Interview with Calypso Grier

What are you working on next?
At Wrought Iron Reads, we write for every kind of romance reader. We've got a wonderful paranormal romance book soon to be released called Antebellum Soul by Reatha Beauregard, as well as a great urban erotica series coming soon by Arsen Ward. To check out our full selection of books, you should visit our website at www.wroughtironreads.org
Who are your favorite authors?
All the usual suspects and some unusual--George R.R. Martin, Octavia Butler, Chuck Palahniuk, David Sedaris, to name a few.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I enjoy an exciting life. That's what inspires me to get out of bed. I wouldn't dream of missing a day of this adventure!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Editing and marketing. When you get into indie publishing, you get rid of the regular 9-to-5 life. Your work is 24/7.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Goodreads recommendations mostly, but I also like to peruse the bestseller lists of a few of the major online retailers.
What is your writing process?
I have to be very meticulous in order to start writing. I do the profiles and outlines and lists and sticky-notes, but in the end a lot of that stuff just helps me to congeal the idea, and I tend to let my characters dictate much of the story.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Oh, gosh! I've read so much over my lifetime that I really can't remember!
How do you approach cover design?
Eh, it's hit and miss. Initially, my team and I did a lot of brainstorming and fiddling with programs to create our own, but we eventually learned it would take some professional help to get the quality we desired. You live and you learn. We can't be great at everything!
What do you read for pleasure?
I love, love, love the sappy romance books from the early nineties, when things were just starting to get gritty but not too gritty. I'm a sucker for a good love story.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
My laptop. My laptop goes EVERYWHERE with me.
Published 2015-10-28.
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