Genre: Upper YA/NA Portal Academy Fantasy
Q1: What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The name of my latest book, which also happens to be my debut novel, is called Justice in Magic. It’s got vibes that are a mixture of Harry Potter and Avatar: The Last Airbender. I have always loved to write, and I love fantasy! I’ve been writing on and off for two years, but finally decided my goal of 2022 was to publish my book!
Q2: What do you need in your writing space to help you stay focused?
A lot of times I have to turn my laptop and my phone on “Do Not Disturb”, because I get distracted incredibly easily. I like a quiet area sometimes, or other times I have Friends playing in the background.
Q3: If you could spend a day with another popular author, whom would you choose and why?
Oh my good Lord, probably Sarah J Maas or Colleen Hoover. I love both of them and their work immensely. The author whose books I own the most of are actually by Colleen Hoover. I just love them, and getting to meet them and spend time with them would make me over the moon happy.
Q4: What, to you, are the most important elements of good writing?
Definitely giving yourself enough time. In this industry, there’s a lot of rushing involved in work sometimes. But I’d rather put out something that’s phenomenal than something fast. When I rush, it really affects my product poorly. I also think having people look over your work, and not being unwilling to accept feedback are good as well.
Q5: What are common traps for new authors?
Vanity publishers. I have heard time and time again that you shouldn’t have to pay someone to publish your book until it’s actually made money itself. Meaning, if the book doesn’t make money, neither does the publisher. I almost fell into a vanity publisher trap, and I’m glad I asked around and found out it wasn’t worth dumping thousands of dollars into something that wouldn’t help at all.
Q6: What is the most valuable piece of advice you’ve been given about writing?
I’ve been given so much advice from so many incredible people about writing. Good groups to join, good reference books to buy. Websites to use, branding and marketing resources. I think any piece of advice is valuable advice, especially as a new author who is also new to the author world.
Q7: How do you come up with character names for your stories?
Honestly? Everywhere. If I see, read, or hear a name I like, I write it down in my phone notes haha!
Q8: At what time of the day do you do most of your writing?
Definitely evenings. I hate mornings with a passion.
Q9: What are you working on now?
I’m soon going to be working on final edits for Justice in Magic, and I am also working on the sequel to it as well.
Q10: What are you currently reading?
I am currently in the middle of several books, but I am reading (and almost done) with Crave by Tracy Wolff.
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