Author Tammi Lynn #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Tammi Lynn, thirty something yr old single mom of a 13 yr old son and three brat cats. I’ve lived in Arizona all my life and will probably always live here, since im a big wuss when it gets cold. I lived in a super small mining town called Bagdad before I graduated high school and moved out and to the city. Went to UofA and Collins College for graphic art and design before getting swept up in the crazy fast life for a few years. Having my son was the highlight of my life and my greatest accomplishment.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Have always wanted a book about my life story, still haven’t done that one or if I ever will since I sneak pieces into my characters lives but you never know. I have always written short stories, poems, and songs since I was in elementary. Haha now that I think about it I was a huge Hanson fan in Junior high with a crush on Taylor and wrote like a 20 pg short story on how their band brought me in on tour, I may have been shot by a jealous fan at the end of the short story 😂

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Inspiration for my first book and series ever came from wanting to get a small bit of my own story out in a way, hiding bits and pieces throughout the pages, but to also get another book out with a little older characters. Being in my thirties it’s not as easy to find characters I can relate to and wanted to create more characters at an older age for others as well.

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What are you working on now?

I’m currently writing a spin off series for my first series. I have not yet done a cover or title reveal for it but its coming soon and will hopefully be published by the end of the month. This book the FMC is the most bad ass Ive written yet and Im super excited for everyone to read Cassie’s story. Contemporary Menage it has a motorcycle club theme.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I prefer writing outside in my hammock even if it means adding some extra clothing on for warmth, im the most comfortable out there and less distracted. I also like to have music on to sing to when I get stumped between paragraphs.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Hopes for the future are to keep writing books that readers will enjoy, someday be able to quit my day job to write and start up the tshirt company Ive been wanting to start with a friend for a lot of years now.

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

My advice to new authors would be to not give up, give yourself as much time as you need to get your story written, but don’t give up. Also not to worry avout every review, not everyone has the same likes and interests so not everyone will like everything you write. As long as you like what you yourself have written then thats the most Important thing. Oh and if you can find another author friend to go through the journey with like I did it makes it even more enjoyable and exciting!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you! Thank you for giving my words a chance and being amazing with your reviews and feedback. Your excitement for current and future books is one of the biggest inspirations to have and I only hope I can continue to bring you enjoyable stories to your lives and libraries.

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Author Lucy Felthousen #interview

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I’m from Derbyshire, in England. I live with my other half and our dog, Scamp. I work from home, and my days are spent doing all kinds of things to do with books… writing (of course), editing and proofreading (for myself and others), and for both my own work and other people’s, I promote, create websites, create and send newsletters, run blog tours, and so on. It basically means that no two days are the same, I always have different projects to work on, and I never get bored!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes. My love of reading was born very early on in my life, and soon transformed to a love of writing. As a small child, I was forever scribbling in notebooks and creating fantastical worlds and characters. Sadly, I have none of those notebooks now – I’d love to know what was going on in my head back then! I’m very lucky that I’m now making at least a partial living from something I’ve loved for so long.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My latest release, Moonstone, is a contemporary reverse harem romance. Although it’s a standalone, it’s part of the multi-author Jewels Cafe Series. The inspiration basically came from the organisers’ outline – there were various rules to follow to be part of the world, so I took those and ran with it. The universe is in Upstate New York, so I cheated a little bit and made my characters Brits, so I didn’t have to worry too much about how they spoke! Of course, there are American characters in there, so I got a couple of beta readers to make sure I hadn’t made them sound British 🙂

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What are you working on now?

Literally nothing. LOL. I just finished a short story, which is actually a bonus scene for Moonstone, and the next project I’m going to working on is a short story to go in a charity anthology. Speaking of which, the deadline is looming, so I’d better get on with it!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Obsessively pressing Ctrl+S. Other than that, no, I don’t think so. Maybe if someone recorded or watched me while I write, we might learn differently!

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What are your hopes for the future?

