Author Laurel Skye #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a a relevantly new reverse harem indie author. I am a mom, I work full time and I’m married. I love all animals and am basically a chameleon myself. I get along with everyone and I don’t have just one style. Though the pink hair is my jam.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I haven’t wanted to be one necessarily. I wrote a lot in school and lost a novel I had been working on through my moms divorce my senior year of high school. I wrote a ton on poems and sonnets but never did anything with them. Fast forward 12 years later and here we are!

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’ve always had an obsession with fire and the paranormal. My inspiration came from seeing other indie authors doing their own thing and loving it. I was looking for a creative outlet so I started writing down my dreams I was having. I have a lot of vivid dreams! So I have loads of ideas for the future.

What are you working on now?

I’ve remastered my first book along with my rebrand to show what the book really means to me. Poured my heart into it even harder than I did before. So it will be published on 2/14/20.
I have three books planned an they should all be out before May 2020. Then I have my co-write, which I’m stoked about!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I have to be in the zone to get a good flow going. Headphones and a good dubstep song and I’m on it! It’s hard to get a good roll going when your being mauled by tiny humans.

What are your hopes for the future?

Like any author I want my works to be read and let word of mouth catch fire. Of course there’s the long stretch of getting it on Netflix or even be picked up by a publishing house. That’s extremely intimidating and exciting to think about.

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

Write it. Worry about the rest later. It’s easy to be distracted by all of the other things to do with marketing and promotions. Words can get lost with behind the scene work. Just write.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

THANK YOU! Thank you for taking interest in the crazy world I created and for falling in love with the characters. Your support, reviews, recommendations and personal messages mean so much!

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Author Lilith Darville #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Well, let’s see . . . do you want the short or long version. LOL Some call me a maverick in motion, I’m an adventurous paranormal, RH and contemporary romance writer. My stories are guaranteed to make readers flush and blush. Even as a quirky youngster, writing love stories was paramount in my life—well above algebra and biology. Learning first hand that some love stories crash and burn while others ignite with everlasting fire, my romances are inspired by my enduring epic romance with my Hubster, whose ideas and collaboration have led to some of my greatest written works—as well as our most-prized achievement, our daughter, Kidlet.
In my spare time when I’m not in the writing cave, I enjoy reading (duh! 😂), singing, golfing, spending time with my family, and sparking a new verve for romance and life in each of my readers. I’m all about feeding those romance fantasies!

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I can’t say when that became a conscious ambition; I just write and have done so for as long as I remember. Family lore has it I was printing stories as a toddler.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Gods, that’s another long story. Nutshell: I was in ICU with my husband, not sure if he’d survive, when the idea about how we’d meet in the afterlife came to me. You know, destined mates and all that. Well, by the time he was moved to the CCU, I had two destined mates. By the time he was discharged, I had four, and my Hubster looked like Joe Black (you know, the Brad Pitt movie), so yeah, a paranormal reverse harem with destined mates was born. fist pump

What are you working on now?

I’m working on the last book in the Sexy Sins Academy RH series and the first book in the Sexy Sins Prison RH series.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

Many friends/family and a few readers will be vastly disappointed when they hear that I do NOT wear bondage gear (to write . . . um, what goes on in our bedroom stays in our bedroom 😜), and Hubster refuses to do the bobbing package striptease no matter how much I plead! I write in my Hubster’s recliner with noise canceling headphones while Hubster watches CNN. (Yes, indeed; daytime use of the recliner was the trade-off for enduring endless hours of CNN woman power.) I generally wear sweats if I get out of my PJs at all since I gave up the corporate job to write romance full time. I’m experimenting with listening to music while I craft my sex scenes. That’s about as quirky as I get unless you ask me to tell my inspirational “pretty flogger” story. evil grin

What are your hopes for the future?

Almost losing my husband gives me a whole new perspective on life, so in addition to my ardent wish for things like world peace, I hope to give and get joy from life every single one of my remaining days on this planet. Oh, and I hope my Sexy Sins Academy series is a hit with readers! fingers crossed

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

Listen to and take advice from successful peers/mentors, who have already made all the stupid mistakes you’ll repeat unless you listen and learn. Stay the course. Don’t give up. Learn your craft. Learn your process. One of the best things I ever did was taking Becca Syme’s Write Better Faster course and learning my own personal writing process. Find your tribe and be a good friend. Pay it forward. That about covers it. 🙂

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

We all love our readers; we wouldn’t be doing this if we didn’t. BUT . . . my readers are special to me on a whole different level. When my Hubster fell ill, I let my readers know why I had to adjust my publishing schedule and just generally bled out some of my pain in my newsletter and in my wonderful Facebook reader group. I treasured the notes and posts of encouragement; they kept me going through some of the darker times. Their faith and the joy they told me they find in my stories birthed the Sexy Sins Academy, which is a rom com, so go figure that. 🙂

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The Fall: A Reverse Harem Romance (Daughter of Perdition Book 1) by Adell Ryan

Sometimes, we do unforgivable things… just to survive.

