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Fleeing a dark past and darker pursuer, Jack Blessedhert is a woman of shattered wellbeing and resilient tenacity. She and Joey, her only family and best friend, travel the world trying to stay one step ahead of her demons. A chance meeting with a jaded noble makes her question her life as prey. Yet, how can she escape the relentless shadow that follows her?
TR: Good morning, B.C. I’m happy to finally have you on…welcome…
TR: What was it, and in what genre?
TR: Your own invention? That’s interesting. What made you write it?
BC: My brain was overwhelmed by school, work…life. Writing gave me a break and escape.
TR: Escape. Yes, an increasingly common theme. What have you written since then?
TR: That’s a nice mix. What was the inspiration for your current book?
BC: My current project is actually an anthology. Last May, I suggested a collaborative project to the GoodReads Paranormal & Horror Lovers group. I had seen other groups hold similar events and thought it would be great to write alongside other authors. It was part experiment and part ‘just fun’. Eight authors, including myself wrote a short story for the collection entitled “All the Lovely Creatures”. The end result was a free ebook of unique, well-crafted stories (Release Date: 10-11-12).
TR: That must have been exciting! Tell us a little about it where your work is available.
BC: I am published through Melange Books, a small press company. My works are available in print or ebook. ‘Solstice Night’ was released in February 2012; ‘Thrush’ in August 2012. Also, I have multiple ‘free reads’ (including the Anthology) on my Smashwords page.
TR: Thank you. Tell me, is there a particular place or setting where you get your writing ideas?
BC: I get ideas everywhere! I usually have a character first. Then I have to come up with a story for them to ‘live’ in.
TR: That’s an interesting twist. Typically the plot comes first. What made you choose either traditional or independent publishing?
BC: Writing is still very much a ‘hobby’ for me. I didn’t even consider getting published until after my first book was complete and I thought ‘Why not submit?’ I went independent because I wasn’t prepared to break into traditional printing. I don’t have an agent; the rules for submitting to the large publishing houses are tricky; etc.
TR: It can be an elaborate process, that’s certain. so, if you had to choose the most important element in an author’s platform, what would it be?
BC: My blog. I love writing my weekly posts. I find it is much easier for me to ‘talk’ about my writing on my blog than in-person. My husband, sweetheart that he is, reads every week and many times after I post he will come back with “I never knew that” or “Why didn’t you tell me….” In many ways I am bolder, more confident in my writing through my blog.
TR: It’s kind of like a secret identity, isn’t it. Now, tell me what mistakes have you made in regards to publishing and marketing your work, and what will you do differently in the future?
BC: I haven’t marketed my book very well in-person. On-line I have submitted my books for reviews, posted advertisements, etc. However, I have been very private in my ‘real life’ about my books and I think that has limited me in many ways. There are a number of books stores in my area that offer shelf space for local authors and even schedule book signings. I have made initial inquires but haven’t taken it any further.
TR: Yes, we can’t overlook the local stuff. Do you have an idea for your next book?
BC: I have two in the works: a paranormal romance and a sci-fi fantasy. I am inspired by personal experience and life in general. Even though I write about supernatural or fantasy creatures, there is an inherent, inescapable humanity to them.
TR: Thank you so much B.C.. It was a pleasure having you over. Well, there are you, folks. A little about B.C. Sirrom and her book, “Thrush”. Swing on by Amazon and get your copy….
Tune in Friday, when I interview my pal Jaye Frances, author of Love Travels Forever, and Tuesday, as I’ll be interviewing my good friend Andrea Buginsky, author of “Nature’s Unbalance”.