Interview with Rachel Carmichael

How do you approach cover design?
I've always loved images that just capture my eye, even at a glance, and I strive to translate that into my covers
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Honestly, that's too difficult to answer. I love books of every kind, but it really depends on my mood.
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything I can get my hands on. I'm never too particular about what I read as long as I can get lost in another world.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a nook and iPad, however, I've always preferred reading on my phone.
Describe your desk
At the moment, chaotic and almost non-existent as my husband and I prepare to move into our new home. After we move, it'll be relaxing and quiet - with my double screens of course!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in California. It never played much part in my writing, but the local library used to get the 'unsold' books from local stores. They couldn't ever sell them because the store would rip off the cover, so I always made sure to stop by and pick up anything they had! The vast array of things I collected doing that influenced my writing, without a doubt.
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since I can remember, though I should probably never share those early works! I've always been fascinated by making another world come to life in my stories, though I do tend to get drawn into others' stories far more than my own.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always wrote things and never had the chance to share them. I was always too scared to put myself out there, but now, I feel like I can be confident enough to share my work with everyone!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to create life in my work. From start to finish, I relish the chance to bring my character to life and let them develop as the story progresses.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! I love hearing from them! Whether they're providing criticism or praise, just knowing that someone read my work warms my heart.
Published 2015-09-22.
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