Interview with Raine Miller

What are you working on next?
I am currently working on a Blackstone Affair spinoff story called Cherry Girl. It is the love story of Neil and Elaina and takes place about a year before the events that happen in NAKED.
Who are your favorite authors?
JR Ward, Ken Follett, Jean Auel, and Elizabeth Hoyt have all written books that pretty much influence everything that I do in my own writing and impacted my life in some way.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I like to walk and work in the yard. My favorite activity is reading a good book beside the pool in my backyard.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I used to just troll Amazon and search around for books they suggested, but now I know so many authors I get suggestions from the people who write them. I have so many books on my kindle waiting for me, I need years to read them all.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do. I was probably about 13 and wrote a story in my mom's office using her Selectric II typewriter (the ones with the balls that spun). My story was about a girl who was on a shopping expedition to buy a birthday present when a dark car pulled up and tried to kidnap her. It was a case of mistaken identity and something to do with a stapler being confused for a gun. LOL
What is your writing process?
I outline very thoroughly and then start to write. I am an organic writer, so stuff comes to me as I go along and new ideas form after I am into the story. I note those new ideas down and try to incorporate them into my plan for the book. I can usually work it in and if I can't then I evaluate what I need to do. The book has to go in the direction it needs to go. I am kinda paranoid about "my voice" being influenced by outside forces. I try to never allow that to happen.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book series I remember reading was Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House in the Big Woods. I devoured those and also Anne of Green Gables. When I was older I read all the Nancy Drew books and still have a treasured collection of books 1 -40 in hardback. I learned to read in bed with a flashlight at a very young age. I still read in bed but thanks to technology, don't need a light anymore. *winks*
How do you approach cover design?
I am picky about making sure that the image on the cover is a written scene in the book. I have hired many different designers and like to choose the photographic image myself. I let the designer do the rest with the understanding that there will be somewhere around 10 - 15 proofs before we get a final cover.
What do you read for pleasure?
Just about everything. I love historical fiction and non-fiction, mystery, romance, suspense thrillers, the Los Angeles Times, children's books...anything.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle Fire for inside. My old Kindle 3 for outside by the pool.
Published 2013-10-12.
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Stories for Amanda
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 121,740. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Amanda Todd Foundation. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
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