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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Author Interview – Christina Smith

Have you ever had writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it? Yes I have, and when it happens, I like to put on music, and close my eyes while I listen to it. It clears my head.

Can you share a little of your current work with us? Sure it is the third and final book in the Moon’s Glow series, and it’s called Riley’s Redemption.

How did you come up with the title? The last name of the male character is Riley, and in the prequel, he has a curse and in this book, he has a secret.

Can you tell us about your main character? Yes her name is Megan Banks, and she was born privileged, but raised by superficial parents. She went along with what her spoiled selfish friends do only because she never knew any better. But she proves she’s not really like them she gets in a tough situation.

How did you develop your plot and characters? I wanted to see if I could write a character that had killed and make him likable. And since I wanted to branch out into more supernatural, I thought about werewolves. And I wanted him to be a reluctant monster, who hated what he was.

Who designed the cover? Stephanie Mooney

What was the hardest part about writing this book? Letting the series go. While I will miss the characters, I have so many different ideas I couldn’t write a series with more than three books.

Will you write others in this same genre? Yes, definitely.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? Learn how to forgive yourself and others.

How important do you think villains are in a story? Very. Without conflict a story is boring.

Who is your favorite author and why? Not sure if I have just one favorite author, but one of them is Kresley Cole, and the biggest reason is her humor. I love to laugh when I’m reading.

Do you have any advice for writers? Yes, read, and write as much as you can.

Do you have any specific last thoughts that you want to say to your readers? Just that I hope you enjoy my book, because I loved writing it.

What do you do to unwind and relax? Listen to music, read and watch TV. It helps clear my mind.

If you could leave your readers with one bit of wisdom, what would you want it to be? Finding my passion for writing was liberating. I had lived my life doing jobs that I had to do in order to survive. I was happy with my life, and family, but when I found my passion, it was like I had awakened from a life without color. So my advice is not to settle, and if you haven’t found your passion yet, keep looking.

When you wish to end your career, stop writing, and look back on your life, what thoughts would you like to have? I hope to be at peace at what I accomplished in my career. I hope to have made people happy and entertained them with what I wrote.

Riley's Secret

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Genre - Young Adult/Fantasy/Romance

Rating – PG13

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