Author Callie Rose #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m 26 years old, and I’m a full-time author. I have a very cute dog who thinks he’s a person and a husband who has listened to me talk through the plots of every book I’ve ever written. He’s my sounding board, and even though he’s not really much of a romance reader in general, he reads all of my books. When I’m not writing, I like to spend time with my husband and our puppy, drink wine, and binge Netflix shows (sometimes all at the same time!). I also love to travel. Going new places and seeing new things provides so much of the inspiration for my writing, and it’s my favorite way to spark my creative juices. I loooove angst in the books I read, but a lot of my favorite TV shows are comedies. My favorite genre to read is reverse harem. I discovered it several years ago and have been hooked ever since.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes, which makes me so very grateful that this became my job! I’ve always loved writing. In school, I used to take any opportunity I could to turn a project or assignment into a chance to tell a story.
Once I got out of college, I started writing more seriously, but it took a while for me to take the plunge and decide to publish. I’m so glad I did, because it’s been really life-changing. I have so many stories bouncing around in my head, and being able to put them down and share them with people is so incredible. I don’t think there was one single ‘ah ha’ moment that made me decide to jump in. It was more of a slow build, a dawning realization that there was nothing else I wanted to do as much as write!

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I have three complete series out now, and I’m currently working on two more, with a couple of others floating around in my head in the ‘idea stage’. My most recently completed series is Fallen University, and the seed of inspiration for that one was the question of whether the traditional ‘villains’ of a story could become the heroes instead. At Fallen University, demons who have pledge to help humanity train to protect the world from other demons who have evil intentions. It’s a fast-burn RH with lots of steam, snark, and action, and I had so much fun writing it!

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What are you working on now?

I have two projects. One hasn’t been announced yet, but the other is a dark reverse harem series called Ruthless Games. The first book, Sweet Obsession, will release in early 2020.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

My biggest quirk is that I like to write for loooong stretches. A lot of my writer friends to sprints, where they write in short bursts, but I like to sit at my computer with as few interruptions as possible and just go. The longer I write, the more it plays like a movie in my head, and i just feel like I’mchanneling the characters and letting them flow through me.

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What are your hopes for the future?

To keep writing! And to travel more.

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

First, if you want to write, then do it!! It sometimes still amazes me that I can write down the stories in my heart and then put them out in the world so easily, but in the digital age, there’s really nothing to stop you! So if you have a story you want to share, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t or that there isn’t room for your story. You can. And there is. ❤

And second, find your tribe! Find the people who want to build you up when others tear you down and keep the good ones close. It can definitely be a hard journey to succeed as a writer, and having people you can trust in your corner makes all the difference. I’m so lucky I had people who supported me at the beginning, it literally made all the difference.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I would like to tell my readers “thank you!” Your love and support has meant the entire world to me, and is really the reason I’m still here publishing. i’m so excited to be looking head to what the next year holds and planning my next releases.

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Author Elizabeth Clare #interview

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Have you always wanted to become and author?

Yes, I have. I have loved reading since I learned and actually started writing for Mills and Boon. Despite the fact that they asked for a synopsis of four of my stories I never got accepted for publication. Then I was too busy being a mum, it wasn’t until my children were older that I started to write again. Joining a writing group was the catalyst that finally put me on my publishing journey. I wish I had started when I was younger but the time wasn’t right. Now that I no longer work, I am throwing myself into my writing and absolutely loving it.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My writing group tasked us with coming up with a post-apocalyptic story and my muse ran with this idea. Dragons have always been my favourite supernatural creature so it made absolute sense that the stories would contain them. I started with a vague idea outline of the story and as I wrote, it grew from there. I didn’t start with the idea of it being a trilogy but I have really enjoyed writing about the dragon clans and their Innamorata’s.

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What are you working on now?

Well I can’t say too much as it is a work in progress but it has nothing to do with dragons. Although I am sad The Dragons Clan Series has come to an end, I am also glad to be writing about something else. It is paranormal and if it is liked could turn into a duology. I am very excited as it is something different. Here is a teaser with a huge clue!

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Of course, my muse is already thinking about the next book and I will be returning to dragons!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I have changed a room in my house into my ‘writing room’ this helps me to be disciplined, and because everything is set up and ready, I have no excuse not to write. I like to listen to the radio while I write and couldn’t function properly if I didn’t have a window to gaze out of when I’m stuck for a word or just need a break.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I really hope that readers will continue to like my stories so I can keep on writing. I knew I would love the process of making up a story but not how much. It brings me great joy to sit down and let the words flow, especially when the characters take over and unexpected things start to happen. I want to be a writer for as long as people will read my stories.

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

You need to be determined. For me the easiest and most enjoyable part of the whole process is writing the first draft. When the rewrites start, the editing and the actual publishing that’s when the determination comes in. Make sure you find a good editor who you connect with, also a book cover artist who can bring to life your vision for the cover. Find people you can trust to read your story and give you good advice and encouragement, especially in the first draft. Always remember that all authors at some point hate what they have written, and doubt that they are capable of writing a sentence, let alone a novel!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Without the readers and the people in my group I wouldn’t be here. Their support and enthusiasm mean everything and I can’t thank them enough. I hope they will continue with me on my journey as I strive to improve, and write stories that they will hopefully embrace and enjoy.

Please come and stalk me if you want to know more, it is always wonderful to have new members.

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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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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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Author Kendra Moreno #interview

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

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

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

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

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

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

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

What are your hopes for the future?

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

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

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

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

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

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Author VB Gilbert #interview

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

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

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

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What are you working on now?

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

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

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

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What are your hopes for the future?

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

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

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

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

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

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