Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Skip to content September 12, September 19, tkrappwrites. Did you always want to be a writer? I really have.
My Barbies used to go through the most dramatic trials. Eventually I just transferred their drama to paper. The idea for Roam came to me one day last year, and that was it. You self-published your first book, Roam, a year ago. What was it like when you first published? Did you ever want to go the traditional route?
I read through the pros and cons of traditional publishing versus self-publishing, and ultimately decided I wanted complete control over my work for now. That also meant learning a LOT by trial and error, but it was a good experience. Thanks to some fantastic readers and reviewers, though, those first months of being published were just amazing. What do you consider the hardest part of writing?
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- The System (The Killables Book Three).
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What is your favorite part? For me, the absolute hardest part of writing is needing to write, but not having the time.
Silver on the Road — Laura Anne Gilman
My favorite part is the story! Imagination is limitless okay that was corny but really, anything is possible. I love to make the impossible real by supporting it with factual evidence. Um… so… fiction. That was lame. When you wrote Roam, was it always your intention to turn it into a series? Thank you!! I knew it would take at least books to fully tell the story. I knew the overall plot from the beginning.
I am a huge fan of family sagas and series, and building characters to their fullest potential. The Roam series has many geographic and historical references, along with the fantasy part. I loved the way you melded them together. Did you like history growing up?
Are these references an extension of that? I loved history because it was filled with the seediest stories imaginable. More than anything, the idea of past lives and reincarnation intrigued me.
I wanted to write a smart fantasy that would combine elements of geography and history with magic and imagination. What is about him that you think appeals to your readers? He also treats her with respect, which makes him attractive to most women on a relatable level. I loved the names of the characters in your book. West and Roam, especially! Where did you come up with the names? Kind of a funny story… the town bordering mine is Perry, and every morning I drive to work and get stuck at the same stop light in West Perry. Is there any part of your books that you can personally relate to?
Do any of the characters have traits that are you? Perry though. I probably would have had way better attendance in high school, lol. I absolutely love my readers. They write to me to let me know how much they enjoyed the series and that I am a wonderful writer. That compliment makes me tear up every time. The series ended with Reign, but I know that you have another book due in October.
Eighth Note is your newest novel, what can you tell us about this book? Eva has a very popular music blog called Fire Ballad, and Cole enlists her help in solving the strange death of a famous pop star, Nina Fayette. The surveillance videos of her suicide lead them to the Catskills in New York, and then to the studio where she died.
The last song that she recorded begins to leak into the media, and everyone who listens is sentenced to a horrifying death. As an immortal filled with magic, Eva feels that she can stop the gruesome suicides by taking on the evil herself. Which I love. A whole lot. Who would you consider your inspiration personally? Music inspires me mostly. I adore movies, of course. What do your kids and husband think about your writing? Have they read your books? My husband, Brian, is so supportive. And a stand-up comedian? JoAnna S. Baker will be penning a novella for the young adult Havenwood Falls High series, to be released in So who am I?
I LOVE scary movies. I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Now, I live in that same small town in West Virginia where I entertain my nieces and nephews and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach.
The cats start yelling something fierce…lol. I love reading books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories. Maggie Adams is an Amazon Best Selling romance author.
Since then, she has consistently made the Amazon best seller 5-star list with her Tempered Steel Series. Her series has launched the tiny town of Grafton, Illinois, into international recognition with sales in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the UK. Ferry will be penning a novella for the Havenwood Falls High young adult series.
Liz Ferry is constantly writing stories in her head. She finally decided it is time to let them out so they stop keeping her up at night.
Her novella for Havenwood Falls High will be her debut long-form fiction work. She lives in sunny Miami, Florida, with her husband, two boys, and herd of cats. Emily Cyr is a stay-at-home mom turned writer. She holds a degree in middle grades education with certification in English and social science. This trilogy was just the start for Emily. It seemed to open a creative door that had been locked.
Emily has always been an avid reader. Through reading came her love of writing. The more she read, the more she knew she wanted to create her own world.