Hi Everyone! So today is my first entry in my Author Interview series. I know that a lot of bloggers do this but I thought that it would be fun for me to do some interviews as well. These interviews will most likely be posted around the same time as the review for their books so there is no set schedule for these posts.
The review for Secret Notte by Marie Long will be posted tomorrow so keep an eye out for that!
Now without further ado, here’s my interview with Marie Long!
Hi Marie and welcome to The Cozy Little Book Nook! I'm so excited to have you here today!
The book that started me into Romance was actually a contemporary book from my RWA (Romance Writers of America) chapter mate, Abigail Sharpe. The book was called “Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy?” It was so different than what I normally read, and I enjoyed it enough to want to read more Romance books. I eventually discovered Jamie McGuire’s book, Walking Disaster, and feel in love with the New Adult Romance genre and specifically, stories that were told in the male point-of-view.
After all the authors were gathered, Sariah started a Facebook group where we can chat about the books and she can share details of deadlines, story questions/answers, and more. It was a really smooth process. We also had a pre-launch Facebook party, and that was a lot of fun. Our books launched on January 21st, which was when Sariah’s next book, Royal Chase was released. It was such an amazing experience.
All of the authors were in contact with an Amazon rep who gave us the fine details of writing for the Kindle World. Basically, you write your story, but you need to provide your own editing and cover art. Once that’s done, you upload it to a special dashboard on Kindle Worlds, and Amazon does the rest. Amazon sets their own prices, which you have no control over. Also, unlike when you publish through KDP, you get 35% for each book sale, no matter what price the book is.
Also, here's some rapid fire questions:
That's it for today! Thank you so much for doing this interview Marie!
Marie Long is a novelist who enjoys the snowy weather, the mountains, and a cup of hot white chocolate. She’s an avid supporter of literacy movements like We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) and National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).
Marie has shared a fondness and interest in the New Adult genre since its popularity boom in 2009. And now, as both a reader, and debut RWA author of New Adult fiction, Marie dreams to keep this fascinating genre going strong.
You can find her at all of her links, listed below!
So what did you all think about my interview with Marie? Leave me your thoughts below in the comments section or find me on twitter @BrookeEvans2001. That’s all for today and keep a look out for the review for Secret Notte by Marie Long. Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin or Twitter or sign up for my email newsletter to be the first to know about my posts.
Brooke's a high schooler who loves to read all sorts of books. She's happy to be able to share all the books she's reading with all of y'all.