Do you intend to make writing a career? It is definitely my career, in addition to my business, BadRedhead Media (social media and author marketing).
Have you developed a specific writing style? In my humor books, I take stereotypes and deconstruct them with satire (which some take literally but that’s okay). In my serious nonfiction, I’m extremely honest in my thoughts and feelings. In both cases, I often say what others only think.
What is your greatest strength as a writer? Like I mentioned above, delving into that which most people hide and sharing it.
Can you share a little of your current work with us? I’m working on several projects: the third book in The Chronicles of Snark titled Chickspeak: Uncovered; I’m co-writing an erotic romance with a male author; starting notes on the follow up to this book, Broken Pieces; and pulling together my social media/author marketing blog posts to help other authors learn what has worked for me. I miss sleep.
How did you come up with the title? I kept referring to my work in this book as ‘pieces,’ and because it covers many difficult subjects (loss, suicide, grief, abuse, trust), broken seemed a logical way to go.
Who designed the cover? Author and graphic designer, Natasha Brown. She’s very talented.
Why did you choose to write this particular book? I’ve had a good life but some scary stuff has happened that many women (and men) relate to. Sharing those universal truths is an important part of relating to others at a basic human level.
What was the hardest part about writing this book? It’s scary showing people your truth. It’s a vulnerable feeling, there’s no doubt about it. But Broken Pieces has been so well-received, I’m grateful for the response.
How do you promote this book? It’s a combination of things: social media, ads, blog posts, press releases, guest posts, interviews, sharing reviews. There’s no secret I’ve found. It’s a lot of work but I love connecting with readers.
What are your goals as a writer? I’d love to have all my books in bookstores at some point. Right now, I’m digital only (though as I often remind people, no Kindle required to read an eBook).
Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)? I do travel to several conferences each year. This year I’m attending the San Francisco Writer’s Conference (over Valentine’s Day weekend), and BEA in June in NYC.
Samples to Savor: Book Club Picks, presented by Her Books:
Discover your book club’s next page-turner and spark fascinating conversations with your friends in this free sampling from eight bestselling authors. You’ll find rich prose, evocative plots, compelling characters and surprising twists from:
Finding Emma by Steena Holmes
Composing Myself by Elena Aitken
Spare Change by Bette Lee Crosby
The Scandalous Ward by Karla Darcy
The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge by Christine Nolfi
The Promise of Provence by Patricia Sands
Broken Pieces by Rachel Thompson
Depraved Heart by Kathleen Valentine
About the Author(s):
Bestselling authors Steena Holmes, Elena Aitken, Rachel Thompson, Patricia Sands, Christine Nolfi, Kathleen Valentine, Bette Lee Crosby and Karla Darcy provide readers worldwide with contemporary fiction and nonfiction releases ranging from historical romance to literary.
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Genre – Women’s Fiction
Rating – PG
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