Author Kelsey Soliz #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Kelsey Soliz

Tell us about yourself

I am pretty introverted and love being home more than anything else. My husband is in the army so we move a lot and our schedule always changes, but we’ve got 4 kids that I homeschool so my days are quite busy! I’m from Seattle, WA and I’m obsessed with tea and music.

Have you always wanted to be an author?

No! I wrote a lot when I was younger, mainly poetry and as a way to deal with all my teenage angst. I actually went to college for music and have a teaching degree for it, I always thought I’d be a music teacher. I’ve played bassoon since I was 15 and it’s one of my big loves. If I wasnt teaching I thought I’d be playing with an orchestra! Until covid got I was playing with community orchestras and its my happy place. Writing though I can do anywhere and has become a big part of my identity.

What was your inspiration for your current series?

Honestly I have no idea where it came from😆 I daydream a lot and sometimes stories just get stuck in my head so I will start plotting things out, and then it’s like a sickness, I have to get it onto the computer and write until I get the essence of the story and characters out. It all just kind of snowballed from there. I’ll sit there and think of situations for my characters and what I want from them, but sometimes the characters come to my mind so perfectly formed that I don’t have to put much thought into it. My stories usually start in my head with one particular scene and then I build around it.

What are you working on now?

Right now I’m getting ready to start the third book in the hemlock academy series, but also am re-working/re-editing/re-branding my four betrothal series. It was the first thing I wrote and the first book is a little rough, and then I lost the original file so I’m having to retype the entire thing, but I’m getting to know the characters all over again and it’s been really fun to work with them again! I’m adding a little pov into the the first book, eventually I probably will into the second as well. Making the fmc a little more sure of herself and trying to bring the steam to a little more of a simmer.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Well I have a hard time writing if there’s a lot happening around me, but I love to eat chex mix while I write😀

What are your hopes for the future?

Just to get all my stories written that I keep imagining. I’ve got so many loose ends and partial writes, I’m excited to explore them all more and share them with people who want to read them!

Anything to say to your followers?

Y’all have been so encouraging with my hemlock series, I’ve felt so much love! I love hearing from everyone that’s connected with my characters, my mind is kind of blown when I think about the fact that I have people literally across the globe reading my books. I’m just writing all the weirdness inside my head and I’m thrilled that so many people find it amusing and want more!

I only have an author page on Facebook right now, but I’m working on setting up a readers group and/or review group. I keep my author page updated though so it’s a good place to see what I’m up to!

Author Katelyn Beckett #interview

Please give a warm welcome to Katelyn Beckett

Tell us a bit about yourself

Hi, I’m Katelyn. I fell in love with romance in 2012 and only recently began publishing reverse harem romance books. The genre is amazing and full of incredible readers who are always searching for more. I’m just delighted to be a part of it.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Absolutely. It’s the air I breathe.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Her Secret Menagerie sprung from a tease between myself and a friend. I joked that there had to be a sweet romance series called Puppy Love. When I looked, there wasn’t. I was shocked. I love shifters and I thought it’d be a perfect fit. Why not run with it? I considered making the series about one girl and countless guys, but Sadie ended up deciding that she wanted to have a pack, not everyone else, too. So, Olivia, Nicole, and so many other wonderful girls took or are taking their spots with their handsome boys.

What are you working on now?

More Her Secret Menagerie, More In Love & War, and a half-dozen other plots. It’s going to be a busy year, but I’m striving to make books that are both sexy and fun. It’s a careful balance.

Do you have any quirks while working?

You know that bisexual “we sit like pretzels” meme?

What are your hopes for the future?

Other than “I hope people like what I’m writing”? Settling down. My spouse retires from the military soon and we get to find an actual home. It’s a little overwhelming, but we’re both looking forward to it.

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

Write your soul on a page. Somebody’s going to love it. And don’t be afraid of saying you’re wrong. Basic B*tch’s release went to pieces because Amazon ate half the book. As soon as I heard about it, I tried to let everybody know that I was on the case and working to fix the issues. Always reach out to your readers in a situation like that. I had some amazing readers come through and tell people, in their reviews, that I was working to correct the disappearance of half the book. I couldn’t be more grateful to them and, had I hunkered in horrified silence, they would have never been able to help like that.

