Author Grace Nicholas #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Grace Nicholas

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Well, my name is Grace Nicholas. I grew up in southern Arkansas in a tiny town no one has ever heard of. 😂 I’ve lived in central Arkansas for the majority of my life. I’m a wife, mother of 2 crazy teenagers and one spoiled rotten pug, Buddy. I’ve been an avid 6-10 book a week reader since I was about 14 years old. 

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always wanted to be an author, but never knew where to start. About 3, almost 4 years ago I found the Facebook reader/author community and it opened up my whole world! 😲 After bumming around, joining groups and participating in those groups, I finally got on my first ARC team. From there I moved up to beta, then eventually alpha reader for a few authors. Brandi Bell, whom you all may know as Rose Alexander, finally wore me down, after 2 years, and convinced me to write a book with her. We wrote The Storm Queen together and it was one of the best experiences of my life. She taught me so much and it was a ton of fun because we were already such good friends!

What are you working on now?

Currently I’m working on another co-write with the lovely EJ Everette called The Reapings Serial. It’s a mini-series that will have episodes releasing every month, then every so often those episodes will be put in one volume and released as a full length novel with deleted scenes and secret POVs!

I’m also working on my first solo novel which is a sweet, second chance romance novel. Honestly, the cover was the inspiration for this story. As soon as I saw it, the characters started screaming in my head and the story has been flowing almost faster than I can type! 😂 I’m hoping to release it sometime around March.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I don’t think I really have any quirks while writing, other than needing it to be quiet. I do the majority of my writing when my husband is working and the kids are otherwise occupied. Though sometimes, I’ll write at night while my husband plays whatever game he has at that time on his PS5. As long as there isn’t much talking in the game, I can deal with it as background noise. If there is a lot of talking, then I pop in my AirPods and turn on my noise app. My go-to noise is a box fan, but sometimes I’ll switch it up to rain or a thunderstorm, depending on my mood or the scene. 

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to keep writing books until I can no longer type! My husband has the lofty goal of being a house-husband within 5 years 🙄, but I’ve told him that’s unlikely considering I’m a slow writer and don’t publish full novels that often. I’ve only published one so far, plus one episode of the mini-series and I’ve got a short story being released December 1st in the Once Upon a Twisted Christmas anthology. 

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

Being a new author myself, I don’t really have much advice for other new authors other than to write what you know. Don’t try to write what you think everyone wants, or what everyone will read. It will seem forced to you, and it will read that way to readers. I learned that lesson the hard way. 

To my followers, I just have to say to hang in there! I promise I’m writing every day, I’m just not as fast as others. I still have a full time career and a family to take care of, so I write when I can. I love you all to pieces and I can’t express enough how much I appreciate your faith in me and your willingness to be patient with me. Hopefully I’ll be able to find more time to write and start publishing books more often! 💜💜💜

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Author Sonja Djurisevic #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Sonja Djurisevic

Tell us a bit about yourself… 

I am originally from Montenegro, my family moved to the Netherlands two years ago. I study Literature, literature has always been my love, especially poetry.

Have you always wanted to become an author? 

I have always dreamed of being an author one day. Even when I was a child, teachers and parents noticed my talent for writing.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The biggest inspiration for my poetry collection is my family and my boyfriend. We had a lot of happy and sad moments in the past five years, so I decided to write poetry collection for them, because they are my strength.

What are you working on now? 

I am working on my poetry collection which will see the light of day on 8 February next year.

Do you have any quirks while working? 

Oh, yes. I am chewing my pencil all the time.

What are your hopes for the future? 

I hope that one day I will be an established author with a lot of published books, which will connect with readers.

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

My advice to new authors is to be persistent and work hard.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you for following me and expect more news soon.

Samantha Shaffer PA #interview

Please give a warm welcome to Samantha Shaffer PA

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I have cerebral palsy. I’ve been with my fiance since high school. I love any and all pets. I’m obsessed with teal and purple. I live for coffee and Halloween. I love dragonflies and butterflies. Shockingly I hate pink. I have to college degrees an Associates in teaching with a minor in science and a bachelor’s degree in educational studies. I have a derpy Siamese cat mix named Anastasia. I hope to be expanding my pet mom portfolio soon do keep and eye out for cute pet picks. I love to read all the things but love dark romance reverse harem a paranormal romance the most. I also specially own a book blog called Begging for Bad Boy Book Boyfriends links are in my link tree.

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How long have you been a PA?

I’ve been a PA since December of 2019. It seems like it’s been way longer though.

How did you get started as a PA?

An author I reviewed for lost her PA and I offered to step in for bit since I had a lot of tech experience from the classes I was taking for my degree at the time after that it was word of mouth that got me where I am now. With my 5 full time ladies Emma Luna, K.L. HumphreyLexi Noir, Annie James, Mikki Noble, and Lark Anderson. I also have a few temp clients on and off as well.

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What do you do as a PA?

So much more than people realize. I manage multiple schedules at a time. I run reader groups as well as Arc and street team groups when asked. I find reviews and distribute Arcs. I do daily or weekly check-ins. I make graphics although I still need work here but you can always learn new things. I beta read their books and promote them. I make all their forms and sheets for things such as sign ups or giveaways. I sort newsletters so that includes finding swaps for them as well as the basic formats. I also keep track of social media and messages so that everything gets updated or answered in a timely manner. I close giveaways and send prizes as well as find takeotaks and spotlight opportunities. Then if your anything like me you send up doing random task for your authors like sorting through reviews, sending messages to people, or just totally off the wall things you’d never thought you’d ever need to know how to do.

