FAQ

 
The following questions are actually not Frequently Asked Questions... They are questions (I think) will be frequently asked. When I receive actual questions, I'll post them. *grin*
 
1.) Why do you put Christian values in fantasy books?
 
 I created a world where vampires, elves, & shapeshifters (to name a few) live among mundane humans. In the 'world' I created, the Sídhí came to Earth several thousand years ago. So I asked myself, why can't my characters believe in God? I do.
  
2.) Can I send you my idea for a new book?
 
No, please don't send me any ideas. I'm sure they are wonderful, but for legal reasons don't send ideas or manuscripts to me. I'm sorry, but I will delete all e-mails received that have ideas or suggestions for a book or manuscripts (partial or full.)
 
 
3.) Can you help me get published?
 
I wish I could, but I can't. I am self-published. I published my manuscript through online outlets such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and All Romance. They are on-line retailers. I don't have an agent or an editor.
 
My best suggestion is research whether you want to find a publisher (many require you have an agent) or self-publish. Yes, it is very time consuming.
 
If you decide you want an agent, which is difficult, but well worth it if you do not self-publish, then research agents. (An agent is someone who is willing to represent your writing.) I suggest going to www.sfwa.org or another website that lists scams and scam artists. Not all agents and/or publishing firms are legitimate. Look before you leap!
 
4.) Can you give me writing advice or look at my work and tell me how to improve it?
 
Yes, I have published a book, but I am not an expert on writing. Therefore, I cannot give out advice on a subject I'm not qualified to teach. But I do have alternatives!
 
One of my favorite blogs is written by the husband and wife writing team Ilona Andrews http://www.ilona-andrews.com/blog/. They offer a lot of advice! If you visit, be sure to look at their archived blogs. They have given out a ton of wonderful advice.  
 
Many authors have an area on their website where they offer writing advice. Kerrelyn Sparks has a wonderful 'short story' on POV (character Point of View)  http://www.kerrelynsparks.com/writing_tips.html 
 
Jeaniene Frost has a great area for Writers http://jeanienefrost.com/category/writing-resources/
 
 
 5.) Why do you write in third person and jump from different character's POV?
 
I love reading books that offer a different perspective of many different characters. As you read Forbidden Temptation of a Vampire you will easily see each time a POV changes. The POV may change between chapters or will be shown by using ~   ~   ~   ~  between paragraphs.
 
 
 
 
 
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