Orsayor: Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
Growing up, I was a huge fan of teen romance novels, especially the Sweet Dreams and Sweet Valley High series. By the time I was eighteen, I’d read more than 300 novels. So, I guess Francine Pascal was a huge influence for me. As an adult, I gravitate more towards suspense/thrillers. Now I love to read Patricia Cornwell, Mary Higgins Clark, and James Patterson. I also love Terry McMillan. My writing is influenced by all of these authors.
Orsayor: Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
I usually start with a factual situation and fictionalize it. There’s always something in my novels, that either I or someone close to me has actually experienced.
Orsayor: If you were going to commit the perfect murder, how would you go about it?
LOL! Well, let me first say that I would never, ever, commit a murder (well unless someone does something to one of my kids or my grandbaby). Now that that’s out of the way, I would probably give them an injection of something untraceable (I am a nurse after all, lol).
Orsayor: What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
It came from my editor. She was editing the very first book I’d ever writer and she marked out almost an entire chapter and told me the story was too unrealistic. I’ve never published that book.
Orsayor: What has been the best compliment?
A lady at my job told me that my book was the first book she’s ever read. Now, mind you this woman is in her forties. And if that’s not great enough, she said my book has made her want to read other books. She’s a reader now! I’m so excited for her.
Orsayor: If you could meet any of your own characters, who would it be? Reggie Darrough, because in my mind he is extremely fine. (I’m not kidding, either.)
Orsayor: What does your protagonist think about you? Would he or she want to hang out with you?
All of my protagonists probably think I’m a cruel woman. After all, I do put them through quite a bit, lol. But it’s just payback for them bugging me all of the time. Would they hang out with me? Probably not. My life is way too boring for them.
Orsayor: What question would you most like to have someone ask you?
“What drives you to do what you do?” and the answer would be: “I don’t want to leave this earth without knowing that I have fulfilled my purpose.”
Orsayor: Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?
You willnever truly know how much I appreciate you. If I used all of the words in the dictionary, I couldn’t come up with an eloquent expression of my gratitude, so “thank you” will have to do.
Adrienne Thompson is a divorced mother of three who resides in Arkansas. She is a registered nurse with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She prides herself in her faith and considers herself a perpetual Bible student. She is an avid reader and the author of four Amazon best-selling novels: Bluesday, Been So Long, When You’ve Been Blessed(Feels Like Heaven),and Lovely Blues. She is a music lover who enjoys studying pop culture.