Author K.B. Wheelock #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author K.B. Wheelock

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I am a mom of 6 kids from 3-21, married to a husband who loves gadgets, computers and electronics. When not writing, I am reading, sewing or gardening. Occasionally when I am willing to brave my outdated kitchen, I do enjoy cooking.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have always liked writing, felt I could express myself better. In middle and high school I wrote poetry (dang I wish I knew what happen to my 10th grade portfolio). In college, I took a creative writing class that really showed me how much I enjoy writing. I even won a short story award (which I now can’t find that piece either, though the book it was published in is somewhere).

In late 2018 I started to ARC and BETA read for some authors. In our conversations, I told them how I always wanted to write a book, but never thought I could. With their encouragement, I wrote Protect (renamed Protecting Rose) in 6 days while I was sick on the couch with strep.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The Prometheus Chronicles has been so much fun to write. I have a Pinterest file that I pin images for mythical creatures. One I found was a bunny/cat/moth/caterpillar type and I knew I would write a story about her at some point. Then while reading a book by Golden Angel, the whole story fell into place.

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What are you working on now?

The Prometheus Cure is the sequel to The Prometheus Curse. It starts off almost right after The Prometheus Curse. We might shifters that should never be, but here they are and you just have to shake your head. Some examples are Abby, who is a flamingo/porcupine hybrid, or Josie the apephant (elephant/ape hybrid).

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

While writing…um not really. I usually end up jumping from one tab to another, spending time on Facebook or wrangling children while I should be writing.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Every author hopes that one book will be that one that hits the big time, can’t say I am any different. But I would love to make enough for a nice family vacation, to help with bills some.

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

Don’t be afraid of trying. You don’t know what you will be capable of if you don’t try. Ask advice from people who really care in the community and who have had success. But most important be true to yourself. At the end of the day, how you feel about what you are writing and what you are doing is the most important thing.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Without you, these would just be words on pages. For each person who reads one of my stories, who leaves a review, Thank you.

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Author Tamara White #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Tamara White

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Well, I’m not sure where to start. I’m a twenty-six-year-old woman living in Australia. I absolutely hate camping, but I love glamping. Yet despite my hate of camping, I somehow love fishing.

Oh, a fun fact about myself; I can’t swim. This fact always surprises people since I absolutely love living in places close to big bodies of water but sadly I never learnt how. Something my husband and I have been working on rectifying the past two years but I’m a big scaredy cat. Although I have made progress. Now when I get into water, I no longer automatically go into panic mode. So, progress.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes and no. Yes I always wanted to become an author, but I never dreamed I could ever do it. So I set my sights on becoming a vet nurse, something I thought would benefit me since I have a pet with medical issues. When I learnt all I could that would benefit my pups health, I turned to writing as a therapy exercise to cope with severe anxiety. Here we are two years later and my anxiety is at the lowest it’s been in my life.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I don’t generally have something that sparks my interest in writing apart from my dreams. I can wake up randomly some mornings with a story idea just raring to go.

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What are you working on now?

White Wolf Academy. It’s about a young baby who is abandoned in a prison dimension so she would remain safe until she was old enough to face the world.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Okay, there is one my husband finds strange. I need to be cold. Usually when I am in the lounge, or office, I have the aircon cranked down to 18 degress and huddle under a blanky. If I don’t have it like this, I get so super uncomfortable and distracted which leads to no writing.

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What are your hopes for the future?

To buy a home that I can make my own and fit with a bigger swag room. Possibly add a second child to the mix or maybe adopt a kitten or two. There isn’t really much I want so long as everyone in my family is happy, that’s all that matters.

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

Biggest piece of advice I could give is, don’t be afraid to reach out. A lot of new authors I’ve spoken to have been so nervous or afraid to get in touch with authors to ask advice simply because they worry about overstepping some imaginary line. But, to be
honest, asking for help may be the best thing you can do.

The worst thing that could happen is you get a polite ‘I’m sorry, I can’t help you’ or you don’t get a response at all (don’t take it to heart, us authors can get busy). But the best thing that could happen, you could find an author who becomes your mentor,
someone to help guide you through the world of indie publishing.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you. I wouldn’t be here today without all of you supporting me everyday to keep writing the stories that pop into my head. I love you all.

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Author C.A. Storm #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Chris “C.A.” Storm | Kinkaid Knight

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Oh, this is always a difficult one. Right, I’m a 40-something gay male who writes romance novels primarily for a female audience. From male/female romances through polyamorous/reverse harem novels, and even dipping my toes into gay harem and dystopian omegaverse stories. I write under the pen name C.A. Storm for my paranormal/science fiction romance stories, and started a new pen name, Kinkaid Knight, for my more contemporary and “adult” erotica books.

