida her after she conceptualized some artwork for another author which she features on her website http://www.ida-larsen-art.com. Ida lives in Denmark, and we’ve only ever communicated via email. She’s an incredibly kind, patient, and professional person. I hope one day I’ll be able to thank her in person.
4. What genre do you write?
Reality is way too scary as far as I’m concerned. I write Urban Fantasy Romance. There’s action and romance on every page. I also recently started writing my OLD ERTH series, a high fantasy category romance based on the Scottish Fae.
5. Do you write series or stand alone?
I don’t think my overactive imagination would ever permit me to write a standalone novel. When I get an idea, it usually carries me for at least three books.
6. What are your plans for future books?
I have at least eight books planned for my WEIRD GIRLS series, with a potential for more. I have also created a spin-off series based on one of my characters’ children. Those won’t be released for a few years because they contain a great deal of spoilers.
7. What’s your typical writing schedule?
Any time I can get. The only days I don’t write is on Saturday and Sunday since I work as a Labor and Delivery nurse from 7 am – 7:30 pm.
8. How do you phonetically spell your name?
Seh-see. I always tell people it rhymes with Jessy just to make it easier. My labor patients frequently tell me it’s such a pretty name, but no one has yet named their child after me. : )
9. Do you plan to attend any workshops or conferences where fans may meet you?
I will definitely be at the Emerald City Writers Conference October 26-28, 2012 and Romantic Times 2013. Both my prequel novella, THE WEIRD GIRLS, and my debut novel, SEALED WITH A CURSE, will be out by the RT conference. I’ll also hopefully have ARCs of A CURSED EMBRACE, Book 2 of my series by then since it releases July 2nd, 2013. Come say, hi.
10. When is your first book scheduled to be released?
My prequel novella, THE WEIRD GIRLS, releases December 4, 2012 followed by my debut novel, SEALED WITH A CURSE, December 31, 2012.
Connect with Cecy!
Want to read more about Cecy? Check out Kate SeRine’s Writer-to-Writer with Cecy Robson!
…and to read a list of all Cecy’s Appearances & Blog Tour, click here!