And never be afraid of honing your craft further. Authors are always learning, evolving, and becoming more than they were yesterday. Don’t get stuck in the past. Embrace knowing that you will never be finished. It’s a beautiful thing to realize that there is always something more.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Y’all brought me through a rough 2020 and I hope I helped bring you along, too. I’m excited to see what we can do together in 2021. Love you ❤

Author Kaylin Peyerk #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Kaylin Peyerk

Tell us a bit about yourself… 

My name is Kaylin Peyerk, and I live in the beautiful state of Michigan. I have five full bookshelves, a bursting Kindle library, and a total love for the written word. My favorite genres to read are paranormal romance, fantasy, and the occasional contemporary novel. I am a lover of swimming, video games, and my golden retriever/corgi mix Gannon.  

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve loved reading and writing stories ever since I was seven years old and first picked up Harry Potter. That love grew until I wrote my first novel at fourteen years old. It was never my number one plan for a career, hence my bachelor’s degree in accounting. However, I took the leap of self-publishing on KDP in November 2019 in my free time and it has snowballed ever since. Now going into 2021 I am a full-time author and business owner. The moral of this story is to follow your dreams while having a backup plan for security! It gives you peace of mind while pursuing your true goals. 

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My inspiration for my book series is always the covers. It’s a little unorthodox but I purchase the covers before writing the stories. If I see a cover that inspires me I hop on it and begin writing right away. All of my stories started that way, plus, I’m a pantser so my inspiration comes and goes with my daily life as well. My current book series, Hell to Pay, was inspired by covers from Lumiencsence Covers on Facebook! She’s the leading designer in paranormal romance. 
**A pantser is an author who writes without an outline for the story, coming up with it as they go**

What are you working on now?

 I’m working on book two in the Hell to Pay series, Chaos in Hell. This is a demon reverse harem paranormal romance series. I’m also completing a 60k side project this week. It’s my first time writing MM romance and was inspired by an omegaverse Webtoon story called Our OmegaleaderNim. The way the author plays with social constructs, trauma, and hierarchy in a political sense was truly inspiring. I wanted to play around with my own omegaverse story, and I honestly think it’s one of the best stories I’ve ever written. This is also the first story I’ve written without a title or cover to inspire me first. 

Do you have any quirks while working? 

I need to listen to music. Writing in silence isn’t something I’m capable of! I’m not sure why. I guess other creative outlets help to motivate me. 

What are your hopes for the future? 

I hope to publish 1-2 books per month through the year 2021 and expand my income by taking the Ads for Authors course by Mark Dawson that I just purchased. Making this a viable option as my full-time job for the rest of my life is my top priority. Well, that, and meeting as many of my readers as possible and vibing with them through Facebook, Tiktok, and Twitch. Make sure to look for kaylinpeyerk_author on all platforms to join forces with thousands of other readers!

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

It is not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. It’s extremely hard to get noticed by readers, and the only authors that do have a level of professionality that rivals big-time publishers. This means paying for quality editing services, having a professional cover created, and formatting your titles using a program such as KindleCreate for free or using a paid program like Vellum. Plus, you’re the creative and the business mind behind the operation. Be ready to learn all of the nitty-gritty parts of being an author, including advertising.
All I’m saying is that it’s more than just writing your story and uploading it to KDP. You could be the next Stephen King but no one will ever know about your great book if you don’t publish correctly using the steps above. 

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Yes! Thank you so much to my dedicated readers, ARC team, and BETA team! You guys are the real reason I do this. Hearing reader feedback and being able to bring them joy through my stories warms my heart and makes me so excited to continue writing. I really appreciate each and everyone one of you! You’re the best! 

Author Kira Roman #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Kira Roman

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a stay at home mom of two toddlers. My daughter is 4, and my son is 2. I spend most of my time taking care of them. My husband is gone a lot because he’s in the Navy! 

I met him when I was 15, so we’ve been together a long long time.

Have you always wanted to become an author? 