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I grew up a military brat, joined the Navy out of high school, then after getting out of the Navy, proceeded to spend my twenties hopping around the world, trying to “find myself” while I pursued my dreams – I ended up working for a game publishing company producing tabletop roleplaying games based on the works of a New York Times best-selling author for a few years, then went to England for a year to work for an early independent publisher of alternative fantasy fiction. When I got back to the States, I finally finished getting my degree—in graphic design—before ending up in Hawaii of all places, where I finally made the plunge and started self-publishing romance novels.

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I’ve been reading romance novels since I was about 10, when I first got a hold of my mom’s Zebra Historical romance novels, and I’ve been addicted to “love” and “romance” ever since!

Currently, I live in Honolulu, Hawaii, with my partner of 14 years now. Hm, what else? I’m a Gemini, a bit of a Heathen, used to be called the #GlitterKing but have lately been embracing my #IrishViking heritage. I also have a fondness for hashtags, gifs, and posting pictures of good looking men in my Facebook groups to help spread joy, happiness, and eye-candy to those in need!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always been a storyteller. Growing up, I’d make up fairy tales for my younger brother and sister as bed time stories. When I was 8, I won a school Halloween story writing contest for a short story about an alien plant—for the record, I won a set of fake vampire fangs and make-up kit—and ever since then, I’ve been a bit addicted to writing. In high school, I was the moody poet and channeled a lot of my storytelling into running Dungeons & Dragons and Vampire: The Masquerade/Werewolf: The Apocalypse games for my friends.

In my twenties, I started writing adventures for the Third Edition of Dungeons & Dragons, which ended up getting me a job as a game designer, writer/editor, and art director for Dragonlance Third Edition, but that was more technical writing than fiction. My first actual “published” fiction stories, however, were short stories that took place in Storm Constantine’s Wraeththu Universe.

Through my thirties, I didn’t do too much writing. I’d start projects, but never really finish, and was more focused on working on my degree in graphic design than I worried about actually submitting manuscripts for publication. It was only once I had my degree, and once I had moved to Hawaii and was in a better “mental place,” that I finally decided to take the plunge and start writing romance novels—because they’re fun.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’m a bit of a mental sponge. I absorb everything I’m exposed to; never knowing what may spark an idea. For one of the series I’m working on, I drew upon my usual inspiration of world mythologies – I love myths and legends, ever since first learning Greek mythology in school. However, I love the interaction between mythologies, how wildly disparate and separated peoples might have developed eerily similar monsters or stories, probably drawing from some long-lost primordial tales that somehow survived migrations.

Heh, then again, I’m also working on a contemporary story involving the Mafia, the Bratva, a Heathen motorcycle club, and a cleaning lady—which was inspired by the term “clean” romances, even though this one will definitely not be “clean”!

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What are you working on now?

Let’s see…more than I should probably admit to.

C.A. Storm has Lilith: the First Omega coming out next month, a twisted tale of how Lilith tricks some of the most wicked and monstrous beings from myth and legend into causing the apocalypse; which will kick off my dystopian/paranormal Omegaverse universe dubbed Omega Apocrypha. I’m also revamping and expanding my ELF Omegas Christmas short story to a full novella, so that’s another Omegaverse novel—although this one is that gay harem I previously mentioned. After I get those finished, I’m heading back to my first series, about a paranormal Renaissance Flair, with A Wolf in Period Clothing, which I hope to have out by the end of June-ish.

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Kinkaid Knight is hard at work on The Cleaners, the first in my Big Bad Men series of standalone novels. It’s introducing my contemporary universe, so will contain hints of future series to come. Kinkaid’s also working on an erotica short story, introducing another universe—this one a “contemporary” type of dystopian, revolving around “primal” males…you’ll have to stay tuned for more on that one!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Oh jeez. This is a little tough.

Hm. Okay, I have to write in order, from the beginning of the story through the end. I can’t jump around. If there’s a certain scene that I desperately want to write, I just have to bulldoze through the story until I get to it. That said, I save each chapter in a separate file, which makes it easier to edit in the long run and keeps my “master document” from getting too large and unwieldy.

I always have 2 drinks at hand. One is water, I drink a lot of water. I also always have either a cup of coffee – if it’s early (say, before 3-4pm)—or either a beer (if it’s a “work night”) or a mixed drink, typically Dr. Jack (Jack Daniels & Dr. Pepper).

Oh! I tend to speak out-loud when I’m writing dialogue, to make sure it’s flowing properly, that it makes sense. I…may have also acted out certain scenes, in order to make sure the mechanics of it work out properly. I should probably not discuss which scenes, in particular, I’ve done that with.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Honestly? Just to keep writing. I want to get to the point my writing is fully supporting myself and my family, and I’d be quite happy doing that for the rest of my natural life. Wherever it takes me, though, I’m sure it’ll be an interesting ride—and provide plenty more inspiration for future stories.

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

Hm, this is another tough one.

