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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Author Interview – Christina Smith

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.

Do you plan to publish more books? Yes, I’ve already published six, and I’m working on the last in the Moon’s Glow series now.

What else do you do to make money, other than write? It is rare today for writers to be full time… That’s all I do actually. I started writing when I was running a small business with my husband. I stayed home and answered the phones, and did the bookwork. We have since closed the business, but I stayed home to write while my husband works. I don’t make a lot, but I help out some.

What other jobs have you had in your life? I worked at a coffee shop (Tim Horton’s), a sub shop (Mr. Submarine) and then at thrift store (Value Village), until I had my first child and then I became a stay at home mom until my husband opened his business. I became his partner, where I answered phones, and did book work.

If you could study any subject at university what would you pick? Literature. I wish I could go back in time and take a different path than what I did.

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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