This is the interview that I did with Rebecca Royce for her upcoming event Howl With the Black wolves so I hope that you enjoy reading it as much as I did!
How long have you been published?
I was first published in August of 2008. My first book was called Her Wolf: The Westervelt Wolves Book 1.
How did you come up with the idea for the Black Hills Wolves?
Actually it was at a conference in San Antonio called The Naughty Sleepover, now called The Wild Wicked Weekend. Heather Long and I got talking about a multi-authored book series that was actually a fully functioning wolf pack. It all took off from there.
What makes the wolf the main character in many of your books?
I think I have always been attracted to the duality of that nature. Both man and beast. Always at one and at war with one another. Dangerous to all except their mate and their pack.
Finding the right targeted audience can be a difficult task so what do you find to be the biggest advantage with online marketing?
Well there are wonderful Facebook parties! Other than that, you can try many different things. Sometimes it feels like throwing things at the wind and hoping the right audience gets hit. I don’t know that I have the magic answer.
How long did it take you to write your upcoming release the Wolf’s Return?
It’s a shorter book. I don’t remember how long it took to right exactly but given the word count? Probably under a month for the first draft.
What is one thing that you want fans to know about the Black Hills Wolves?
It’s a multi-authored series but what is amazing is that somehow even with each book having a different author, the soul of the series remains the same. I love it. I’m not sure how that happened but it did. It’s just beautiful.
Of all the books that you have written which one was the hardest to write and why?
Whatever I’m writing is always the hardest. I wish I was kidding.
Are you currently working on a new project that you would like to share with us?
What I’m currently writing is super-secret. I can’t tell you about it. But stay tuned.
Are you self-published or with a traditional publisher and what do you find to be the pros and cons of each?
So far I have only been traditionally published. I’ve been very lucky in my publishers. Although I plan to self-publish later this year.
What was one of your New Year’s resolutions?
What else? Weight loss and exercise.