I've recently had the pleasure of interviewing mystery, adventure and romance author, Faith Mortimer. You can read the first part of our interview here.
Now on to Part II:
Q: Lots of readers keep track of when their favorite authors' next book will appear. Do you keep a strict publishing schedule? If so, when do your books tend to be released?
The last two years I’ve endeavoured to write four books a year. Because I write in three genres I alternate mystery thriller with my lighter romantic drama. So for instance this year, I wrote the 6th in the Diana Rivers series, A Deadly Learning, then A Very English Affair, the second in my ‘Dark Minds’ Mystery thrillers, Behind a Twisted Smile is with my editor and will be published in October and I’m in the middle of a romantic drama – in time for Christmas – fingers crossed!
Q: You write in the genres of romance, adventure and mystery--did you always want to write these types of books or did you ever consider (or try) writing in other genres?
I love the genre I write and indeed these are the genres I generally read. I also love history and if I had more time I’d write more historical fiction. Maybe one day!! I’ve toyed with the idea of writing a historical cookery book as I was left an original one dating back to 1910. Again I need to find the time…
Q: What has been one of your biggest surprises as an independent author?
The people I’ve met are amazing, both fellow authors and readers. Going on from that, I have to say that readers and fans are my lifeblood. I would never have got anywhere without their wonderful support! I appreciate their reviews, fan mail and constructive criticism.
If book sales take a dip (as they can do in July and August when most people take their annual holidays), it’s wonderful when I receive a personal note telling how they loved ‘such and such’ in a certain book. It’s a reviving call and I know I have my loyal followers who’re just waiting for me to write that next novel.
I am fairly shy and sometimes it is difficult to drag myself out for a book signing or attend a fair, but the warmth from readers never fails to surprise me and I realise the world is still a nice place.
So I wholeheartedly say… ‘Thanks for always supporting me! You are all just brilliant!’
Thanks so much to Faith for sharing her story here. If you'd like to ask a question or leave some feedback, please do so in the comments section.
Faith's books are available in both paperback and e-book formats, on Amazon, Nook, Kobo, Apple and Google. Her website is http://www.faithmortimerauthor.com. From there you can find links to her blog and locate her online at various social networking platforms.
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