Author S.E. Isaac #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is S.E. Isaac. I am a mother of three amazing boys. I am a US Army veteran. I live in Sin City with my two youngest sons (my oldest is in college! 😊 ), my fiance’, and my two pups. I enjoy playing sports, writing, and going on road trips.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Being an author wasn’t at the top of my list of “Things I want to be when I grow up”; however, I have a son with autism & schizoaffective. He doesn’t do well with babysitters so I’m unable to work because of that and the school calls me frequently so I can’t work during school hours either.

Writing has been my passion since I was around eight years old. I hit major depression around this age, and I turned to writing as an escape from reality. That’s why my author logo is “Escape Reality”. I hope my words can help readers take a step out of their world and into another world without worries of their daily lives or struggles they are going through.

Sorry. I’m rambling.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I am currently working on Motorcycle Club books. They were inspired by my two author friends, Eden Rose & Josette Reuel. I have never written MC books so I accepted the challenge and dove in. Super nervous to see if readers like it, but I have my fingers crossed.

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What are you working on now?

I currently have six books that I am working on at once. They are all of the romance genres but different sub-genres of romance. (i.e. paranormal romance, MC, Reverse Harem, etc.)

My next release is “Wolfe Brothers” written by myself and Eden Rose. Releases December 3rd on Amazon.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Ooo. Good question. Quirks? Not really. I just like to sit down and go with the flow. I’m what many would call a ‘pantser’ writer. I just go wherever my brain and the characters take me.

What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes for the future in my personal life are simple; I hope for good health and happiness for my family and friends. For my professional life, I just want to become a millionaire :-p Okay. Maybe not a millionaire, but I would like for readers to know my name and enjoy my writing.

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

New authors, keep your head up. The publishing world can be challenging. Things won’t be a cake walk but with determination and hard work you’ll do amazing!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Readers,

You are all amazing! Thank you for taking the journey with authors like myself. It is because of all of you that us authors keep moving forward.

XoXo,

S.E. Isaac

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Author Crystal North #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Hey, thanks for having me. My pen name is Crystal North and I’m 32, but I don’t feel a day older than 21 – well, until I have to exercise or bend or something and then it’s a whole other story!

I’m from the U.K. and I live in the Devonshire countryside but not too far from the sea, which I think is the best of both worlds. I absolutely love it and I wouldn’t swap it for anywhere else in the UK (although I would love to live abroad).

I have a BA Hons degree in English Language and English Literature, and I also have a PGCE in English alongside ten years secondary school teaching experience, which is what I’m currently doing. I’m married to my sister’s husband’s brother (it’s not as weird as it sounds, but I like messing with people!) We have a baby boy who is fifteen months old, and a furbaby puppy. Writing is very much a huge part of my life, but I have to squeeze it in around all of that other craziness!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

It sounds cliché but I have always written, so I consider myself a writer. When I was small I used to make up stories and as a teenager I wrote lyrics, stories, poetry and an entire book which I’m relieved to say will never see the light of day because it’s saved on a floppy disk somewhere, never to be recovered. I never planned to be an ‘author’ and I still consider myself to be a person who just happens to write. Maybe when I have more books out I’ll consider myself an actual author? Who knows!

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Hehehe which one? I’ll tell you a little about the inspiration for my Goddess series that I’m working on. It’s set in the valley of a place in North Devon that I love to visit, and it’s completely inspired by nature, the elements, crystals and magic – all things that are dear to me. I’m so excited about this series but it’s a long way off being done because I want it to be perfect!

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What are you working on now?

I have so many works on the go. I’m obviously working on the sequel to Vengeance, which is called Atonement. I’m finishing off my Christmas release. Then I have a massive calendar of releases for 2020 which includes two collaborative series / anthologies that I’m super excited about (something for Valentine’s Day and later in the year a time travel RH novel as part of a collaboration series). I’m going to be busy!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Not really, but I do write entirely on my phone, so that’s pretty unusual. Vengeance was a big book too, so I feel like it was an additional achievement. I work best under pressure and working to a deadline and seem to do crazy things like wake up in the morning with an idea for a book, contact my cover designer and ask her to make me something, and then commit to writing and publishing in under 7 days. I’m crazy! I don’t know how my team put up with me to be honest!

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What are your hopes for the future?

I hope that I can grow my following and continue to share my work with my fans. I would love to have more people read and review my works from around the globe, and the dream is to just keep being inspired enough to produce new works. At the moment, that’s not a problem, but I’d love to have the time to get every idea down on paper!

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

Never read a negative review (says she!). You can’t be everything to everyone, but if you do you, and are your own unapologetic authentic self, you will find your tribe and your followers. What we do isn’t for everyone, but our fans love it, and that should be good enough for us!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

So much! Where to start? Thank you so much for reading and loving my work. They’re truly labours of love for me, so the fact that you like them so much too means a lot to me! Thank you for taking the time to review, promote and recommend my work – that means more to authors than you’ll ever realise! And finally, thank you so much for your patience, support and encouragement while waiting for the next one!

