When I think of an author being successful I don’t necessarily picture the New York Times Best Sellers list (which is a massive accomplishment, don’t get me wrong), what I believe to also be a huge success is the utter dedication of Indie authors. An Indie author has the heart of a warrior, continuously fighting to promote their books on their own dime and time all the while continuing to find time to write their next novel. Until recently I never really understood the struggle of the indie author and the hoops they have to jump through to get their books out into the universe, and while meeting some of these amazing humans I’ve discovered a whole new world of heroines and heroes. I’ve reviewed many of these authors books and not because they gave a new blog a chance but because this new blog wanted to help them on their journey. One of the super humans I’m speaking of is Author Amanda Siegrist. I “met” Amanda on Goodreads group Romance Writers & Readers , from there I reviewed one of her books and just quietly read behind my screen the discussions between her and the many authors she interacted with and gained true respect for this author who always had an encouraging word to offer to other indie authors, she even saved me one day by rolling up her sleeves and tackling a Facebook issue I couldn’t solve. So without further ado let me introduce you to the real Amanda Siegrist!
So, I think I mentioned I love to read. A lot! *chuckles* And I can even re-read books like I’m watching a movie. I just love to dive back into a story I know so well and get the happy goosebumps all over again .That being said , I don’t really have a favorite book. I love reading so many books that it’s difficult to pick just one that I love. I do LOVE reading so much. If I’m not writing, then I’m reading.
What are some of the things you need around you when you write ? Coffee? Chocolate?