Author Addison Cain #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Goodness, I’m not that interesting. I’m a half demon sadist who enjoys tormenting my readers with good ol’ cliffhangers and tormenting the characters you love most. Really though, I’m a regular mom who supports my family and does her best to get by. Also, I love people. I love making friends. And I am always willing to offer a cuddle.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

No, I fell into this career after writing fanfiction for fun. People liked my words, so I expanded and listened to feedback and grew.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I have the most interesting dreams. I take bits from them and pants the rest. I’m all about the pantsing writing style.

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What are you working on now?

It’s a deep, dark secret, but I can tell you this. It will blow your mind.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

LOL. Don’t we all? I dress like a slob and wear free tee-shirts. I also use a ridiculous amount of post-its that have nothing to do with my writing. They are just there, on my desk, where I won’t read them, and they serve little actual purpose.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Justice.

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

This is one of my favorite questions. YES! I have great advice (I promise). If you are new to the writing world, do what I and many other authors you love did: post your first work for free on sites like Fictionpress and Literotica. Get feedback. Grow from that feedback (even though sometimes it might be hard to hear). And above all, read Stephen King’s ON WRITING. Best book I’ve ever come across that really grasps the craft.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Gosh, I have so many things I want to say. Thank you, first off, for supporting me. Thank you for doing your own research when things got ugly. Thank you for all the love you sent when my health went to shit. Thank you for the never-ending support. Really, I felt and still feel that love. Thank you for having fun with me, joking with me, letting me tease you. Thank you for joining the Addison Cain’s Dark Longings Lounge so we could get to know one another. Thank you for following me on facebook and subscribing to my silly newsletters.

THANK YOU for being you. Thank you for letting me get to know you.

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Author Erica Andrews #interview

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Erica Andrews is a mom of four girls and loves coffee, doughnuts and more coffee.
She married her high school sweetheart at eighteen and they’ve been together since she was 16. Her and her husband are the modern day fairy tale. She loves to read, break out dancing and embarrassing her children. So a normal mom. And she thinks her kids rock though don’t tell them.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

And yes I’ve always wanted to be an author. But it took my kids pushing me to take the leap.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

And as for inspiration, I think each book has a piece of me or things I’ve been through in my life.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Quirks? Well….I always have to have a playlist and I always have to have a show that I obsess about to keep me from overthinking things or get stressed.

What are your hopes for the future?

My hope for the future is to show my kids that you can do what you love.

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

And my advice would be that always have author friends you can talk to. It doesn’t have to be a ton of friends but having one or two close ones can make all the difference.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Hmm…to my readers? I hope you enjoy the different series that I have written as I love to write every genre. And thank you for your support and happy readings.

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Author VB Gilbert #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I am a stay at home mom of two teenage boys. I love coffee and reading (read over 800 books last year) and am a sucker for strong female characters. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Claire from Outlander, and my personal favorite Anne from Anne of Green Gables.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I don’t know that I always wanted to be an author per se. but I’ve always written. Short stories, poems. I’m the girl who wrote a novel when signing her friends yearbooks. It was always just for me… until I got involved in the RH community and received encouragement to share my work.

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What are you working on now?

I am currently writing book 3 of my Thrive series. Titled Hunters of Spring, is the conclusion. it is a suspense story, about a Texan woman surviving a pandemic.
Literally, my inspiration came from a picture on Pinterest— an angel statue with a sad face and arm outstretched.
That statue is part of the second chapter of Reds of Summer when my MC has to venture into the deserted town via the cemetery.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I listen to music while writing… often when reading a word will stick out and I’ll find I’ve zoned out and am ‘writing’ the next chapter of my book.
I try not to read the genre I’m writing … I don’t want to be influenced.

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What are your hopes for the future?

In terms of writing I just want people to enjoy my books and to enjoy writing them. I don’t expect to make a ton of money or be recognized or famous.
I have at least 4 books planned for next year and just today thought up a new idea listening to Billy Joel. Lol

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

My advice is to put the words on paper. Don’t worry about the fine points, just get your storyline down. The rest can come when you revise. Whether or not you get a lot of readers, any story you write is an accomplishment.
DON’T READ YOUR REVIEWS

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

To my readers: thank you. I am humbled by your support and love for my babies that I’ve shared. You are awesome and I love you. All the words are for you.

