Interview with C. D. Gorri

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy I find in writing is that I can take my experiences and make them accessible through fiction.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on Blood Moon, book five in the Grazi Kelly series. This is the final bok in her series, but do not worry she will still be around, I just have a feeling ;-)!

I am also working on two anthologies, 12 Magical Nights of Christmas, My Fated Valentine, and book 4 in the Macconwood Pack Novels, The Witch and the Werewolf.
Who are your favorite authors?
I have so many favorite authors from Nora Roberts to Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, J.R. Rain, J.K. Rowling, Kim Garcia, and so many more!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Caring for my family, going to soccer, cheering, softball and rugby games, cooking, gardening (unfortunately I have a brown thumb but that doesn't stop me from trying) and of course reading!
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I look for suggestions from friends, reviews, and blogs. Sometimes I just ask my kids what their friends are reading!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was awful, the good news was I got my daughter's name from it!
What is your writing process?
Notes, research, rough draft then rewrites till I am satisfied with it (which of course is never easy but i compromise).
How do you approach cover design?
I am blessed with a lot of computer-ee talented family and friends and I sort of brainstormed with them until I was happy with the overall look.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Harry Potter, The Hobbit, Game of Thrones, Twilight, Beautiful Creatures, Mercy Thompson, Sookie Stackhouse Series, and so many more because they are awesome!
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Love my Ipad, but I also use a Kindle! Both are very cool!
Describe your desk
Kitchen table, couch, bed, my car, the YMCA, anyplace I can sit and think for a few minutes!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Hoboken with a very traditional large Italian family. They encouraged me to always believe in myself.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am currently working on book 2 of the Grazi Kelly Novel series, Hunter Moon. Grazi will learn more about what it means to be a werewolf and she will have an amazing battle ahead.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. Without you Grazi's story would never get out there so please read on! Many thanks!
When did you first start writing?
I have been writing since I could hold a pencil. :-)
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember a series of young adult books that I read when I was about ten years old, I think it was the Caitlin series. I loved them so much I reread them over and over again until they just about fell apart. I have always been a big reader, but that year I knew I wanted to be a writer too.
Published 2017-11-07.
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Books by This Author

Chasing The Moon: A Grazi Kelly Short #4.5
Series: Grazi Kelly Novels. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,540. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
Grazi finds herself far away from her family and everything she has ever known. What will she do when a group of Werewolves in Northern Florida need her help? Find out in this Grazi Kelly Short! Book 4.5 in the series!
Shifters Furever, Paranormal Romance That Rocks
Pre-release—available December 2, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Paranormal Romance That Rocks Your World! Amazing box sets that take you into rich worlds of sexy alpha shifters, vampires, and dragons that is sure to leave you with a bite of true love’s desire brought to you by your favorite authors. Paranormal Romance That Rocks Box Set Series: "Finding love is never easy, but when a Shifter does, it lasts a lifetime!" ~ Shifters Furever by C.D. Gorri
Blood Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel #5
Series: Grazi Kelly Novels. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 46,690. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Teenage Werewolf Grazi Kelly must end the Curse of Natalis once and for all. With the help of Ronan and some unlikely allies she finds herself in a situation she could've never predicted. Will she be strong enough to fight both the Dark Witches and the High Council? Find out what fate has in store for Grazi this last installment of the Grazi Kelly Novel Series.
Charley's Christmas Wolf: A Macconwood Pack Novel #1
Series: The Macconwood Pack Novel Series. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,840. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Can Rafe convince Charley to be his before the meeting of Pack elders on Christmas Eve? Will she be his one true mate, for life?
Code Wolf: A Macconwood Pack Novel #3
Series: The Macconwood Pack Novel Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,120. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
He never thought of himself as a family man, but sometimes things changed.
Cat's Howl: A Macconwood Pack Novel #2
Series: The Macconwood Pack Novel Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,680. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Will spunky Werewolf, Cat Maccon, find true love with her brother's Wolf Guard, Tate Nighthawk, or is it too late?
Winter Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel #4
Series: Grazi Kelly Novels. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,860. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(5.00)
It's St. Lucy's Day and the battle has begun! With her friends by her side, Maria Graziana Kelly has more than enough fire power to fight the Demon minions. But will she be able to reunite with her one true love? Will Grazi find out what it really means to be a Werewolf? Can she save her brother before it's too late? Find out in Winter Moon!
Rebel Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel #3
Series: Grazi Kelly Novels. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 83,750. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.67)
Join teenage Werewolf and New Jersey native, Grazi Kelly, as she continues to battle evil in this third installment of her series. Will she get closer to solving the mystery of what happened to her parents? Will she find out what it means to truly be part of a Wolf Pack? Will she find true love? Find out in Rebel Moon.
Hunter Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel #2
Series: Grazi Kelly Novels, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 81,250. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.44)
Being a teenage girl is difficult. Being a teenage Werewolf is almost impossible. Grazi Kelly is a High School sophomore and a Werewolf. Join her in this second installment of the Grazi Kelly Novels as she learns more about who she is and what she has to do to avenge her parents, keep her friends safe, and save the world from demons and witches.
Wolf Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel
Series: Grazi Kelly Novels, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,990. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
(4.46)
My name is Grazi Kelly. There are things I know are true and things that I never would have guessed. First, demons and witches exist and they are evil. Second, the world is up for grabs and the witches are getting their minions ready. Third, I'm a werewolf and it's my job to stop them. *Newly Updated 7/5/2017