To stay healthy and keep writing and putting books out in the world. And lots of travelling.

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

Yes, definitely. Read lots in your chosen genre, learn to edit yourself, and never give up.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you for buying and reading my books, and supporting me. It means the world, and I’m so grateful. ❤

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Author Clover Payne #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a mother of five asylum escapees masquerading as children and the wife of a Californian that I dragged kicking and screaming to the wilds of the Oregon west coast. I love to laugh and am addicted to coffee and Pepsi, though I may do a little dance for Reese’s cups. I’m the oldest of three girls and was always called an airhead with my head in the clouds.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

When I was young I wanted to be an author, but never felt like I was good enough since my support group wasn’t that supporting. It wasn’t until I went to Radcon in Pasco Washington and met author James K. Burke later in life that the question of being an author came up again. Because of my continued weariness, he offered to let me beta and review for him. This led to me reviewing other authors and betaing for them, then I became an editor.

It was during my time editing that I met authors BC Morgan, Rozie Marshall, Cassandra Trussell, and Melody Calder. They encouraged me to branch out into writing after reading my short, Woods. Rozie, Cassy, and Melody even offered to let me co-write with them on Deadly Desires to ‘get my feet wet’. This led to me gaining more confidence and more characters started invading my head, screaming to be written. With the support of the indie-author community and my family, I finally gained the courage to follow
my childhood dream and the rest, as they say, is history.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Death Walks with Love was inspired by J.D. Robb’s in Death series and Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather from his Discworld series. My Chosen by the Gods series is inspired by Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Darkhunters series, while my upcoming Unicorn Assassin series was inspired by my daughter and Orion Rose PA.

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What are you working on now?

Right now I’m working on Bast’s Stray, the first novel in my Chosen by the Gods series, and a short story for an Australian fire relief anthology, The Fires that Bind Us.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

In a seven person household, I have to use headphones to focus on my work, otherwise, I get distracted by all the activity around me. I also have to go to my parent’s house or wait until late at night to write adult content, since having little ones in my lap or running around isn’t helpful to adult thinking.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to continue putting out stories that people enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing, and to go to book conventions so I can meet the wonderful people I’ve been in contact with online.

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

Having a PA is essential to any author, as is a good Alpha. I know I wouldn’t be able to concentrate on my writing or put out the best work that I can without Yashira Ortiz or Penny Servi in my corner. I would also advise that new authors contribute stories
to Anthologies and cowrites to help build a firmer support base with other authors and get their name out there.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?
Thank you so much for reading my work! I am overjoyed and honored that you would consider my stories as something worth your time. I’m not ashamed to admit that when I read your reviews I cry tears of astonishment and joy at your words. There is no greater honor for me than reading a review, even if it contains criticism or your opinion, because it tells me that my work made you need to take time out of your life to let me know what you thought.

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Author Sofia Ann Hoffman #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Michelle Hoffman and I write under Sofia Ann Hoffman. I am a Texas native now living in Arizona. I have two dogs who are my fur babies, and I adore 80s rock.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes, I have always written little things or told people stories. I can remember wanting this s as far back as elementary school.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I have a few books in the MAR (Magical Alliance Refuge) world. Each book is able to be read as a stand alone, but those who have read the books find some characters cross over into other books. I got the idea for the first book after seeing a request for submissions to Falling for Them, Vol 4. I decided to write about something that wasn’t written about much and chose dolphin-shifters. That story is called Leap at Love. Since then I have released Men for Christmas: Check, Claiming the Owl Shifter, and Pisces on the Hunt. All of the stories are related to MAR somehow.

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What are you working on now?

I’m expanding Leap at Love for a solo release and also editing for other authors.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I’m not able to have the TV on while writing or editing because it’s too distracting. Usually, I put on a favorite radio station or listen to the Alexa. I’m also a total pantser and find it hard to plot out my books. I’m working on that.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I would love to have more books out there for everyone to read. So far, I only have two in paperback. Steven With a V is a contemporary romance published traditionally. Floofballs from Hell is a short story that appeared in a Halloween anthology and features a man forced to raise three hellhound puppies.