First, I’d say “find your voice.” Find what makes your stories different, the unique “voice” that allows readers to relate to you, your distinct turns of phrase or what makes you different from the millions of other writers out there.

Second, editing is important. I cannot stress the importance enough! However, and this is the tricky one…don’t let them edit out your personality and your voice!

Third, keep writing. Just write. Don’t worry about making it perfect in the first draft. Just focus on getting it finished. Once you can prove to yourself that you can craft a story from beginning to end, then worry about polishing it, editing and revising it, but don’t let yourself get caught up in the stress of ensuring it’s absolutely perfect before you let it out in the world. Perfection is impossible. Just make it as good as you can, and move on.

Fourth, make friends and don’t start drama. In the indie world, who you know can make or break you, but never, ever talk bad about anyone – they will find out. Some authors, and readers, thrive on the drama, but in the end, it takes away from your writing, from the enjoyment of writing and telling stories. Yes, you’re going to see other, newer authors suddenly become huge while you may still be struggling, and it’s going to make you doubt yourself; that’s sadly just the way things are. Don’t become “That Person,” who starts trying to tear down other authors, don’t become the bitter critic—just double-down on your own writing, and keep pushing forward!

Find your own path to happiness. Learn what you can, figure out what works for you, and kill them with kindness!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I adore you all—yes, even you! Thank you for reading my stories, and hopefully, even if just for a minute or two, I managed to entertain you! If I made you laugh, or made you swoon, or even made you mad or sad, then my mission was accomplished! Now, just be sure to leave a review!

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Sol & Lune by Kathryn Moon #preorder

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A war without end, a woman alone, and a sacred duty she must protect.

Born into a war almost as old as Sol and Lune themselves, Lumen, Lady of Fenn Manor has watched her family sacrifice for years at the altar of her country’s ambitions.

Alone and unprotected when the enemy army arrives on her doorstep, she faces two impossible choices: run north to her countrymen, or protect her home and bear the company of the temperamental General Westbrook.

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As the army’s stay stretches on, Lumen learns what she’s willing to sacrifice and what cannot be surrendered. Westbrook isn’t the only man in the company interested in Lumen. There is Healer Brink who hides secrets as fiercely as feelings, and Gideon Jones who fights as fiercely as he loves.

Can Lumen survive the onslaught against her home, her honor, her heart? Only Mother Lune knows.

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Sol & Lune is part one of a reverse harem romance duet about the transformation of Lumen Fenn and the three men fascinated by her. It contains emotionally dark themes and is meant for readers age 18 and up. The duet will end with an HEA.

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Author Jacquelyn Faye #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Jacquelyn Faye

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Not much to tell. Middle aged suburbian mom of two wonderful children and several pets 😀
I’ve been working in telecommunications for the past fifteen years, but have always been an avid reader. Stumbled across the reverse harem genre and fell in love. I’ve been working for Untold Press in my spare time, doing some editing and graphic work for my friends over there. One of them, challenged me to write a book…
I didn’t think it would completely engulf my life the way it has. I love the characters that came to life in my head and the Lovin’ the Coven series was born 🙂

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

No. I’ve always loved reading, but honestly I never considered being an author much. It almost felt too daunting of a task. Once you sit down to write though, and the story flows out of you, you realize you don’t have much choice in the matter!

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Witches have always fascinated me. I think that ever since I was a little girl i kind of wanted to be one. Then I read my first reverse harem story and the possibilities kind of all came together. I came up with the title of the series and then sort of wrote the books around that, but I wanted it to be fun and exciting, so i stuffed it with as much humor as I could and let the characters write themselves

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What are you working on now?

Currently, I’m working on a new RH series called The Fox and the Hounds
It’s about a Kitsune who gets shipped off to an academy for magical folk to learn to blend in with humans more. There she meets her harem, but doesn’t get along with them at all in the beginning…
The first book, A Tail of Woah should be out sometime this month.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

COFFEE AND LOUD MUSIC
Seriously, without those two things, i just can’t seem to get the words out. When i get home from work, I put on my headphones, start up the Keurig and just get lost in my own little world until it’s time to go to bed.

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What are your hopes for the future?

To be able to do this full time. I’d love to be able to make this my life. I’m just sorry I started so late!

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

Don’t dream about it, don’t think about it, just do it. Try to write every night, but if you can’t, don’t force it. Take some time to keep your head straight. If things around you are crazy, it WILL affect your writing.
Be careful who you trust, not everybody is your friend. Sad, but true. I’ve heard horror stories from many authors. I’ve been so damn lucky.
But the biggest piece of advice i can give you is, get to know your readers. Make friends with them on social media. They make it all worth while.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

If i could come through this screen and hug every damn one of you, I would. YOU, the readers, have made this whole crazy insane thing everything I ever dreamed it could be. Your reviews, your comments, your excitement over my stories…
I can’t thank all of you enough.
I LOVE YOU GUYS!

