Author Interview with Drea C
1) What is your Author name; use your Pen name if you have one.
2) What is your genre and what drew you to it?
My genre is romance (with many subgenres). I enjoy falling in love with the characters as they fall in love. Whether it’s Paranormal Romance, Fantasy Romance, or New Adult Romance, I truly enjoy writing the many ways characters can be loved and love in return. Since I write POC protagonists, I write the stories I want to read, and I always want to read about someone that looks like me reflected in those pages being loved.
3) Do you prefer writing dialogue, action or other scenes?
I prefer writing dialogue. I feel like a character’s personality truly comes forth with what they say, and the actions behind it complement that personality.
4) What is the hardest challenge in being a writer?
The hardest challenge for me has been imposter syndrome. It’s been the figurative dragon I have to slay the further I get into my works in progress.
5) What is the one thing you wish you knew at the beginning of your writing journey?
I made the decision to self publish, and the one thing I wish I knew was how much marketing goes with it. Even being an introvert, having and maintaining a social media presence is a must.
6) Which book villain would be the hardest to defeat?
President Snow from the hunger games. I wouldn’t have survived the games. I’m not outdoorsy, so I definitely wouldn’t make it to “final boss” level to take on Snow.
7) What was your favorite childhood book?
It’s a tie between the Goosebumps series and the Babysitter’s Club.
8) Name one of your favorite authors.
9) Do you prefer to read series or independent novels?
I don’t have a preference, sometimes I jump into a series without realizing it’s not standalone. Either way, I am along for the ride.
10) If you could live in any “book world” what would that be?
Hogwarts. Post Voldemort era though when all you have to worry about are your grades and giant spiders.
11) Villain, hero or “show steeling” side character? Which would you be?
Probably more of a hero. Although I always have a soft spot for the villains, I don’t think I could ever be one.
12) What is the name of your book/series? Tell me a little bit about them.
Currently, I have three serials out on Kindle Vella which will be releasing in Ebook and paperback form soon.
The Duchess’s Bodyguard is book one of a Fantasy Romance series. This book is about a werewolf huntress and faerie duchess. In search of get-rich-quick schemes, Robin LaFleur's job as a huntress to the pack held no upward movement towards financial stability. When Yashona Hartwell, a faerie Duchess in need of reprieve from stuffy guards propositions the wolf, the two make a mutually beneficial agreement to satisfy the Duchess's need for freedom and the huntress's financial worries. It can be read now in serial form on Kindle Vella, or in Kindle Unlimited, ebook and paperback in August.
Unexpected Destiny is a Paranormal Romance series about a witch and her vampire watcher. In this story, I create vampires with a twist on the lore surrounding them.
Savannah Moore's life has always been perfect, eerily so. She lived without risk and caution and a feeling of dread had always kept her from straying too far from the town she lived in. A chance encounter, or so she thinks, with a dashingly handsome man, turns her safe life upside down when she learns the truth about the world around her - witches and vampires are real and both were in danger.
This story can be found on Kindle Vella currently and will be releasing in ebook and paperback in October.
The last serial I’m writing is a New Adult College Romance called Our Little Secret (Sophomore Year). It’s out now on Kindle Vella as well and will be available for ebook and paperback next year.
13) Do you have a website? If so, what is it?
Not at the moment.
14) Where can we find and follow you?
15) If there anything important that you would want my readers to know about you?
My books will always have two staples regardless of the genre - diversity and spice. The spice my rage though from mild to moderate, but they’re always open-door scenes.