You know what’s funny, I used to write random stories in my journals, but I never thought I’d actually be good enough. In 2017 I discovered reverse harem, and was hooked. I started reading one book a week, using my husband’s money every chance I got, then I started KU, and OMG. It changed my life. I went through like 5-7 books a week. At some point, I thought “Hey, i might be able to do this.” I had no idea where to start though! It’s been a very long journey, and not all of it was good. But I’m so so glad I took that leap! 

What was your inspiration for your current book/series? 

The Devil’s Sin actually has a sad start. I grew up in a close knit family, and I had a cousin that was as close as a sister my whole life. We were only 3 years apart, and spent our whole lives growing up together. In 2019 she passed away. I felt like part of me left with her. I spent a lot of time working on a different story, and one day… The Devil’s Sin just came to me! I knew I wanted to write something that could express the heartbreak I was feeling, while also giving readers a decent story. 

What are you working on now? 

Stolen Succubus. Book 1.5 in the Dramonia series. The main female character is different from book 1, but her story is just as important. 

A Touch of Violet. That’s my naughty contemporary RH romance lol. 

Do you have any quirks while working? 

I need a drink of some kind. Preferably wine. And my notebook. I have the memory of a goldfish. 

What are your hopes for the future? 

USA Today Best Seller! That would be a dream come true. But my ultimate goal is to earn enough to support my family. My daughter has special needs, and always will. I want to make sure she has a good life, and her future is secure. 

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

Oh man. Well, first I’ll say be optimistic, but cautious. Find someone who has published before, and ask for advice. There are SO MANY steps! lol. 

Do not let the 1 star reviews get you down. Someone will always have something bad to say. I like to read the 1 star reviews of authors I personally like. 

Do you have anything to say to your followers? 

You guys are the best. Seriously. If I didn’t have followers, mini fans, and supporters, I’d have no book! So Thank you! I honestly never thought ANYONE would like my work enough to follow me, but the fact that so many do, blows my mind!

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Author Kasey Kaye #interview

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Hello! My name is Kasey and I’m a thirty-something-that-is-awesome bookworm from Canada.
Truth be told, I’m a huge nerd who loves terrible puns and books as thick as my thighs. I started writing seriously a little over a year ago and currently have thre different projects on the go. I know, I know – but I’m a Gemini and it’s practically a rule or something.
I tend to lean towards humorous dark stories – almost anything paranormal is my jam. I like to spend my weekends annoying my husband (it’s almost like an Olympic sport for me) and bouncing crazy story ideas off my friends.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes! For as long as I could remember, I knew someday I was going to make it happen.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Bella Claire and I just released a villain retelling based off the Little Mermaid. I’ve always been fascinated with the thought that every villain is the hero of their own story – and it’s something I plan on playing around with again in the future.

What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on the first book in what will be a dark but humorous necromancer x zombie rh series titled ‘No Strings Attached’.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I chew gum or drink an insane amount of water or coffee. Keeping my mouth busy helps me focus for some reason. Sometimes I will listen to the same song on repeat

What are your hopes for the future?

To continue to write books that people will enjoy and find a balance between writing and my full time job.

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

Dreams do come true so just keep writing. Don’t judge yourself on your first drafts. It takes time to refine your art and trust me… it’s worth it!

Do you have anything to say to your readers?


Thank you – thank you – thank you!
I will forever be grateful for all the love and support this community has shown us. I can’t thank you enough for diving in and giving our book a chance. This is the first step of many that I hope you will take with me!
Without you, there is no me.

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Author Kat Blak #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Kat, I live in west wales with my two crazy kids, two crazy dogs and two crazy chinchillas. Yeah, I may have mild OCD with even numbers. By day I’m a scientists and by night an author. I have loads of books floating around this brain of mine so stay tuned as it’s all down hill from here.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

In all honestly no, it never I though it possible. I’m extremely dyslexic so the thought of writing a novel with over 50k words that people would actually want to read seems like a impossible task.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I don’t know really, I kind of wondered what the world would do when the population becomes to much and the world runs out of resources and being a person with paranoid tendency, the plot of the book is where my brain went. So I spoke to my co-writer and told her and she was like OMG that would make an amazing book. It just blew up from there.

What are you working on now?

At the moment I’m trying to write three books. So The Cure Within which is book two of The Hidden Cure, The Reaper Files and A Date with Danger.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I have to listen to music, and it has to fit the scene in writing. So if it’s a fighting scene, I play heavy metal. If it’s a sad scene I play sad music. Also tea, I tend to drink loads of tea when I’m writing.

