Author Gina Manis #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself 

I live in the south, where I have a small farm. I have been married for eighteen years, and we have four kids (two teenage boys and two little girls).  I love anything that has to do with art. I like to paint and draw, take pictures, gardening and of course writing. 

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I always wanted to be but never thought that I could. I had so many problems in language and reading when I was young. I told myself stories every night as I went to sleep. My imagination has always had so much potential, and so when I decided to give it a try, the words have been flowing ever since. 

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I was writing another series and building this world and this legend kept coming up. I decided to write it in its own series and The Water Princess was born. At that time, also, I had discovered reverse harem and wanted to give it a try. Reverse harems, I think, are harder to write because you have to find a connection with many characters. It has been a challenge, but I have so much enjoyed it.

What are you working on now?

I’m actually working on that other series that got me unto The Water Princess. It is written a few hundred years in the future and the world has changed. The elementals have died out and now you have the Elemental Mages. There will be four mages with standalone stories, and each of them will have to choose their kings. They will intertwine in places for one overall story for those who enjoy longer series. 

Do you have any quirks while working?

I don’t really but I do often work around chaos. I have a large family, and people are always around. I do try and do most of my writing in the night and have nodded off while writing.

What are your hopes for the future?

I always have a goal and not just one but many. I am a dreamer. Writing will keep me busy for a few more years, and then I plan to slow down a bit. I have several series I am working on publishing now and a few more I am looking to write.

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

To make friends with others in the industry. You can’t do it alone, and it is always great when you have someone to turn to and ask questions. It also makes you feel good when you can help someone else.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you for reading and for giving me a chance. I am a very outgoing person and would love to chat with anyone who would like. I always say I am an open book and you can ask me anything. I would also say that I like to surprise people so you can expect that from me in the future. I have some really great books coming out soon, and I think you are all going to like it. 

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