Interview with Ashley West

What are you working on next?
I'm working on an urban fantasy under a pen name.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels. Some of my favorite authors are Kim Harrison, J.R. Ward and Laurell Hamilton.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My husband and my girls. During the week I get up at 5:30 am and get ready for my 8:00 to 5:00 job to pay the bills.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to read and I know the more I read the better author I will become.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually look for upcoming releases of my favorite authors and keep an eye out for them.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! I wrote a children's book in the fifth grade complete with illustrations, and it won the school writing competition.
What is your writing process?
Writing fiction, I send myself an email when I have ideas and then I like to sit down and write when I have lots of free time to really hammer it out.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I really got into reading the Goosebumps series when I was little and loved the scary mysteries.
How do you approach cover design?
I have found that on a budget, going to Fiverr and finding an awesome cover artist is the best things for me.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love Kim Harrison's Hollows series, all 12 of them. I feel like I know the characters so well because of her writing style and I always hate waiting for the next one to be released.
What do you read for pleasure?
Any supernatural/romance novel. I love a good love story.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I bought my first Kindle in 2010 and now I can't live without it.
Published 2014-03-08.
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