Author Interview: Vicki B. Williamson

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A KIDNAPPING. A QUEST. A DARK SECRET.Magic runs through sixteen-year-old Maya’s blood.Isolated from the world, she knows nothing of the encroaching evil intent on consuming the land. An evil whose hunger is driven by its thirst for magic. An evil whose power is fueled by a family’s legacy of secrets.When Maya’s mother is abducted, Maya embarks on a journey to find her and learns family secrets that may be the source of her mother’s undoing. Battling loss and love as she strives to learn her family’s destiny and fight the forces seeking to shape her future, Maya must accept her own fate and fight for the future before it’s taken from her forever.Thus begins the epic Pedagogue Chronicles. A thrilling story of magic, adventure, and deceit. The story continues in book II, Sylvan’s Guise, and concludes with Tessa’s Flight.

  • Where are your books sold?
  • Which book of yours should someone reading this buy first?
      • I have two thrillers that I hope to be a series with the same character, Ellen Thompson. If someone read those, I would have them start with Finding Poppies. My new fantasy trilogy is out in 2020. The first of those if Maya’s Song.
  • Describe your perfect day.
    • Sunny and calm. Not too warm. Sitting out on my deck, reading or writing.
  • Coffee or Tea?
    • Neither. I like my caffeine cold — Diet Pepsi.
  • Describe your writing routine.
    • My writing routine is a bit hit and miss. I don’t write everyday. When I’m writing, I like to take frequent breaks — kind of let the ideas ferment in my brain.
  • Name 5 books that aren’t yours but people should read.
  • How many books do you try and read a year?
    • In a year, I usually read between ten and fifteen books.
  • What genre do you write in?
    • Thriller and Fantasy
  • What genre would you like to write in one day?
    • I currently write in thriller and fantasy. I have a short story in light horror. I’m not currently sure what, if any, other genre I’d like to expand into.
  • Do you read your book reviews? How do you process them, good vs. bad. Do you give some more weight than others? Like Amazon vs. Goodreads reviews.
    • I read all of my book reviews, it doesn’t matter where they’re posted. The good ones make me feel good and the bad ones bad, but I know no one can please everyone.
  • Does your family support your career as a writer?
    • Yes. My husband is my most ardent fan.
  • What is your favorite Character you’ve written?
    • Teck from the Pedagogue Chronicles
  • How long were you a part-time writer before you became a full-time one?
    • I still am a part-time writer.
  • What does literary success look like to you?
    • Not having to work another job to make ends meet.
  • How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have?
    • Books? None. Short stories? A ton.
  • What is your patronus / Howarts House / Ilvermorny House?
    • Raven/Slytherin/Horned Serpent
  • Advice for new Authors: What’s the best way to market your books?
    • That’s the hard question. Marketing — EEK! One of my favorite ways to sell my novels is to get out and meet people. I love talking face to face with the reader. Other than that there’s on-line. FB ads, Amazon ads, Bookbub ads, Instagram ads, and meeting people through social media, bloggers, etc.
  • If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
    • If I didn’t write, I’d like to work with plants and/or animals.
  • Do you Indie Publish or Traditional Publish? Explain if you’d like.
    • My novels are Indie Published. Not only do I like being in complete control of the process, but the time frame is quicker.

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