Hello, Bonnie. Welcome to Novel Journey. Can you tell us a little about your latest release?
How did you come up with this story? Was there a specific 'what if' moment?
Tell us a little about your main character and how you developed him/her:
What did you enjoy most about writing this book? Least?
What made you start writing?
What does your writing space look like?
What would you do with your free time if you weren’t writing?
What's the most difficult part of writing for you (or was when you first started on your novel journey)?
Do you put yourself into your books/characters?
What message do you hope readers gain from your novel?
Briefly take us through your process of writing a novel—from conception to revision.
What are a few of your favorite books (not written by you) and why are they favorites?
What do you wish you’d known early in your career that might have saved you some time and/or frustration in writing? In publishing?
How much marketing do you do? What have you found that particularly works well for you?
I blog, I twitter, I’m on facebook and a number of other social networking sites. I have a website I think it truly reflective of me (bonniegrove.com). I’m a member of different organizations that help authors get their work into the hands of readers. And, as Talking to the Dead launches, I’m even more in touch with readers through blogs like this.
I know marketing is about selling books, but to be perfectly honest, what I love the most is meeting people and having them share their stories with me. I love the dialogue that comes from a shared reading experience.
Tell us what we have to look forward to in the future. What new projects are you working on?
Do you have any parting words of advice?