Interview with Stephanie White

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I prefer a paperback. There is nothing more relaxing than cuddling with an intriguing paperback. A nice chilled glass of wine and the mood is set.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I have advertised in Facebook and Google book clubs. Word of mouth is another good method. Email newsletters is another effective marketing tool.
Describe your desk
My desk has my computer, cellphone, pens. The pens is for when an idea pops up, I grab a notepad and writes it down.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Florida. My stories are Florida based. My formative years with my parents did influence my writing. I obtained my first library book at age five. My mother was determined that I would have a good education. I was reading at age five. My father was a mechanic at an autom.obile dealership. He taught me the names of the different makes and models of cars.
When did you first start writing?
I began writing in the fifth grade. I began my professional career in 2012. During the last three years, I studied other authors style and how they interacted with readers. My first book Vengeance was released on Amazon June 2015.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind Jen's Heart was a reader asked me to write a romance novel. Now romance was not my forte. I began writing Jen's Heart with trepidations. Now I love my characters. Jen is the girl everyone would want as a friend. Dana is uncomfortable approaching women for dates. He believes they are only interested in his money. Reynaldo is an actor. He loves all the perks that goes along with being an actor. His favorite activity is selecting women who enjoys his favorite sport.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted the independence of developing my craft. Eventually I would love to be signed by Simon and Simon or other publishers. Right now I do not have a deadline. I can give my stories the development time they require.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I am a new Smashwords author. Ask me in six months, then I can give you a more realistic answer.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy of writing to me is taking these characters that are running around my head. I give them a character, voice and story.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans are very important to me. I need their feedback. Reviews give me a direction to correct my next novel. Fans you are all awesome.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a Valentine's Day thriller. The title is Dangerous Opponent. Unlike my other novels, this one does not have Florida as the location. It is dark, funny and unexpected.
Published 2015-12-01.
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Books by This Author

Buried Secrets
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,240. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Buried Secrets is a romatic thriller. Marlene Dixon is loving being married to her husband. She lives a comfortable wealthy suburban life. Her husband Benjamin and teir three adult children are reasons for her happiness. Meanwhile in Florida, a body is found. A body that has been missing for over thirty years. A once happy life is now being torn apart. Buried Secrets.
Jen's Heart
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 48,850. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Christian, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Jen and Dana have been flirting with one another for the past three months. Dana has not taken the opportunity to ask Jen out on a date. While they are working to get her sculptures ready for a show. The long glances and intimate smiles are getting stronger daily. Dana conveniently sits beside Jen when they are in meetings. Jen likes how Dana holds her hand. Now is the time for love!
Vengeance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,020. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Contemporary woman
Jocelyn English-Thornton has accomplished all her goals in life. She is a wife, mother and forensic pathologist. Jocelyn's husband, Tameron Thornton, is the mayor of their adopted Florida city. They are parents of four children. Tameron is the billionaire grandson of Raymond Richmond. All should be well but it is not. An intruder has slipped into their marriage. Jocelyn is scared.