C.R. Everett was born in Northern Illinois and has lived in various places over the years, currently residing in Utah. For twenty years she worked in finance, but today devotes her time to writing. She lives with her husband, two kids, Shiba Inu, and cat. When not writing, she updates her website, connects with her readers, does the mom thing, or cleans up after unruly pets. In her free time she enjoys reading, usually at the gym while on a treadmill, baking, taking walks, enjoying nature, and going to Starbucks. Mocha is her favorite.
What inspires you to write?
Making sense out of life’s tragedies and bumps in the road inspires me to write.
Tell us about your writing process.
Generally I write scenes and piece them all together in the end. I have a stack of notebooks, paper scraps, computer files, napkins, etc. where I scratch down notes, then line through them with a highlighter when I’ve incorporated that idea into the story.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
The characters have a dialogue going on in my head, I just transcribe.
What advice would you give other writers?
Have a lot of patience and persistence.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
After spending a lot of time going nowhere finding an agent, I decided to self-publish. At least that way I’d get some exposure. My advice to new authors is to build your network.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Competition will only get more fierce.
What do you use?
What genres do you write?
Literary, Family Saga, Short Story
What formats are your books in?
Both eBook and Print