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#FREE – Tattoos & Cupcakes by Everly Taylor

Tattoos and Cupcakes (Amulet of Queens Book 1)

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WHEN THE PRICE IS ASKED, WHAT IS TOO HIGH?

Little did I know my life would change the day that boner stared me in the face. Of course, with my amazing social skills I had ruined that one, and thankfully would never have to see him or his friend again.

My life didn’t work that way though, and I had to face my embarrassment when they came hurdling back, full force.

I wasn’t just an orphan like I had always thought I was, I was so much more. And the necklace I carried with me since the orphanage was some highly sought after voodoo shit.

To top it off the men I had the hots for were vampires, and not the Count Dracula kind either. They were the sexy stripper kind that made me want to climb their poles.

Now I had to figure out where I fit into everything, and if risking my heart and my life was worth it. If I was willing to pay the price that this amulet asked of me to save vampire kind.

Warning: Tattoos and Cupcakes is a fast paced, WhyChoose romance. Intended for readers 18+.

Sexy times await in these pages and is not for the faint of heart.

This is Book One in the Amulet of Queen Series

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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Author Scarlett Ross #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I am a former aspiring screenwriter who is a wife, mom to one son and avid reader. I have lived in southern America my whole life and some might say my accent borders on the ridiculous! I’m a trivia geek and my favorite spot to be at is the beach.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve written in some form since I was six. My favorite thing as a child was making up creative stories, usually fantasy. High school was all about poetry and college screenwriting. Writing is my escape.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Two things actually lead me to this book. I started reading reverse harem about a year ago, mainly bully. I was addicted but noticed it always took place mainly in high school setting. Being older I craved an older set of characters so I wasn’t Mrs. Robinson when I was crushing on the guys. Secondly I worked in corporate America for ten years in a more senior role towards the end. Women need more respect and acknowledgment. Less than five percent of women in our country are in an executive level position such as CEO or COO. My goal was to make a comment on this divide by establishing a FMC looking to be the head of a company. We need more women to be the boss.

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What are you working on now?

My series is three parts so I am finishing the first book and rapidly heading into the next book.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Yes I am completely OCD in so many ways. I need to be alone, in a silent and still environment. Yet I have an appointed playlist for each chapter I’m writing. I need sexy music when I write sexy, angst when I write angst and empowering when I write empowering. I’m also weird about making sure I have two beverages (usually bottle of water and cup of coffee) within reach.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Truthfully I hope to be an author readers follow and get excited when they see a new release from. My main goal is to be well received and respected.

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

Never be afraid to reach out! I reached out before I started writing. This is such an amazing community to be apart of. Authors will help you, you will be taken into a group and you need only ask questions. Everyone is here to help. Develop a squad, your squad will be your best friends and lifelines. Also, ask! If you don’t understand how something works just ask. There are so many wonderful people to help. Do not be afraid to ask for help.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Yes, I love you all so much, none of this is possible without your support. You bring the joy everyday when I need it. I’m so immensely grateful for you to read what I write. You’re my heroes.

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Sarah Klinger PA #interview

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How long have you been a PA?

Started July 2019 (about 4months)

Have you always wanted to be a PA?

I have always loved the idea of working as an assistant, but it wasn’t until recently that I found my true passion for being a personal assistant for authors. I have always been an avid reader so being able to not only support those authors but keep the chaos of their lives to a minimum is a perfect fit. The satisfaction of pulling off everything from a book release party to organizing the details of a book signing trip is unmatched. So while I haven’t always wanted to be a personal assistant for authors, I am so glad that I found this perfect fit.

What do you do as a PA?

I do many things. My main thing is to help keep authors fix their Chaos.

What do you do as a PA?

As a PA, my responsibilities are numerous. My main job is to fix the chaos of being an author and keep them sane! Lol. I think that each experience is different but I focus on creating teams of individuals to promote and push forward authors on their current projects, organize their goals moving forward, and keeping them motivated.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Yes, I have spreadsheets to organize spreadsheets

What are your hopes for the future?

To work with more authors and to help my authors grow and be successful.

Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

Build a relationship with other PA’s around you it is always great to share tricks and have someone who you can lean on for help if you are not sure how to do something.

Are you available for new work or booked solid?

I am available for new work.

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Elizabeth Francine PA #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Hello there!! I am a single mother to 2 kids that are most likely gonna turn me grey before my prime! Im glad that look is in right now!! #greycanslay any way lol i also have a cat that can be his own diva!

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How long have you been a PA?

