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Author Interview with Rachel Carrington…

Please welcome romantic suspense author Rachel Carrington today! 🙂

Q: What is your favorite genre to write and why that particular genre?

A: Suspense because I love the edginess of it as well as the twists and turns. It’s fun to see what my imagination comes up with.

Q: If you could change one thing about your writing career, what would it be and why would you change it?

A: I don’t know that I would change anything. I believe I am where I’m supposed to be at this moment.

Q: Out of all your female leads, who was your favorite to write and why?

A: Oh, tough one. Most of my heroines have a little bit of me in them. If they’re sarcastic, they have a lot of me in them. I’m going to go with Chloe from Waking Up Immortal as she is a fictional copy of me.

Q: How did you get your start as a writer?

A: When I was 16, I wrote a poem after someone I cared about died in an automobile accident. It didn’t take me too long to realize I wasn’t good at writing poetry, but I could write stories.

Q: If you could give one piece of advice to a newbie author, what would it be?

A: Don’t let anyone else decide your journey. By that I mean don’t let a rejection make you quit, a bad review make you question your ability to write, or one person’s lack of faith change your belief in yourself.

Q: What is your favorite free book marketing tip?

A: Word of mouth. Talk to people about your books, and I don’t just mean online. I mean strike up conversations, get to know the people in your neighborhood, your doctors’ offices, and the service department where you get your oil changed. You might be surprised how many books you can sell just by talking.

Q: What is your favorite paid book marketing tip?

A: I love book videos. Granted, I’m biased because I create them, but I think, if done right, they’re impossible to miss and can draw someone in. And there are so many different ones you can use as well. Videos can be created to showcase your best reviews and your awards. A short video can be created to tease the bigger video. And the list goes on.

Q: What types of articles do you write for Movie Pilot?

A: I write news-breaking stories about the latest in television news for my favorite shows. I write opinions, theories, and lists, and I even delve into the nostalgic when I write about Charmed and Xena.

Q: What is your first young adult book about? When will it be available?

A: My first young adult book, Meeting Zach, is the hard lesson a teenager learns when her disobedience takes away her last chance to say goodbye. It’s with my agent right now being sent to publishers.

Q: Okay, here's a fun question, if you had to choose, which one would you choose, coffee or chocolate?

A: No question. Coffee. 

Interview With Author Jenna Storm

 

1. What is your favorite thing about writing stories with paranormal themes?

 

Writing paranormal lets me stretch my imagination and create characters with otherworldly abilities and conflicts that are out of the norm. I love imagining a world where preternatural characters interact with mortals and together they must battle powerful antagonists.  

 

2. Who is your favorite paranormal creature?

 

It's a tie between a vampire and a demon. 

 

3. If you could do one thing differently on your road to publication what
would it be, and why that one thing?

 

I would have submitted to an e-publisher sooner which would have released my book
sooner to the public. 

 

4. If you could choose one of your characters to meet in real life, who
would it be and why that character?

 

Okay that's a tough one. It's a toss up between Chase, the hero in Book One who is a
homicide detective. Aside from being physically attractive Chase's self-assurance,
commanding personality and determination make him someone I want fighting at my
side. While Ash who is the male lead in Book Two has otherworldly abilities along
with a powerful and dangerous aura that makes him intriguing.

 

5. Who are your favorite authors? If you had to choose only one to meet in
real life, who would it be and why that author?

 

Some of my favorite authors are Lisa Gardner, Nalini Singh, Heather Graham (her
vampire series is the reason I started to write paranormal), Gena Showalter, Larissa
Ione, Kresley Cole and Lisa Jackson. If I could meet one of those authors I would
have to choose Nalini Singh so I can ask her how she manages to pull the reader into
her scenes. She is wonderfully descriptive without creating lengthy passages. 

 

6. What was your favorite thing about living in Pennsylvania?

 

At the time I lived there I didn't appreciate the changing seasons or the frequent
rain but living in the desert I miss Pennsylvania's weather a lot. I love a good
thunderstorm!  

 

7. What is your favorite thing about living in Arizona?

 

I love having my family around me. 

 

8. What are your top three favorite free book promotions tips?

 

I think hosting a contest is a great way for an author to promote their books.
Personally, I would create a contest requiring minimal effort from participants.
Either answering a question that doesn't require visiting other sites or just
leaving a comment. In my humble opinion blogging and providing interviews on popular
sites (like this one!) are two great ways to reach readers. 

 

9. What is your favorite paid for book promotions tip?

 

Plastering my book cover and blurb everywhere I can afford. 

 

10. If you could choose one thing about interacting with readers that you
like the most what would it be, and why that one thing?

 

Talking about the characters and what motivates them. Once again this is just my
opinion but I feel the essence of the characters and portraying their thoughts and
emotions is what grabs a readers and makes them want to finish a story. I want my
readers involved in my story and invested in the characters as they battle
antagonists, struggle with internal and external conflicts and do everything they
can to find happiness.

 

Jenna Storm
 

 

The Burning Seal, Paranormal Romantic Suspense, https://museituppublishing.com
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