Interview with Chloe Walsh

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Up until 2012, I was a paper back baby. I inhaled books when I had the chance.I was a stay at home mom to my two babies under two, and I honestly didn't have time to comb my hair, let alone figure out the marvellous word of new technology.

That changed when I become so engrossed in The Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare. I couldn't get enough, and her books were my very first eBook purchases.
After that I was hooked. I downloaded, Adobe Digital Editions and The Kindle App on my laptop and off I went.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was six, there was a competition in my primary school for the best book. I remember I wrote a small story about a pig call Chloe. I won and that my first taste of writing.

But I was fifteen before I wrote my first full novel; Finding Bev. It's still tucked away safely under my bed at home. :)
What is your writing process?
I write with a playlist. Music gets the juices flowing.
I usually scrawl away on word until something sticks out to me.
Then I develop the appealing character. Add a playlist and off I go.
Describe your desk
My desk is a disgrace, it truly is. It's cluttered with leads, and pieces of paper I've used to write notes down on, blank cd's, broken pens, you name it, you'll find it on my desk.

I do all my writing on my laptop, with an extension keyboard, and I honestly so try to keep it tidy, but when I get into a story, I'm like 'ehh'.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the countryside of West Cork, in the South of Ireland until I was eleven, when my mother moved us into the town.
I can safely say, that move had one of the biggest impacts of my life on me.

I was a country girl through and through, and found it difficult to adjust to the sudden lack of privacy. I hid my nose in books because of this.

My family was also what you would call 'a blended one', with my both parents having been married previously. I had a whole load of half-siblings, and a insecurity of where I fit in. I guess that's what influences my style of writing. I'm all about the underdog, or the outcast.
When did you first start writing?
I can't remember when I started, I just always remember having a pencil and a copy book as a child, plotting and scheming away.
I was fourteen before I got serious with it though.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Break My Fall is based on the relationship between shy, insecure Lee Bennett, and her gorgeous hot-headed new roommate Kyle Carter.

It begins with Lee arriving on her old friends Cam's doorstep, looking for a place to stay. The reasons and motives for her being there reveal throughout the book. In the story Lee is coming from a sheltered home life, and a horrible secret. She finds herself drawn to Cam's roommate Kyle, and sparks fly from there.
The book is written from the point of views of both Kyle and Lee, because I think it's important to the reader to having an understanding of the main man in a romance novel. I had such fun writing Kyle. He was the first male character I have attempted to portray.

I didn't think up this story too much, it just kind of poured out of me. It's 76,000 words, and I wrote it in just under six weeks. The character's just came to life easily in my head, which made writing their story so important.

I'm still having a hard time getting back into a regular sleep pattern, because I barely slept more than a couple of hours a night during the process. It was one of those 'have to write, can't stop' stories. They're hard to come by.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I never really thought I would publish anything in the first place. I'm shy like that. For years I would work on a story, perfect it to the best of my ability, and then when it came time to go further, I would freeze, and either rip it up or delete it.

A good friend of mine had read Break My Fall, and demanded I publish it. She said people needed to hear the story.
I self published that day.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Definitely, I followed Marks you tube help guides to a tee. If I hadn't, I would be still be here, screaming at the computer. There is a lot of freedom with Smashwords, that you don't always get with other places. I'm grateful.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love weaving That's my term for when my story flows well between mixed character POVs. I love getting lost inside a story I'm weaving. Even though I'm writing it, I still get surprised when this person does this, or what not.

The best feeling in the world though has to be when a stranger contacts me, telling me they loved my book, or they love Kyle.
I get a lot of 'I really hate that Rachel' which makes me smile. I know they're interpreting the story the way I wanted.
What do your fans mean to you?
The people who take the time out of their lives to read my stuff are incredible. I truly mean that. And I love getting feedback, it helps push me forward. So far, I am awed and overwhelmed by the positive response I have received. It's kind of a pinch me moment.

There is no greater feeling than having your word liked and understood. I appreciate every single person who has read Break My Fall and made it so successful.
What are you working on next?
I am currently working on the sequel to Break My Fall. I'm taking my time with it, because this time around, I have an audience of people waiting, and not just myself. I hope to have it out by the end of March this year.

