Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Author Rose Shababy – Book Elves Event Interview

Here is the interview that I did with Rose Shababy for the Book Elves on the Shelves Event. She will be doing her takeover on Dec. 7th 12-1pm CENTRAL!

Are you an indie author or with a publisher and what do you find the pros and cons to be for each?
I’m an Indie author by choice. Which isn’t to say I turned down any deals from major publishers, but after a lot of work and research, watching how the market has changed for traditional and indie authors alike, I made the conscious choice to go indie. I like the level of control and involvement it allows me, as well as the higher percentage of royalties. I get to be involved in every aspect of the business. Of course, the downside is doing all your own marketing! There’s so much to learn, and it sometimes feels like a constant footrace and I’m lagging behind the curve! lol

What is your current “work in progress”?
I have a couple works in progress. I am working on the 2nd book in my Renegade Heroes series, as well as getting ready to release a stand-alone novel called Shadows of Night.

How many books do you currently have out and titles if you would like?
I have one out, The Blue Effect. And a second to be released December 7th, Shadows of Night!

What one character from your book or books do you connect with most and why?
Blue Brennan from my novel, The Blue Effect. Her personality is so much of me, albeit exaggerated. I love writing her. She’s sassy and sexy and she won’t back down.

Being that this event is for the Christmas Season do you have any special traditions that you would like to share with us?
There’s really only one tradition we have. My family always gets together for Christmas eve for a huge seafood dinner. Sometimes there’s a gift exchange, but I couldn’t care less about that. I look forward to that dinner every year.

What is your favorite Christmas dessert?
Pecan Pie!!

What is the worst gift that you have ever received for Christmas?
I don’t believe in such a thing. I mean, I’ve received gifts that weren’t my favorite, but the fact that anyone is thinking of me, going out of their way to give me a gift, means more to me than the gift itself.

Who is your favorite author and or favorite book? Oh boy… how to narrow it down to one!
I can tell you that at the top of my list of favorite books is: The Stand by Stephen King, Watership Down by Richard Adams, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, The Earth Children Series by Jean Auel, and Lamb by Christopher Moore.

 If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be?
Intelligent, funny, and neurotic

What are your thoughts on being a part of the upcoming Book Elves on the Shelves event?
I’m excited! Every new step I take on this journey toward my goals is a wonderful learning experience. I’ve enjoyed meeting new people and getting to know other indie authors within the community. I welcome any new networking opportunity that comes my way!

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