Interview with Black House Publishing

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Romance. I am a big romantic, a sucker for love and I love happy endings. I love to two people come together and overcome issues and differences to be together. I love when I write about characters that fall deep in love, deep enough where they endure and weather the storm.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. Without the fans I wouldn't be around. I honestly love when I get those comments or reviews that I was able to touch them in some kind of way, or if they say I knew someone, or even have gone through something similar themselves. I love to entertain with words, so I love to give readers great stories.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on a book I'm calling Lose to Win, still not sure if that's the final title though, but its about three woman that come together through one appointment, that has the same thing in common, an ex from hell. Battling the same issues they develop and everlasting friendship.
Who are your favorite authors?
I don't have any favorites, I love a lot of authors, but my favorite book is The Coldest Winter Ever.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Believe it or not, I'm not inspired to get up because I work so many long hours, so I huge the sheets, but I'm motivated by food, shelter and clothing. Money doesn't grow on trees and if I want to earn it, I got to work.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Working, I am a GM for a hotel. Spending time with my family and I crochet.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually just browse, but I have a lot of author friends.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes and it will probably be published someday. It needs a lot of work, lol.
What is your writing process?
I don't have a particular method. I will consider myself a seasoned author now, I just know how I want it to begin, climax and end and I just write.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
First story I remember reading as an adult is Invisible Life, by the late E. Lynn Harris. It was a shocker of course, because I didn't expect the story to be about bi sexual and gay men, but overall I loved the story, so I went on to read Just As I Am and couldn't stop reading after that.
How do you approach cover design?
Sometimes I may give a concept, but not much. I'm a writer, so I just trust my designers to come up with something based on my title and synopsis and they usually give me a great cover.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle, I've never tried any others.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Social media and post cards.
Published 2014-04-11.
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