An Amazing Interview with Eden Baylee!
We're sitting in lounge chairs, sipping afternoon cocktails while overlooking the Caribbean Sea at our Sunset Villa in Jamaica, the tropical resort where Eden's latest book, Stranger at Sunset takes place.
Avid Readers: Tell us a bit about yourself that our readers might not know.
Eden: Firstly, thank you for hosting my interview, so lovely of you! The first time we spoke, your readers knew me as an author of erotica who wrote novellas and short stories. My current book, Stranger at Sunset is different in two respects. It’s a departure in genre -- a psychological mystery/thriller, and it’s also a full-length novel.
Avid Readers: As authors, we’re sometimes accused of being several people. How many personalities live in your mind?
Eden: Ha Ha! Touche! Too many to count some days. I talk to each of my characters, and I’m a silent observer when they talk amongst themselves. I make up conversations in my head all the time. It’s how I come up with most of my dialogue.
Avid Readers: How many plots do you include in one of your books?
Eden: That really depends and is based on the complexity of the story. With Stranger at Sunset, thereis one over-riding plotline, which is: How will the owners of a resort in Jamaica save their business after a scathing review? In addition to this are secondary plots, which have more to do with how characters will resolve their differences.
In my short stories, there were not enough words to cover more than one central plot, with a minor sub-plot.
Eden: In a word—Quiet. I usually get up between 7 and 9, take care of social media/networking/reading blogs/emails before noon. After that, I write, and that can be writing for guest blogs, my blog, and my upcoming book. Somewhere in between all this, I find time to eat, meditate, and exercise. I usually go to bed between midnight and two in the morning.
If I end the day with at least 2000 good words toward my book, I’m happy. Not very exciting, but I love it.
Avid Readers: What do you do to relax?
Eden: I love water. In the summer, I have access to a lake and water sports – swimming, kayaking, canoeing. I also have a boating license, but I prefer non-motorized vehicles. I enjoy being alone in the middle of a still lake. It’s the perfect place to dream