Interview with B. Groves

What do you read for pleasure?
I like to read all kinds of genres from romance to horror. As long as there is a good story, I'll read it.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle all the way.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Twitter mostly, and some Pinterest, even though I am gaining more followers on Facebook
Describe your desk
Organized. A bottle of water to my left, and my phone charging to my right.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the southern tip of New Jersey called Cape May. I've since lived in 5 states, and traveled extensively. My book is set in Washington State, the most beautiful state I ever lived. However, I couldn't take the constant rain, so we moved to Florida in 2014.
When did you first start writing?
When I was 15. I wrote a Batman comic.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It addresses the need to fit in to a certain group.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I didn't want to deal with years and years of rejections.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I just published, so we'll see what happens
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I still have a day job, and a co-worker I hardly knew came up to me and told me she read my book. She was almost in tears because she dealt with bullying for so many years like I did. She loved it, and she loved the fact there was a romance in it. That is what motivates me, and brings me great joy.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything, and I mean everything.
What are you working on next?
Book 2 of the Mirror In The Forest Series. It's called Reflection In The Meadow. Also, another possible series called Ascension.
Who are your favorite authors?
Christopher Pike, Stephen King, Ann Rule, Danielle Steele, Amanda Quick. Ugh! Too many to name
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My husband.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Keeping healthy, and exploring
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Mostly through searching the web.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yep! A Batman comic/fanfic
What is your writing process?
What process? LOL
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Watership Down. I've since owned 2 rabbits
How do you approach cover design?
It has to catch the eye
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I can't name just 5
What would you tell new authors?
Be yourself!
Published 2015-07-29.
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