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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Author Interview – Christina Smith

6:45 AM Posted by James Noel , No comments

How did you develop your writing? I’m not sure, but I started to read a lot a few years ago. For two years I read 5 books a week. I didn’t do anything but read. Looking back I think I was in a bit of a depression and it was my way of escaping my life. But now that I’m writing, I feel that living in all that fantasy and literature for so long stuck.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

Everywhere, songs, news reports, just a thought in my head. I guess life in general.

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing? I haven’t been traditionally published because it is extremely difficult, so I’d say that was, but it’s also hard to market your book, especially when I’d rather just hold up in my room and write.

What marketing works for you? So far the best I’d say was advertising at bookbub and Ereader news today. I had a surge of sales without any advertising once, and I made the top 100 but I have no idea how that happened.

Do you find it hard to share your work? Yes, my writing is personal, when someone doesn’t like it; I feel they are attacking me personally, even though I know I shouldn’t feel that way. I realize everyone has different tastes but it is hard to let that sink in.

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you? Very. All of them have suffered though my whining when the writing isn’t flowing, and plot ideas, and constant chatter about everything book related. And they never complain to me anyway.

Riley's Secret

Megan Banks feels like an imposter in her own life; she doesn’t belong with her friends or with her parents, who ignore her. After a fire she’s indirectly involved with, she finds herself with two hundred hours of community service. It’s the charity she volunteers at that finally makes her feel like she belongs. These people, with whom she has nothing in common, mean more to her than her rich, selfish friends.

But for some reason her supervisor, Nate Green, doesn’t want her there. He thinks she’s a self-centered rich girl who deserves to be in jail. After she’s threatened by the kids who started the fire, Nate and Megan form a strange friendship, built only for her protection. But the more she feels for him, the more he pushes her away.

As they become closer, Megan knows Nate is attracted to her as well, but she also believes that he is hiding something. But she could never guess what he really is. Before she realizes what is happening, she becomes involved in a world she didn’t know existed.

In this strange new reality, can she finally find a place where she belongs?

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Genre - Young Adult/Fantasy/Romance

Rating – PG13

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Website http://www.christinasmithbooks.com/

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