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Author Aspen Black #interview

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I am a child at heart, at least that’s how my family always likes to describe me. My friends call me cooky, or the energizer bunny when I get excited. I say that I’m an awkward introvert.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

As to wanting to be an author: I have always wanted to write, at least from the 4th grade. I remember writing an essay on what I wanted to be when I grew up. I put down that I wanted to go to Harvard to become a writer. Haha. A few decades later and a degree from community college later, I’ve published my first book.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The Ghost Dud Series came to me a few years ago out of nowhere after I visited a supposed haunted bar. The characters just continue to grow as I write it.

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What are you working on now?

I recently finished my second book that I co-wrote with my best friend. It’s in the editors hands now. It’ll be published on my birthday, December 20th. I’m also writing the second Ghost Dud book.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Quirks….do you mean like I have to have a lemonade at least once a day when I’m writing? Nope, not at all.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Hopes for the future. That’s a loaded question. I would love to continue writing. It’d be amazing if I could do this as a full time thing rather than on my days off. Writing is something that makes me feel completed.

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

My advice is do your research. I’m still learning. It’s not easy. This is a second job. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Interact with readers, that’s always so much fun.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you so much for supporting me. I really hope that you enjoy my books. It means the world to me when someone says they’ve enjoyed my book. I’ve loved every single one of my reviews, even if they weren’t that great because it makes me want to improve!

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Author Gabrielle Ash #interview

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I’m Gabrielle Ash. A certified crazy southern chick. I’m loud, random, and extremely quirky. That being said I must have organized chaos in my life. Everything is chaotic but as long as it’s organized we’re ok.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Honestly no. Not really. I took creative writing in high school LOVED it but by time I graduated I wanted to be an editor. Fast forward 10 years and I meet this amazing person named Kat Blak. We start talking and on a Facebook post where it ask you to write a story based on _____ statement. We went back and forth and just kept going on our own. Decided to give writing a go and look where we are! About to release our first book.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Fertility issues play close to my heart. When kat came out with this idea we immediately started writing it because it was something relatable in an abstract sense.

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What are you working on now?

We just finished The Cure Within. It’s still going through edits and alpha/beta reading. We do have another book in the works but I’ll save that for another day. Just get ready for a whirlwind down in New Orleans.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I MUST have music playing while I write. Also gum or something to chew/snack on is a must have too. I really like having my bestie Kat to talk to as well.

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What are your hopes for the future?

With regards to writing, I don’t really know. We started this journey as a way to help with our depression and anxiety.

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

I am still learning about the publishing world..so please give me advice lol

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Readers thank you for taking the chance on our book. I hope it’s to your liking. Your support means the world to us!

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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 Suki Williams #interview

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Hi I’m Suki Williams! I’m a newly published author who released my first reverse harem book in September 2019. I’m a stay-at-home-mom and military spouse. I love to eat, travel, and read.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always loved reading and grew to love writing when I was in high school. After a really bad experience with a professor in college I stopped writing for years. It was really in the past two years that my love for writing and dream to become a writer came back to me.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current book that I have out was really inspired by a gay romance series I love. (Alexa Land’s Firsts and Forever series) Two of the men in Beauty of Corruption were inspired by one of the off screen characters and how I imagined he would act. After those two men came to me, Blake my MC joined in along with the last two guys.

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What are you working on now?

Right now I’m working on a co-write project, a few short stories for anthologies, and a solo project for a second pen name. I’m taking some time to really brainstorm for my next reverse harem book along with books 2 and 3 of Lies and Loves trilogy.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I always listen to music when I write. It helps me focus. But it has to be music that fits the story and character since I switch POV when I write, so I make a playlist for each character to listen to as I write from their perspective.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to grow as a writer to bring readers even better stories. I want to grow my second pen name. Eventually I would love to have this be a full-time job for me that can help me support my family.

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

Keep writing. Even when you might not feel like it. Free write, grab a writing prompt, do something. Even if it doesn’t lead to a story, writing every day is a habit that you will appreciate. Also, you can’t make everyone happy with what you do write and accepting that early will help you immensely. I know it has helped me. Last piece of advice, find your tribe. Find your group of friends that will support you, give you honest opinions, and push you to be better. I wouldn’t be where I am now if not for them.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you! Thank you for taking a chance on a new writer and reading my book. I appreciate you, even the readers who found that my current book wasn’t their jam, every bit of constructive feedback is helpful in improving my craft as a writer.

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Author Erica Woods #interview

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I’m Erica Woods and I’m a coffee addicted, animal obsessed, romance loving lunatic who lives in Norway with two furbabies and a hubs.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve had stories shaking around in my brain my entire life, and I’ve always loved to read and to write. But I never thought I’d be good enough at writing to become a “real” author. It seemed this impossible thing that would always be out of reach. Turns out I was wrong, and that just goes to show if there’s something you want, you have to go for it, because you never know what you’ll be able to accomplish unless you try.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Honestly, my inspiration was my characters. They popped into my mind one day and wouldn’t leave. The more I thought about them, the more obsessed I became, and after a while I had to sit down and write everything I knew about them. It started with their backstory, and grew to the ‘present’ time in Hunted.