I also have a supernatural romance that I've been working on with a year. It's more of Young Adult than New Adult, so it should be interesting to see how it will be taken.
Who are your favorite authors?
I read many different genres, and have quite a few favourites.

Some of my favourites are Charlaine Harris, Josephine Angelini,
Jennifer L. Armetrout., Abbi Glines, Coleen Hoover and Jessica Sorensen.
Published 2014-02-21.
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Books by This Author

Altered (Carter Kids #6)
Series: Carter Kids. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,010. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
How do you decide between a love you’ve known all your life, or a connection so deep it affects you to your very core? How do you let go of something you’ve clung to for so long? How do you choose between what everyone thinks is right, and what you know is right for you? Do you give up your happiness so they can have theirs, or do you choose the second chance you’ve been given at love?
Off the Hook – Faking It #3
Series: Faking it, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,260. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Coming of age
Nate and Andi return in Off the Hook, the latest instalment in the successful Faking it Series from Chloe Walsh.
Off The Cards – Faking it #2
Series: Faking it, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,670. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Off the Cards is the second installment of the Faking it Series. Follow Andi, Nate, Ivy and Jackson as they attempt to deal with the aftermath of what happened on game night. Note: Off The Cards is the second book of a continuing series. Note: the release date of Off The Cards is subject to change.
Tame (Carter Kids #3)
Series: Carter Kids, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,950. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Noah and Teagan are back! Through prison sentences, misunderstandings, death threats and criminal encounters, Teagan and Noah have somehow managed to find their way back to each other. Traveling the country together, partying it up in hotel rooms, and causing drama wherever they go, the fiery couple are completely invested in making their fickle relationship work this time around.
Off Limits – Faking It #1
Series: Faking it, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,180. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Adriana is the privileged daughter of business mogul, Clive Davis, and town socialite, Liv. Blessed with wealth, beauty, and a football hero older brother, to the outside world Andi looks like the quintessential daddy's little rich girl, but looks can be deceiving. The truth is Andi's life is far from perfect...
Inevitable (Carter Kids #5)
Series: Carter Kids. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 122,970. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
If two people are truly meant to be together, eventually they will find their way back to each other's arms. It is a prerequisite of love. It is inevitable… Right? Then why does it feel so wrong? Why is my heart pulling me in another direction? Why do I feel so lost? So utterly broken...
Torment (Carter Kids #4)
Series: Carter Kids, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,360. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
With a baby on the way and a mob family hot on his heels, Noah must once again dust off his gloves and fight. This time, there's more on the line than ever before. With his best friend dead and the career he worked so hard to build crumbling around him, Noah must make some unfavorable decisions.
Thorn (Carter Kids #2)
Series: Carter Kids, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,450. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A fighter with a chip on his shoulder. A woman with a grudge to settle. He is her greatest weakness She is his ultimate opponent. He is the one person to break through her defenses. She is the one person who can bring him to his knees. Is it possible to love the one who broke you? Thorn – when love and hate collide, it ignites a love affair to last a lifetime.
Never Let me Go
Series: Blurred Lines, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,030. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Mackenzie and Cade have been forced apart again. Before, they always made it back to each other, but now, with circumstances beyond their control, and people hell bent on keeping them apart, will they find a path back to each other? Never Let me Go is the concluding story to Cade’s and Mackenzie’s bestselling love story “Blurring Lines.”
Always (Carter Kids #1.5)
Series: Carter Kids, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,390. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Always is the second book in the Carter Kids series. It is a novella with a cliffhanger and sets up the premise to Hope and Jordan's story, Inevitable. Due to its sexually-explicit content, scenes of abuse, violence, and moderate bad language, Always is recommended for mature readers of eighteen years old and above.
Blurring Lines
Series: Blurred Lines, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,450. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Mackenzie I had never thought much about the word rape. I never had to. It wasn’t something I had ever come into contact with. Until now. Cade I lost her. I was the one who was supposed to protect her and I let her down. They took her from me and she was subjected to crimes that made my stomach churn.
Treacherous (Carter Kids #1)
Series: Carter Kids, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,810. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Noah Messina has spent his whole life fighting. It's in his blood. It's in his breeding. His way out of a family he didn't choose to be a part of. Fighting is his only focus... Until Teagan walks into his life, and Noah realizes he's met the one woman who could alter his future... the one woman who could make him lose it all...