Author Amir Lane #interview

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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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PA, Mo Day #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Rihanna, but you would probably know me by RiRi or Mo. I’ve been with my husband Jon for 9 years and married for 5, we have 3 beautiful children together. Kyson 2, Paige 4, Maddie 5. My husband also has a 19yr old son named Jon jr. I enjoy being out doors being adventurous with my kids, baking and reading.

How long have you been a PA?

Since June so not very long.

Have you always wanted to be a PA?

Once I got plugged in with the indie community it did spark my interest.

What do you do as a PA?

I chat with my authors very regularly checking in with any projects they have going on, make sure they keep up on their word count goals, I admin the readers group, I post at least 3 interactive posts a week, i post announcements about upcoming events and projects, I help run the ARC and street teams. I make forms as needed. During an authors take over I will try and make sure I interact on posts and any giveaways I close out and pick winners. I also promote their books, I post pre order links and its live posts, teasers and covers.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I don’t think so.

What are your hopes for the future?

I just want to help these amazing authors get their amazing books around into the world.

Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

It’s a learning process, make sure you have a good relationship with your author(s) communication is hugs. An don’t be afraid to ask if you don’t know.

Are you available for new work or booked solid?

As of the moment I am not taking any more authors.

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Author Victor Larque #interview

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Hi! *waves*

My penname is Victoria Larque, but people call me V. I write Urban Fantasy with a dash of Paranormal Romance. Those are the genres I love reading and I combine them in my writing. My books always have a heavy romantic element, and there will be smexy scenes, but they are essentially plot driven—just to explain what I mean by that. ☺ My first series is called The Myre Series and currently has two books out. I am up to my ears in edits and rewrites of the third installment.

Originally from Namibia, I now live in Germany—in a charming house in the woods—with my very grumpy, antisocial husband, who I love more than anything.

In my spare time I love gaming, watching TV shows and movies, archery (I just started), and sleeping. I can’t emphasize the ‘sleeping’ part enough. Love it.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Well… I have always been a storyteller. From the moment I could talk I told wild tales. My imagination was always a vibrant and very alive place and when I went to boarding school, it was the thing that got me friends. When you’re little and far away from home, stories can help the homesickness, especially late at night when loneliness hits. Being the one who told the stories got me lots of friends very quickly, and I have never stopped telling them.

So, in a way, yes I have always wanted to be an author. But it took a long time until I actually worked up the courage to try it.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

A dream. I dreamt of my MC roaming the nightly streets of a big city, searching for something. There was a sense of hunger and desperation she felt, and that was it. I had to write her story, had to find out what she was looking for and get to know who she was.

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What are you working on now?

The third installment of the Myre Series. It follows a different character than the first two books do, but fits into and continues the same storyline. It has action, romance, demons, shadows and a volcano the inside of which is a city.

Other than that I am working on a project with another Author that might, or might not see the light of day. Currently we’re working out how to write and plan together, and so far it’s been great fun. I’m not used to writing with another person, but we also beta-read for one another, so we know how the other person ticks, which makes it an awesome experience.

And I am working on an idea for a duology that has been floating around my head for a while now.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I listen to music, specifically hour-long melodic dubstep mixes. It’s not a music genre I’d normally listen to, but—for writing—I need it. ☺

Other than that… not really, no.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I’d love to sustain writing books by selling books. I don’t dare dream of it sustaining my entire income… that would be crazy. At least not right now. I take time publishing my work, about a year per book. In the indie community that is tortoise-level slow. People expect a new book every three months (at least). So the sell-through isn’t what I’d like it to be.

And I’d love to be able to actually publish more than one book a year. That would be awesome!

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

Talk to people and find your tribe. Ask questions, no matter how stupid you think they are. Get a writing buddy, listen to their feedback and criticism. Don’t let the sheer vastness of information and rules overwhelm you, just go through one thing a time.

And finally: Write what you love.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

You are amazing, kittens! I thank each and every one of you for picking up Daph’s story and coming on a ride with me. I would not, and could not, have done any of it without you.

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Author Milly Taiden #interview

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My name is Milly Taiden and I love writing romance. I tend to go for paranormal and fantasy but love aliens and contemporary as well. All romance is amazing. I love watching murder shows even though it scares my husband and I think he worries I’m planning to murder him at some point 😂

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve been writing since I learned to write. Stories have always been such a part of me that I can’t think of a time I never made up stories in my head. It was my life. I was always a quiet kid and lived in my head a lot.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My Crystal Kingdom series is my newest one and my inspiration was my kids to be honest. They’re such fun crazy children and all have such unique ways of viewing life I used some of their character traits to create a new world.

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What are you working on now?
Currently, I am working on a new PDA and another Geek as well as a Reverse Harem. Busy busy times.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?
I lose focus quickly and easily so my only quirk is to try to keep things quiet to ensure I stay focused.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Honestly, my only hope is that people continue to enjoy the books I write and that I can continue to make reading fun for whoever picks up my books.

