Here is the event that I did with PM Briede for the upcoming Book Elves on the Shelves Event! She will be taking over on Nov. 30th 8-10pm CENTRAL so make sure to stop by to have a bit of fun and hang out with her!
Are you an indie author or with a publisher and what do you find the pros and cons to be for each?
I kind of have the best of both worlds right now, I guess. I’m with a small indie publishing house. They handle all the editing, covers, content editing, formatting, print, and Amazon marketing for my books. So that is a HUGE pro. It has been so instrumental to getting me in front of an audience I wouldn’t have found on my own. But publishing on other sites and social media is on my own. And for me, that’s hard because I’m kind of socially inept. But I’ve come across a great support system with that as well, made some fabulous contacts, so it’s not as terrifying as I once thought it was.
What is your current “work in progress?”
I’m for the most part a series writer. So currently I’m in the midst of my second book in a series centered on demons that is a little bit of a twist on vampirism. It’s set in New Orleans and follows two different types of hunters.
How many books do you currently have out and titles if you would like?
The entire Charlotte Grace series is out, consisting of three books: Smoldering Embers, Wild Fire, and Ashes. My first standalone novel is out, The Underground. My next series, The Empathy Delacroix series, is written and with the publisher and should be released through next year, will consist of three books: Death of a Chorus Girl, Don’t Drink the Nine, and Phantom of New York.
What one character from your book or books do you connect with the most and why?
Probably Empathy, whom you’ll have the chance to meet next year. There’s a little bit of me in all my female protagonists, but Empathy is probably the closest to who I really think I am, as far as her beliefs, personality, and how she interacts with people. Plus, she’s got my forever dream job, Broadway choreographer.
Being that this event is for the Christmas Season do you have any special traditions that you would like to share with us?
If I’m home, I will always put my Christmas decorations up Thanksgiving evening or Black Friday. When I’m not, they go up that very first weekend and they stay up until after New Year’s. Just bad luck to do it any other way.
What is your favorite Christmas dessert?
I don’t really have just any one dessert that I only eat at Christmas, so I’ll say chocolate cake.
What is the worst gift that you have ever received for Christmas?
Please don’t hate me, but I’ve been very fortunate in my life to get gifts that are things I either wanted or needed. So I can’t think of any one thing that was terrible.
Who is your favorite author and/or favorite book?
Favorite book, Alice In Wonderland. Just the first “fantasy” book I ever read that took me to a different world where anything was possible.
If you had to describe yourself in three word, what would they be?
a. Optimistic, compassionate, silly
What are your thoughts on being a part of the upcoming Book Elves on the Shelves event?
I love being a part of the event. I love interacting with readers and learning about you as individuals, what you like and what you don’t. Sure, the opportunity to introduce you to my books is great, but its hanging out and joking around that I like best.