Gina: Why did you become an author?
Charity: I’ve always loved stories. Love to read them. Love to imagine myself in them, love to make up my own. And I wanted to share them with others, so becoming an author was just another step for me.
Gina: What genre of books do you like to write?
Charity: I love romance. I started with paranormal romance; I’ve just now started adding sci-fi romance. Soon I hope to have fantasy and maybe some urban as well.
Gina: What is your inspiration for the current book or series you are writing?
Charity: The novella I published for Christmas wasn’t really inspired by anything other than the desire to write a Christmas themed story. The current book I’m working on though is inspired by Beauty and the Beast, but the idea started when I bought a premade book cover for no reason other than I liked it.
Gina: Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Charity: Totally a pantser, I don’t plan anything.
Gina: Do you have any quirks or habits when your writing?
Charity: I do most of my initial writing in pocket sized notebooks that have to be typed later on. It’s tedious, but I get a lot written like that.
Gina: Have you had any setbacks becoming an author yourself?
Charity: Marketing sucks.
Gina: What advice would you give to someone who would like to become a writer?
Charity: Just write. Learn. Listen to advice. Don’t take criticism personally. Be adaptable, but be yourself as well.
Gina: What is some of the best advice or inspiration you have received from another author?
Charity: Ask why. Another author told me to look at my characters and their actions and ask why. Why did they do that? What is their motivation? How are they reacting?
Gina: What goals have you set for yourself in the future?
Charity: I’d like to finish more than one book a year.
Gina: How do you want readers to see your work?
Charity: I want them to enjoy reading them. I want them to relate to my characters and the situations they find themselves in.
Gina: What should a reader expect to see from your next novel?
Charity: My next book, Dance for Me, is a little darker than my others.
Gina: Is there anything you would like to share with your readers?
Charity: Leaving a review is the best thing you can do for an author, it makes a difference in how others see their books and their willingness to read them.
Gina: When will your next book be coming out?
Charity: Hopefully before April 2020
Gina: Thank you for joining us today, author Charity Wells. It has been enlightening. I hope everyone has enjoyed your interview with us today and will check out your book below. To everyone else who joined us, thank you as well. Hope to see you all again real soon.