Author Sadie Waters #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Sadie Waters. I have written one reverse harem series and am working on my second, along with a shorter reverse harem story I’m hoping to get out soon. I love animals, going for hikes, and basically all sports.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have always written stories, but never anything book length until recently. I’m so excited about the opportunities self-publishers have now that we didn’t ten or fifteen years ago.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My inspiration for my current series, the one I’m working on now, which is a paranormal romance story about an incubus is probably all of the ghost hunting shows I like to watch. And I just love the freedom of reverse harem books, so I read a lot of those.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on a three book paranormal romance series about an incubus named Ember who has three men in her harem, each with distinct powers. They can pass those powers along to Ember through intimate connection. When a human sees a demon, Ember and her team get involved to figure out if he’s in danger. It’s action-packed and a lot of fun.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I don’t think I really have any quirks. I just need to be left alone for a while, particularly when I’m writing bedroom scenes.

What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes for the future are to continue to find new readers who enjoy my work, to continue to meet other authors with similar interests so we can work together, and to get my new series published this year.

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

My advice would be to write what you want to write, give it your all, find a good editor, and don’t let negative reviews get to you.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

To my readers, I would say, thank you so much for your support! I love hearing from you, so email me, post on my FB page or send me a Tweet, and I look forward to hearing what you think of my new series. 🙂 Will send my links and others in a bit.

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Author Sterling Thomas #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a pretty boring person, honestly. I live more adventures in my head than out in the world, but maybe that’s par for the course with creative types. I write in my free time, or what little I have, between working an office job and parenting two kids on my own. I hope my kids grow up one day and see that their mom busted her ass to do what needed to be done, but she also followed her passions.



Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always loved reading. As a kid I’d take 10-15 books home from the library a week during summer break. I’ve written for fun a lot over the years, but I never really thought being an author was something I’d do. I think I took the plunge because after reading so many books while my kids were in bed, I figured, why not jump back into writing? So here we are!



What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Lorelai’s story is a mixture or random ideas and personal experience. One night I was brainstorming ideas for a fun story and decided that banshees could be fun to put a spin on, less scary creatures and more average woman with and unfortunate gift. Seriously, it would suck to see murders in your head.

Some of it is taken from my life. Lorelai’s douchey husband is based loosely on my own douchey ex-husband, and let me tell you, if you ever get the chance to model a shit character after an ex- do it. It’s incredibly cathartic.



What are you working on now?

Right now I’m working on finishing the last couple of Chapters in Death and Other Calamities, the first book in Lorelai’s series, and plotting book two. I’ve got another book rattling around in my head, demanding I give it life, as well. I just wish I had more hours in a day- or that my kids slept better- so I had more time for writing!

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I always love the idea of writing in coffee shops, but I get so distracted there! I practically need complete silence while I’m writing. Sometimes I can’t even have music on in the background.



What are your hopes for the future?

I hope people love Lorelai as much as I do, and that I can do her justice. I also hope I fall in love with being a planner, because as a writer who constantly flies by the seat of her pants, I have no idea where the hell my characters are going to end up. 😉

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

Well, as a newbie, the things that have helped me most so far have been my friendships with other indie authors, as well as a killer group of beta readers.

Also, invest in your dream and your talents! Spend a little bit of money on a beautiful cover, hire someone to edit for you, if you think you’re going to hate formatting, find someone to do that for you too!

Mostly I’d say that the indie authors in the reverse harem world are amazing. Don’t be afraid to make friends and find some community.



Do you have anything to say to your readers?

To my readers- I know it’s always a risk to get invested in a new writer, but I hope you take a chance on me, and on Lorelai and her guys. I also love connecting with you, so don’t hesitate to say hi in my group. I’ve made some awesome online friends in this community, and I think that’s one of the things I love most about the RH world.

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Graphic Designer Amanda Kulp #interview

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Hi, my name is Amanda Kulp or also known as Amanda Kulp Designs. I live in Pennsylvania, US. I am a mother of a 12-year old son, digital artist, gamer, avid reader, and lover of anything fantasy or sci-fi. I also love cats! I have a 7-year-old female tabby named Socks. I have been working in Photoshop for about 5 years now. I am primarily self-taught. I specialize in photomanipulations or also known as creative manipulations. I also design book, audio, and album covers.

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Have you always wanted to become an artist/designer?

