Please give a warm welcome to author Traci Lovelot
Tell us a bit about yourself…
Traci Lovelot is my pen name, and I’m the author of Our Fae Queen, a reverse harem series in a fantasy world that overlaps our own. I’m addicted to books without love triangles, so I write romance where our leading lady lives happily ever after with ALL the guys. 🥰 Because why choose? I prefer reading and writing paranormal romance and fantasy romance, but I wouldn’t rule out writing a scifi RH or contemporary RH someday…
Have you always wanted to become an author?
Pretty much! I wrote my first book when I was ten years old. My mother frequently took me on library trips, where I would devour books that were way too old for me. Reading was my favorite pastime, so much so that I would get in trouble for reading during classes. I dreamed of becoming an author some day, and now I’m busy making my inner child’s dreams come true.
What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
With Our Fae Queen, I wanted to write about a character who didn’t just have things handed to her, but had to grow into her destiny. I also wanted to include some myths from around the world, because I find it fascinating how similar myths pop up across the world in cultures that hadn’t even discovered each other yet. Stories tap into something primal within us, and I love being a part of that shared world with my readers.
What are you working on now?
What am I NOT working on? Haha. Right now I’m busy killing off typos in Our Fae Queen Book 4 so I can send it off to my advance review team (which you can join!), I’m revising Book 5 with feedback from my editor, and I’m dreaming of a new series… PNR that’s a second-chance romance combined with enemies to lovers, and, of course, reverse harem. I’m SUPER excited about it, but I know it’ll take me some time to develop.
Do you have any quirks while working?
I prefer dead silence when writing, but if not… I listen to dub-step and electronica to get me pumped.
What are your hopes for the future?
I dream of traveling again… I gain inspiration from the world around me, and unfortunately, lately I’ve mostly confined myself at home. I hope we can all work together to put an end to this pandemic so we can all enjoy being with one another again!
Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
Join 20Booksto50k and follow all the brilliant advice in the guides on their Facebook group. If you’re a romance writer, I would also recommend reading Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes, as well as Romance Your Brand by Zoe York. If you read The Lost Queen, you’ll see I put a ton of resources in my Acknowledgments, those whose wisdom helped me along my path.
Do you have anything to say to your followers?
Thanks for joining me so early in my author journey! I’m looking forward to bringing you many more fun worlds to enjoy and characters to meet. All of you who have left me reviews and have believed in me so far really do keep me encouraged to continue!