Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi! I’m Arwen. I live in South Texas with my family and several animals, including a black cat that loves to lay on my keyboard when I try to work. I’ve written eight books to date. Three are in the Pleiades Adventure series, and two are in the Chronicles of Demetri Risk series. I’ve also written Remnant which is the first book in The Clans of Arcadia, and a few other things.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is Remnant. It was inspired by research into my family history. I found that about 400 years ago, my clan and my husband’s clans were at war. That was really the catalyst for the book.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Sometimes I wear a sock monkey hat to work. And, I usually write in the living room with headphones on, so I can be close to my family.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Stephanie Meyer is one of my favorite authors, but I also love Stephen King and Dan Brown. I think my favorite series is the Robert Langdon series, but I would hate to choose just one book.
What are you working on now?
I am working on the third book in The Chronicles of Demetri Risk, and the sequel to Remnant.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
So far, the best method for promotion has been word of mouth. I use several different websites to promote my books when they are free, and I am always on Twitter.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t give up! Writing is hard, but it is worth it!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Keep writing because you need to.
What are you reading now?
Origins by Dan Brown
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am thinking about branching out into audio books. I’ve been really excited about the idea of spreading my books out that way.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Lord of the Rings
Pride and Prejudice
Author Websites and Profiles
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