I actually did not always have the dream to be an artist. I have always been artistically inclined since a young age. I used to be into painting with acrylics as a young teenager. My dad used to take all my canvas paintings into work and show them off. He was a huge supporter of my art. But, as I got older I stopped painting and didn’t really get into art again until I was in college where I took a Photoshop class as my art elective. This class is what really marked my beginnings in digital art. I remember we had to do a dream collage or a photomanipulation and I was freaking out over it. We had never done something so complex in the class and because the task seemed so daunting to me I immediately began looking and trying manipulation tutorials. I was so amazed at the artworks that people were coming up with using everyday images. A lot of times you could not tell that real photographs were used at all. I ended up getting an A on that final project and felt so accomplished with my finished piece that I continued teaching myself from that point forward. I still have a good ways to go in my learning process but I have come so far since my first digital artwork.

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Where do you find inspiration for your work?

I find a lot of inspiration from movies, music, and books, mostly fantasy/sci-fi, but a lot of my inspiration comes from photographs. I will see a simple picture such as a photo of a sunset and an idea just pops into my head. It might be an entire idea or just a color scheme. Whatever it is I’ll usually go straight into Photoshop and basically just go with the flow! A lot of times, I do not have a full vision before going into a piece and have no idea what the final piece will look like.

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What are you working on now?

I am currently working on a fantasy dragon, premade ebook cover.

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Do you have any quirks while working?

I love listening to music while working. I really like listening to music such as fantasy, synthwave, and anything sci-fi. Lately, I have been putting on the Harry Potter soundtracks while I work. It might sound silly but I feel that listening to these type of genres help keep my creative juices flowing!

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What are your hopes for the future?

I really hope that sometime in the future I can make cover design my full-time job. I really enjoy what I do and love seeing the amazing covers these artists put out. I would just love to fully be apart of that.

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Do you have anything to say to your fans?

I just want to thank all the people who truly enjoy my work and constantly leave me such supportive feedback and even constructive criticism. It keeps me going and learning and I am so appreciative of that.

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Author Debbie Cassidy #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a mum of three, full time writer and multi-tasker. I’m a total homebody who loves reading and gaming. The Xbox and board games are my go-to pastime activities. My ideal night out would be a yummy meal and a movie. Ideal night in would be to curl up with a book or gather around the huge dining table for a game of Lords of Waterdeep or Cutthroat Caverns. Basically, I’m a total geek, and so are my family.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes, but back in the day it felt like a dream. I didn’t believe it would happen. I spent my spare time writing short stories and reading voraciously. The birth of independent publishing gave me the hope I needed to get my stories out there.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I watch a lot of supernatural dramas and shows, and I love mythology. I have a huge collection of books on mythology. I also tend to have very vivid story-like dreams, and I draw inspiration from all of these sources. My current work in progress is no different.

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What are you working on now?

The Deadside Reapers is a series about…you guessed it, reapers. But not your typical reapers. These reapers are demons born of Lilith’s bloodline. You’ll find fallen angels, loup garou, witches Grigori, a talking python and a sassy ghost.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Oh gosh, yes, although I didn’t know this until my daughter pointed it out. I was wincing super hard the other day and she asked me what was wrong. I’d literally just wrote that the heroine was wincing. So apparently, I make faces based on what I’m writing. Thank god she hasn’t caught me writing a sex scene!

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What are your hopes for the future?

I just want to continue to write stories that take readers on wonderful journeys. It makes me so happy when readers enjoy my books and it makes me happy to write them.

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

Do your research before you hit publish. Make sure you know the market you intend to write in. Don’t just hit publish and expect your book to sell. There are way too many great books languishing on Amazon unseen due to lack of visibility. Write a great book but do the work to make sure it gets seen. Best of luck!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you so much for reading my books. Thank you for supporting me with your kind words and your encouragement and thank you for being as crazy about my characters as I am. I love you.

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Author J. Kearston #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Avid reader, married nearly 8 years to my high school sweetheart, even though I graduated early. Family owns a bakery so I’ve been roped in since I was 14 years old. Mother of two amazing, slightly morbid, girls. My family is all incredibly close knit and have been crazy supportive of me jumping into the world as an author.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Sure! I’ve always had a love of reading, but never expected to actually attempt writing. The thought of being good enough to publish was so intimidating! But seeing all the crazy support in the RH community, I finally decided to bite the bullet and give it a try so that I could say I DID it. I wrote a book. I never expected all of the positive feedback I’ve been getting and am beyond grateful.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Inspiration? Skye is actually a combined version of my daughters. Way too smart and a little deranged 😉 I’ve always loved different takes on myths, but wanted to do something I hadn’t seen before.

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What are you working on now?

Currently, I’m editing the second book in the Rise of the Sphinx series, Obscured. After that, onto Obsessed! That will conclude the series and I also have a standalone that needs some tweaking and have started toying with a new series!

