Interview with Suzy Ayers

Published 2016-03-27.
What are your favorite books, and why?
I read just about anything. I edit for many authors, which helps me become better myself. If there is a sexual component, I don't particularly like the YA level. I prefer the details. I have been told I write as if you are there and perhaps that is what I also look for, to be drawn in to the moment and the story itself.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I prefer a Kindle paper white. I like reading outside and there is no glare. I can save and come back to it. I can also read paperback just as easily, but I enjoy the ease of being about to read multiple books in a row. Plus I can chose from a list.

I review so I have them pre-planned normally and you can follow that on Goodreads. I need to get back to it. Again, it is something that helps me become a better writer. It helps other authors too. All of my reviews are 3 or higher or I cannot post them out of professional courtesy.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Facebook and Twitter. I have a few posts on my blog, that somehow does exceptionally well, that delve into this deeper. I enjoy promoting others and in turn they do the same for you.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
On Cape Cod and my books are reflected most definitely, because I will mention places that are real.
When did you first start writing?
I have always written. I remember relaying words and my sister typing on a typewriter. We had no idea what we were doing. I often wonder what happened to all my journals, but I have all my poetry from then.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I always have multiple books going. I am currently working on another pen name...Shh, don't tell.
What motivated you to become an indie author? What is it different? What makes you stay?
The freedom. I spoke with many indie authors and there wasn't really a benefit to not be one. I do a little more work and get more of the profits. I would still have to do most of the work and pay most of the money either way, at least this way I could have creative control and get published instead of waiting.

The reason I have continued to write is that people seemed to like my work. I work hard to edit and it costs a lot to indie publish. Readers expect you to give it for free, when honestly, many authors have already undervalued it in the comparable market to get it noticed.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
They have continued to help me succeed. I will be bringing more of my business over here.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It is like my therapy. I love to write and write everything and anything.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. I love interacting with them. I couldn't understand Twitter at first and now I use it all the time.
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