Interview with Miria Masdan

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love my Kindle app on my phone. I'm very busy and I alway have my phone with me.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I'm an Indie author and I've had to learn every detail of the publishing industry by trial and error. I'm just releasing my first book and hope that all my time and research will pay off, and this will be the start of a great adventure.
Describe your desk
My desk should be condemned. It's a disaster. I have papers, books, and sticky notes all over the place.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in small town USA. I spent my childhood reading and writing; there really wasn't much to do in my home town. It definitly influenced my writing. Most of my stories are about people you'd meet in your everyday life. There are no rich heros, but there are some hot mechanics, and sexy firemen.
When did you first start writing?
The first story I remember writing was in first grade. It was about a frog who was a sport commentator. I can't remember a time that I didn't write. I have hundreds of stories, forty years of stories.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is about a girl who lives in the perfect furture world. The government has figured out how to rid society of crime and disease, but she is broken. The book follows her on this downward spiral as she tries grasp on to anything that can maintain her sanity. It's a dystopian romance. There are some deep moments that reveal her raw emotions and some great steamy moments between her and our hero, Quinn.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was against becoming an indie author for a long time. Writing is in my blood, and I felt I had to live up to this great expectation, this iconic author, and write the next great American novel. I still strive to put out that iconic piece, but right now all I want is to be heard, and read. I've watched so many people take the leap, and I wanted to join them.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I write for one reason, and one reason alone, because I love it.
What do your fans mean to you?
Well, I have seven fans right now. It's seems crazy, but I am just starting out. I can't even imagine what it will be like to have people fall in love with my characters as much as I love them. I can't wait!
What are you working on next?
After the Federation series, I will be releasing either the Blue Collar series, or the EPIC series. The Blue Collar books are sweet and sassy, and the EPIC books are paranormal romances. Both series are alomost finished. I'm also working on an erotic romance for the winter, something to keep those long, cold nights a little bit warmer.
Who are your favorite authors?
Dean Koontz is by far my favorite out of all genres, but in romance: Colleen Hoover, Marie Force, Gena Showalter.
What is your writing process?
I write without looking back. I don't edit, spell check, or anything until I'm done with the first copy. I will make an outline, but I don't always stick to it.
How do you approach cover design?
I have a designer make my covers for me. I tried to do it myself, and it was a mess.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Old Man and The Sea, Wayward Bus, Les Miserable, Beloved, and A Room of One's Own.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I do a lot of plot planning. I'm always thinking.
Published 2015-04-10.
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