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What are your hopes for the future?

That people enjoy reading books. Books have helped me in bad, dark times in my life and if I can even just help one person with one of my book, then my job is done!

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

Keep a good group of people around you, it can be very scary and hard at time, but your alpha and beta readers are there to help you not just with your writing. Having someone tell you to keep writing and that it’s good can make the different between starting and finishing a book.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Oh wow I don’t really know, thank you for reading my words. Thank you for taking a gamble on me. Thank you for helping me want to carry on writing. I will be eternally great full.

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The Hidden Cure (Silver Moon Book 1)
Juniper’s definitely not your average witch. No amazing powers, not even earth magic. Until the day she stumbles into four not so normal guys who seem to think she needs protecting and they’re ones to do it. And to think it all started with a concert.
Will the guys keep her hidden or will the ones after her win?
This is a reverse harem intended for ages 18+
Please be advised there are a few trigger warnings to take into account:
abuse
almost non-consent scenes

Author Kendra Moreno #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

This question always makes me scramble to find things interesting about me. lol. so, I’m an author and I write in multiple genres including, but not limited to, Dark Fantasy, Steampunk, and Paranormal. I’m a mom to a crazy active toddler boy and a Great Dane. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and Marketing. When I’m not writing, I’m usually doing other things like designing, painting, crafting, and even doing those fancy designer cookies when I feel up to the task. lol. Umm, I’m also a certified scuba diver and I got to dive with sharks before which was awesome.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always been a writer but I never understood I could pursue writing as a career until I started college. I always wanted to be an author, but I never had it up there as what I was gonna pursue. Would you believe my first major was zoology? lol. Eventually, I got smart and realized I wasn’t chasing my dreams and I dove in head first.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

So my current one is my fairytale retellings. Vicious as a Darling is book 1 in the Daughters of Neverland series, which is a spin off of the Sons of Wonderland series. I’ve always been a fairytale retelling fan, especially of the darker spins. I love horror so the idea was to thread horror elements into the story while it could still be considered Romance. And so these Horror Romance fairytale twists were born. 😀 For Neverland, I wanted to do something completely different from anything I’ve seen before (there are so many retellings) and I think everyone is really gonna love the horror twist on everything.

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What are you working on now?

Right now, in addition to working on Vicious as a Darling, I’m also working on a sequel to my Steampunk RH, Clockwork Butterfly. It was meant to be a standalone but due to popular demand, Vic and her guys are getting another adventure. I’m also working on a new steampunk series that’s menage. The Prequel, Gears of Winter, released in an Anthology at the beginning of November. Poppy Woods and I are also working on a secret project I think everyone will love.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I’m not sure if I have any unusual quirks. My playlists might be considered that I guess. For every book I write, I have a specific playlist for it. But I’m a fan of instrumental music. So I have a lot of battle and war drum music in my playlists. My favorite is Audiomachine! They produce some kickass stuff. ::whispers:: I listen to it at full volume in my car with the windows down and I get the best looks when they hear war drums.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I think the hope is to always take my passion and turn it into something that not only supports my family, but that I can show my son one day that I achieved my dreams. Right now, my next goal is to be able to claim International Bestseller. I also just want to keep writing things I love.

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

There are three important things when publishing your first book. Cover, Blurb, and editing. Without a good cover, people might not look at your book. We’re all guilty of judging them by the covers and a great one will sell the book easier. If the blurb doesn’t catch their attention next, they might bypass it. If you’re not great at blurbs, there are services that will help or even asking other authors or friends for advice is fantastic. And never skimp on editing. It’s a chunk of change but it’s worth it to put out a quality book rather than having reviews come in claiming the editing was bad or to get quality notices from amazon. If you do those three things, readers will definitely want to read your story and will come back for more.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Without my readers, I wouldn’t be anywhere near where I am. I was so worried when I started publishing that I was too weird, that my stories were too different, and y’all embraced me so hard and have never let me go. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sticking around, for trying new worlds I write, for reviewing the books when they come out. Because of you, I able to keep doing what I love, and that makes me so happy. Let’s all stay a little mad, and a whole lot of awesome!