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Do you have any quirks while working?

I have to have coffee first. If I work before my first cup it’s not pretty lol. I talk to myself constantly while I work. It drives everyone around me crazy lol. I also tend to use voice to text if I’m multitasking which leads to the most random typos which my authors lovingly refer to as their daily game of what dose Sam really mean lol.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I would love to still be a full time PA in the future because I absolutely love my job. However I like to keep an open mind because you never know just look at me I never even knew this job existed and now I’m over the moon to have it. I’ve had a revolving door of clients and I never thought I’d have so many but I love them all so much.

Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

Really think about what you want out of the job first. Talk to a PA so you’re not blindsided when you’re in the deep end. I’m always open to prospective PAs doing it alone sucks don’t Be afraid to reach out to us. We were you once too heck we still are some days. Be fluent in all things Google and book jargon. You’ll pick it up fast if your a reader. Be honest and ask questions no question is a dumb question. Don’t be afraid to learn a new skill if you stick around long enough it’ll be a daily thing and it keeps the job exciting.

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Are you available for new work or booked solid?

As of right now I’m booked but I’ve said that before lol. It never hurts to ask me or any PA for that matter we do take clients on monthly basis and sadly sometimes we part ways with a client or they need to take a break from our services it’s like a marry go round where you get to help tons of amazing people everyday.

Author Amber Nicole #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Amber Nicole

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Hi I’m Amber,
I am a mom to two amazing kids Lawson (9) and Allison (4)
I have been an Air Force wife for 13 years to my high-school sweetheart.
I love to cook, bake, read, sing, write, as well as write poetry and songs and also I love to proofread and edit.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

So I never imagined I would be a writer. I have always loved to write fun little stories when I was younger I have so many notebooks full of random things.

I actually thought I would be a professional chef for awhile there but when I learned I wouldn’t have holidays or weekends off we decided it wasn’t the best thing for me.

I also was looking into joining a publishing house as an editor.
I have always been an avid reader and thought that would be the perfect job for me. I have been told time and time again that I have eagle eyes when it comes to mistakes.

I alpha and beta for so many amazing authors.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

So I have recently learned since I started writing that I can no longer watch TV/ movies or even some music videos. I end up getting inspired and a new WIP appears.

Forever Changed was inspired on a few things:
1. The movie Cruel Intentions
2. A music video
3. Ivy Smoak’s untouchable series she broke me in the beat way and I knew my next book wouldn’t have an HEA. Well that’s Changed now that so many people yelled at me but at still ended up with a crazy cliffhanger.

What are you working on now?

I am working on Forever Yours. Its part two to the Forever Changed duet.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I like to go into a bubble and I can’t be distracted. Any noise bothers me. I like to snack on chocolate covered almonds or reisen candies. I also only write my spicy scenes in a bubble bath.

What are your hopes for the future?

To keep doing this. It can be stressful at time but I love it. I’d like to be able to do this full time and support my family. Maybe let my husband retire from the Air Force and be a stay at home dad.

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

Keep at it. Find your tribe. There are so many amazing, supportive people and authors out there that are willing to help. If this is something you are passionate about I say go for it.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I am so humbled and blessed to have found my calling and to have all of you incredible people supporting and helping me achieve my dreams.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for loving my books and connecting to my characters.

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Butterdragons Publishing #interview

I’m so happy to introduce you to my publisher – Butterdragons Publishing. Please give a warm welcome to BDP.

Tell us a bit about yourselves…

We are a relatively new publishing company, consisting of a small team of professionals and we aim to give our readers great books. We publish a limited number of books per year so that each of the books can get a full attention and be the best version possible. Our readers deserve the best stories we can give them.

Why did you decide to create Butterdragons Publishing? 

We always loved reading and collected books in ridiculous amounts, and we have been connected to the publishing world in various ways over the years. It was always our dream, so when the opportunity presented itself, we decided to turn our passion for books into a business.

What genres do you publish? 

We publish a wide variety of genres, from contemporary fiction and suspense to fantasy and horror, mostly with a romantic element, as well as poetry – we hold a special love for poetry, as you might have noticed.

What are you working on now? 

Currently, we have just released our second yearly anthology and we are preparing to release several poetry collections and a second book of Embers Duology by Victoria Larque, as well as a horror romance by Boris Bacic. For next year we are planning more fantasy books, contemporary fiction, as well as poetry collections, some in two languages.

Do you have any quirks while working? 

This is a tough question, as we are a team and we all have our ways of completing various tasks, but no matter what, we always come together with an optimal result. Some of us prefer to work in complete silence, some prefer noise – those two groups rarely work in the same office. Then we have unusual working hours as some of us are in Europe, some in Australia, some in the United States, but we always find time to come together.

What are your hopes for the future? 

We are hoping to grow but still maintain the exclusivity and not surpass thirty books a year. We plan to maintain and increase the quality of the books we publish, and of course, to win some literary awards.

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

Good editing is the key, as well as consistency in characters and the world building.

Do you have anything to say to your readers? 

Stay tuned because we have some amazing books coming your way!

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Can a fallen Angel and a risen Demon save the world?
Mihr is a branded traitor since saving the Demon Fane from Hell. But living on Earth, along with his Demon, has proven to be all he wants. As both of them come to terms with staying together and their growing feelings, they experience true freedom for the first times in their lives.
A chance encounter reveals that their escape from Hell has ripped into the delicate balance between the three realms, and disaster is about to strike.
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