Interview with Ivy Rasmussen

When did you first start writing?
7 years old.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Auckland New Zealand, I have always wanted a chance to do something and writing was one of the few the things that I thought I would ever do. Writing a story when I was only 7 years old when I actually wrote my own little jungle adventure and actually got a gold star for it. It was my mother that said I had done well and told me to carry on. I have alot to be thankful to my mother, it was her influence that done it.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Now that is so much more different to what I wrote here, lets just say it has to with a child born of heaven and hell. put it this way Lilith is the mother and god is the father, some how I don't think this will go down with religions everywhere, but there is a twist, I have used Greek mythology and part of the bible, not all will be taken from either. The rest is all fictional. So I'm hoping this will go well, but I ask a few author's I know to view first.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Just something different and to do it this way at least gives you some experience and it's good to get info from other indie authors.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Oh Smashwords has been great, it's just the author has to do something.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to put my imagination into gear.
What do your fans mean to you?
When I get some they would mean alot to me, it is because of them that make the difference, for to your writing.
What are you working on next?
Another 2 part series.
Who are your favorite authors?
Oh my gosh I have quite a few Mallory Crowe, Dee ann Waite, Elizabeth Lennox, S Simone Chavous, Quinn Loftis, Sherrilyn Kenyon, that's just a few to name.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My dogs and taking them for a walk, oh lets not forget the husband.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Reading, baking or gardens. Most of all once a week mowing lawns.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Either sent to me as am email or an ARC.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Sure I do The tiger.
What is your writing process?
Usually do what I do during the day and add up what I have done and take it into my book by night.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Charlottes Web, how one little spider saved a pig in her very short life. I cried when she died.
How do you approach cover design?
By looking at what is the best cover just like a new life, the new immortal. I used a tree over here in the waiokauri forest up north, it represents New Zealand over 2000 years old and that's what practically happens in that novel.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
The Gray Wolves series - I love the paranormal. Stolen by the Elf king - Mystical, The Infected Series - Sci-fi and paranormal. I think I have gone over my five books.
What do you read for pleasure?
Paranormal and oh lets not forget Mills and boon, yes I'm also a love story and full of passion kind of gal.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Tablet or smart phone.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Again I still need to help push that marketing.
Describe your desk
Pens, diary, books, expasion drive and computer.
Published 2015-12-06.
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Books by This Author

A New Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 104,340. Language: American English. Published: January 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
That one stop is what changed her life, from New Zealand to North Carolina, a shape shifter and an Immortal, this was not her reality, not the one she knew, not the one she wanted. Here, she would find a life of intrigue, and deception and she would be in a world of shifters and immortality, a life that was only written in novels until now!