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New Releases & Sale #reverseharem

Wolf’s Bane by Crystal Ash

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The second book in Erin O’Kane’s Shadowborn series, Lost in Shadow, is now on sale for only 99cents for a limited time (99p for UK readers!)

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🧛‍♂️Welcome to Rogue Academy by Savannah Rose and Amelia Gates 🧛‍♂️

***Street rat. Scoundrel. Thief. MURDERER. Those are all names I’ve been called. Names that were fitting at one time or another. But you don’t throw a vampire into a foster home and expect her to come out a model citizen, do you? And you sure as shit don’t feed her Mac and Cheese with a side of lashings and expect her to roll over and play the submissive. Even more, you don’t offer her up to men twice her age and permit them to hang their soggy balls at the base of her chin without expecting her to bite it the fuck off. Despite the murderous bone in my body, I didn’t wreak havoc on my foster home – at least not the kind that leads to death. Instead, I did what any girl as hard- headed and short-sighted as I am would do. I left. ***

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Thanks to the lovely, Silvana Book Covers by Selfpub Designs for this kickass cover!

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Pretty Lies by Blake Blessing
New town. New school. Same lies.
This is my senior year, and not only have my parents moved me to a new place where I know nothing and no one, they are determined to make me fall in line with the life they want me to have.
Not the life that I want. But what fits perfectly into their world.
I’m looking for any possible way to escape this prison and leave them behind. Which has been harder than I thought.
An opportunity to escape appears. And I’m going to take it. I’m going to use four so-called perfect guys in this new town to make it happen. The ones that have it all, or so everyone thinks.
And they’re going to be my ticket out.

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The finale in Ivy Fox’sreverse harem mafia romance is now available! Find out what happens when Selene returns to her Made Men. There will be tears, screams, and passionate reunions to say the least. Be prepared to be sucked into this amazing story; you’ll probably need some tissues too ❤️

Book 1: Rotten Girl

Book 2: Rotten Men

We have a ton of giveaways happening in Ivy’s Sassy Foxes for her release weekend! Signed paperbacks, t-shirts, ARC copies of Rotten Men to name a few! Be sure to join and partake in all the fun!

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Author Albany Walker #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Albany Walker

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Hi, I’m Albany. I’m a mom, wife, reader and writer. Pretty much in that order. I have four children that are the center of my universe, and a husband I’m still deeply in love with after nineteen years of marriage. I write romance, and believe in real life happily ever afters.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve been an avid reader since childhood. I started reading books my mom and aunts left lying around, which were mostly horror and true crime. I didn’t find the romance genre until I was in my late twenties, and I never looked back.

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Being an author was always a dream of mine, but I would have never started the journey if it wasn’t for my youngest child. I spent a lot of time just holding her, (she’s still clingy today) 🙃 I had been reading book after book but I had a story in my head and I couldn’t seem to find the story I wanted to read. So, one day I decided I would write it. It was an outlet I didn’t know I was desperate for.

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I’m not sure I had a true inspiration for my current series. I tend to write what I want to read, so sometimes a character will come to me, or a single scene and I go from there. I’m a total pantser, even when I try to plot my characters won’t ever listen to me.

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I’m currently working on book four of my newest series Infinity Chronicles. Book one is already available with book two coming May 2nd.

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I have to stick to my routine. If I get a late start, I end up lost in the depths of social media. 😁 I also need quiet, writing takes my entire focus, no music, no TV. But I am a big music lover, so I often find inspiration in music.

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I hope to keep publishing for a long time to come.

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My best advice.
Write for yourself, you’ll never make everyone happy.
Editing is so damn important. But not every editor is right for you. Don’t be afraid to submit samples to see if you work well together.
Find a tribe, and utilize author support. There’s a wealth of knowledge out there, and so many authors willing to help.

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I truly appreciate the support, and I love hearing from readers. Feel free to send me a message or email if you have any questions.

Thanks!

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Author Lilly Griffin #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author

Lilly Griffin

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Tell us a bit about yourself

By day I’m a bookkeeper and by nights and weekends I’m learning to be a writer. So, not telling you my age, but will say I have two wonderful adult children and a husband that supports my foray into the writing world, although he refuses to read my books. Lol

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes, but never really had the courage until a year ago. Before I lived to read now, I live to both read and write.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My love of Sci-fi started many, many years ago but it was authors like David Weber, Michael Anderle, and Wendie Nordgren that had me wanting to try my hand in this genre.

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What are you working on now?

The fourth book in the Koci Hybrid Series.

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Other than I prefer writing at my desk instead of on a laptop or iPad.

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What are your hopes for the future?

To become a full time writer.

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

Get an Editor. Yes it cost money but so worth it in the end.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you! Without readers we couldn’t share our stories.

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