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

Learn how to promote yourself or hire someone to do that for you. That is an area that I am really weak in and I regret it.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Most of my stories come from dreams. It’s fun to share them with you.

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Author Susan Hayes #interview

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My name is Susan Hayes and I’ve been a published author since 2012 with more than forty-five books released. I live on the Canadian west coast and have lived within a few miles of the ocean for my entire life. I’ve got blue hair, more tattoos than my mother cares to acknowledge, and a life I love.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Always. Somewhere in the pages of my high school yearbook, when I was asked what my goals were: one of them was “write a book that would one day be taught in schools. While I’m quite certain my sci-fi romances will never be part of anyone’s school curriculum, I certainly have achieved the first part of that goal.

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What are you working on now?

Operation Fury, book three in my Sci-fi suspense series – Nova Force. It will be out in March.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I find it really difficult to write if it’s too quiet. I have to have some noise. 80’s music, white noise, or something that evokes the setting I’m writing in. (I even found a website that has the noise of the Star Trek engines, love that one.)

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What are your hopes for the future?

I have just recently become a full-time writer, so for the moment my hopes are that I can continue to support myself purely by writing, and spend the rest of my life doing what I love.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

To anyone who has bought one of my books, thank you!

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

The best bit of advice I was given was to keep your eyes on your own paper. Don’t compare your journey to a writer to anyone else’s, because it won’t be the same. Do what works for you, and don’t give up.

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Blurb for Operation Fury :

She’s fighting for survival. He’s fighting for her soul.
Nyx was created to be the perfect killer, with death and violence encoded in her DNA. After years of tests, torments, and trials designed to push her to her breaking point, she’s survived by focusing on one thing –revenge.
Nova Force investigator Eric Erben lost someone he cared about. Now he’s on a mission to fulfill her last request – free her sister from the shadowy group holding her captive. Rescuing Nyx from her captors is the easy part. Saving her from herself will be a battle only love can win.

Author T.S. Snow #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Well, I’m a scientist and a biomedic. I have one super cute fur baby who likes to stay cuddled with me while I read or write. And I’m seriously addicted to books and coffee. And baby yoda.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I actually wanted to be a professional napper. But yes, since I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a writer. I’ve been writing poetry for over ten years now. And I’ve been playing with different story ideas for a really long time.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The forty thieves. Both the disney version (with Aladdin) and the original one.

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What are you working on now?

I have two big works in progress.
The first one, Stolen Hearts, is a part of the Mischief Matchmaker Series. My book is a retelling of the forty thieves. But I gave my own twist to it. That’s a M/F paranormal romance.
My second WIP is called Trapped By Honor, and it’s a little inspired by Mulan, both the Disney movie and the legend. It’s always been my favourite movie and once I got wrapped in RH, the idea just came to me.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I’m very easily distracted by anything, so I usually need peace and quiet. And I’ll get inspiration in the weirdest of places so I always have to have something in hand when an idea hits.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I really want people to like my books. I want to be able to keep sharing my stories with others, have them take pleasure into reading them the same way I take pleasure in reading other people’s stories.
I also really really want to attend a book convention, both as an author and as a reader. Being able to connect with authors I admire, to get to know readers. That must be an amazing experience and I really want that.

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

I’m pretty new too, but I think the most important thing I’ve learned is that it’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to not know things. The people in this community can be so amazing. They’re super supportive of each other and they are always willing to score a minute or five to answer questions and give advice. I’ve learned a lot from them.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Having readers at all is already a dream come true, so the only thing I have to say is thank you. From the bottom of my heart. You make dreams come true.

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Author Kat Blak #interview

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

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

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

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

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

What are you working on now?

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

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

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

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What are your hopes for the future?

