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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Interview with Julia Crane!

Julia Crane Author of Coexist: Keegan's Chronicles

Who are you, and where are you from?
Hello, and thanks for having me. I’m the author of Coexist: Keegna’s Chronicles. I’m currently living in Dubai, UAE. Prior to moving to Dubai we lived in TN and I have lived a few other places on the east coast. Born in VA, lived in Maine and FL for a few years. My father was a merchant marine, and I later married a member of the military.

Tell us your latest news?
I’m very excited that Coexist has been released and is available on Amazon.

When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing as a teen. I read so many books writing just seemed to be a natural step.

What inspired you to write your first book?
I finally had the time. I use to run own a small business and having three children there never seemed to be time to write. Once we moved to Dubai I had a lot of free time. My husband and I had a bet to see who could write a full novel first. He never made it past the first chapter.

What books have most influenced your life?
Hmm, too many to mention. Where the Red Fern Grows was the first book to make me cry. Nancy Drew sucked me in and I couldn’t read her books fast enough. Leading me to secretly want to be a PI. Atlas Shrugged I read and was in awe. I could go on and on.

If you had to choose, which writer would you want as a mentor?James Patterson he knows how to write page turners.

What book are you reading now?
 I’m currently reading three indie books. Independence Day by Aaron Bex.  Not Magic Enough by Valerie Douglas, and Moonglow by Charlie Romo. My kindle is full of books I’m trying to read as many indies as I can.

What are your current projects?
I’m currently working on Conflicted: Keegan’s Chronicles. I hope to have it out by Decemeber.

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
I can’t say enough about the Indie Writers Unite FB group. Everyone is so friendly and helpful.

Do you see writing as a career?
Well, I am lucky enough to stay home so yes this is now my career.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your
latest book?

 No, I learned a lot during the process. It was a lot of fun to write.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
Not really, I think almost everyone dreams of writing a book someday.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?
 I’m currently writing Paranormal Young Adult books that center around a family of elves.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Yes, I have major tense issues. I’m sure it causes a headache for my editors.
Who designed the covers?
 I found an amazing artist through She was so helpful and worked on it till it was perfect.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?
I guess finding quiet time to write. I have two teens and a two year old.
Do you have any advice for other writers?  Write, and keep writing. Don’t worry about errors at first just write before you forget all your wonderful ideas.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
THANK YOU! I’m so glad I have had this opportunity to meet so many great readers and writers through this process.

Check out her website!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this. Ever since I had read Keegan's Chronicles, I have been updating myself with Julia Crane's latest books. :)