Interview with Joan RaeRose

What are you working on next?
I am working on a new novel that will be based on many different REAL life stories.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My family inspires me to get out of bed each day!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm usually at home being a mother.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, well, the first novel I wrote was The Black Lily. It has taken me nearly 6 years to release.
What is your writing process?
For my novel "TBL", I wrote my entire novel in a notebook. I then transferred it to computer and spent the last 6 yrs editing it.
How do you approach cover design?
I design my cover designs in Photoshop myself. I believe a minimalistic cover is always best.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Of course my smartphone!
Describe your desk
It's my lap!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in California. It hasn't really influenced my writing. I do however base my settings in California.
When did you first start writing?
I know everyone says this, but I started when I was a child. I used to write little books and make my mother read them.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Celebrity life mixed with mental disease! I have wondered what it's like to be a celebrity behind the scenes and that's what I wrote.
Published 2014-08-25.
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