Thank you Bradley Johnson for tagging me (please note that he has my OLD release date for The Belgrave Daughter. The new date is November 25, 2013).
What are you working on right now? Well, I'm currently finishing the sequel to The Belgrave Daughter called Tears of an Angel (coming 2014). I'll probably start the 3rd book in The Belgrave Legacy trilogy next week (for NaNoWriMo).
How makes your story special? Even though my story is a YA Fantasy Romance with supernatural beings, something that the mainstream market has saturated with Twilight and others, each character is well rounded (even the villains), and the main theme of the importance of family.
Why do you write what you do? I've always loved romance and fantasy. Also, this story has been in my head for two years, and I'm finally putting the second/third installments on paper. The first took me 8 months to write, edit, and publish, so it's been a long and satisfying journey so far. I think that if I didn't write the stories my imagination invents, I'd go crazy, so that's another reason why I write whatever comes to mind.
How does your writing process work? I write a blurb to remind me what the story is about throughout the long process. I briefly outline the major scenes of the book (it normally changes as I go, but it's a good starting place for me). Then I write. Normally I finish the first draft in 3 months, then spend the next 4-5 editing and tweaking it in addition to getting publishing stuff (cover, blog tours, etc) organized.
Check out my CP Melissa Petreshock's post here.
ANNOUNCEMENT: The Belgrave Daughter is now available for pre-order on the iBookstore.
10/31/16: The Belgrave Legacy is available for purchase.
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I'm a self-published author— because being a college student wasn't hard enough! I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love This Is Us, NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,