Juliann Troi


Award-winning, internationally published author Juliann Troi is a former teacher with a passion for learning and history. In the twenty-plus years she’s been writing, she has produced a short story featured in Dreamscapes: Asia, a memoir of a medical mission to Ethiopia she was privileged to go on and 6 full length novels. A proud ‘Okie’, she currently resides in a suburb of Oklahoma City with her husband. When not writing, Ms. Troi enjoys such hobbies as crochet, cross stitch, beadwork, cardmaking, and painting. You can find her unique handcrafted gifts (many related to plots, characters, and themes from past and future books) in her Etsy store, Juliann's Hidden Treasures.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
Any new story I create usually starts with the thread of an idea, often just a hero or heroine in a particular situation. Then I start adding details by asking questions, like "Why is he/she there?". Following the 'why' trail leads me to search deeper into the character(s), which usually leads to a gradually widening fictional world. Once I have a pretty solid storyline, I start doing research on the subject, which I use to flesh out the story. Often, I think of the process like a human body. I start with the 'bones', which is the basic storyline. Then I put on 'muscle', adding characters who usually bring their own story threads. Next comes the 'skin' that locks it all together in a recognizable entity. Lastly, I add the details that make a person truly unique.
How do you approach cover design?
A cover needs to not only be eye-catching in some way, whether in the use of color or stark contrasts, it also has to offer some hint to what the book is about. When planning out a cover, I try to envision a scene that captures something meaningful from the story.
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Where to find Juliann Troi online


The Dragon of Hidden Treasures, Book 1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 204,870. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
Set against the explosive backdrop of Warlord Era China, The Dragon of Hidden Treasures, Book 1 has everything an epic story should: fast-paced drama as Wang Tyan-wei and Kathryn Kidwell flee a warlord’s wrath, political intrigue and betrayal that leaves them not knowing who to trust, and forbidden love that, if pursued, would cost them everything.

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