This week I have the honor to interview a author of my current favorite books series The Java Tavern. I am currently reading book three in the series.
1. How many books have you written?
Four full books. So far there are three books in The Java Tavern Series, a standalone spicy read Murders in the Pines and working on two works in progress that you can read while I add chapters via Kindle Vella.
2. What is your genre of books you write?
I prefer to work in the Fantasy/sci-fi genres. Weaving in the supernatural magic with a realistic world is my absolute favorite thing to be able to create.
3. What made you want to be an author?
I can’t remember a time in my life that I didn’t see myself as a writer. I’ve always loved reading and aspired to be a published author since I was a little kid watching Harriet the Spy.
4. What is your big picture dream for your books? Ie. a super fan, do a book signing, doing press releases.
I’d love The Java Tavern turned into a TV show for a major network or for streaming. If they can make a series from a short story, I’ve got plenty of material to do a long-running fantasy monster adventure with lovable characters!
5. Do you want to be on the New York bestselling list?
Sure. I’ve never looked into what those requirements are but I’d love to be on any of those suggested lists! There are a few of them that I’d love to be apart of.
6. Do you have any advice for someone writing a book series?
Keep writing! I see writing a series a lot like knitting or doing cross-stitch. Lots of weaving and shaping but it doesn’t look like a whole image until it’s complete and you can take a step back to look at the whole project when it’s finished or nearly done. You can always add little details or make it bigger. You can also unravel all of those stitches and redo them to better fit the bigger picture.
7. What inspires you to write your series?
I’m inspired by the early TV shows I watched the most as a young adult. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. I’ve always felt like I was different and one day hoped to be told by someone that I was a decedent of an ancient magical order of some kind. Never happened for me, but now I can create those worlds I’ve always wanted to live in through my books.
8. Give advice for a new author?
Self-publishing isn’t the stigma ‘big publishing’ wants you to think it is. As a reader I never considered how the book was published in my decision to read it. I cared about content, reliability and if it was within my interests. With that same sentiment, I know that my books aren’t for every audience and that’s okay too. I don’t write for everyone.
9. What links do you want to share your links with me so I can put them in the blog post?
Drunkbeth.com is my website with all the links. Check out the menu if you’re on mobile for direct links to my Vellas and information about The Java Tavern Series!
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