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 Erica Andrews #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself
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 Amir Lane #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Amir. I’m a Canadian author specializing in urban fantasy featuring LGBT+ characters. I’ve been writing since I was in elementary school, and I started publishing in 2016. I was very influenced by Holly Black and Darren Shan. Right now, I’ve been doing a lot of cop procedurals with magic.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I think I’ve wanted to be a lot of things. For a while, I wanted to be a paramedic, and then a lawyer. Apparently, when I was a kid, I wanted to be a bus driver. But for a very long time, I wanted to write. I just didn’t realize it was a thing that anybody could do until I was in about sixth grade. Since then, it’s become more of a real aspiration instead of some arbitrary, ‘you know what would be cool?’ sort of thing.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The inspiration for my most recent Barrier Witch series actually came from a dream I had. I was a witch cop undercover during a prisoner transfer, and the van got hit. I had no access to my powers, and I couldn’t tell anybody who I was. There’s this line in the second book that came right from this dream, where me and the person I’m supposed to be keeping tabs on are talking to this stone dragon, and it says, “You are a killer of men.” It was so vivid, I think I might have actually accidentally dropped into another universe for a bit.

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What are you working on now?

Right now, I’m working on editing the third book in my Barrier Witch series. It’s the culmination of a three-book arc that I’ve been working up to for a while, and I’m very excited about it.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I have a really bad habit of starting sentences with And, But, and So. Especially So, and especially in dialogue. It’s something I do in real life conversations, too. I swear, half my text messages start with So. I always have to go through and edit them out.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I hope I can keep writing. I hope I have the time and energy to keep doing it, and that it still feels worth it to me down the line. Writing has always been a way for me to deal with and process the real world, and it’ll suck if there’s a day when it just doesn’t work for me anymore.

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

Take your time. It’s a fast industry and once you get into it, it can get overwhelming. Spend some time learning as much as you can and refining your craft before you hit publish. You can’t just write or just market, you have to do both. Learning what you can beforehand will make it way less overwhelmiing.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Don’t drink or text and drive, always tip your waiter or server if applicable, and leave a review if you liked a book.

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Author Kell Inkston #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself…

I love birdwatching, gardening, and exercise. Favorite drink is black coffee, Sumatra origin preferred.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Nope, mostly because I just didn’t think about it. Truth is though I had been telling stories since I was a little kiddy, so I suppose the desire was always there waiting for me.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

So I thought it would be a wonderfully cool idea to mix the familiar with the horrifying, and thought it would be awesome to have one’s entire worldview threatened by a situation that they find themselves alone in. That’s the desire behind Clare in Substation 7: she’s casting herself into the abyss of a truth that may not want her.

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What are you working on now?

A Halloween special short story. You can find it on kellinkston.com when it’s done!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Not many, though I do love drinking huge amounts of coffee while I write- it keeps me comfortable while I work 😛

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What are your hopes for the future?

To become one of THE GREATEST WRITERS OF THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY.

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

Read as many articles as you can get your hands on. Join facebook groups that have authors in them and pick up as much as you can. Their years of experience will put you on the fast-track to success.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I love you all!

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Author Gloria Hudson #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

First and foremost above all else I am a Christian and a member of the Church of God Assemble.
I place Christ above everything, including myself.
I am a wife and mother.
I am a professional multi-state nurse, a member of ANA, a loyal patient advocate, certified in Tracheotomy and Ventilators for all age groups.
I am also a multi-genre author.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

As a child I had many dreams and aspirations for the further. Writing was one of them.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/ series?

This is the question I have a hard time answering because this book was not wrote in any traditional forms.
* I wrote the middle first.
* Then, I wrote the beginning.
* Then, the ending.
* This book was wrote in different seasons of my life.
* The Middle-I was Happy!
* The Beginning- I was struggling with anxiety and depression.
* The Ending- I have literally done 360* turn- I found hope and peace! Rededicating my life back to Christ, and then I was baptized and then praise God received the gift of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Considering this book was wrote in such different seasons of my life I have had some strong hesitation in publishing it. I had to make sure it was good with my soul to continue with publication, since that’s my first priority now.
As any artist knows, where ever you are, whatever you’re going through-your art reflects that! There’s always a piece of you in each book you write authors, same goes for song writers, and those that make art of any type know that this is true.
To answer your question, my story comes from several different places.
* a dream- middle part
* Real life, historical events, actual news, fairytales, folklore, mythology, biblical history, the Holy Bible and prophecy, conspiracy theories, miracles, mysteries, love and lose, a lot of imagination and basically everything else not mentioned above is woven throughout the rest of the book and not necessarily in that order.
This book was a hard first novel to write. This book is multi-genre in itself. It is an intense read. I would also like to add that in no way is to be taken as anything other than fictional. I say this because it will leave you wondering. I also do not recommend this book for anyone under 18 years of age.