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

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

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

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

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

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

Author Alexis Calder #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I live near the Rocky Mountains with my family. When I’m not writing, I love to read, watch movies, and get outside. I’m obsessed with Star Wars and I love coffee.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Pretty much. When I was a kid, I either wanted to be an artist or a writer. I started writing my first novel when I was 11. Life got in the way, people talked me out of pursuing writing (so I studied art instead). I got back into writing after college.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I love reading about badass women who can take care of themselves (with occasional help). So I wanted to write a story about a woman who was out of her element but still found a way to thrive.

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What are you working on now?

I’ve got a short in a shared world coming out in January and a new Academy series starting in February.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Not sure if it’s a quirk, but I blare music. Mostly alt-rock while writing and classical while editing.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I have a million story ideas and want to write them all!

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

If you haven’t finished the first draft yet, stop worrying about how you’ll publish. Start there. Once it’s finished, do your research and listen to the people who have already been there but always follow up with your own research.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I want them to know that I listen to them and I have heard their request for book 4 in The Academy of the Elites series. It’s coming 🙂

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Author Ginna Moran #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m the author of over forty novels, with my main focus being on paranormal reverse harem. Apart from writing, I love crafting and hand-make tons of book swag for readers. Gray is my favorite color. I’ve dreamed about turning into a vampire since watching Interview with a Vampire in theaters when I was a kid. I’m also obsessed with mermaids, though I’m terrified of the ocean. That’s about it.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

While I’ve been writing since I was a kid, I didn’t want to be an author until my third year of college, where I suddenly changed my major from psychology to writing/literature.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I currently have five on-going series, but my newest one, The She-Wolf Games, was inspired by a vacation I took last summer to San Luis Obispo. I’m not exactly sure what inspired the story itself, but I stayed at the Madonna Inn hotel, where I imagined the Lunar Crest Pack world.

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What are you working on now?

I’m finishing up a novella for an upcoming Paranormal Prison Romance anthology called Magic is the New Black.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?
For every thirty minutes of writing, I take a 10 minute break to go on the internet.
What are your hopes for the future?
To write 15 books this year.

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

Learn about writing to-market in the genre you love, know your audience, spend time learning about the business side of publishing, and remember that everyone’s journey is different.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you for your enthusiasm! You all make it less weird that I obsess over all these sexy imaginary men. 😉

The best way to hang out with me online is in my reader group. Join Paranormal Center for Matches and Mates for shenanigans, awesome giveaways, lots of author takeovers, hot guy discussions, fun games and more! I’m there every day.

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Josie Cross PA #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Josie, I’m 28 and I live in Western Pennsylvania with my husband, 2 dogs and 2 cats. When I’m not working my day job as a Certified Veterinary Technician or doing my PA duties, I enjoy reading (of course), video games, camping and kayaking.

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How long have you been a PA?

Only for a few months.

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Have you always wanted to be a PA?

Actually, no. I am new to this whole author/PA world only really getting immersed in it within the last year. I actually started as an ARC reader but got to talking to Ira Myriam one day and she told me that I should think about becoming a PA. She got me in contact with the right people and I haven’t looked back since. She has been amazing and a true blessing in my life.

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What do you do as a PA?

Currently I am working with 2 bloggers and an author. I help with running their group pages; engagement, new posts, accepting members, welcoming members, closing and choosing winners for giveaways. I make various types of forms; takeover sign ups, ARC sign ups, prize claim forms, etc. I also promote books on various platforms. I also am slowly teaching myself to make graphics for various things (it’s a work in progress).

Do you have any quirks while working?

Does listening to 2000s emo music while working count? If so, that’s my only one.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I am hoping to continue working with the awesome bloggers and authors I have, as well as possibly adding others. I also hope to get better at making graphics as I’m new to all of that.

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Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

Don’t be afraid to take the plunge. I was terrified to become a PA at first and now I can’t imagine being one. Find a few friends in the PA community. There are so many amazing people who are willing to talk to you and help you out.

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Are you available for new work or booked solid?

I am available.

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