Author Interview – Dena Garson

Here is the interview that I did with Dena Garson for the Howl With the Black Wolves Event.

How long have you been published?
I was first published about four years ago with a couple of magazine articles and two Dorchester confessions. My first book was published by Ellora’s cave in 2012.

What role do you play in the Black Hills Wolves?
I author another of the books in the series.

As you know the lovely Rebecca Royce is the sole reason why this event is taking place so if you had to describe her to new readers in 3 words what would they be?
Imaginative, fun, super-duper-nice

Finding the right targeted audience can be a difficult task so what do you find to be the biggest advantage with online marketing?
It has a broad reach even as you sit in your living room in your jammies.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming release of Wolf’s Return?
I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. I know a lot about the characters and the plot but I’m anxious to see what Rebecca puts them through to get to the end.

What is one thing that you want fans to know about the Black Hills Wolves?
With so many different writers, it promises to have something for everyone.

Of all the books that Rebecca Royce has written or cowritten with others which is your favorite and why?
Since I was a fellow author on the Emerald Isle Fantasies series (Ellora’s Cave) I’m a little partial to Crimson Lust. I really enjoyed working with so many talented authors and building that world together.

Are you currently working on a new project that you would like to share with us?
I have three books in progress right now but to be honest I’m not sure which is going to be finished first. One is a contemporary, one is a historical paranormal and the other is a follow up book to Mystic’s Touch (which released last February).

Are you self published or with a traditional publisher and what do you find to be the pros and cons of each?
I am not self-published – yet – but I hope to soon. All of my books are with Ellora’s Cave but I’m not sure they’re considered to be traditional. Pros/Cons – I found Ellora’s Cave easy to work with and I had a good working relationship with my Editor. There have been a lot of changes there in the last six months so I’m anxious to see how things work in the future. I would say the biggest con to publishing with a smaller publisher is that compared to traditional publishers, they don’t have as many resources or as broad of a reach as the big houses, therefore less PR.

What was one of your New Year’s resolutions?
To expand my author base by submitting to traditional publishers and to self-pub at least one book.

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