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What are you working on now?

I am currently working on a novel about anxiety and depression. I have a blog that I have started that goes along with the book, sharing some insights to overcome anxiety and depression; some details found on the blog will not be in my next book. My blog is a help for those who suffer with anxiety and depression, to learn to live again and get their lives back.
When I started writing my story Never Alone, I noticed how many people personally and in general/casual contact, who had post on their FBP on how sad they were or how anxious they were or just wished they felt like themselves again. That is when I decided to start my Book Blog, You are Never Alone.
My novel is a story not a self help book. My blog is a self help blog.
I will be writing a Christian self help book. I have yet to name it as of yet, but I know there is an interest and need for help in our society with anxiety and depression at an all time high. I just feel the need to offer any help I can since I have been there.
I am also working on a children’s book called Lucky, The Love Puppy designed for adventurous 3-6/7 year olds and I am doing all my illustrations for it myself. Wish me luck!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I listen to music, certain songs are better than others to help me write and it really depends on the book I am writing also.

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Right now, I am just taking things one day at a time. I’ve learnt that things worth having are worth the wait, and the most precious of gifts are free.

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

Yes!! No matter what anyone thinks or says; you don’t have to be perfect! Be yourself and don’t give up! There’s a lot of critics, not everyone is going to like everything you write, so be prepared to be you!
Because you are different from everyone else; your writing will be also be different.
Best advice I was ever given was by an English Professor. He said, “Write as if you are the person you are writing about and write about what you know!”
If you know love, write about love, hurt and pain- write that, betrayal- write that, etc… if you write of those things you have felt; especially while you feel them or right afterwards your emotions are going to flow and people will respond to your emotions because they will literally flow out into your book and reach out and touch them.
We all go through the same ups and downs in our lives at different times, response for an emotionally written book, will touch a person; just like it did you when you experienced that emotion.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

For anyone-Be true to who you are inside, don’t be afraid to try something new, live your life while you can- remember to be careful and to be smart, research or reach out depending on your circumstances before you jump!
Never compromise who you are, don’t judge another; you don’t know where or what they have been through or how they come to the place they are at. Try to agree, but if you can’t agree, then agree to disagree respectfully. Find your passion and then you’ll find yourself!
Also, remember it’s never too late to do a 360!
Inspiration is interwoven into each of us, we all have a purpose, embrace what is placed in your heart; it’s there for a reason!

Thank you for the invitation for the interview… I hope you have found it informative and that you have enjoyed our time together and my sort of testimony during this interview.
I hope someone found inspiration and needed my advice.
Thank you for your time,
Author Gloria Hudson

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#Preorder Dinosaurs by Poppy Woods and Kendra Moreno

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The next matriarch has been chosen. . .

Sage has never wanted anything other than the freedom to live her own life, but when she is chosen as the next Matriarch of her people, everything changes. Sent on a journey to pass the tests of her ancestors, Sage must find her place in this world even though she doesn’t know if she believes in the very spirits who chose her for the position.

As if her life isn’t complicated enough, she finds herself on the run with a pack of raptor shifters. Sage’s newfound allies are dangerous predators but the attraction she feels to them is undeniable.

With a new threat to the peninsula, Sage has her work cut out for her. No one said being the Matriarch would be easy.

Can she make it back to her people with her body–and her heart–in tact? Can she stop the traders who threaten her very way of life?

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*The heroine has multiple love interests and does not have to choose.

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65 Million Years Ago,
Dinosaurs walked the earth.
People think that a meteor or some super volcano wiped them all out, or that aliens saved them like a holy arc coming from the sky. Some think that they had their time and were selected for extinction.
The thing is, fossils only show those that died. . .
Dinosaurs still walk among us, hidden in human form, bidding their time until they’re able to reveal who they are. Humans are always placed at the top of the food chain.

Nothing could be further from the truth. . .

#Preorder The Hidden (Shadowed Wings Book 1) by Ivy Asher

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I am a latent wolf shifter.
Or so I thought.

Then life as I knew it changed in a flash—or more accurately, an electrocution.

I’ve woken up in a strange place, surrounded by strange people who hate me. They’re in the middle of a war, and I look like I belong on the wrong side of it.

If that’s not enough to qualify as a really bad day, I now have wings and a strange animal to figure out, because it turns out that there’s not a damn latent thing about me.

