Please give a warm welcome to author Ripley Prosperina
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I live in Vermont and the winters are long, it gets dark at 4:00 in the afternoon for about three months, so I have a lot of time to think. I can’t decide which genre I like the most, so I write in all of them, usually with a reverse harem twist.
Have you always wanted to become an author?
I have! And I even minored in English, but I always viewed it as more than a hobby. It wasn’t until I had a few years of writing under my belt that I decided to give publishing a try!
What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
My current series is about a changeling, and my inspiration came from two places, the folktale of Aswaga, from the Philippines, and Slavic folklore about rusalka…they’re sort of like sirens.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on the second to last book of my Searchers series. It’s a new adult, dark contemporary reverse harem.
Do you have any quirks while writing?
I love making playlists of songs I think my characters would listen to. I also have a word count I have to hit before I let myself be done for the day.
What are your hopes for the future?
I want people to read my books!! I want them to love them and look forward to them, and seek them out. Also- world peace.
Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
Keep writing, and look into the business side of writing. I didn’t realize when I started how important marketing and social networking is. I thought I could write a book, press publish, and everyone would see it. HAHA. Nope.
Do you have anything to say to your fans?
I’m so grateful you read my books. I love hearing from you, so feel free to message me or follow me!