Author Interview – Dominique Eastwick

Here is the interview that I did with Dominique Eastwick for the Howl With The Black Wolves Event.

How long have you been published?
My First book, Hunting JC publishing on New Year’s Day 2010. So five years.

What role do you play in the Black Hills Wolves?
I am one of the authors but I am also keeper of the Series bible. I make sure the info from all the books is in a form new authors can read to make sure they stay true with the series. My book Infiltrating her Pack is currently in edits.

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?
Amazing, Kind, and Talented

Finding the right targeted audience can be a difficult task so what do you find to be the biggest advantage with online marketing?
Getting to know your readers. There isn’t this us and them feeling like when I was younger. Readers get to chat with us and to be honest light fires for us to write.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming release of Wolf’s Return?
I can’t wait for people to read it and love it as much as I do.

What is one thing that you want fans to know about the Black Hills Wolves?
They are going to get invested and they will love seeing how different authors take on the setting and characters of others. Be prepared to love it.

Of all the books that Rebecca Royce has written or co-written with others which is your favorite and why?
I love her Wiccan Haus books  The 13th Guest and Finding her Amusement but then I am biased.

Are you currently working on a new project that you would like to share with us?
I am currently working on several. One more 1NS regency for the House of Lords series, working title The Viscount and the Secret Heiress. And I am trying desperately to finished my latest Wiccan Haus book Healing his SoulMate.

Are you self published or with a traditional publisher and what do you find to be the pros and cons of each?
I am both. I think both are great as long as you have a good editor behind you. I think all authors should go the traditional route to start with. Publishers have contacts and other authors who can help ease the way for a new author. They also deal with things most newbies don’t understand, isbns dealing with Amazon, Nook, and other third party sites. The cons Royalties are cut by those sites significantly so to have the cut again can hurt, (But the published is paying in advance for cover art and editing not knowing if they will get their money back)  The cons of self-pubbing are that it’s too easy too many authors think “oh my friends love it.” and publish books not edited or ready to sell. It’s created a sea of horrible books that readers must wade through to get to the good ones. Thus many self pubbed books that are fantastic never get the recognition they deserve.

What was one of your New Year’s resolutions?
To publish more books.

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