Author Interview: Riana Luca
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How would you describe yourself?
Two stay at home moms who love to read and write.
How would you describe what you write?
Young Adult fiction, but other genres are not out of the realm of possibility.
What inspired you to start writing your first book?
We kept being disappointed with what we were reading and saying things like “What if it happened like this?” and “Good Lord, that character is annoying.” So we decided to set out on our own and write about characters we like and write the story we wanted to read.
Do you prefer chocolate or vanilla?
What authors influence your writing?
Kim Harrison, Richelle Mead
What one writing tip do you have for new authors?
If this is something you love and believe, don’t ever give up. Write about what you know, and don’t try to please everyone, it won’t happen.
Did you self or traditionally publish, and why did you choose that route?
We self publish because we attempted the traditional route and kept getting rejected. Even though we still would prefer a more traditional publishing route, the freedom of self publishing cannot be ignored.
Do you have a blog, and how has it helped with your promotional efforts?
No blog yet. Sometimes we put updates or blogs up on our GoodReads account.
What one thing are you OCD about, in general? Cleaning.
We are both neat freaks. Vacuuming every day, laundry washed and folded, Clorox wipes…the whole nine yards.
What is the most creative way you have promoted any of your books?
We are still fairly new to all of this so twitter, facebook, and goodreads has been the bulk of our promotions.
What would you do differently if you had to start over?
Nothing. We are both very happy with the way things have gone so far.
Where do you hope to see yourself in the next five years?
We hope to be represented by a publishing agent, with actual books on actual shelves
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