Interview With Author Pamela Turner
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I write paranormal suspense, M/M paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and historical paranormal suspense. I’ve written twenty novellas and novels but have only currently published three books.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
When Angels Threaten was inspired by the Gospel of Judas and the musical Jesus Christ, Superstar. In the Gospel of Judas, it talks about how Jesus and Judas Iscariot were in on the betrayal. I thought what if Judas was to have been rewarded for this but instead ended up cursed by a vengeful angel.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Aside from writing books and then letting them sit on my hard drives or in the Cloud? LOL
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Stephen King, especially his novel The Shining. Also Sherrilyn Kenyon (McQueen) who was the first paranormal romance author I read.
What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on two novellas. The first is Rogue Vampire and it’s the first book in my 3-book prequel series the Louisville Paranormal Police Files. The second is Cursed Blood and it’s the first book in the 3-book prequel series the Nephilim Chronicles. Both prequel series are part of a stand-alone, interconnected series called the Watchers Chronicles.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Probably utilizing promotion sites and building my newsletter subscribers.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
It’s not original advice but I’ve heard it from at least 3-4 best-selling authors:
1. Have a newsletter. Mailerlite, for example, allows up to 1,000 subscribers for free. There are also other newsletter providers, but that’s the one I chose.
2. Have a reader magnet. It can be a short story, novel, first in a series, etc. Bookfunnel will collect email addresses (it costs about $100/year). Story Origin is similar to Bookfunnel but I don’t know much about it.
3. Have a website with a landing page where you can tell readers where to go to get your reader magnet.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Have a newsletter and reader magnet. That’s why I passed it along because I wish someone would’ve told me this when I first started indie publishing.
What are you reading now?
Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood
What’s next for you as a writer?
I’ve set up my writing/publishing/marketing goals for 2023. This includes setting up release dates for some of the books I mentioned above.
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?
Devils and Realist #1 Manga
A Kiss Before the Apocalypse
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