Interview with C. R. Lemons

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Writing is an escape and very meditative for me. I enjoy losing myself in creating characters and stories that readers enjoy and want to know more about.
What are you working on next?
I have three Works In Progress at the moment... the fourth book of my Getting Him Off Series, an untitled BDSM romance, and an untitled suspense... all novels.
What is your writing process?
I start off with a one sentence idea and the story grows from there. I have a general idea of where the story is going and the rest of the story comes to me as I write. I hand write notes for something that may come later in the story and I do not want to forget about it. I believe I do have some kind of an outline going on in my head, but mostly I am a seat of the pants writer.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read erotic romance and crime fiction for pleasure.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Author takeovers at Facebook events. I have obtained many more readers and connections through doing them.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always wanted to write as an outlet for my active imagination. I wasn't even going to publish until someone told me I should and Kindle Direct Publishing gave me an opportunity to do it without any barriers.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. Times when I wonder if I should keep writing, they give me the boost to continue. I enjoy the feedback I get from them and get tickled when they discuss my characters like real people. My fans just make me smile and their support is very appreciated.
Who are your favorite authors?
I am inspired by the classic women authors Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott who paved the way for the contemporary woman authors of today. I am a Dean Koontz fanatic. The Odd Thomas series being my favorite of his works. I enjoy reading many different crime fiction and erotic romance authors.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I have a lot of author friends and am friends with a bunch of readers through Facebook, so that's where I discover ebooks I read.
How do you approach cover design?
I have an idea in my head and relay it to my cover designer. I'll send her pictures and horribly drawn sketches. We work really well together... she has on many occasions came up with exactly what I had in mind the first time. There has been times we had to start over because the design I had in my head just wasn't playing right on the cover. We work together and revise until it's what I want and I am happy with it. My cover designer is awesome!
Published 2015-12-21.
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