Interview with C.R. Misty

When did you first start writing?
I started to focus on my writing in 2012 and I self-published my first novel in 2013. My first works are in sci-fi and now I am about to release a trilogy in the romance genre.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
It's had to say because when I am doing different activities during the day my preferences change. I own a Kobo which I love and will use it when I am relaxing. I also read e-books from the kindle app on my smartphone when I'm traveling. If I am in the gym or walking I use my smartphone but open up wattpad because there is an audio feature in wattpad that allows you to listen to chapters so that you can focus your eyes on other things.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have always loved stories whether it be in book, movie or TV form. When I was a child my mom used to read to me until I learned to read. I love reading and after reading so many great books and learning about the success stories in these passed few years of self-published authors who had chased their dreams and made them a reality, I decided to try my hand at the craft. I would write a little bit everyday, about 200 words at least and after keeping an easy routine I fell in love with writing and eventually went on to writing novels.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Social media such as Facebook & Twitter. I have also had success with Wattpad. The best marketing is by word of mouth and I have been lucky to have a great network of friends & family.
Describe your desk
It used to be a mess but I have since cleaned up my act. I have an L-shaped desk where I manage my writing. I have some family photos, USB sticks, pens, pencils, paper and erasers! I have hung my writing achievements above my desk.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has been a major roll. They have created a tool for authors to easily publish their work and they have a fantastic distribution network. They also have provided me the tools for success with providing great "how to" books as well as their blog is always informative with the latest and greatest news for authors.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love to get lost in the creative process of it, creating characters that I personally adore and challenge them. To me writing is time to relax and step out of the norms of everyday life and also allows me to reflect. Writing also means learning. Learning about how to create the most realistic situations that you can as well as learning the technical details on actually writing, like what forms a complete sentence, where to place the commas, how to write a conversation between characters that flows the best. I have learned so much with this past time. Writing has gotten me to get out of my introverted shell and learn how to network with others that have similar interest, to learning about places and things that I wouldn't normally encounter in my day to day life.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are everything, to write a story is one thing, to share it with the world is another and to have a reader show interest, read your work and tell you that they love it means the world! Fans are cheerleaders and they are passionate and honest.
What are you working on next?
I'm currently in the editing phase of Book 3 Something Desired of The International Boundaries Series as well as I have a couple of test readers providing feedback so that I can add final touches to the story line. Something Desired will be published June 2017 and then after that I will focus on my sci-fi writing for my next task.
Who are your favorite authors?
Anne Rice, George R. R Martin, Robert Ludlum, J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Stephenie Meyer, Dan Brown and Colleen Hoover
Published 2017-01-08.
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Books by This Author

The International Boundaries Series Book Series
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 312,160. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The International Boundaries Series 3 Volume Box Set includes Author C.R. Misty's romantic suspense novels, Simple Affair, Deeply Bound and Something Desired. A marriage is put to the test. Jordan is revealing her secrets. She meets Devon online. He is charming and fun and Jordan knows that she likes him but dismisses the thought at first...This is a romance.
Something Desired
Series: The International Boundaries Series Book Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,920. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Jordan reached her goals as an author & dreams come true with the arrival of a baby. She realizes that goals are not everything. The man that at one time would do anything to make her happy now questions their relationship. Her friend Devon is going through tough times & Jordan is to blame. Her career attracts unwanted attention that looms over her, her family & friends. Everything is unraveling..
Deeply Bound
Series: The International Boundaries Series Book Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,160. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Jordan, a woman who is on a journey in making her dreams become a reality. Gains in her writing career and personal life are falling into place though not in the traditional manner, she has taken the bull by the horns, and this game of lies that she is playing, will it catch up to her? Can she continue down this path, the rewards are good but at what cost?
Simple Affair
Series: The International Boundaries Series Book Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,280. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
This is not about wandering hearts. This isn't about insecurity, hate or revenge on a loving partner. This isn't about a loveless marriage or a person with a screwed up moral compass. A marriage is put to the test. Jordan is revealing her secrets. She meets Devon online. He is charming and fun and Jordan knows that she likes him but dismisses the thought at first...This is a romance.