Interview with Marsha Casper Cook

What are you working on now?
Right now I am working on more Virginia Templeton Stories. Everyone that has read the stories loves the power that Virginia has and continues to have even as things get tough.She is not just sexy she is smart. She does mix business with pleasure but she does it in a sexy way. She's a woman on a mission and that is always fun to write. Virginia Templeton is always on the move and that makes her interesting and her stories are page turners.She's never boring and she certainly is a character that remains in the readers head for a very long time.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The thought of a new idea or a conversation with one of my characters gets me up and never leaves me, no matter what happens during the day. I'm really happy when my characters talk among themselves and I listen. I love talking to people and so do my characters which keeps me going into all hours of the night, but I LOVE IT!
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I go to to movies and am constantly watching TV SHOWS listening to the way the lines are read by the characters on the shows. That keeps me on my toes and allows me to dream of my new characters and what they will say or do.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I am lucky to have a Blog Talk radio show where I interview many authors who pitch their books and the books that sound good I buy. When the authors talk I listen and that has proven to be very successful and a lot of fun.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do, and thinking back it was pretty good but not good enough to get published. I have learned so much over the years but the most important thing every writer needs is a good editor.
What is your writing process?
I start out with an idea and if I can make it to page 25 I know the story will be able to continue. I sometimes go to have coffee and I bring a notebook with me. That is when I begin to think very clearly. There aren't any interruptions and for me it works well. I sometimes don't even use the scenes I wrote but that quiet times guides me on the path I need to follow.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
There are so many ways to market your work but at this time I use social marketing,Facebook, Twitter and Linked In. Being a radio show host is the best form of marketing there is. It's very difficult to market and write but both need to be done to have a career no matter who the publisher is.
Published 2013-10-01.
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Books by This Author

Sala, More Than a Survivor
By Marsha Casper Cook
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 33,920. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
This is the inspirational true story of Sala Lewis, who at age 10 saw her family taken away by the Nazis. Her uncompromising determination led her to the same camp as her sister Dora, and together the two young sisters fought to keep themselves and their fellow prisoners alive.