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What are you working on now?

Book 2 of the Feral Souls Trilogy

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I need absolute silence (unless I’m writing a sex scene). If anyone is talking or the tv is on or there’s music, I can’t write at all.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I really want to be able to tell the stories of all the characters screaming in my head–to do them justice. And I want to create worlds that people can get lost in. I want to give them a reprieve from their lives, and allow them to feel emotions and experience things they may not have a chance to feel/do on their own due to illness or circumstances, anything really. And if my books helps just one person, I’ll consider that a huge success.

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

Write. Write every day, and when you’re working on your first draft, don’t be a perfectionist (that’s what’s editing is for). Think of drafting as a word vomit that builds the bare bones of your story. As long as those bones are there, you can always come back and fill in the muscles and flesh and skin later.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you for reading my book! Hunted got so much support and love when it was released, and I’m just blown away. I never thought anyone would read what I wrote, never mind actually enjoy it. I’ll do my very best to continue to wrote books you enjoy, and I promise I’ll put my heart and soul into each and every one!

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Author M. Sinclair #interview

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Born and raised in Chicago, I currently live in Missouri near Whiteman AFB but definitely miss my city traffic and busy coffee shops. I am a parent to 3 cats who support my writing career nearly as much as my cute British husband. Recently, I became a full-time author in order to devote more time to expanding my multiple series and I couldn’t be happier. I tend to focus the majority of my writing on gothic horror and romance, currently, focused on the reverse harem subgenre in particular. Overall, I’m really just an author doing author-ing things while hanging out with her cats and drinking bubbly.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I wish I could say I have always been focused on this goal. I’ve always enjoyed writing and somewhere between 8th grade and freshman year, I considered persuing it but getting to this point took a lot of twists and turns. I only started publishing and actively writing this past January, and before that, I had been focused on my Masters in Communication. I have studied everything under the sun from political communication, to gender studies, and even briefly focusing on organic chemistry at the start of my bachelors. Yet somehow I ended up exactly where I had started in 8th grade, wanting to be a writer.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

For the purpose of this question, I’m going to focus on the Descendant series because I have about 5 others floating around out there! Descendant of Chaos did not actually derive from my normal creative process, instead, it sort of popped out of nowhere. I had just finished both Fire & Smoke, as well as Monsters, both that were set to release on August 30th so I was feeling a bit out of sorts. I’d taken a long weekend from my job at the time and started messing around with a storyline about Nova and these crazy yet sexy mages that came to her hometown. Well, 3 pages turned into 160 after about 4 days and I decided that I would put the book out there. I was thrilled to find out how much people enjoyed it.

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What are you working on now?

Currently, I have several projects going. I write under a co-author pen name, the Grim Sisters, with CY Jones, so we have been moving forward onto our 2nd and 3rd book with that. Additionally, I have been plotting out the second two books following Queen of Dead. It’s hard to give an accurate description of what I’m working on because it changes so much. The best way to describe it is that I’m working on a lot! After all, the characters somewhat demand it lol.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Not quirks per se but there are a few things that I am picky about. One of them is covers. It sounds silly but I have always been super picky about the color and ‘vibe’ of the cover. Except for a few, I have created most of my covers on my own. The two artists that I have worked with are exceptionally talented and I trust them to put forward the exact concepts I’m envisioning.

Outside of that, I always have a candle lit and I never have music on. I know. not very interesting in terms of quirks!

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What are your hopes for the future?

I started this entire process of publishing with one goal in mind. To have fun. I have been in jobs that I’ve hated and now that I have found something I truly enjoy, I plan on holding onto that. I publish at least once a month or more and while that may seem stressful, I find it really fun. Whenever I feel stressed or it starts to feel like a responsibility, I tend to step back and breath a bit. My PA Sarah Klinger is fantastic at telling me to take personal time to maintain that balance.

I really hope to continue to grow my base with audience members and writers who love the characters and worlds I build. As much as sales and profits are important, I couldn’t imagine not caring about my characters or the worlds I’ve placed them in. So while I do hope to continue to grow, my real goal is to continue to enjoy what I am doing.