If I want to live, I have to prove that I’m not the spy I’m accused of being. Then I need to figure out how the fuck to get back home before all hell breaks loose. Too bad my animal has zero interest in working with me unless it has to do with the two hot assholes that lead this rebel group.

I’m on my own, in a place I’ve never even heard of, with threats I don’t know how to defeat. And lucky me, I might as well have a rotisserie chicken living inside of me for all the help my newly discovered gryphon is.

Perfect. Just fucking perfect.

Author BC Morgan #interview

Please give a warm welcome toTell us a bit about yourself

I’m 26 in 2 days and I’m going onto a pump for type one diabetes ❤️ I’m a mum to fraternal twins who’ll be 4 next Valentine’s Day. I’m from England born and raised and writing is my passion. Not just books but poems and songs as well. I love to sing, bake and watch anything with Ryan Reynolds or Tom Ellis. I also have a awesome fella and we tease each other relentlessly but we’re always supportive of each other too.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

When I was younger I wanted to be a nurse or horse rider 😂 I’ve been writing since I was roughly about 12 and fell in love with it. Always wanted to publish but was to scared too and decided to pursue mechanics, got fully qualified but health got in the way.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

It started off as a random idea that popped into my head, I’ve always loved supernatural style films and programmes and the Greek mythology fascinated me 😂 but I couldn’t get the idea to stick and then I was moaning out loud and my fella helped me to finally work out exactly what to do. As for the characters there’s a little of me in everything I write and sometimes true life experiences. Not everything but I find it easier to write from experience, and book boyfriends 😂

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I’m working on my new series called The Drop of Death. It’s a Rh dystopian, apocalyptic world with a twist. I’m currently writing book 2.Do you have any quirks while writing?

Shouting at my characters, crying when I write something sad, talking to my pup. I apparently pull faces depending on what I’m writing but couldn’t say for sure 😂 and music gotta have some noise in the background.

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I’m not in this for the money, I write because I love too and I wanted to share it. Ideally I hope to make enough to continue funding the other books I write, but either way I’ll find a way to make it happen. My mum thinks they’ll become films but I laugh it off every time not something that really interests me 😂

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

Never stop writing, if you love it then just keep going. Don’t take any negative reviews too hard, there will always be someone who won’t enjoy your work, just like they’ll be those who’ll love them and want to read more. Always find the right people for you, be it support or to work with or my case, both. I have a great team behind me who I absolutely love chanderella daily is my editor and my sister from another mother while savannah richey is the my pa and a fantastic friend. That’s not even mentioning the beta readers I have who keep me on the straight and narrow.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you. Thank you for taking the time to read my book, for taking a chance on such a new author and making me feel a little less like a newbie. The reviews whether 5 star or 1 help me to learn and improve. And I honestly read every review I get and try to reply to every message or comment that is posted for me. If I’ve ever missed yours I’m sorry, but feel free to do it again and I’ll try not to miss it for a second time. I love you guys and I couldn’t have done this without you. Thanks fo joining me on this crazy journey and I’m sure we’ll all enjoy the ride.

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#FREE – The Lost Girl of Neverland by JB Trepagnier

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Peter Pan is an arrogant little wanker

Sorry, not sorry, you’d say it too if you’d ever been to Neverland. I know the big story is that Wendy Darling is the first girl to end up on Neverland because girls are too smart to fall out of their prams. I’m living proof that’s a lie. Wendy was just the first time Peter actually asked permission before he took a girl to Neverland to be his mother. I guess he learned his lesson from me. He kidnapped me from my bed while I was sleeping and just expected me to be his mother. I’d rather be a Lost Boy than his mother. Peter eventually gave up on me. He lost a mother and two Lost Boys that day that left with me.

I’ve been living away from Peter Pan. Me and my Lost Boys are now the Wildlings. We even have a fairy with us named Coale, who is a blacksmith fairy, but prefers making explosives. Coale and Blaize get along marvelously as Blaize loves to play with fire.

But we’ve committed the one crime on Neverland Peter won’t forgive. An instant death sentence for anyone on Neverland no matter how close to Peter you are. We already have one strike against us leaving him. We’ve now committed the ultimate Neverland sin. We woke up one morning and we’ve all grown up.

There is a legend on Neverland, someone Peter hates. Someone no one knows where to find. Someone everyone on Neverland only knows as the hook nosed hag. If she’s an old woman on Neverland, then she either predates Peter or she survived his culling. We have to stay out of Peter’s way and find this mysterious hag. We find some old villains who end up not being villains. Captain Hook is not dead and may have information on the hag.

