Welcome back to Lamon Reviews. Today we are participating in a blog tour for Warrick’s Mermaid by Ellie Gray.
We were happy to get a chance to have author Ellie Gray talk to us today. She answered a few questions for us to share with our readers. We hope you enjoy a closer look at today’s author Ellie Gray.
Without further ado, here is what she had to say:
LR: What did you edit out of this book?
I had quite a detailed scene where Chloe fell ill at work with a severe migraine and Luke left work to look after her. I edited it out in the end because I felt
Chloe had already had quite a tough time and she didn’t need any more!
LR: Do you ever cry when reading a book? And, do you ever cry when
reading your own books?
Yes, I’m really empathetic
so I find I am emotionally affected by reading, and
by watching television and films and often end up in tears. And yes, I do cry
when reading my own books, even though I know what’s going to happen!
LR: As a writer, what would you choose as your spirit animal?
A cat. I’m a cat person
LR: How many unpublished and half finished books do you have?
Ooh, sooo many. I would say approximately 10 novels half written, and a mix
of contemporary romance, romantic suspense and young adult. I’ve also got a
fair few swirlin
g around my head begging me to write them. So many novels, so
LR: What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
Booking myself on a tutored writing retreat. It really taught me a good deal
about the mechanics of writing.
LR: What’s your favorite under appreciated novel?
Well Met by Witchlight by Nina Beachcroft
my favourite novel as a child.
LR: What’s the best way to market your books?
I’m still struggling with this and find it really hard to do. Speaking to other
author friends they too struggle with this. All I really want to do is write but I know that I need to market and promote both myself and my work which is hard
as an introvert.
LR: Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good
Yes, I do-usually through half closed eyes and holding my breath. It’s lovely
when you read a review and the reader has really ‘got’ your characters. I take it
quite personally when I read a less positive review, even though I know
everyone has different tastes and not everyone can like your work.