Interview with Ravyn Kaminari

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first story I ever read was the Harry Potter series when I was three years old. It got me to believe that there is more out there than just the boring little life I was leading. *laughs*
What are your five favorite books, and why?
That is a hard one. I would have to say my most favorite book is Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion because I love zombies. My second is the Fallen Series by Lauren Kate, because who DOESN'T love stories about fallen angels? Third, The Den of Shadows by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes because I am in LOVE with the paranormal. I have no more than that, sorry. *laughs*
What do you read for pleasure?
I mainly read fantasy and paranormal romances. *giggles* *cough cough* Kodilynn Calhoun *cough cough*
What is your e-reading device of choice?
my good ol' Eclipse TI80 mp3 player. It is a good thing to read on the go.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I am actually a newbie at this kind of thing, so if anyone can take me under their wing, I would be eternally grateful.
Describe your desk
it's my kitchen table. *laughs* I don't have anywhere else to write, really.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in an average family, for the most part. I'm still growing up, technically, but, anyway, we were poisoned with carbon monoxide when I was 10 years old, and after that I found refuge in the paranormal. I am currently writing on a pet project of mine called Gatekeeper, as well as a guide to the world of Gatekeeper. I should have it finished by the end of my senior year of high school, hopefully.
When did you first start writing?
hm...I started by writing Harry Potter fan fictions when I was five. I wasn't very good back then, but I have gotten much better. Just read my fanfictions and read the reviews I get on them. *grins*
What's the story behind your latest book?
okay, so I can't really describe it right now. It was kind of an on-the-fly thing. *laughs nervously*
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I just have fun writing and making people smile/laugh/cry/angry with my writing. I enjoy the intense emotion that I get out of people's comments on wattpad. It makes me happy.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
the greatest joy... I will say that people's satisfaction in my writing is my greatest joy in my stories. *Grins*
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. I realize sometimes I let them down, but that is a part of things. I love my fans, though, and will do anything in my power to keep them happy. *smiled tenderly*
What are you working on next?
I'm working on Gatekeeper, as well as some stories on Wattpad (mostly fan fictions) However, I have an original story on wattpad called The Creeper Game, and it is a story from the reader's point of view.
Who are your favorite authors?
hm.... I have a lot, so I cannot possibly answer that question without taking up too much space. Sorry.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
the need to write actually governs my ability to get out of bed, to be completely honest. *chuckles*
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time with my best friend, or I try to.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I mianly run into books at my library.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, I do. It was never completed, sadly. It was a fan fiction called Emerald Potter. *laughs* Emerald was my idea of a good name back when I was five or six.
What is your writing process?
I write first, then come up with the information of the world later.
How do you approach cover design?
I think of what a good cover would be and then I just sketch it out, hopefully making a good cover.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It might, given time and effort. This far, though, it hasn't yet.
Published 2013-10-21.
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