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I may not have any real quirks while writing, but I definitely am a pantser. While at work or wherever else inspiration strikes, I compile notes in my phone and ramble through all of my nonsense with co-workers until a semblance of a logical plot starts to take shape. Then I just start writing and add layer after layer of improvements on it until I think it does the story justice.

What are your hopes for the future?

My hope for the future? That even if none of my books skyrocket as bestsellers, the ones that give them a chance won’t be disappointed. I’d rather have quality over quantity and if only a few dozen people ever give them a shot, I hope that I can deliver. Make them look at the world just a little bit differently.

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

My advice for new authors? Betas are your best friends. Take any constructive criticism with open arms so that you are able to push yourself into creating the best version of your story that you can, even if it takes a few tries and longer than you’d like. Also, 9/10 if you reach out to any other Indie author they are more than willing to give advice and answer questions to help you. Don’t be afraid to admit that you don’t know everything, but are willing to learn.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

To my readers I would just like to say from the bottom of my heart…thank you. Thank you for taking the time to read my words and hopefully a little part of you will fall just as in love with my characters as I have. I love all of the private messages and comments from my readers so feel free to reach out to me, I promise it makes my whole day and motivates me to keep writing.

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PA Dom Whit #interview

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A bit about myself, hmmm, this seems to always be the hardest of questions. Lets just start with the norm, I am mom of two daughters, who I homeschool. Yes, that means I am a stay at home mom! I married my best friend; we have been together going on 16 years. I am a pet lover and have loads (the hubs is not thrilled with this little quirk). I have for as long as can remember been an avid book lover, which lead to the best job ever. A few things people might not know is, I have a Master of Science in Psychology, I enjoy sewing or cross-stitching and I am a coffee addict…love the nectar of the gods!

How long have you been a PA?

I have had the absolute privilege of being called a PA for about 15 months! It is such a blast working with these wonderful ladies and assisting them in their careers.

Have you always wanted to be a PA?

Honestly, even as an avid reader for the last 30 years, it never dawned on me that one could be a PA for their favorite authors. I was still thinking of the old school or classic process of going through a publishing house. Yes, the thought is laughable, but I was more of a reader and less activate on social media. Once I gained social media, I realized that the indie author movement was huge, and got a glimpse of the process authors take to get their books to the masses!

What do you do as a PA?

As a PA I support my authors in any way that I can! An idea of what I assist with is helping create graphics, supporting during a takeover, recommending others to love their work as much as I do! I do my best to ensuring the author reader groups are fun and engaging. I also get the pleasure of reading their books and listening to audiobooks too! I will attend a few signings to support them through that process, BABE is going to be so exciting!

Do you have any quirks while working?

I do not have any unusual quirks while working, unless having a toddler in my lap while I create games or graphics a quirk!

What are your hopes for the future?

My hope for the future is to continue supporting my authors, they truly are amazing ladies with hearts of gold! My goal is to have a front row seat watching their career grow and prosper and I am thankful to be a part of it!

Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

My advice to new PAs or people who want to start PAing, is to be diligent and work hard for your author, because they become your author and not just an author. Be honest with them, let them know what you are or are not capable of creating or accomplishing. Do not hesitate to ask questions of them and other PAs, they have been here a bit longer! Be friendly and understanding of the readers, who are anticipating the next book, or signing or a plethora of other things from your author! My last bit of advice is simply to have fun and be loyal to who you are supporting!

Are you available for new work or booked solid.

I would love to say yes, I am available to take on more of the incredible authors out there, but at this time I am fully book with my fabulous authors!

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Author Tammi Lynn #interview

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My name is Tammi Lynn, thirty something yr old single mom of a 13 yr old son and three brat cats. I’ve lived in Arizona all my life and will probably always live here, since im a big wuss when it gets cold. I lived in a super small mining town called Bagdad before I graduated high school and moved out and to the city. Went to UofA and Collins College for graphic art and design before getting swept up in the crazy fast life for a few years. Having my son was the highlight of my life and my greatest accomplishment.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Have always wanted a book about my life story, still haven’t done that one or if I ever will since I sneak pieces into my characters lives but you never know. I have always written short stories, poems, and songs since I was in elementary. Haha now that I think about it I was a huge Hanson fan in Junior high with a crush on Taylor and wrote like a 20 pg short story on how their band brought me in on tour, I may have been shot by a jealous fan at the end of the short story 😂

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Inspiration for my first book and series ever came from wanting to get a small bit of my own story out in a way, hiding bits and pieces throughout the pages, but to also get another book out with a little older characters. Being in my thirties it’s not as easy to find characters I can relate to and wanted to create more characters at an older age for others as well.

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What are you working on now?

