Author Candace Wondrake #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Oh, God. I suck talking about myself. Well, let’s start off with the basics! My name is Candace Wondrak, and I’m an author, a wife, a mother of 5 fur babies, and a lot of other stuff. My husband and I flip houses in addition to our full time jobs, so I have a lot on my plate! Eventually, though, I’d like to focus on writing.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes! I’ve written ever since middle school. I used to sit with my mom and read my stories out loud to her. She had written a book years ago, too, but she never followed up on it or tried to get it published. I didn’t want to be like that. I wanted other people to read my stories.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Spite released on the first, and it was my take on a contemporary bully reverse harem. It’s a standalone, so things happen fast. When I was younger, I was the bully, and in a lot of these bully books now, the guys always have some deep, secret meaning to why they’re jerks. In Spite, they were all kids when the majority of the bullying happens…and we all know kids don’t always think through what they’re saying or doing. In Spite, Alec, Xander and Christian were mean pretty much just because they could be. I know some readers don’t like that reasoning, but sometimes that’s all there is to it. Kids can be cruel for pointless reasons.

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What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on finishing up a standalone academy book with some bully elements and a bit of a murder mystery. I’m hoping to release it on my birthday, which is July 6th!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I don’t think so, but I do need no distractions. I can zip through books if I sit down and focus, so that’s what I try to do.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to eventually make enough money steadily every month through writing that I can afford to quit my full time day job and really focus on my writing. And soon I hope my husband and I flip enough houses that we land in our forever home and have no mortgage!

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Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

Keep trying. When you finish a book, don’t keep coming back to it. Sometimes new ideas are better. And always write every day, even if it’s only for a few hundred words. It really does make a difference!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Uh, what else besides thank you and I love you! I’m a teeny author still, so every reader means a lot to me. Without you guys, I’d just be writing for myself, and there’s no fun in that!

Buy links

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Candace’s Cult of Captivation

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