May has been officially declared as the “Interviewing the Indies” month. As such, all month there will be posts containing interviews with indie authors. Today’s guest is Alyssa Auch, author of Lunula.
What do you have published?
Lunula is a Fantasy YA adventure:
The witch knows he will hunt her.
If history repeats itself, as it always does, Wynn will have no choice but to cross paths with her feared counterpart, the warlock. If given the chance, he would kill Wynn, absorbing her aura and obtaining ultimate power. In a desperate attempt to outrun destiny, Wynn moves from place to place, hoping to stray from the map laid out by the Fates. But by chance, on an urgent errand for Queen Alexandria herself, Wynn finds she has fallen into the hands of the one man she so hopelessly fled from. Now his captive, Wynn must guard her secret and that of her kingdom, or risk bringing forth a dark age not seen in hundreds of years.
What are you currently working on?
I am currently finishing up the unnamed sequel of Lunula.
How do you stay motivated?
It helps that I left my readers with a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of my first book. Ha! I just feel like it would be cruel to keep them waiting any longer than they have to.
Also, I genuinely enjoy it. Writing is no chore for me, and I do it every spare moment I can.
What has been the most challenging aspect of being an indie author?
I did not expect how difficult it would be to jump into the social media sphere, selling my book like that random dude from the Disney movie Aladdin. “Fish! Fresh fish!”
Only instead I’m yelling, “READ MY BOOK! Hey you over there! I worked super hard on this thing! Read it maybe?”
As a writer, what is the one thing you cannot live without? Why?
I am so not a picky writer. I write while my toddlers are throwing Cheerios in my hair, or when I have a baby squawking in my lap. But the one thing I cannot do is write by hand. I don’t know why–perhaps it is because my handwriting cannot keep pace with my brain as well as my fingers on a keyboard.
You can purchase any of the Indie YA Books from amazon. Stay tuned for more Interviewing the Indies, happening all May long!