Author Interview – Virginia Nelson

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

How long have you been published?
Since January of 2010. My first book was Odd Stuff with Sapphire Blue Publishing and it won HEABest Books of 2010.

What role do you play in the Black Hills Wolves?
My wolf is a submissive wolf in more way than one. She’s a member of a local dungeon and searching for just the right master…

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?
Intelligent, kind, fantastic.

Finding the right targeted audience can be a difficult task so what do you find to be the biggest advantage with online marketing?
Although I’m not sure what this question has to do with the series, I think the biggest advantage is you can potentially reach people you’ve never and will never meet.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming release of Wolf’s Return?
I’m so excited for readers to meet Rebecca’s Alpha and fall in love with this pack!

What is one thing that you want fans to know about the Black Hills Wolves?
Just like a real wolf pack, this Pack is a bunch of different voices (many different authors) each coming together to become one solid group. I think readers will love it for both that unification and the diversity of each story.

Of all the books that Rebecca Royce has written or cowritten with others which is your favorite and why?
Wolf’s Return because she wrote an Alpha we all could believe in.

Are you currently working on a new project that you would like to share with us?
I have a super-secret project coming in January, another secret slated to release in February, a medieval faire romance currently available for preorder for March (Back In Time), a zodiac sign based story of recovery coming in April (Forever Devoted) and another super-secret project lined up for June. Lots of things on the horizon and I’m looking forward to sharing all of them with readers in 2015!

Are you self-published or with a traditional publisher and what do you find to be the pros and cons of each?
Like a lot of authors, I’m hybrid. This story, of course, is with Decadent Publishing. I’m also currently contracted by Ellora’s Cave, Entangled Publishing, Evernight Publishing, Fated Desires Publishing, MuseItHot Publishing among others. With my self-pubbed books, I get a lot more control over the mechanics of a project (cover art, who edits it, etc.) while my traditionally published books have introduced me to many different styles of doing things. I think both have their ups and downs, but I’m glad to be a combination as I think everyone I’ve worked with over the years has taught me something new…not to mention increasing my network of other authors, artists and editors.

What was one of your New Year’s resolutions?
I resolved to focus more on what makes me happy in 2015. Usually, I tend to do things because I feel they have to be done, while this year? I’m going to work on saying no and using my time doing things I find hold value.

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