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

Publish that first book. The hardest part about publishing is getting out that first book. There are going to be people in the industry who try to not only diminish your excitement but put you down. You need to trust yourself and your ideas because you’re audience will love you for it. Don’t follow trends unless you really want to write a book within that sub-genre. Instead, write what you love and remember, an audience is called an audience for a reason. Not everyone will love your work but the ones that do will love your authenticity and hard work.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I love you! No really, hearing your feedback and excitement about the characters that feel so real to me, fuels my writing. I have always loved fantasy and romance so hearing about you falling in love with the characters makes me ridiculously happy. I also really hope I get a chance to meet you and hear it in person! I will be at the Court of Sin in NOLA this upcoming June 2020 and I hope to see you there so we can hang out!

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Author T.L. Christianson #interview

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I’m a Colorado native, an alumna of CU Boulder, mother of 2 terrible but wonderful teenagers and wife of almost 20 years. Ever since I can remember, I’ve lived in my own imagination visiting reality occasionally. Writing for me has always been my comfort, my escape, and my most profound companion since I can remember.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I don’t remember ever not writing. Reading and writing are like breathing to me. However, I give my sister, and author, Ann Martinez (Annabelle Anders), the credit for pushing me off the publishing ledge. After reading through some of my stories, she said, “You have to get published. This is really good.” I took her advice and finished Crimson during the spring of 2018, and the rest is history.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Like all authors, our writing is a combination of people, ideas, and beliefs that we have, and I’m no different. However, I tend to focus on women in my novels. I grew up with powerful women, and every main character is based on someone I love and care about. My favorite to write was Sarah from Scarlet. Sarah is actually based on my sister, Leslie. She’s one of the most inspiring women in my life; she’s fearless and brave, and those are qualities that I wish I had more of. When she wants something, there’s nothing in this world that will keep her from it. It’s the tenacity and courage that I was aiming for when writing Sarah.

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What are you working on now?

I am currently writing Bloodthirsty Bastard. It’s a spinoff of the original Cocky Bastard by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. In it, we meet Aubrey Bloom’s roommate from college, Caroline. She’s a teacher from New England who’s in need of a job. Along with her evil cat (that Chance nicknames Lucifer), she moves into the newlywed’s spare bedroom. However, between her ability to thwart her hosts’ amorous activities, and the devil kitty, Caroline needs to find a new place to live…Enter Ethan, vampire, and owner of Dumont securities, and he’s in need of a personal assistant. Ethan is sexy, ruthless, logical, and bloodthirsty… So, of course, Aubrey offers Caroline for the job!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Silence. No distractions, no music, no phone.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I love writing, and it alone gives me a lot of joy, but I would like to see some validation from my work and be able to make a living from it. Right now, I’m a brand new author, so I’m hoping my efforts will pay off in the future.

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

Keep writing, and keep pushing. You get nowhere if you give up.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I have amazing readers! I love you guys! Thank you for all your support – YOU are a huge reason why I write 😉

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Author Elizabeth G. Ellis #interview

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Hi, I am Elizabeth. I am a small town girl from Mississippi. Being that I am a country girl, you can guess I have raise all kinds of animals, even wild ones that were abandioned as babies then i would let them return to the wild. I have 4 fur babies now that are all uniquely there own. Between they and my siblings families, It keeps me rather busy.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

No, actually, I wasn’t even a big reader, most of my life. About 10 years ago someone bought me a 5 years ago someone bought me a ereader and i found a Urban fantasy / Paranormal RH , author and she had me hooked and I cant put books down now.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I am not sure if i had a imspiration with my book. I usually have the men their, as i write it just develops. Sometimes, I am just as surprised at how the book turns as the reader. But I wouldnt have it any other way.

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What are you working on now?

I am working on several things, I have a novel I call Angery Goddess,( working title). It is going to be a novel that makes you feel like you are on a emotional rollercoaster. The other thing I am working on is a group of short stories with my very talented writing partner, April Bock, that also writes amazing poetry. But the book has a variety of fabulous stories.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Omg, yes, I either have to have complete silience, or old rock-n-roll in my earphone. I do most of my writing in between 2am. and 7am. So yeah i am up early.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Gosh, I want to be a great writer. I want to write series that people cant put down. I want to ieep finding projects with the great April Bock. I want to write what the readers can vision themselves in. I want to be a best seller, lol I know everyone says that, but it is true. That means that people love your work, as much as I love it.

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

First of all, if you want to write do so. Don’t let anyone discourage your dream. Build a group of authors, PAs, and of course bloggers. Listen to readers. And never stop learning.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I want to know you are so important to me. I want to know what you like and dislike, It helps me grow as a author. Please review books, it is so important to authors. Thank you for being a reader, without you , we I would just be a person, that puts words on paper.

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