Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Author Moira Keith – Book Elves Event Interview

Here is the interview that I did with Moira Keith for the Book Elves on the Shelves Event! This amazing Paranormal/Urban Fantasy author will be taking over on Nov. 29th 8-9pm CENTRAL.

Are you an indie author or with a publisher and what do you find the pros and cons to be for each?
Both. The benefit to being an Indie author is you have complete artistic control from start to finish. The book succeeds or fails based on what you put into it. The marketing piece can be hard though in such a flooded market and what works for one author may not work for you. A publisher can help ease the burden of marketing and you gain a little something from their reputation, but you do have to relinquish some of the control.

What is your current “work in progress”?
I have several, but my main focus is on two projects at the moment. One is a short story to be released in February about a Muse and a Gargoyle. Odd pairing huh? The other is the second book in the Moonlight trilogy. Those books take a long time to write because the world is so in depth.

How many books do you currently have out and titles if you would like?
I currently have five books released. Buckling Down and Anything but Safe are my contemporary romances. Blood and Moonlight, Frost, and A Soul to Keep are my paranormal/urban fantasies.

What one character from your book or books do you connect with most and why?
There are two that probably tie. Kiara from Blood and Moonlight and Cheyenne from Anything but Safe…if I had to choose between them, I’d have to say Cheyenne though. She was drawn a lot from some personal experiences, though I did take literary license and make them a lot worse than they were.

Being that this event is for the Christmas Season do you have any special traditions that you would like to share with us?
My family continues a tradition started by my grandmother. Christmas Eve, my family hosts an open house for family, neighbors, and friends.

What is your favorite Christmas dessert?
Homemade apple pie with a struesel crumb topping.

What is the worst gift that you have ever received for Christmas?
Honestly, I cant think of a horrible gift I’ve received.

Who is your favorite author and or favorite book?
My favorite author is Vicki Pettersson. She is very approachable, she adores her fans, and she is an awesome writer from my hometown.

If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be?
Quiet, imaginative, crazy (at least that’s what my nieces say)

What are your thoughts on being apart of the upcoming Book Elves on the Shelves event?
Very excited. I love being able to talk to and meet new readers and authors.

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