Interview with Andrea R Smith

Who are your favorite authors?
My favorite authors are Sylvia Day, Melissa Mayhue, Jamie McGuire, Ana Fawkes, Sara Fawkes, Stephanie Meyer ,Kelly Favor,Miller Raine, Coleen Hoover. E.L. James
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My Husband and I can't wait to start writing
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
spending time with my husband, playing with my dogs, reading, or cleaning house
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Kindle
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, New York Bound
What is your writing process?
Get an idea. sit at the computer, tell my story, edit my story, then upload to designated sight
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Yes. New York Bound. I was very excited and amazed that I could actually write and finish a book that people liked.
How do you approach cover design?
I find it on the computer
What do you read for pleasure?
Romance books
What is your e-reading device of choice?
right now the kindle and the nook are on my phone
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
so far create space and smashwords
Describe your desk
my computer on my lap. Near my radio
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In Lakeview Georgia, I took creative writing in high school. I did not start writing until I was in my 40's
When did you first start writing?
July 2013
What's the story behind your latest book?
A girl leaving Georgia moving to New York to go to school. It's a series of four books about her 4 years in college and how her life plays out. She finds her best friend, He parents die, Finds a new family with her friends family. She finds the love of her life. The books involve death, New Life, Romance, Kidnapping, Growing up.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I want to get my books out there so people can read and get away for awhile
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I haven't had my book out there long enough to call it a success
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
making people happy
What do your fans mean to you?
I hope I can build a fan base. I just want to know that I have a part in letting them read. I once saw a kid who hated reading and then I introduced him through a birthday party themed around Harry Potter and he wanted to read the books afterwards. His world opened up in a much happier way because he had a place to go when things were rough his life and get away. I hope I can do that through my writing. Knowing I had something to do with making someone smile.
What are you working on next?
I am writing another romance book. And also a bibliography.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Fifty Shades of Grey. I liked the book putting aside the bdsm. It had a a very good story line. It was in debt with the characters, It made me see things in my life differently. I

The Host. I like the way they worked with two peoples personalities in one body and the conflicts it could cause.

In Dirty Water drowned. It really connected with the characters and what they were feeling.

Highlander stories. I like reading about different eras and they do it well.

Gone Girl was a interesting book, It had view points from both the hero and the villain
What mad me right romance?
I write romance, because I am romantic by nature. I like thinking there is someone out there for everyone. I enjoy writing about people ending in happy places.
Published 2013-09-13.
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