Tuesday, August 5, 2014

It's the small things…

As an indie author, I have learned to celebrate even the smallest successes — a nice review, a book sale, or a kind word about my writing. In this vein, I am excited to announce that Saving Toby met the fairly stringent criteria of the vetting process for Indies Unlimited and is now listed on the website.

Besides having my book added to the site, part of the perks is getting to do an author interview. Here are some of the questions with my answers.

Q: How did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
This is a working title that fit the story. Toby Faye is a troubled guy whose story goes from bad to worse. As Toby begins a dark, downward spiral, I wanted readers to wonder, and worry, how and if he’d be able to pick up the pieces.

Q: Who was your favorite character and why?
Toby – this is his story; his journey, and I enjoyed writing his POV. From his humor to this angst, his cocky arrogance to his emotional fallout, he was such a great character to write.

Q: What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
I wrote the story to be an emotional read of both highs and lows. When a reader exclaims that the story put them on an emotional rollercoaster, and that they cried and laughed while reading the story, I feel they got me.

You can read more of the interview on Indies Unlimited:
http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2014/07/04/book-brief-saving-toby/

Peace.