Monday, February 25, 2013

Author Interview – Billie Thomas


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Genre – Mystery

Rating – PG

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Have you ever considered anyone as a mentor? I have so many mentors. Writers are so generous with their time and talents that I’m always connecting with someone who inspires me to work harder or improve my skills.  You always have something to learn and it’s wonderful to be open to what others can teach you.

Can we expect any more books from you in the future? Absolutely! I’m working on Murder in a Two-Seater now. It’s set at a classic car show and someone close to Chloe and Amanda is accused of murder, forcing them to investigate again.

Where do you see yourself in five years? The goal is to be writing novels full-time. Advertising is a career that eats its young. I have some good years left in it but don’t want to overstay my welcome.

What are your current writing projects now? I’m very excited about my main character Chloe’s blog, The character interviews she does are so much fun and we meet the best authors that way. She also stars in her mini mysteries “From the Case Files of Chloe Carstairs.” Those are getting to be so popular that I may have to release a book of short stories here soon, to tide readers over while I finish Murder in a Two-Seater.

What are some of the best tools available today for writers, especially those just starting out? I’m part of a writers’ collective called, which helps connect indie writers with the resources they need to be successful at self-publishing. It’s a lot hard work to go indie, but very fulfilling to take your destiny into your own hands.

Do you have any advice for writers? Connect with other writers. I love writing but it’s not the solitary experience everyone thinks it is. You need to workshop your early drafts and network at conferences. You need have people to commiserate with when rejections start rolling in. And you’ll need connections to help you market your book – which you’ll have to do yourself whether you go the indie or the traditional publishing route. I’ve met some of the best, most creative and generous people through writing .

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