It's always impressive to see how other writers reach out to their audience. SE Rose has great ideas to go along with her books (like the Clue Contest you'll see below).
Her latest release is "Home", the final installment in the Portentous Destiny Series, which releases January 7th.
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Q: Author: dream job or never expected to be doing this?
Never expected to do this! I have a day job career in environmental law and policy. I always loved to write both stories and poems but never thought about publishing anything. It wasn't until I had finished five books that I decided to publish them.
Q: If there was one member of your writing tribe who you could meet up with who would it be?
I'm dying to meet Krista Sandor in person! She and I have followed each other for about a year (right after she published her first book and right before I published mine). I also have a small group of authors that have been my biggest cheerleaders since prior to publishing (shout out to Emma Renshaw, Ashley Hastings, and Lynne Leslie)!! There are probably about thirty other authors who published around the same time as me or live near me and have been so supportive of me! I've been lucky enough to meet a few of them! I will get to meet Krista in person when we do our first signing together next May!Q: Name one positive thing that you didn’t expect when you decided to publish. Meeting so many amazing authors from various genres! The indie author community is so awesome!
Q: Your Portentous Destiny Series books all have hearts on the covers. How did you decide on that theme?
Truthfully, I wanted a puzzle piece them and my awesome cover designer (Cover It! Designs) suggested the heart. I loved the concept of a shattered heart theme with the heart coming back together at the end of the series and so the heart theme was born. I love books that have abstract or object covers. So naturally, that was the perfect fit for me.
Q: Home is the final installment of this series ends. Are you sad to leave the characters behind or are you ready for what comes next?
Well...let's just say the characters may pop up again in the future...but no, I'm not sad. I'm ready to move on. I have so many ideas in my head and so many books partially started that I'm ready to get to know another group of characters.
The Final Clue will be posted at 12:01 a.m. EST on 1/7/19 at https://www.seroseauthor.com/se-rose-s-rants-and-reviews
Q: Plug it, girl! What do you think readers are going to love best about this book?
Well, if they've read the whole series, I hope that they love how I wrap up the story and all the mini-stories within the series. If it's their first book, I hope they'll want to go back and read the rest to learn about all the details in the plot. I wanted to put this family in a good place after everything they have been through, and I think the ending does that after it throws you for a few loops.
Q: Best dessert you’ve ever had made with dark chocolate?
That's a tough one. I really like simple, so I'm going to say dark chocolate covered strawberries.
Q: What’s your favorite social media (FB, Twit, IG, Pinterest, etc…
I'm a big fan of IG. I think it's because it's picture based and I love photography!Q: Family Question! Does your mom read your books and if so what was your reaction the first time you let her? LOL! Yes, my mom has read most of my books. She refers to the 'sexy times' as 'stuff' and often says the book is great and I don't even need to have that 'stuff' in it. That was pretty much her first reaction to Island (Portentous Destiny Series Book 1).
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Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SERosesReadersGarden/
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Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtFdeENgpUzZkQTIM1ItYsA?view_as=subscriber