Interview with Franny Armstrong

How do you approach cover design?
I am a graphic artist and create my covers using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. I love creating the covers, especially when I can use such romantic images.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read paranormal romance. I love a good variety, especially psychics, wolves, and white witches.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I find Facebook allows me to reach a ton of people. I have nearly five thousand friends. I also use Twitter, LinkedIn, and word of mouth.
Describe your desk
My desk is my lap. I sit in my living room with my laptop and write for most of the day.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My mother always told me to write out my feelings so I did and became an author.
When did you first start writing?
I was a little girl of about 10 years old. Always creative, I loved to lose myself in my stories.
What's the story behind your latest book?
White Trash Witch is a sweet romance between a modern day witch and wizard. They are both afraid of love and battle their own hearts until something gives.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I love being able to get my books published without waiting the endless months it takes to go through a traditional publisher.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
So far, so good. I feel successful just by getting the books up on the site.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love to lose myself in my characters. Depending on my mood, I share my emotions with my characters. Some days I give them a real hard time.
What do your fans mean to you?
Without fans, there is no author. Writing books is fun, but sharing them with readers is even better.
What are you working on next?
I have a number of works in progress but I'm interested in continuing some of the series I've written. I write every day.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My computer, of course. It's the first thing to greet me in the morning and the last thing I use before bed time in the evening.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I clean, go to appointments, take classes, and volunteer my services. I also read tarot cards for people as a psychic.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I go to Smashwords!
Published 2014-03-21.
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Books by This Author

Water's Fall
Series: Love Is To DIE For.... Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,230. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
She wants revenge... He wants to protect her from herself... Scarred on the inside and out, RCMP officer, Tempest Forge, seeks out the man who murdered her husband, child, and a number of young girls. She's been hot on his trail for years Tadi McCoy is the last of his brothers to find true love. When she sets out alone to tackle her quarry, Tadi must find her,or lose her forever.
Earth's Treasure
Series: Love Is To DIE For.... Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,400. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
She's running for her life... He found her in his dreams... Can the white light bind them together? Powerful psychics battle a woman who wants Kylene for her healing abilities. Taran swears to keep her safe.
Fire's Witness
Series: Love Is To DIE For.... Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,040. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Ember Colton finds herself in great danger when she wakes up in a strange house, and witnesses a murder. To protect her, her beloved cop brother, Brett sends her away with a man he trusts to keep her safe. Her gift is the ability to draw while in a trance and builds clues to solve the crime. Phoenix McCoy is a tough cop who's living on the edge.Now he has to save her, but finds his heart involved.
We Be Jumpin'
Series: Love Is To DIE For.... Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 87,790. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
She has a deadly secret... He made a foolish bet... Erin Bond is an undercover cop who's out to stop the supplier of drugs. When death follows the crew, she must work fast to save her witness. Brandon Anderson, a professional skydiver, is a psychic who has visions that come true. When he sees Erin he has more to lose than his heart.
Tropical Balm
Price: Free! Words: 73,310. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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After a prophetic dream Teal Greenwood loses her husband, Alex, and twenty-two year old son, Zackary, in a plane crash. She runs away to Jamaica, wanting to die. Camden Brooke is an ex-cop with a horrible secret. When he meets her, he falls for her, and wants to help her heal, but she has other plans. Can he save her from herself and a drug lord?
The Web Cleanser
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,310. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Ryland Sanders is a feisty, no-nonsense cop who protects her heart with her smart mouth. She has no friends, and every partner she's ever had gave up on her long ago. When paired with a new cop, Ry pulls out all stops to get rid of him. Kane Nanuq is from the Northwest Territories on Baffin Island. He's tracking a serial killer who murdered his wife and children. When he meets Ry, his carefully pl
The Mystic Touch
Series: 7TH EYE PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,970. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Jordi Hazzard is a private eye with a temper, especially when her mother sends another man to make her quit her job an move home. Gray Lawless figures he has an easy job, making Jordi follow his lead. Soon he finds that she's more determined than he expected. Together they set out to catch a killer.
Minx Juliette
Series: Toxic Tango Troop Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,910. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When Sergeant Julie Dennison is shot and nearly drowned, she's saved by a handsome Latino stranger. A strong psychic with telepathic abilities, she can't understand why her messages to her sister are blocked. Wolf is a leader of a group of rebels, working together to take down crooked cops in Mexico. He searches for his kidnapped son, and the man who killed his wife.
Jinn & Toxic - Team Toxic Tango book 1
Series: Toxic Tango Troop Series. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,330. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Powerful psychic Sergeant Jinn Dennison goes AWOL when her sister, Julie, is shot and nearly drowned in a Mexican rainforest. When Jinn's mistaken for Julie by her captain, Tab (Toxic) McTavish, she soon finds herself branded a traitor. Together they must stop a man known only as Iceman or die trying.
Authors Beware
Series: Love Is To DIE For.... Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 90,500. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016. Categories: Screenplays » Romance
When the authors of the publishing firm Brinkman-Bonnett start turning up dead, Lana Anderson, the CEO, is determined to stop the Shakespeare-quoting killer. Undercover, Bryce Ramsay was hired to keep her safe, but after one stolen kiss, he must fight his attraction to her as well. Love Is To DIE For...
Amazon Intrigue
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,710. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
While on a covert mission, Rune pretends to be the ultimate klutz to keep a drug lord away from her while she gathers information about his crimes. The Amazon is the last place Rune expects to meet the man of her dreams. Zander has to find his contact. The person would have a frog broach. When he meets Rune, he's stunned by her antics. Little does he know that love is around the corner.
Gravity SUCKS!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,510. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
She has a secret: Tasha Roshenko is ashamed of her disability. She is the only vampire she knows who can't fly. She has a big chip on her shoulder and wants nothing to do with other vampire males. He wants her: Heat is a womanizer and a rogue. When he finds Tasha, everything changes. Though she tries to escape him, he wraps her in a cocoon of love she doesn't want.
White Trash Witch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,030. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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A wacky witch and a handsome wizard meet at a restaurant. Wiley doesn't want anything to do with a handsome, rich man, while Ryder has been bitten by divorce. When they are thrown together, love takes control.