Today I have an interview with Carol Cassada, author of the Westmore series, which she describes as a romance novel meets soap opera.
What are your thoughts on ebooks? (i.e. love them, hate them, wave of the future)
This may sound silly, but I didn’t even know about ebooks until I started writing. When I was searching around for book publishers, I found a couple who published ebooks and I’m like “what’s that?” I was interested and did research on them, and eventually I signed with an ebook publisher. Even though I’ve always been a paperback girl, I’ve embrace ebooks now that I’ve written a few and I even bought a ereader. I think the popularity of ebooks will continue to grow, but I don’t know if they’ll completely replace paperbacks. I think there’s room for both in the literary world.
How do you deal with negative reviews?
I don’t mind an average review, where a critic likes the book, but has flaws with certain parts of the story. Those types of reviews help me because the person offers suggestions that I take into consideration and it helps improve my writing. But if I have a review, where the critic says negative
things about me and my books, then I do get upset.
Do you write your book from page 1 to the end, or do you jump around?
I like to write my book from page 1 to the end because it’s easy for me. Although there are times when I’ll get stuck on a scene and I’m not sure with to do with it, so I just skip ahead, but later I go back and work on that particular scene.
Is most of your promoting online or offline?
Most of my promoting is done online. I’m on every social media site there is and I’m always participating in interviews, guest posts, or book chats.
What is your favourite part of promoting your book?
One of my favorite parts is participating in interviews and guest posts, because not only are you generating buzz for your book, but you also give readers a glimpse into your life. Another thing I’ve enjoyed is making friends with other authors; we meet in writers’ forums and through twitter. We’re all in the same boat, when it comes to book promotion, and we offer promotion tips, follow each other on twitter, and help promote each other’s works.
I’m a Virginia gal who comes from the small town of Ringgold. With the support of my mother and constant teasing from my brothers, I set out on my journey to become a writer. Throughout my four short years of writing, I’ve released four books, made the transition to becoming an indie author, and made some cool friends in fellow authors.
Some bonds are unbreakable. While others crumble under pressure.
In Westmore: Broken Ties, relationships and family bonds are tested. Plus, a deep dark secret threatens to destroy one family.
Whose relationship will survive? And whose will come to an end?