Interview with Racheal Martinez

What's the story behind your latest book?
The story behind my latest book is simple. A girl is trying to do something new with her life. She's in a rut and when she winds up in bed with one billionaire brother and then the other, she finds herself torn between the two.
What are you working on next?
I'm working on sequels to both of my books, as well as finishing up a few new ones!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up everywhere. I'm an Army brat with both parents being in the army. I've seen a lot of things happen and my imagination has always been wild, so I decided really young that I wanted to be a writer.
Describe your desk
I share it with my husband, so it's neat with the Mac on the main part and on the other part, a stand holding tiny Navy/Marine Corps/ American flags. There's also a huge stack of notebooks filled with ideas for characters.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was 19 years old, but only recently had the courage to put things out there for the world to see.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My family and friends have basically pushed me into it. They've read my work and told me it needed to be out there.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
We'll see. I'm actually very new to Smashwords and I'm discovering new authors just like they're discovering me!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love writing. It's a distraction and it's really fun throwing all of your fantasies, life ambitions, and emotions into your characters.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. You're nothing without fans.
Who are your favorite authors?
I love the Warden (J.R. Ward). She's my favorite. I like Cassandra Claire, Richelle Mead, Anne Rice, and even Sylvia Day and Maya Banks on a good day. I'm trying to discover new authors. Unknowns. They're often the best reads!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My husband. Not to mention that my fur babies will sit on the side of the bed and growl at me until they're let outside and fed each morning.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Published 2015-05-06.
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