Interview with Missy Welsh

How do you approach cover design?
I want some very relevant image on my covers that makes readers wonder. I want them to guess what that image means to the story because that curiosity will have them turning pages. At least, that's usually what gets me!
What are your five favorite books, and why?
FAITH & FIDELITY by Tere Michaels
PROMISES by Marie Sexton
Those are just some of the best m/m romances I've ever read. Good men and moving romances.

WISHES by Jude Devereaux
Despite the fact the heroine looses weight, the hero fell for her before then. As an overweight teen, that meant everything to me.

THE DOOR INTO SUMMER by Robert Heinlein
I just love it. All of his work, but this especially. And there's a very heroic cat.

THE INHERITANCE by Louisa May Alcott
Yes, others are more popular, but this was her first. It's a lovely rags-to-riches with some romance too.
What do you read for pleasure?
A little bit of everything! Romances, mysteries, suspense, thrillers, science fiction, biographies... I have eclectic reading tastes, but Romances are at the top.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
The Kindle app on my phone.
Describe your desk.
If a paper factory exploded and a giant cat sat on top of it...
When did you first start writing?
I was storytelling in my tween years and writing them down for friends and family by the time I was 13.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I wanted more control over the entire project. Now everything is mine and it's just more true that way.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Moving a reader emotionally. That's the best part.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I work for an insurance agency, helping with their copywriting and social media. When I'm off that clock, I paint a little, write, learn languages, read, and I'm working on my skills as a cover designer.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
BookBub is great for getting deals on books or authors I might not know about otherwise. The ones I enjoy always lead me off to other great books.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do! It was about a group of friends who go on a field trip, but their teachers die in a crash, a couple students don't make it, and a few romances spring up. Drama and more drama! LOL
Published 2015-11-07.
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