Sunday, August 27, 2017

Author Interview - Pretty-Hot.Com

Hi Everybody!  I just did an author interview with Pretty-Hot.com and I liked their questions so much I thought I'd share them with all of you.  Before I start - kudos to all the promo sites out there like Pretty-Hot.com that go out of their way to introduce authors to readers!  Here is their website if you want to check them out:  http://pretty-hot.com/category/featured-books/

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I LOVE Starbucks’ White Mocha Latte and Mountain Dew, (but not together). I have a lead foot so I set cruise control when I drive, even in 25 MPH zones. I almost never win when I play video games and my son is forever trying to give me pointers. I grew up on a farm and am opposed to eating fresh chicken (not opposed to meat - just opposed to any meat that was alive a few hours before lunch). I am a huge fan of the show, Big Bang Theory. I have a stray cat that I feed every night and morning and after six months she's finally decided she'll let me pet her. I share my life with two fantastic sons, three rotten dogs and a husband that I adore.

I have published eleven novels in three genres.  Five are mythology, three are suspenseful romance and three are paranormal romance.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Centaur Magic is my latest book.  One of the secondary characters in my mythology series was a fan favorite (mine, too) so Centaur Magic is his book where Daniel was able to share his story.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Pringles, snickers and coffee are my creative fuel.

What authors, or books have influenced you?
Amy Bartol, Jennifer Armentrout and Shelly Crane are my "go to" authors.  All three of these ladies have made me laugh long after I should have been asleep, kept me company on long road trips (audiobooks), and made me cry in public places (picture me with a kindle at Starbucks). 

What are you working on now?
Centaur Fury is my in progress and my next planned release.  I also plan to genre-hop one more time with a Sci-Fi romance trilogy that I have been playing with for a couple years.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My readers are by far the best promoters.  I love to write, but I am a horrible marketer.  I think many have realized that and point their friends to my books.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Writing is a marathon, not a sprint.  New authors who look for instant success are disappointed when it does not happen.  Real success has little to do with royalty payments and EVERYTHING to do with emails from readers at 3:00AM who just finished a book.

I hope you are all doing great and you enjoyed the Q&A!
Happy Reading,
Nancy

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