We only have three days before Peter’s Spring Cleaning is over and he returns Wendy’s descendant back home. After that, he will be on the hunt for our blood. We don’t even know if the hag survived Peter’s culling. If not, everyone who has grown up on Neverland has died by Peter’s blade.

Author Skye MacKinnon #interview

Please give a warm welcome toTell us a bit about yourselfI’m Skye, I live in a cute little town in the West of Scotland, and I write books full of mythology, romance and unique characters. I published my first book in July 2017, when I was still working full-time in the media department of a university. I liked my job, but when my first few books were successful, I first halved my hours and then quit my job altogether about a year ago.I now work in my own home office (which I share with my two bunnies) with a view of the sea, and surrounded by hills, books and friendly people. Things couldn’t be better, really.°°Have you always wanted to become an author?In theory, yes. I’ve always loved writing stories, even when I barely knew the alphabet. I got a few stories published in anthologies as a teenager, which encouraged me to write more, but I was always told though that ‘normal’ people don’t become authors, that you can’t make a living from writing books, so I became a journalist instead. I never quite stopped writing fiction though, and after a couple of years of working in various creative jobs, I decided to try publishing after all. I mostly got the confidence to do so by chatting to other indie authors on social media and realising that they were all just like me.°°What was your inspiration for your current book/series? Catnip Assassins is a series about cats, but strangely enough, one of the inspirations for the personality of my main character is my bunny Emma. She’s a wee beastie, full of spirit and sass, always up to no good, and nobody can ever tell her what to do. I always say that she’s been a predator in another life – she definitely doesn’t behave like a prey animal.I’ve had cats in the past though, Muffin and her daughter Lily (also known as Crumbs), so all their little quirks and habits feed into the story too.°°What are you working on now?Right now I’m writing Purrr, the third book in the Catnip Assassins series. It’s a hilarious book and I keep laughing at all the weird things Kat, the main character, thinks and does. The series was supposed to be a trilogy, but it’s been more successful than expected and people keep asking me if there will be more books about Kat, so I’m currently deciding whether to wrap up the story in Purrr or continue with one or more books.°°Do you have any quirks while writing?I have a local café I like to go to a couple of time a week. The waitresses there know me well; one of them has even turned into a character (but I won’t tell you which one). There have been occasions when I started crying because the scene I was writing was so sad, and they usually bring me some free hot chocolate when that happens. I’ve told them never to give me the wifi code so that I don’t get distracted.If I need some motivation, I bribe myself with food. Write a thousand words, get a hot chocolate. Write another thousand words, get that piece of cake I’ve been staring at for an hour. And so on… not good for my waistline, very good for productivity.When I’m at home, I write in silence, music distracts me, but I don’t mind the sounds of a busy café for some reason. Sometimes I just sit there and secretly listen to the conversations around me – great inspiration.°°What are your hopes for the future?I’d like to continue writing the stories I love, spending time with my characters and immersing myself in their world. I’m incredibly lucky to be able to do this full-time, so I hope it stays that way. I’m going on my first international signing next year (Ballgowns and Books in Sydney), and I hope this is only the beginning of regular trips abroad to meet fellow authors and of course readers.I’ve recently started writing children’s books (as Isla Wynter) and I love doing that, so I hope that in future I will be able to do things like giving writing workshops to children, visiting schools and libraries, encouraging young people to be creative.°°Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?It might all seem scary at first, but don’t forget that all authors started where you are now (and they’re all human too). Don’t be scared to ask for advice, do a lot of research, read a lot of books in the genre you’re writing in, and never forget to have fun.One thing that’s important is to find your own style and writing technique. When I started, I was told that I should plot my books, so I tried that, and then kept getting frustrated when my characters didn’t do what they were supposed to. It made me feel like I was failing and almost made me stop writing. Then, at some point, I simply decided to screw the plot I’d come up with and let the story flow – and that worked, the book came alive, writing was fun again. That doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t listen to advice, but sometimes there are several opinions or ways of doing things, and you need to discover for yourself what works for you.°°Do you have anything to say to your fans?Thank you for reading my books and supporting me with your friendship, reviews and messages, basically. An author wouldn’t be able to exist without readers, so I value every single person who reads my books. I love hearing from you and I try to respond to every message I receive (although admittedly that is getting harder the more books I write).Also: Never stop dreaming and never, ever stop believing in unicorns.Buy linkMeowKoboAmazon24SymbolsBarnes & NobleAuthor linksTwitterWebsiteBookBubFacebookInstagramGoodreadsNewsletterSkye’s Book Harem