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Friday, August 9, 2013

Author Interview – Samantha Warren

What do you hope your obituary will say about you? “She was epic.”

Location and life experiences can really influence writing, tell us where you grew up and where you now live? I live with my grandma on a farm in the house I grew up in. I get myself up at 4am to milk the cows, then come in and write. My grandma is a huge reader and I inherited that from her. I always had a book with me when I was a kid. I remember sitting in the barn reading a lot. We lived out in the middle of nowhere and there were few kids around, so I spent most of my spare time with people like Laura Ingalls Wilder. Somewhere along the line I discovered fantasy and science fiction books, and they became my obsession.

How did you develop your writing? I try to read a lot of craft books, books from authors that are considered the best, even really terrible books so I know what not to do.

Where do you get your inspiration from? Inspiration can come from anywhere. It can come from a dream, a book I’m reading, a weird discussion with friends. Some ideas seem to come from nowhere at all. You’re thinking about one thing and the next you’re thinking, “I should write a book about zombie werewolves.”

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? Marketing, by far. I actually find the writing part pretty easy if I set my mind to is. And I really enjoy the publishing aspects as a selfpublisher. It may be weird, but I really like editing and formatting my books. I can make them look all pretty and any mistakes are solely my own. Marketing, however, is a beast I have yet to tame.

What marketing works for you? Marketing is a tricky fella. It’s always changing. What works for one person or book may not work for the next. Social media is key, though. These days you have to have a social media presence of some sort. The trick is to balance your time between writing and social media. I have trouble with that balance some days.

The Iron Locket

She was raised to hunt faeries. He was raised from the dead.


Aiofe Callaghan comes from a long line of faery hunters. Hired by one of the faery queens, they protect the human world from chaos and destruction. But when Aiofe stumbles through an open door into the land of Faery, she discovers the job isn’t as simple as it seems, and neither is she.

Arthur Pendragon spent centuries in blissful nothingness, until the day the four queens banded together to raise him from the dead. Along with his twelve most talented knights, he leads the warring armies of Faery against the greatest enemy they have ever known: one of their own.

Can they overcome their differences to confront the greatest challenges either of them have ever faced?

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Genre - Paranormal Romance

Rating – PG

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Website http://www.samantha-warren.com

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Samantha Warren said...

Thank you for hosting me on your blog! :)

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