Blog World Tour- YA/NA Authors

by Shannon Leigh Rivera

 

This month my spotlight YA/NA author is Abbie Silk. Abbie Silk lives in a world of books, both adult and YA fantasy. She writes short stories and is writing a YA fantasy novel, Dancing in the Past. For this interview, I am talking to Abbie about her writing experiences, upcoming projects, and what she thinks about social media.


 

Thank you for stopping by to talk with us, Abbie. What can you tell us about your writing career? Do you have any works published? What can you tell us about what you have written so far?

I’ve finished one short story called The Ladies. It was the first story I had wrote and if I  went back to reread it now, I would probably think it was absolutely horrible. It didn’t take me very long to write, only three days. I think I have evolved since then, however.  I haven’t been published to this point, but the stories that I’ve started have been finished.

 

You are working on a YA Fantasy Novel entitled Dancing in the Past. What has been the hardest thing about writing your latest book?

Getting started each morning. I feel like I’ve forgotten to do something before I start. It’s been easier when I do writing prompts before I start writing. Writing prompts are gold!

 

Even though you haven’t published anything yet, I am sure that you have an idea of how difficult it can be today to capture readers. What marketing strategies do you think would be the most helpful? Are there any resources you would recommend to other authors or aspiring authors?

I think that having an online presence is important. One needs to be out there so readers can find you. Of course, writing the best story you can write. If the story is good, it will sell itself. One of the best resources I have found is helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com.

 

What are your views on social media for marketing, and which of them have worked best for you?

I believe that social media is a great marketing tool for authors. I’m only on Pinterest right now, but I’ve created visuals about my story.

Thanks for taking the time to tell us a little about your writing and professional life. Can you tell us a little something about yourself? Maybe something that a lot of people wouldn’t know? 

Sure, when I was a kid I had a  unique, if not quirky, nickname-lederhosen. It’s a German word meaning leather trousers. My friends still say, “I say leder, you say hosen! Leder! Hosen!”

Thank you, Abbie for stopping by! We look forward to hearing more about Dancing in the Past.


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About Shannon

I am a full-time author of Urban Fantasy Fiction novels and Fiction short stories in all genres. I am also a full-time mother and teacher.

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