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

Advice would be to get a really good editor and to be open to whatever they suggest. Don’t be close-minded and remember that you learn the more you write. Your style will change in months and years so be flexible to learning new things.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I want to thank my readers for everything. They’re amazing and help keep a girl going when she’s down and feeling low. It’s the reviews and emails letting me know how much they enjoy my books that push me daily to keep writing. So thank you all.
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Fae King
The Crystal Kingdom, Book 1
Jerrek Valsys was quite literally cursed. In life and in love. With no wife to see him through those long lonely nights and no way to help tame the beast that currentlyresides inside him, he’d spent years waiting on his mate with a glowing rock to show up. Seriously. He had. Because the prophecy told him so. But when his beast comes out and finds its mate, he may have to forget about that whole prophecy thing. Even if it
means he has to give up his crown as the Fae King.

resides inside him, he’d spent years waiting on his mate with a glowing rock to show up. Seriously. He had. Because the prophecy told him so. But when his beast comes out and finds its mate, he may have to forget about that whole prophecy thing. Even if it
means he has to give up his crown as the Fae King.

Kaia Cutestone’s life sucks. She has a job with no future and lives with her dead-beat, soul-sucking brother. The only good things in her life are her friends Jen and Avery. It’s
too bad the three of them have just been kidnapped with fairy dust. Yes. Tinkerbell type fairy dust. All Kaia has going for her at this point is that she just ran into the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen. He’s smoking hot, a little dark and dangerous, and
she can’t stop thinking about him naked.

Thanks to her love of shifter romance novels, Kaia might be the only person on the planet who can help Jerrek tame his beast and keep him from killing more people. Kaia may not
have a glowing rock but she sure is rocking an old ugly necklace. But is that enough to get her a happily ever after and help find her friends?

Reader Note: **This is the start of a fun, action-packed and smokin’ hot new trilogy. If you’re a fan of fae, elves, and all fantasy creatures, pick this one up. Shifter lovers,
never fear, Milly’s got a sexy alpha ready for you.**

Milly Taiden

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Blogger Ira Myriam #interview

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My name is Ira Myriam and I’m an independent, non-profit blogger, with a lot of passion for new upcoming authors. I am always open to meeting new authors and reading new books, but the best part about being independent and no-profit is that I read whatever I feel like and whenever I feel like, which mean that when I love a book, I really love a book. ❤
When people see my reviews they think that I give everyone a five star review, which is only partially true. Yes, I give the books I review five stars, but that is because the only books I read and review are five star books. I have been very fortunate lately, as I haven’t encountered anything less than a great book for a while now.

How did you get started blogging?

I started my blog to thank the authors for their stories and share my love for books with other readers. It rapidly became my passion. In the process I have discovered many wonderful new authors and some amazing books, most of which were debut novels. I started writing about them, interviewing the authors, providing readers with reading lists for long running popular series, and the new and upcoming releases from the authors I follow. And here we are.
Three years later, and 170+ posts, I am supergrateful to all the authors for their stories, for not blocking me when I bug them, and to all the people who follow my reviews and recommendations. I also have a group now, where everyone can post book related stuff as much as they want, and where everyone can find their new favourite books or an author.

What genres of books do you blog about?

I started with the idea that I would blog about urban fantasy and paranormal romance, mainstream. But then sci-fi and dystopian happened and YA fantasy and epic fantasy. And then finally some of my favourite authors came up with contemporary and historical, and reverse harem wiggled its way in, and poetry, so now I literally do not have a genre or theme I would not cover, as long as the material is well written.

Have you ever considered writing a book yourself?

I don’t think I thought about it much because I have zero talent for writing. I can reflect on other people’s work and critically analyse their work, but starting a story from scratch? I wouldn’t even know where to start. Authors are rock stars, I’m just a groupie.

Who are some of your favourite authors?

I used to have several favourite authors many years ago. I think I have about fifty right now, and the number is climbing. I am not a type of a person to forget my previous loves just because a shiny new book came out, so I adopt them all. So now I have favourite authors from years ago and some from few weeks or months ago, but in the end I love all of them and I love all of their books. That is probably the reason for my lack of time and difficulty catching up with all the new releases.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope that someday I get stranded on a deserted island with my kindle and a solar charger and stay there for about two years doing nothing but reading. Or maybe not. That would mean that I would miss all the new releases. I can’t have that. But seriously, I hope that I’ll keep getting opportunities to meet new authors and stay in touch with the ones I already know, read and share their books, and I hope that they never stop writing.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Respect authors. Please don’t support book piracy in any way, it is hurting the authors and if the damage becomes too great, they might stop writing, which would be a huge tragedy. There are always giveaways, review copies, freebies in one book fest or another, get those.

