The mysterious Indigo Skye is the perfect author to kick off July’s theme of “Night Time is the Right Time.” I first connected with Indigo via a network of other authors and artists. I remembered reading that she had “a dark side and a very dirty mind.” In the back of my own dirty mind, I thought she’d be perfect to feature on my blog.
Indigo is a poet, novelist, and photographer. Her site is a visual cocktail of colors, interviews, and her photographs. Open it, and you’ll feel like you’ve just torn into a roll of Lifesavers! Don’t be fooled, however, her writing is definitely not about the “sweet” girl next door.
Find out more about the forbidden world of Indigo Skye, and please give her a warm welcome as she lets us delve into her mind.
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Indigo Skye is a writer and photographer living in the American Southwest. Her first novel, Her Captive Muse, was released by Noble Romance Publishers in January.
Last fall, her short story “True Confession” was published in the anthology Uniform Behavior. Her short story, “My Demon Lover,” was recently featured in the Noble Romance Anthology, Red Roses & Shattered Glass.
Her work has been widely published online.
A full list of her published works is available at Indigo Skye: Ink and Art
Blurb of Her Captive Muse
When Brendan Delaney answered an ad for an artist’s model, he was looking for an easy way to earn some extra cash. But Morgan Roan wanted more than just a model. Soon, Brendan finds himself caught in a web of deception and desire, lust and betrayal—her captive muse. What price pleasure?
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Inside Indigo Skye’s Mind
What is your idea of perfect happiness? My idea of perfect happiness is to spend my days writing, painting, and taking photographs in fabulous locations all over the globe- without the distraction of a day job to disrupt my creative flow. If I could make a living with my pen and palette, I would be truly happy.
What turns you on creatively? My Muses don’t come out to play until after midnight. I’m excited by the dark, shadowy secrets people try to hide, their greedy innermost wants and chicken-bone wishes. I am fascinated by the magical, the supernatural, the mysteries no scientist can explain.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? It’s not so much words or phrases that trip me up, but punctuation. I’ve been told that I use too many commas. According to one source, commas are passé, which made me laugh. I think they’re making a comeback. 😉
Ellipses (…) are another form of punctuation my editors hate. I love them, and they always ask me to take them out. “Kill your darlings,” right?
What quality do you most admire in a man? Honesty.
What quality do you most admire in a woman? Courage.
What is your greatest regret? I don’t regret anything I’ve done. It’s the things I didn’t do which pain me. I regret the sweet fruit, unplucked, luscious still in memory, and bittersweet with the longing of if-only…
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? I would devote more time to my creative work.
What is your greatest fear? I do not fear death. I fear a life not fully lived.
Which living person do you most admire? Oprah Winfrey is an inspiration. I wish she’d run for office. I’d totally vote for her. Oprah for President in 2012!
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Rock star.
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? In my next life, I’d like to return as a butterfly.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? When my first book, Her Captive Muse, was published, I felt my dreams beginning to come true. It hasn’t been an easy road, but it’s the only path I know.
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Greed is the trait I most abhor.
What is your greatest extravagance? I splurge on a fabulous pair of sandals and a pedicure every summer. It makes me feel confident and sexy.
What is one thing you want to do before you die? I want to see the world, and all its marvels.
What is your present state of mind? Hopeful, sexy, confident, and looking boldly to the future.
What are some of your favorite curse words? I like to shock people. I really enjoy using the word fuck, in all its wonderful variations.
What is your motto? A quote from Theodore Roethke’s The Waking best describes my motto:
“I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I have to go.”
Connect with Indigo
Thank you Indigo for being such a beautiful guest.
I invite all readers to leave Indigo a comment or ask a question.