Interview with April Savage

What are you working on next?
I have Part Two of Belestall due to come out in December: Damon Rising, and Part Two of: Forest Over Ever, my Science Fiction series by the end of the year too.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work in Corporate America so on my time off I enjoy surfing. Ha. Yes, I surf...with my kids and husband. You should try it, it's wonderful exercise!
What is your writing process?
I work on multiple books at a time, plotting story lines and researching what I plan to write about. I usually publish two at a time because of this multi-tasking effort of working on projects.
How do you approach cover design?
With a Professional. End of story. I've tried designing covers myself, they sucked. It's better to pay a designer that sees your vision as an author that can bring your masterpiece to life.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Actually going in person to bookshops with my work and selling them there to the locals.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the quaint, historic small town of Green Cove Springs, Florida, along the Saint Johns River. The river, the sea life, the weather...everything about Florida influenced my writing and still does.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first book when I was nine. I have been writing ever since, and only recently started publishing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The giant Guardians flee the sea side fortress kingdom they created when mankind shows up with their hordes of sea fare warring vessels, they abandon Belestall. But their king, Timothy is seduced and captured at the shore, plunging the kingdoms into darkness for ten years. It really is a story of forging bonds, trust and true love through drastic odds, and the characters have to grow and learn through this series. I can't tell you what happens in part three, but I am excited to see these giant warriors kick some butt.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am an independent person, I expect to control my writing style, voice and my own design elements for my creations and have no patience for anyone who try to change me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Escaping into a world I create in my mind or from my dreams that only I know about, then sharing my eccentricity with the world.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Coffee.
Published 2017-08-22.
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