Interview with Gem Stone

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm either at the dreaded day job. Trying to figure out how to sell my books, or explaining to the dog that just because things touch the floor, it does not mean they are hers.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Usually I follow the suggested books at the bottom of my carousel on my kindle. Either that or I read friends recommendations.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was absolute rubbish and is currently in a hidden corner of my computer. Though, I have been debating rewriting it because I still love the idea.
What is your writing process?
I'm a total pantster. I get an idea. For example my current book "Ethereal Lives" I simply thought. "what would you do if you were the Last human in existence" I then sit and write with no idea what I'm going to say. As ideas come to me, usually at 2 in the morning, I note them on my phone and try to weave them into the story.
How do you approach cover design?
I let the professionals do it. Lol I attempted my own once... It was okay but no where near publishable standard. Luckily I found a very reasonably priced expert. I gave them a rough idea of what I wanted and left them to it.
What do you read for pleasure?
Romance, all kinds, though I do favour comedy romance (any sub genre with comedy in it, which is why I write comedy) historical and LGBT.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I adore my kindle fire hd. It's a tablet and kindle all in one. If it ever breaks I will be heart broken and pray any newer models available will be just as good.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I've only just started trying marketing. So far, none lol, but it's only day three. I'm pretty much trying everything out there that doesn't cost toouch. I'll let you know lol
Describe your desk
It's black. Just big enough to fit my laptop on and close to breaking because it's currently holding a cat too. Now the table next to my desk is another matter. It's littered with tissues from crying because of self doubt, coffee cups from writing late into the night and a note book that I write ideas in, just in case I lose my phone.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing stories in my head for as long as I can remember but I put my first one in actual writing last year (2015)..its the one that was rubbish lol
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's makes the voice in my head stop shouting their story at me. Unfortunately, as soon as they go, they get replaced by new voices.... Oh who am I kidding? I love the voices!
What are you working on next?
Book 2 of my Ethereals series. I've actually just completed it and am now getting it ready for beta readers so before long, book 3.
Published 2016-11-18.
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Books by This Author

West At War
Series: The West Family. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,450. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
West At War is book 2 in Gem Stones West Family Series. Full of revenge, passion, and laughter. Join Jess and Brad as they steal each other's hearts... as well as their customers.
Ethereal Law: A Romantic Sci-fi Novel (Ethereals Book 2)
Series: Ethereals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,960. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
What do you do when you realise your mate has been right under your nose all your life? And she’s a he! Warning - This book contains action, adventure, hot man on man sexual situations, sneaky females who can't mind their own business and proof that no matter where you come from, you can't pick who you fall in love with.
West Running Wild
Series: The West Family. Price: Free! Words: 71,650. Language: British English. Published: March 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Marcus is about to spend a year taking care of the Wild Sanctuary, and if Cathy's wants to inherit enough money to set up on her own, she's going to help him. Opposites attract and fur flies when West meets Wild! With lots of sarcasm, fun, revenge, and passion, West Running Wild is guaranteed to keep you laughing. Join Marcus and Cathy as they both discover what
Ethereal Lives (Ethereals Book 1)
Series: Ethereals. Price: Free! Words: 74,780. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Earth has been destroyed and Ariane's been taken prisoner. Ax plans to sell her but she has other ideas. The universe better watch out because the last human is loose in space and she won't be controlled by anyone, no matter how sexy they are.