Who — or what — I am is a mystery, where I came from an enigma. All I know is I fell from the sky.

In this strange land, only a select few females exist, one per thousands upon thousands of males — including the male who fell right alongside me.

He’s different, though…

My Fallen companion may hold the key to unlocking the long lost memories trapped in the recesses of my mind, or maybe he is the reason I want to forget. One thing is for certain: I’m determined to find out.

In this beautifully dangerous land, full of sin and submission, men are mine for the taking, and mortals are my prey.

Problem is, I’m not sure I’m cut out for the dark and twisted role this place demands.

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Author Sadie Waters #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Sadie Waters. I have written one reverse harem series and am working on my second, along with a shorter reverse harem story I’m hoping to get out soon. I love animals, going for hikes, and basically all sports.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have always written stories, but never anything book length until recently. I’m so excited about the opportunities self-publishers have now that we didn’t ten or fifteen years ago.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My inspiration for my current series, the one I’m working on now, which is a paranormal romance story about an incubus is probably all of the ghost hunting shows I like to watch. And I just love the freedom of reverse harem books, so I read a lot of those.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on a three book paranormal romance series about an incubus named Ember who has three men in her harem, each with distinct powers. They can pass those powers along to Ember through intimate connection. When a human sees a demon, Ember and her team get involved to figure out if he’s in danger. It’s action-packed and a lot of fun.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I don’t think I really have any quirks. I just need to be left alone for a while, particularly when I’m writing bedroom scenes.

What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes for the future are to continue to find new readers who enjoy my work, to continue to meet other authors with similar interests so we can work together, and to get my new series published this year.

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

My advice would be to write what you want to write, give it your all, find a good editor, and don’t let negative reviews get to you.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

To my readers, I would say, thank you so much for your support! I love hearing from you, so email me, post on my FB page or send me a Tweet, and I look forward to hearing what you think of my new series. 🙂 Will send my links and others in a bit.

I have a free novella people can download when they sign up for my newsletter. Here’s the link: BookFunnel

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Author Sterling Thomas #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a pretty boring person, honestly. I live more adventures in my head than out in the world, but maybe that’s par for the course with creative types. I write in my free time, or what little I have, between working an office job and parenting two kids on my own. I hope my kids grow up one day and see that their mom busted her ass to do what needed to be done, but she also followed her passions.



Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always loved reading. As a kid I’d take 10-15 books home from the library a week during summer break. I’ve written for fun a lot over the years, but I never really thought being an author was something I’d do. I think I took the plunge because after reading so many books while my kids were in bed, I figured, why not jump back into writing? So here we are!



What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Lorelai’s story is a mixture or random ideas and personal experience. One night I was brainstorming ideas for a fun story and decided that banshees could be fun to put a spin on, less scary creatures and more average woman with and unfortunate gift. Seriously, it would suck to see murders in your head.

Some of it is taken from my life. Lorelai’s douchey husband is based loosely on my own douchey ex-husband, and let me tell you, if you ever get the chance to model a shit character after an ex- do it. It’s incredibly cathartic.



What are you working on now?

Right now I’m working on finishing the last couple of Chapters in Death and Other Calamities, the first book in Lorelai’s series, and plotting book two. I’ve got another book rattling around in my head, demanding I give it life, as well. I just wish I had more hours in a day- or that my kids slept better- so I had more time for writing!

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I always love the idea of writing in coffee shops, but I get so distracted there! I practically need complete silence while I’m writing. Sometimes I can’t even have music on in the background.



What are your hopes for the future?

I hope people love Lorelai as much as I do, and that I can do her justice. I also hope I fall in love with being a planner, because as a writer who constantly flies by the seat of her pants, I have no idea where the hell my characters are going to end up. 😉

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

Well, as a newbie, the things that have helped me most so far have been my friendships with other indie authors, as well as a killer group of beta readers.

Also, invest in your dream and your talents! Spend a little bit of money on a beautiful cover, hire someone to edit for you, if you think you’re going to hate formatting, find someone to do that for you too!

