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?
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?
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.
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