Interview with Alyssa Edge

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I have written many short stories while most of them sit never to be read by the world a select few were given to friends to read. With their motivation of saying how much they loved the stories it promoted me to write and publish something. When I started, I had no idea what publishing a book entailed. So I began reading about it when I was almost finished writing my manuscript. Formatting a manuscript for publication took a lot out of me but I learned a lot and enjoyed the journey. Rewrite, edit, rewrite, edit, rewrite, edit for few more times until I thought it was done. It was constantly changing but the experience was exhilarating seeing my name on the cover of a finished book and I made it to happen. It was all my effort. I created a beautiful book and I did it from start to finish.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I work on something for weeks, months. I rewrite it, break it into pieces, blow up each one, shrink them. Over and over and around back through and as I'm cutting and pasting wondering if I will ever get the scene right or portray my characters as they were true living people and make my readers believe in them.
I discover that sharing a story is the best way to feel joyful of this gift I have, and to share it with others, the only way I can - I WRITE.
What are you working on next?
The sequel to Witches Spell, it will continue on with how Kassana will deal with her memory loss. And what Raif does to help her through it all. While trying to stay out of the hands of Cepeda who is on a mission to hunt them down and kill them all.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love paranormal and Sci-fi so some of my favorite authors are; Lora Leigh, Laurann Dohner, Ruby Dixon as well as well known authors who write in the other genres like Eric Jerome Dickey.
What is your writing process?
Usually it really begins with a thought. I will write it down and then start to imagine what the characters like and how they would handle the situation. Then I will start to write down my characters, and their personalities, their issue they are trying to overcome. I start to think about the setting and then I will start researching things about the place or issue to expand my story.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Sleeping with strangers- Eric Jerome Dickey
waking with enemies- Eric Jerome Dickey
Ice Planet Barbarians - Ruby Dixon
New breed series - Lora Leigh
New Species series- Laurann Dohner
Published 2017-09-15.
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