And also, join my group, check out my blog, and keep your eye out because I often give books away for whatever reason I can think of.
And to my authors, please never stop writing. There will never be too many of you or too many stories. There will always be readers eagerly anticipating your next book or story, and love you for it as much as I do. Thank you for all your stories.LinkTree

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Author Carrie Whitethorne #interview

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Hi, I’m Carrie Whitethorne, USA Today bestselling author of paranormal and urban fantasy romance. I write everything from second chance love to fated mates, all with a mythological twist.

I’ve been self published for three years, and started out with a Fae romance. This developed into something of a Saga, that I followed up with an Egyptian mythology reverse harem series.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always loved to write, but I never dreamed I’d ever be published.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current series is a Wizard of Oz reverse harem. But this isn’t the Oz you know. 100 years have passed since Dorothy returned home, and lots of things have changed.

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What are you working on now?

I’m currently moving between a Military reverse harem series for my contemporary pen name, Shae Banks, and an urban fantasy series I hope to get out early next year.
The fantasy is an interesting mix of witches, demons, and many other mystical races and their fight against a common enemy.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I flit about a lot before I settle on a project. I’ll have something in mind, outline it, then someone entirely unrelated to that story will pop into my head and I’ll set that story up too. This is usually how I end up with two projects running at once.

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What are your hopes for the futur?

To reach more people with my work and deliver the books they want to read.

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

Save for the editor. Take the advice. Accept criticism and learn from it. Keep going.

This isn’t an overnight success story. It’s easier than traditional publishing, but the hurdles are high.
Your first book won’t be the book you produce in two years time. You will learn. You will grow. You’ll get better and your readers will see it and love you for it.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you.
It’s my readers and their feedback that keeps me writing.

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Shae Banks, I write contemporary and erotic romance.

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Author BC Morgan #interview

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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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What are you working on now?

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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What are your hopes for the future?

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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Author Cate Corvin #interview

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Hi! I’m Cate Corvin, and I write reverse harem romance. Usually it’s in paranormal, but I’ve lately had the itch to branch out into other genres… as long as it’s a #whychoose book! I love coffee, cats, and books, and my awesome family.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Absolutely! Writing has been a dream of mine since I was a kid, and it only took me 30 years to get here!

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’m currently working on a series called Bonds of Blood, which is dark urban fantasy. The first three books will take place in an academy, but each trilogy in the series will be a new heroine in a new setting, and will all tie together into one large world. I really just wanted to write a huge, sprawling universe with gods, monsters, and slayers.

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What are you working on now?

I’m just about to start Bad Blood, the second book in Bonds of Blood! This is the second book of the bully romance trilogy, in which revenge is taken and things start to get wild.

Do you have any quirks while writing? I always need a coffee and my cat, specific playlists, and I often make new notes as I go per book. By the end, they usually don’t resemble what I had originally planned out.

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What are your hopes for the future?

To keep writing! My dream would be to just write constantly for the rest of my life, the ideas never stop.

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

Always keep writing. That’s the most important thing. You can plan everything down to a T, but in the end, actually writing is the most important part. And keep doing it over and over!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Yes! Thank you all so much for reading and supporting indie authors. It’s one thing to know we’d never stop writing, but knowing that others have read and enjoyed our books, and that we’ve given you a fantasy escape for a little while is the best thing ever!

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Author Everly Taylor #interview

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I am a single mom of three crazy boys and our lives are ruled by our sassy Husky and our wannabe Chihuahua. When I am not writing I am tattooing, painting or going on adventures with my boys. I simply try to enjoy whatever I am doing to the fullest, life is too short to do otherwise.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Not at all. I never even thought about it really until this past year. Sure, I liked English, I liked writing the stories that were required, but that’s just my nature. I had never considered I would actually be writing books that people would enjoy.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My inspiration for Satan’s Gift was really simple… my boys learning to write and getting their letters mixed up. I thought how funny would it be if they mixed up Santa and Satan as its so easy to do. I also wanted to come up with a story where the good/asshole guys were not who you were expecting ❤

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What are you working on now?

There are a ton. Lol – Currently (as in today) I am working on the next book of Her Seven as well as an exciting Antho for Phases of Change. This one I am super excited about

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

So… I have this dildo on my desk… when I get angry I tend to throw it at stuff…. Yeah…. You asked.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I really just hope to keep writing and putting my words out there for people to enjoy. To be able to help them find that escape from everyday life even for a little bit would be such a blessing.

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

Your first book is the scariest… its big and its new, but don’t give up. You can totally do this.

Find your own voice and don’t try to copy someone else because you think its what readers want to hear… They want to hear YOU.

Reach out and find a group of like-minded author friends that will be your support when your ready to slam the laptop shut and call it quits.

Most of all, remember WHY you started writing in the first place, and have fun.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you so much for taking your chance on me, and picking up that first book. Without you I would not be where I am today and I am so humbled and honored to not only call you fans, but friends. Thank you so much for all of your support. Know you can always reach out to me, I would love to hear from you about anything!

When in doubt, eat a cupcake 😊

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