Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am 45, born and raised in Northern California. I started writing about a year after my divorce. I just wanted to read a book the had suspense as well as heat and one day after reading about 80 books I couldn’t find anything that appealed to me so I thought ‘what the heck’ and decided to give it a try. The feedback I got from family, friends and co-workers was positive so it became a new hobby. I’ve written and self-published 4 books now and am about to publish my 5th.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of the one I’m about to publish is ; Protecting Keira. The inspiration for this book rolled out of my previous book Guarding Presley. (Both books are a part of the Black Spade Series I’m working on).
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes! I can’t write if it’s quiet, so I have to have the TV on in the background and headphones on listening to music. Weird I know.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
L.P. Dover, Aurora Rose Reynolds, E.K. Blaire, Pepper Winters, Penelope Ward. V.i. Keeland. Just to name a few.
What are you working on now?
The 3rd installment to my Black Spade Series; Discovering Lily.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I really haven’t found one in particular, I’m still searching.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t give up! But don’t fool yourself either, getting your books in people’s hands is a full time job. When the writing is done the real work begins. And ask a lot of questions of a lot of people, and be very open to suggestions from people; no matter how they are delivered. I’ve learned things from even the most rude comment someone made to me. It’s basically all one big learning process until you make it .
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t give up your hard work will pay off one day.
What are you reading now?
‘Wolf’ the 3rd installment in the Henchmen MC Series by Jessica Gadziala.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Right now I’m submitting my manuscript to several publishing company’s to see if I will be offered a contract to work with them. It’s going pretty good so far.
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?
Roped by L.P Dover
Roomhate by Penelope Ward
Pucked by Helena Hunting
Fearsome by S.A. Wolfe
RIP by Rachel Van Dyken
Author Websites and Profiles
Cheryl Allen Website