I’m currently writing a spin off series for my first series. I have not yet done a cover or title reveal for it but its coming soon and will hopefully be published by the end of the month. This book the FMC is the most bad ass Ive written yet and Im super excited for everyone to read Cassie’s story. Contemporary Menage it has a motorcycle club theme.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I prefer writing outside in my hammock even if it means adding some extra clothing on for warmth, im the most comfortable out there and less distracted. I also like to have music on to sing to when I get stumped between paragraphs.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Hopes for the future are to keep writing books that readers will enjoy, someday be able to quit my day job to write and start up the tshirt company Ive been wanting to start with a friend for a lot of years now.

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

My advice to new authors would be to not give up, give yourself as much time as you need to get your story written, but don’t give up. Also not to worry avout every review, not everyone has the same likes and interests so not everyone will like everything you write. As long as you like what you yourself have written then thats the most Important thing. Oh and if you can find another author friend to go through the journey with like I did it makes it even more enjoyable and exciting!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you! Thank you for giving my words a chance and being amazing with your reviews and feedback. Your excitement for current and future books is one of the biggest inspirations to have and I only hope I can continue to bring you enjoyable stories to your lives and libraries.

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Author Lucy Felthousen #interview

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I’m from Derbyshire, in England. I live with my other half and our dog, Scamp. I work from home, and my days are spent doing all kinds of things to do with books… writing (of course), editing and proofreading (for myself and others), and for both my own work and other people’s, I promote, create websites, create and send newsletters, run blog tours, and so on. It basically means that no two days are the same, I always have different projects to work on, and I never get bored!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes. My love of reading was born very early on in my life, and soon transformed to a love of writing. As a small child, I was forever scribbling in notebooks and creating fantastical worlds and characters. Sadly, I have none of those notebooks now – I’d love to know what was going on in my head back then! I’m very lucky that I’m now making at least a partial living from something I’ve loved for so long.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My latest release, Moonstone, is a contemporary reverse harem romance. Although it’s a standalone, it’s part of the multi-author Jewels Cafe Series. The inspiration basically came from the organisers’ outline – there were various rules to follow to be part of the world, so I took those and ran with it. The universe is in Upstate New York, so I cheated a little bit and made my characters Brits, so I didn’t have to worry too much about how they spoke! Of course, there are American characters in there, so I got a couple of beta readers to make sure I hadn’t made them sound British 🙂

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What are you working on now?

Literally nothing. LOL. I just finished a short story, which is actually a bonus scene for Moonstone, and the next project I’m going to working on is a short story to go in a charity anthology. Speaking of which, the deadline is looming, so I’d better get on with it!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Obsessively pressing Ctrl+S. Other than that, no, I don’t think so. Maybe if someone recorded or watched me while I write, we might learn differently!

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What are your hopes for the future?

To stay healthy and keep writing and putting books out in the world. And lots of travelling.

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

Yes, definitely. Read lots in your chosen genre, learn to edit yourself, and never give up.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you for buying and reading my books, and supporting me. It means the world, and I’m so grateful. ❤

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Author Alyssa D. Mynx #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’ll start by saying I hate talking about myself, it’s harder than writing a blurb lol. I currently live in Iowa, though I’ve lived on the East coast and other parts of mid-America. I’m 26 and have a darling husband, and a really fat cat named Dickens. Like, 15 pounds fat cat. We love him though. We just had our 6th anniversary, if you can believe it, and tried for a few years for kiddos. Taking a break currently, but we want kids eventually. I grew up in the country, working on the farm, and now I love city life, though it’s noisy. Let’s see… I still don’t know my right from my left, I eat way too many Oreos and drink way too much Dr. Pepper. And that’s about it!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always liked writing stories. My little sister and I would sit around and make up stories and games all the time when we were young. It was one of our favorite past times, and kept us busy for hours. Some of the books I have planned are based off of story ideas we had, so that’s pretty cool. In school I did really well in English and literature, and I wanted to write, but life happened.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’ve got a few books in the works. One’s inspiration is from the cover (coming soon!), the other is a Red Riding Hood retelling that came from a dream. The last is a darker book that is inspired by “Handmaids Tale.”

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Quirks while writing… I like silence when I’m writing. I know most like music, but I like it quiet. And I have to have water with me.

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

Editors are the best friends you’ll ever have. And beyond that, no, because I’m really such a newb to! Find someone or some someone’s who can help you and give you advice.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Hopes for the future. Well, in the book world, I hope to write 3-4 books this year, if not more. In other ways, I want to be a stay at home mom and wife that writes.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

You are all amazing! I love and appreciate each and every one of you. Always feel free to message me! I love hearing from you, and your love of my books are what drive me 🙂

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