Interview with A D Hunter

What is your e-reading device of choice?
My iPad. I love it because I can still read Kindle books on it via the Kindle app and read iBooks too.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Honestly, this is still new to me and the jury is still out. My favorite one is the pre-order option. I feel it will allow me to get an idea of how many people enjoyed Face of an Angel so much that they want more.
Describe your desk
I don't have one. It's the edge of my coffee table and it can be a cluttered hot mess!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania called Red Lion. I've always had a pretty lively imagination. I was one of a handful of black kids in an all white school in the 80s. I didn't have too many personal dealings with out and out racism. I was fortunate to be surrounded by kids who were open minded and 'color blind', however I didn't get to date much so that part of my life was relegated to my own imagination. I'd actually write or tell romantic stories to my best friend in which we would always be the stars or heroines and I guess it just grew from there.
When did you first start writing?
I've always been a creative writer. I started out writing poetry as a pre-teen, then short stories that I would only share with my best friend. Then when I was at the Art Institute of Atlanta, my Creative Writing teacher kept me after class one day to tell me how much she enjoyed reading my essays. I still hadn't considered writing as a career as I was so focused on drawing at the time. Fast forward almost twenty years and I'm now a night nurse in the home health field. It's not unheard of to have upwards of six hours worth of down time a night, especially if the client is stable and just sleeping. So one night I thought, I've always wanted to write a novel, why not? That was three years ago.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is part of a series that revolves around an angel named Titus. The first three books are about his youngest daughters and the second three focus more on the warriors in his domain. Face of an Angel is about his half-human daughter, Cerise, and how she comes to live with him in his kingdom. A whole new world, a whole new set of rules and one hell of a learning curve.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had no idea there was any such thing when I started out. Then an acquaintance of mine suggested I check out Smashwords to self publish. Self publish? What a concept! So down the rabbit hole I went and here I am. I love the autonomy.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has allowed me the ability to publish on my own terms and in my own time.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
When my beta readers make me feel like a crack dealer. I feed them a chapter or two at a time and they text or email me looking for the next installment. I actually had one tell me my book is like crack. Too funny and I love it.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! They are what keeps me motivated to continue writing and inspire me to do what I can to improve upon it.
What are you working on next?
Well, I've already completed the first five books so now it's just a matter of revising and editing the next one, Body of a Venus, and making sure it's ready for publication by it's projected pre-order date. After the Titus series is done, I'm going back to the first series I started way back when and revising it. If you could see my laptop, you'd see I have so many projects and ideas just waiting to be breathed to life.
Who are your favorite authors?
J K Rowling, J R Ward, Stephen King, Gena Showalter, Lara Adrian, Kylie Scott, Michael Crichton, Hugh Howey, Dahlia Rose, Rhonda Byrne, Ryan Winfield, Stacy-Deanne... I could go on and on as I'm such a bookworm. It just depends on what I'm in the mood for. I recently discovered Tracy Tappan too. I really dig seeing indie authors who are doing well. It's inspiring.
Published 2016-03-16.
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Books by This Author

Body of a Venus
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,380. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
From baby to babe In less than a day When the king is away His offspring will pay Coral and Lylac are the only Venusians in their father's kingdom. When Lylac is taken, all little Coral wants to do is help, but a hasty decision on her part could have serious repercussions for them all. And, boy oh boy, is the king ever in for a big surprise when he returns.
Face of an Angel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,460. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Cerise Kittrell's life is upended when her mother informs her that she's special because of her father's bloodline and that same special daddy is coming to take her back to his home where she is welcomed with open arms into a new family of siblings. Life in daddy's world is pretty good, or is it? Cerise soon finds that despite the warm welcome, not everybody in this new world is happy to see her.
Moonbreed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 141,690. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » Sci-Fi Erotica
When Dr. Armand Nelson and his team of researchers at GENCON were successfully able to splice human and canine DNA, they had no idea what they were really creating...