Interview with Natasha Preston

What is your writing process?
Me writing process is to plot the whole book and then plan a daily word schedule. Then I start and pretty much forget the whole thing. I write out of order depending on which scene I feel like writing at the time, and usually procrastinate a little too often to hit word goals. But I get it done. Eventually.
What do you read for pleasure?
Yes! I love reading. I was a reader before a writer and fangirl hard when I meet other authors.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
iBooks on my iPad.
Describe your desk
Me desk is my bed, sofa, kitchen table, patio table and sometimes the floor. I’m looking forward to finally having my own office!
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. I have a close relationship with a lot of my readers on my Facebook page and particularly my Facebook reader group.
What are you working on next?
I’m working on a teen thriller right now. Next up is a contemporary romance titled After the End and I’m so enjoying writing it.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I’m either playing with my sons, chilling with my husband, going out with friends, or reading.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Most of them are recommended by friends but I do scroll through the iBooks charts often.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was Silence, the first book I self-published.
How do you approach cover design?
Oh I’m terrible. I give my designer a very brief description of the book and she somehow creates the most perfect covers. I’m lucky to have her!
When did you first start writing?
I first started in 2010, a bit by accident really. I’ve not looked back since though!
Published 2018-07-05.
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Books by This Author

After the End
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,660. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
One fatal mistake changes Tilly’s and Linc’s lives forever, and things will never be the same. After the tragedy, Linc and his family flee their hometown, but now he's back. Distance and bad history haven’t stopped Linc from loving Tilly. He wants to beg for her forgiveness, but to avoid hurting her more, he tries to keep his distance from her…until he sees her fighting her feelings for him.
Lie to Me
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,070. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
They hated each other...until they didn’t. At nineteen, Savannah Dean escaped her family, leaving behind a note and the people who caused her so much pain. At nineteen, Kent Lawson’s girlfriend betrayed him, leaving him behind with a broken heart and a whole lot of mistrust in women. Kent knows she’s hiding something, and he despises liars. And Savannah has nothing but secrets.
Reliving Fate
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,630. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » New adult
When Bella stumbles upon her dead sister’s diary, she sets out on a mission to find her sister’s killer, but it leads her to the wrong side of town. And right into the path of Rocco, a loner, a bad boy, who is determined to keep her away. Bella is intent on getting justice for her sister…even if it’s at the cost of her own life.
With the Band
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,260. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Texas is the daughter of the world’s biggest rock star, Mark Knight. Kitt is the lead singer in the hottest up-and-coming band, Filthy Sound. Mark has mentored Filthy Sound from the beginning, seeing their potential, and now he’s supporting them on their first worldwide tour. She’s off-limits. He can’t help himself.
Silent Night
Series: Silence, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Join Cole, Oakley and their family for Christmas day in this 7,000 word short story.
Our Chance
Series: Chance. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Nell believes that no good can come from love. Her grandparents screwed it up, her parents screwed it up, so why would it be any different for her? Damon was happy to keep their relationship casual through university, but his feelings for Nell have developed and wants more. With the aid of Nell’s best friend, Chloe, Damon sets out to smash down the wall Nell’s built.
Save Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,860. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Tegan had it all until her world was ripped apart by the death of her dad. She embarks on a self-inflicted downward spiral. Now she doesn’t care about her relationship with her family and friends, or that she lost her virginity in the backseat of a car. The son of the man who received her dad’s heart wants to repair hers. The man she’s sleeping with doesn’t think she needs to change.
Second Chance
Series: Chance, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,310. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Everyone deserves a second chance at love, but what happens if your second chance comes from someone you should never want? Chloe lost everything when her boyfriend died in a terrorist attack. Logan was the person she turned to, and she never imagined that would leave her with the biggest dilemma she could face. They're perfect together, but they push the limit between right and wrong.
Players, Bumps and Cocktail Sausages
Series: Silence, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,410. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Ex-playboy, Jasper, has hung up his little black book and is strictly a one-woman man. His new wife, Abby, begins to work late and withdraw from their marriage, leaving Jasper questioning his decision to give her a second chance. Holly starts working for Jasper, and as the two grow closer, he takes action, sparking a chain of events that makes his once well planned out life spiral out of control.
Broken Silence
Series: Silence, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,610. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Four years after Oakley, her mum, and brother fled to Australia, the trial is ready to begin. Oakley makes the decision to return to England and face the people who hurt her in person. Her love for Cole never faded, but how will he react to seeing her again? Will they be able to put everything behind them in order to get their happy ending? *Deals with a sensitive topic and recommended for 16+
Silence
Series: Silence, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 84,880. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.75 from 16 reviews)
Oakley Farrell stopped talking at the age of 5 and has remained in her own little world since. Her mum is desperate to find out what is wrong with her daughter, but does she really want to know? Oakley's best friend, Cole has stuck by her. Their friendship is easy but as they start to become closer she is faced with a new set of issues to deal with. Deals with sensitive topic. Recommended for 16+