Interview with Heather McCarthy

What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me and I write for them. I hope my true stories will enlighten them and give them an enjoyable reading experience.
Who are your favorite authors?
Heather McCarthy, Stephen King, John Grishman
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To live life drug free
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working as a medical lab tech and singing karaoke with my husband
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Surfing smashwords and amazon by genre
What is your writing process?
I think of the stories I want to tell and then sit at my computer to compose an outline. Then I just start to type what I think and feel
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Reaching out to my readers via facebook, twitter, and linkedin.
Describe your desk
Cluttered with pictures, pens, pencils and computer
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a dysfunctional adopted family north of boston, but love to travel. On a recent trip to Aruba, I met an author and she convinced me to tell my story. I was a bit apprehensive and scared to write such a controversial story, but thought it might truly help others.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Sex, Drugs and Digging a Hole is a fact based story about a functioning couples addiction to crack cocaine and how spending $800 a week digs them into a financial hole.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To bring true stories to my readers and hope they will take away some enjoyment and enlightenment from the words I have to offer. I love to hear their reviews and comments, good or bad.
Published 2014-10-17.
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