Author Callie Rose #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m 26 years old, and I’m a full-time author. I have a very cute dog who thinks he’s a person and a husband who has listened to me talk through the plots of every book I’ve ever written. He’s my sounding board, and even though he’s not really much of a romance reader in general, he reads all of my books. When I’m not writing, I like to spend time with my husband and our puppy, drink wine, and binge Netflix shows (sometimes all at the same time!). I also love to travel. Going new places and seeing new things provides so much of the inspiration for my writing, and it’s my favorite way to spark my creative juices. I loooove angst in the books I read, but a lot of my favorite TV shows are comedies. My favorite genre to read is reverse harem. I discovered it several years ago and have been hooked ever since.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes, which makes me so very grateful that this became my job! I’ve always loved writing. In school, I used to take any opportunity I could to turn a project or assignment into a chance to tell a story.
Once I got out of college, I started writing more seriously, but it took a while for me to take the plunge and decide to publish. I’m so glad I did, because it’s been really life-changing. I have so many stories bouncing around in my head, and being able to put them down and share them with people is so incredible. I don’t think there was one single ‘ah ha’ moment that made me decide to jump in. It was more of a slow build, a dawning realization that there was nothing else I wanted to do as much as write!

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I have three complete series out now, and I’m currently working on two more, with a couple of others floating around in my head in the ‘idea stage’. My most recently completed series is Fallen University, and the seed of inspiration for that one was the question of whether the traditional ‘villains’ of a story could become the heroes instead. At Fallen University, demons who have pledge to help humanity train to protect the world from other demons who have evil intentions. It’s a fast-burn RH with lots of steam, snark, and action, and I had so much fun writing it!

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What are you working on now?

I have two projects. One hasn’t been announced yet, but the other is a dark reverse harem series called Ruthless Games. The first book, Sweet Obsession, will release in early 2020.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

My biggest quirk is that I like to write for loooong stretches. A lot of my writer friends to sprints, where they write in short bursts, but I like to sit at my computer with as few interruptions as possible and just go. The longer I write, the more it plays like a movie in my head, and i just feel like I’mchanneling the characters and letting them flow through me.

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What are your hopes for the future?

To keep writing! And to travel more.

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

First, if you want to write, then do it!! It sometimes still amazes me that I can write down the stories in my heart and then put them out in the world so easily, but in the digital age, there’s really nothing to stop you! So if you have a story you want to share, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t or that there isn’t room for your story. You can. And there is. ❤

And second, find your tribe! Find the people who want to build you up when others tear you down and keep the good ones close. It can definitely be a hard journey to succeed as a writer, and having people you can trust in your corner makes all the difference. I’m so lucky I had people who supported me at the beginning, it literally made all the difference.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I would like to tell my readers “thank you!” Your love and support has meant the entire world to me, and is really the reason I’m still here publishing. i’m so excited to be looking head to what the next year holds and planning my next releases.

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