Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Here is my official bio:
I am an adventure specialist and an expert dreamer. I am self-diagnosed with an incurable sense of wanderlust. I love to read, make art, travel and ride my bike. Since I was a child it’s been my dream to become a published author. I currently live in Long Beach, California. If you are seeking adventure, please join me by reading my first novel in a 3 part series: The Wise Ones.
Feel free to contact me anytime! I would love to hear from readers and book lovers alike or just discuss Game of Thrones fan theories. firstname.lastname@example.org
This is my first novel.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Wise Ones–the wise ones are a group of the world’s most elite scientists and geniuses. I was inspired by really everything. The idea of the Wise Ones as characters was based on Albert Einstein and the remorse he felt for inventing the technology behind the atom bomb. A lot of the book is focused around the constant threat we face each day regarding nuclear war and the destruction of our planet. The relationships between female characters and the heroine’s romance relationships are all very personal to me. I definitely pulled from my own life for these because I felt strongly about it and wanted them to be real.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I am my most creative at night–late at night, and early morning. If I get stuck, I sometimes talk it out with some one or hand write it to work through it.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Oh man, there are so many amazing authors that raised me and shaped me through their books. Overall my most influential authors would be:
Mostly female authors but I also love J.D. Salinger’s “The Catcher in the Rye.”
What are you working on now?
I am currently wrapping up a vampire novel, set in Seattle, Washington. After that I will begin writing the sequel to “The Wise Ones.” I am also taking graduate classes, which is a slow form of torture.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I don’t have a standout just yet since my author platform is so limited. Definitely social media and contacting friends helped, but organically Twitter and Goodreads have been helpful.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t give up. It can be tedious to go through agents and publishers but if you have the goal of publishing your book, let nothing stop you from achieving it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
You can do anything you set your mind to.
It sounds incredibly cliche but I never believed it until I proved to myself that this was true. I was walking through the streets of Paris achieving a dream of my twelve-year-old-self when I truly understood this.
What are you reading now?
“How to Make a Killing on Kindle” (Rating to come after I’ve finished.)
and Nora Roberts, “Sanctuary.”
What’s next for you as a writer?
I plan to promote my book and find enough success to fund the editing process for the next one.
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?
1. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
2. Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging because I would desperately need a laugh.
3. The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success
4. And a how-to survival guide (for practical reasons)