Thank you for joining us once more for a new indie author interview. Crymsyn Hart is joining me today and I think she may have been bitten by love considering her new book. Let's see what she has to say.
Gina: Why did you become an author?
Crymsyn: I became an author because I’ve always loved reading. As I got older, my imagination grew and I had my own stories I wanted to tell. I wanted to see a reflection of what I wanted in in novels.
Gina: What genre of books do you like to write?
Crymsyn: I write mostly paranormal books. They can be romance, horror, or urban fantasy, but they always have some form of supernatural flare to them.
Gina: What is your inspiration for the current book or series you are writing?
Crymsyn: The inspiration of my current series, The Accidental Fairy Tale, is asking the question what would happen if you tried to do a mashup of different books to see what happened with the question of even if you enter into a familiar story, how familiar is it. Is the world created from one story or from a amalgamation of all different stories told about a certain world or character, like Dracula and Oz. Do we truly know the answer? So I wanted to try and explore that.
Gina: Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Crymsyn: I’m a punster most of the time, but every once and a while I do plot some.
Gina: Do you have any quirks or habits when you're writing?
Crymsyn: LOL… the internet is shiny. I watch movies or shows while I’m writing or listen to music. I watch something I’ve seen before while I’m editing so I don’t have to really pay attention to what’s on.
Gina: Have you had any setbacks becoming an author yourself?
Crymsyn: I’m still writing after fifteen years. There are always setbacks. The markets change. Technology changes, but I keep on trucking.
Gina: What advice would you give to someone who would like to become a writer?
Crymsyn: The advice I would give you…keep your day job. You’re not going to get rich by writing. However, write for yourself.
Gina: What is some of the best advice or inspiration you have received from another author?
Crymsyn: Some of the best advice I’ve received from another author, is to keep on writing. Write for yourself. Sure making money is awesome, but if you don’t like the story, then there is no point. Also, make sure you have a professional edit your book if you’re self publishing.
Gina: What goals have you set for yourself in the future?
Crymsyn: My view of the future is to be able to keep on sharing my weird imagination with others. I’m so grateful to those who have read my work. As long as my hands keep working, I’ll keep writing.
Gina: How do you want readers to see your work?
Crymsyn: I hope readers enjoy the worlds I’ve created. I try to have fun with my characters and my titles. If you can’t have a sense of humor about what you’re writing after this long, then I’m not sure I should be writing. Even with crazy titles, there is a plot to my books.
Gina: Is there anything you would like to share with your readers?
Crymsyn: I have two wonderful fur babies who drive me insane every day. Many of my paranormal ideas come from the experiences I’ve had with the supernatural in my life.
Gina: When will your next book be coming out?
Gina: Thank you for your interview today. I wish you much success this year and would love to have you back in the future to see what you will have for us in the future.