E.V. O’Day

Courtesy of Red Rose Photography.
Courtesy of Red Rose Photography.

E.V. O’Day graduated from the University of Calgary with an English BA in one hand and a crumpled plan in the other. Using her Creative Writing Concentration as an anchor, she flung herself wholly into the world of dark fantasy where she travels for stories in questionable company. Right now, an isolated bounty hunter and a restless pack of werewolves each vie for her attention. When she isn’t writing, E.V. juggles a day job at a building that’s burned down twice in the past 100 years, blogs for Anxiety Ink and E.V. Writes, reads like a madwoman, meets with the Alberta Romance Writers’ Association (ARWA), and strives to find consistent time to complete her first novel.

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Mythological Creature of Choice: Valkyrie

Desired Supernatural Ability: Flying

Pets: Mania, the owl-eyed, innocent acting tabby, and Pandora, the hoovering, bicolour criminal mastermind. (Please note for the record that I have placed their names in alphabetical order only. The order in which their names appear in no way reflects any favouritism on my part.)

Strengths:

  • Sarcasm
  • Researching
  • Getting the job done
  • Procrastinating

Weaknesses:

  • Fanatical organizing -the double edged sword
  • Time management
  • Finally getting to it
  • Believing in my own work

Genres I Write:

  • Paranormal Romance
  • Urban Fantasy/Dark Fantasy
  • Fiction/Short Fiction (of the “literary” variety)

Genres I Read: All

Favourite Books (cut down):

  • All of the Black Dagger Brotherhood titles, J.R. Ward
  • Bitten, Kelley Armstrong (and all of the Women of the Otherworld titles)
  • Fool, Christopher Moore
  • The Count of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
  • Come, Thou Tortoise, Jessica Grant
  • Specials, Scott Westerfeld
  • First Test, Tamora Pierce
  • A Hunger Like No Other, Kresley Cole
  • The Darkest Whisper, Gena Showalter
  • Drink of Me, Jacqueline Frank
  • Shades of Twilight, Linda Howard
  • The Chesapeake Bay Saga, Nora Roberts
  • A Complicated Kindness, Miriam Toews
  • Monsters of Men, Patrick Ness (I picked this title because it is everything a third and final book should be)
  • Iron Kissed, Patricia Briggs

Favourite Writing Music:

  • Vivaldi
  • Mozart
  • Brahms
  • Anything baroque-esq         …sounds pretentious, I know, but until I think I’ve become an opera sensation I can’t sing along to distracting lyrics or guitar/fiddle rifts with classical.

Favourite Form of Caffeine: Coffee with 2% milk.

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