Sunday, December 15, 2013

The S.E.R.A Files by C.T. Green with Interview


1) First, tell us about yourself – where  you live, your family, and those sorts of details.

I worked in advertising for ten years after completing a Bachelor of Arts with majors in communication and literature. Writing was a much-needed sea change.
I live in regional Australia with a husband, children and extensive collection of animals. I am convinced we have the world's bossiest goldfish.
In between writing, I kid wrangle, read my favourite authors, drink good coffee, garden and dream of getting another horse.

2) How long have you been writing?

Five years. But I’ve scribbled on and off since I was little.

3) Do you have a favorite place to write?

In a house full of children I’d say: anywhere that’s quiet, but the local Botanical Gardens early in the morning always inspires me.

4) Why did you decide to write The S.E.R.A. Files Volume I?

I wanted to try my hand at short stories and I have a littlie still at home and when our nanny left I had to balance writing with a toddler’s needs. My long length work was suffering from me being unable to devote long stretches to it. I find short stories easier to write in the time frames I have at the moment. But I will be slowly returning to longer length, as that’s where my heart is.

5) Who is your favorite character in your book and why?

I really like them all but if I had to choose, it would come down to Mercury and Navarre. I like the fact these guys are a bit more complex and they conceal parts of themselves – uncovering their emotions was exciting.

6) How about your least favorite character?  What makes them less appealing to you?

Bryce. I didn’t hate him, but he was a bit of a smart-ass. I don’t think he’s as ‘deep’ as some of the other characters.

7) Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?

I edit as I go, then do a final edit. Then I send it to my first CP (critique partner) who nitpicks it and I use her comments/suggestions/corrections and edit again. Then I send it to my second CP and do the same thing. Then it goes to my editor at Soul Mate Publishing. I go through two rounds of editing with her before a final check and then the book is ready.

8) What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Dressage, reading, gardening, playing with my children, spending time with my husband.

9) Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?

I read voraciously! My favourite authors are Kresley Cole, JR Ward, Gena Showalter…there’s quite a list! I read Lothaire by Kresley Cole in less than five hours. Sadly this means I don’t often have a TBR pile.

10) Would you ever consider expanding the stories in The S.E.R.A. Files if there was enough interest from readers?

I’d like to think I could revisit each set of characters and expand on their story and I’m kind of sorry they are short. But I guess that ultimately, once a story is written it’s done for me. Each tale is what it is and when I have told it, that’s The End.

The S.E.R.A. Files Vol 1
A series of 5 short stories
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing (November 30, 2013)


Angels are trouble. But a Fairy Godmother is The Law.
Callie Burns works for SERA, the Supernatural Entity Recovery Agency, a.k.a. The Scary Fairies. As a Fairy Godmother, it's Callie's job to grant wishes and deport supernatural creatures back to their plane of existence. Now she's got an angel in her sights Gabriel's a gorgeous, sexy distraction to Callie doing her duty. But she has a reputation to maintain and no smoking hot angel is going to mess that up. Gabriel is determined he's not going anywhere and he'll try everything he can to convince Callie he belongs on Earth. But she's equally determined to get the job done before the angel kills everything in sight—even if that means fulfilling Gabriel's deepest fantasy.


Vampires may go for the throat. But a Fairy Godmother will aim lower . . .
Elizabeth and Mercury both work for SERA, the Supernatural Entity Recovery Agency. Despite the fact Elizabeth's a Fairy Godmother and Mercury's a vampire, they make a deadly duo when it comes to deporting supernatural beings. But Mercury and Elizabeth's perfect partnership changes the night a wish is granted.

Now Elizabeth can’t think of Mercury without remembering how sexy the vampire is under his cool demeanor and designer clothes. And Mercury can't forget the taste of Elizabeth's blood nor the desire to have her in every other way as well. Can their partnership survive and will they find a way to grant their very own wishes?


A lone wolf is about to find out old dogs can learn new tricks.
Navarre is a werewolf and the Director of SERA. It’s his job to oversee the agents who deport supernatural beings from Earth. He loves his work and his vaunted reputation for remaining calm under pressure. But all that is about to change. Tor is also a werewolf and SERA’s newest agent. He’s out to catch not only the bad guy, but his elusive boss as well. It’s love at first sight for Tor, but Navarre doesn’t seem willing to take another chance on a relationship. When a mission goes bad and suddenly it’s Tor’s life on the line, Navarre must overcome his fears if he’s going to experience true love before it’s too late.


Two’s company, will three prove too much of a crowd?
Absinthe is a Fairy Godmother with SERA and Bryce is her irresistible partner. Absinthe is all about getting to know Bryce away from the job, but he comes with one big problem. His best friend Grey is a werewolf and Absinthe does not do wolves. Bryce is in love with Absinthe. Problem is, he’s also in love with Grey. It will take something extraordinary to bring Grey and Absinthe together. Tracking a cold-blooded killer may just be the start of a beautiful romance. Will Bryce’s stubborn wolf and prejudiced fairy overcome their differences enough to not only stay alive, but form a bond strong enough to last a lifetime?

Story #5 - CHASING SIN

A good SERA Agent knows there’s only one Sin that matters.
As an agent and ‘evaluator’ for SERA, Jane is sent in to re-educate their only male Fairy Godmother before he does something even the Scary Fairies can’t ignore.

Sin’s sick of being the brunt of jokes and the latest pin-up after a nude picture scandal. He’s also indecently fascinated with his new ‘minder’, Jane. When a wish shows Sin a very different side to Jane, he’s desperate to find out more. On the hunt for a supernatural with a dangerous new toy and evil plans, Jane and Sin find out how well they work as a team. But can he get the prim and proper agent to loosen up enough to love a naughty fairy while she tries her very best to reform Sin?


Before becoming a writer C.T. Green worked in advertising for ten years. She also completed a Bachelor of Arts with majors in communication and literature.
C.T. Green now lives in regional Australia with her husband, children and extensive collection of animals - amongst which are the world's bossiest goldfish.
In between writing, i.e. arguing with her characters and occasionally posting to her blog, she reads, drinks vanilla coffee, kid wrangles, enters writing contests and avoids the goldfish.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Dalene, thank you so much for hosting me on your blog, I really enjoyed answering the interview questions and wish you all the best with continuing to be a survivor. : )