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Rachel Thompson

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Author Interview – Rachel Thompson

Why did you choose to write this particular book? I’ve had a good life but some scary stuff has happened that many women (and men) relate to. Sharing those universal truths is an important part of relating to others at a basic human level.

What was the hardest part about writing this book? It’s scary showing people your truth. It’s a vulnerable feeling, there’s no doubt about it. But Broken Pieces has been so well-received, I’m grateful for the response.

How do you promote this book? It’s a combination of things: social media, ads, blog posts, press releases, guest posts, interviews, sharing reviews. There’s no secret I’ve found. It’s a lot of work but I love connecting with readers.

What are your goals as a writer? I’d love to have all my books in bookstores at some point. Right now, I’m digital only (though as I often remind people, no Kindle required to read an eBook).

Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)? I do travel to several conferences each year. This year I’m attending the San Francisco Writer’s Conference (over Valentine’s Day weekend), and BEA in June in NYC.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Still writing away.

What are some of the best tools available today for writers, especially those just starting out? There’s such a plethora of information out there about how to write. I find I do better when I focus on my own work and my own style. Trust your vision. Then test it out with other writers you respect and Betareaders before release.

What contributes to making a writer successful? Honesty. If people hate your work, there’s a reason for that. I’ve learned so much from the low-rated reviews of my first two books. Figuring out what I need to change has been such a terrific learning process for me.


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Finding Emma by Steena Holmes Composing Myself by Elena Aitken Spare Change by Bette Lee Crosby The Scandalous Ward by Karla Darcy The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge by Christine Nolfi The Promise of Provence by Patricia Sands Broken Pieces by Rachel Thompson Depraved Heart by Kathleen Valentine

About the Author(s): Bestselling authors Steena Holmes, Elena Aitken, Rachel Thompson, Patricia Sands, Christine Nolfi, Kathleen Valentine, Bette Lee Crosby and Karla Darcy provide readers worldwide with contemporary fiction and nonfiction releases ranging from historical romance to literary.

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Genre - Women's Fiction

Rating – PG

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1 comment:

  1. You're awesome for putting your book out there and great interview!