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Authors Karpov Kinrade #interview @KarpovKinrade

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We are Lux and Dmytry Karpov Kinrade. A married couple co-writing under our shared last name. We met on twitter while Dmytry lived on the east coast of Canada and Lux lived on the west coast of the United States. We were writing partners who fell in love and we are now living our HEA in California with our three kids, seven cats and a lot of love. We have written over 38 books, a few screenplays and several songs, with plans for many more!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes. We both started writing stories when we were children.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The Night Firm is our most current series and was inspired by our love for new vampire lore, romance, and fantasy. The main character’s backstory was also largely inspired by Lux’s life and the loss of her brother to suicide.

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What are you working on now?

We are working on book 2 of The Night Firm, as well as a standalone vampire romance, Forever Bound, launching at the end of May.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

We listen to the same song on repeat until our children hate all music and want to smash our computers. LOL

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What are your hopes for the future?

To write more books, and to ultimately write and direct movies and awesome tv.

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

Learn your genre, study the market, hone your craft, practice-practice-practice, and don’t give up!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

We love you. You’re the reason we get to make up stories for a living. Thanks for reading them. ❤

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Author K.B. Wheelock #interview

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I am a mom of 6 kids from 3-21, married to a husband who loves gadgets, computers and electronics. When not writing, I am reading, sewing or gardening. Occasionally when I am willing to brave my outdated kitchen, I do enjoy cooking.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have always liked writing, felt I could express myself better. In middle and high school I wrote poetry (dang I wish I knew what happen to my 10th grade portfolio). In college, I took a creative writing class that really showed me how much I enjoy writing. I even won a short story award (which I now can’t find that piece either, though the book it was published in is somewhere).

In late 2018 I started to ARC and BETA read for some authors. In our conversations, I told them how I always wanted to write a book, but never thought I could. With their encouragement, I wrote Protect (renamed Protecting Rose) in 6 days while I was sick on the couch with strep.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The Prometheus Chronicles has been so much fun to write. I have a Pinterest file that I pin images for mythical creatures. One I found was a bunny/cat/moth/caterpillar type and I knew I would write a story about her at some point. Then while reading a book by Golden Angel, the whole story fell into place.

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What are you working on now?

The Prometheus Cure is the sequel to The Prometheus Curse. It starts off almost right after The Prometheus Curse. We might shifters that should never be, but here they are and you just have to shake your head. Some examples are Abby, who is a flamingo/porcupine hybrid, or Josie the apephant (elephant/ape hybrid).

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

While writing…um not really. I usually end up jumping from one tab to another, spending time on Facebook or wrangling children while I should be writing.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Every author hopes that one book will be that one that hits the big time, can’t say I am any different. But I would love to make enough for a nice family vacation, to help with bills some.

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

Don’t be afraid of trying. You don’t know what you will be capable of if you don’t try. Ask advice from people who really care in the community and who have had success. But most important be true to yourself. At the end of the day, how you feel about what you are writing and what you are doing is the most important thing.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Without you, these would just be words on pages. For each person who reads one of my stories, who leaves a review, Thank you.

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Author K.A. Morse #interview

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Well I’m a wife and mother to one son. I have always loved to write. Even though my typing skills aren’t the best. I also have 3 fat cats.. on my way to crazy cat lady.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I never thought about being an author. I thought it was out of my reach. I was horrible at English in school. But than I found the indie authors community and now my dreams have come true.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

For my Rylee books I have always loved ghosts but once I started writing the story took me other places.

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What are you working on now?

Right now I’m working on a bunch of different things most are secret projects but one I can tell you is called Operation: Ann – infected crisis. It’s a zombie like book.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I watch T.V. While I write I like the background noise.

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

Just do it! Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t! Look at me! I’m horrible with grammar,did horrible in school with English and I’m Dyslexic and here I am still writing books! The only person that can stop you is yourself. Also you’re not going to make everyone happy so as long as you are happy with what you put out that’s the best!

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Do you have anything to say to your fans?

Thank you guys so much for your support! I do this for you! All your kind words is what keeps me going and wanting to keep writing! Thank you so much!

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Blog post updated November 4th ~ 2019