According to amazon.com Regina Puckett is an award nominated author for her short story Balloon Wishes and her children's picture book Borrowed Wings. She has also received the Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
Puckett was asked:
Who is your intended audience?
I like writing in several different genres so I guess I'm targeting everyone in the world. Should I insert an evil laugh in here?
In which genre(s) do you write?
I wrote sweet romances for years, but last year I decided to try my hand at horror, children's picture books, inspirational and poetry. I discovered I loved the switch in styles. It keeps things fresh, and when I can't make a couple fall in love, I just find an inventive way to kill one of them.
Who are your favorite authors?
J. K. Rowling is my favorite author. I love Harry Potter and feel certain he really does exist somewhere in the world. I like believing there is someone out there so unselfish he would die to save the world from evil.
I also love reading Clive Cussler's novels. The man is too darn brilliant for his own good.
Who are the authors that inspired you to write?
I don't know if I can pinpoint which authors inspired me to write. I think it just grew from loving to read anything and everything I could get my hands on.
What book are you currently reading?
Clive Cussler's, The Jungle.
Can you share a little about your current project?
I'm working on a couple of different books. I'm rewriting a romance, Songs that I Whisper, I received my rights back to last year. I wrote it eight years ago but my writing style has changed so much since then, I couldn't release it again without cleaning it up.
I'm also coauthoring a horror/erotic with my daughter, Charity Parkerson. This is the first time either one of us has ever tried writing with someone else, so it has been an interesting experience. There has been plenty of butting heads, but we always work it out. So far there hasn't been any bloodshed, except on the pages where it should be.
What are your interests and hobbies?
I paint abstracts and landscapes. So far no one from an art gallery has knocked on my door, but I enjoy the time spent splashing color onto canvases.
When are your most productive hours to write?
I work fulltime, so every chance I can, I write. The most productive hours are when my characters can't wait to talk. The less productive are when I feel like I need to be writing even though I have no idea what comes next.
Where is your favorite place to write?
I usually write in the living room with the television blaring and my husband talking. It sounds confusing, but I usually get more accomplished in those moments then I do when I have the house to myself.
Why did you become a writer?
I don't think anyone ever decides to become a writer. It's something we have to do to stay sane. I have spent my entire life daydreaming and making stories out of the most mundane things. There are people having entire conversations inside my head. If I didn't write, it's altogether possible I might start talking to myself, and that would probably get me thrown into a mental hospital.
How many drafts do you write?
I don't know. I just keep working on a book until it's the best I can make it. If I have to guess, I would say I go over a book at least ten times. When I think it's as good as it's going to get, I read it out loud to see if it flows well.
What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a writer?
That's simple. Write. You can talk about writing until you're blue in the face, but you only get good at it by actually doing it. I'm almost sixty years old, and I'm still learning something new every day. If I'm lucky enough to live to be a hundred, I might actually know everything I need to know by then, but don't let that discourage you. I could just be a slow learner.