I have been a PA since July! and I had no idea i was gonna embark on this type of business! Being an avid reader, I got on a couple street teams and had so much fun doing that I wondered what else i could do for these people and their amazing art!! So I stalked a couple of my faves and got into their PMs!! I did choose someone who had not had a PA before so we could both kind of embark on the journey together lol!! It has been an amazing experience to get to learn! I also reached out to a few PAs i knew of.

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What do you do as a PA?

As a PA I Maintain Street teams and Arc teams, I build forms and sheets for such teams and do a little group management (just learning to spread my wings there!) as an introvert its a step to won just yet LOL.

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Do you have any quirks while working?

Some quirks are my tv is always on netflix binge watching my faves! Criminal Minds Supernatural, Greys anatomy.

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What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes are to fulfill my authors tasks well and hopefully make this a full time gig one day! I would enjoy being able to stay home and do this work all day! I have found i truly love helping other people!

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Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

My advice would be that if you see yourself as an ultra fangirl and believe you can lighten the load of your favorite author than to reach out! The worst they can say is No thank you, but the door they could open for you could also be amazing!!

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Author Mercedes Jade #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a 40ish y.o. fangirl that has found a new way to express myself outside of fandom. At home, I’m happily married to my high-school sweetheart, with two rambunctious boys to keep me busy. I own my own medical business.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

No. I’ve always written, but I had no thoughts about producing original fiction/novels until a couple years ago. My sister encouraged me. It started as a few smutty scenes for fun because I couldn’t find anything to read that I really wanted in between waits for my favourite series.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My work in mental health inspired Victory Lap. I rarely see it addressed from the perspective of the family members of someone with a serious mental illness. The impact is huge. I wanted to tackle this complicated subject, all the feelings the family members experience, but may not always feel comfortable expressing in front of others. This is the ‘behind closed doors’ experience as we dip frequently into the thoughts of the MFC, Tess, and hear what she’s really thinking. The chaos of the first scene captures how off-balanced Tess truly feels as she visits the psychiatric hospital her mother has been involuntarily admitted.

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What are you working on now?

Duplicity, the second book in the Victory Lap series is going out ASAP. I’m also working on my last open series, Maeren. The next book is ‘Witch Darkness Follows’ and should be out around Christmas. There are more books and a spinoff planned. I’m also re-editing all of my past books for better formatting and to prepare for paperbacks. I’ll be attending my first signing this summer at Literary Love Savannah July 2020.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I bounce between books. It helps me to be able to jump from series to series if I get stuck one one book.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Writing? Keep enjoying it. The world? Stop the next medical epidemic. (it’s going to be a flu-like illness) Stop world hunger through genomic advances. Stop violence, but especially gun traumas. Cure fucking cancer. Hey, I’m a doctor. We dream big. I also would like to see my boys grow up healthy and happy. I don’t want to miss a moment, even if I have to sacrifice some of my work-life goals.

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

Build your support team. I found Goodreads less than useful. Facebook groups are where you will get your betas, readers, and other support, such as editors and covers. Self-publishing is where it is at with KDP. Please, keep enjoying your writing. Put yourself first.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Hey there, I wrote a book. Come, read it. I want to talk books all night long.

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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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Authors C.V. Guyer #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

We are a Mother/Daughter Writing duo from a tiny town in Missouri. We write Post-apocalyptic RH romcom and YA Paranormal RomCom. We currently have 10 books out at the moment!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

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I think I first wanted to become an author around age 12 or so, I’ve always been a major book nerd so becoming an author was just a given

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No, I wanted to be independently wealthy. C made me become an author.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Our biggest inspiration… Probably the Zombie/apocalypse trend that’s going around right now. It got us thinking about how the end of the world would really happen and then we tossed a RH element into it because RH is one of our favorite genres.

What are you working on now?

We are currently working on Low Life at the End of the World, book 2 in our Preppers series. It is a Post-Apocalyptic RH Romcom with a little bit of road trip fun thrown in!
We’ll include the cover and a teaser of Low Life for you.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

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Quirks… Well I need like total silence when writing or my brain can’t concentrate. Also. I need snack foods, Sour patch kids, gummy bears, chocolate. Give me all the sweets!!

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I need snacks as well, cinnamon bears, hot tamales, ect. And quiet, which is a rarity in our house!

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What are your hopes for the future?

We hope that when the world ends, we find a nice big fully stocked prepper Compound like our girl Toni!

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

Get Good at grammar, don’t expect an editor to be able to fix all your mistakes. And do your research starting out! When your looking for an editor or formatter and type that in to google, don’t use the first ones that pop up. Find one that’s decently affordable and good at their job. Check reviews and read books that the editor has done!
Also, have original ideas. Don’t ever be a copycat.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Make an author’s day, leave a review! REALLY make an author’s day, leave a good review!

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