Mostly I’d say that the indie authors in the reverse harem world are amazing. Don’t be afraid to make friends and find some community.



Do you have anything to say to your readers?

To my readers- I know it’s always a risk to get invested in a new writer, but I hope you take a chance on me, and on Lorelai and her guys. I also love connecting with you, so don’t hesitate to say hi in my group. I’ve made some awesome online friends in this community, and I think that’s one of the things I love most about the RH world.

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Author Debbie Cassidy #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a mum of three, full time writer and multi-tasker. I’m a total homebody who loves reading and gaming. The Xbox and board games are my go-to pastime activities. My ideal night out would be a yummy meal and a movie. Ideal night in would be to curl up with a book or gather around the huge dining table for a game of Lords of Waterdeep or Cutthroat Caverns. Basically, I’m a total geek, and so are my family.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes, but back in the day it felt like a dream. I didn’t believe it would happen. I spent my spare time writing short stories and reading voraciously. The birth of independent publishing gave me the hope I needed to get my stories out there.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I watch a lot of supernatural dramas and shows, and I love mythology. I have a huge collection of books on mythology. I also tend to have very vivid story-like dreams, and I draw inspiration from all of these sources. My current work in progress is no different.

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What are you working on now?

The Deadside Reapers is a series about…you guessed it, reapers. But not your typical reapers. These reapers are demons born of Lilith’s bloodline. You’ll find fallen angels, loup garou, witches Grigori, a talking python and a sassy ghost.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Oh gosh, yes, although I didn’t know this until my daughter pointed it out. I was wincing super hard the other day and she asked me what was wrong. I’d literally just wrote that the heroine was wincing. So apparently, I make faces based on what I’m writing. Thank god she hasn’t caught me writing a sex scene!

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What are your hopes for the future?

I just want to continue to write stories that take readers on wonderful journeys. It makes me so happy when readers enjoy my books and it makes me happy to write them.

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

Do your research before you hit publish. Make sure you know the market you intend to write in. Don’t just hit publish and expect your book to sell. There are way too many great books languishing on Amazon unseen due to lack of visibility. Write a great book but do the work to make sure it gets seen. Best of luck!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you so much for reading my books. Thank you for supporting me with your kind words and your encouragement and thank you for being as crazy about my characters as I am. I love you.

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Author J. Kearston #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Avid reader, married nearly 8 years to my high school sweetheart, even though I graduated early. Family owns a bakery so I’ve been roped in since I was 14 years old. Mother of two amazing, slightly morbid, girls. My family is all incredibly close knit and have been crazy supportive of me jumping into the world as an author.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Sure! I’ve always had a love of reading, but never expected to actually attempt writing. The thought of being good enough to publish was so intimidating! But seeing all the crazy support in the RH community, I finally decided to bite the bullet and give it a try so that I could say I DID it. I wrote a book. I never expected all of the positive feedback I’ve been getting and am beyond grateful.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Inspiration? Skye is actually a combined version of my daughters. Way too smart and a little deranged 😉 I’ve always loved different takes on myths, but wanted to do something I hadn’t seen before.

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What are you working on now?

Currently, I’m editing the second book in the Rise of the Sphinx series, Obscured. After that, onto Obsessed! That will conclude the series and I also have a standalone that needs some tweaking and have started toying with a new series!

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I may not have any real quirks while writing, but I definitely am a pantser. While at work or wherever else inspiration strikes, I compile notes in my phone and ramble through all of my nonsense with co-workers until a semblance of a logical plot starts to take shape. Then I just start writing and add layer after layer of improvements on it until I think it does the story justice.

What are your hopes for the future?

My hope for the future? That even if none of my books skyrocket as bestsellers, the ones that give them a chance won’t be disappointed. I’d rather have quality over quantity and if only a few dozen people ever give them a shot, I hope that I can deliver. Make them look at the world just a little bit differently.

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

My advice for new authors? Betas are your best friends. Take any constructive criticism with open arms so that you are able to push yourself into creating the best version of your story that you can, even if it takes a few tries and longer than you’d like. Also, 9/10 if you reach out to any other Indie author they are more than willing to give advice and answer questions to help you. Don’t be afraid to admit that you don’t know everything, but are willing to learn.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

To my readers I would just like to say from the bottom of my heart…thank you. Thank you for taking the time to read my words and hopefully a little part of you will fall just as in love with my characters as I have. I love all of the private messages and comments from my readers so feel free to reach out to me, I promise it makes my whole day and motivates me to keep writing.

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Author Lucy Felthousen #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

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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