About Celeste Hall:
As the oldest of nine adventurous children, Celeste Hall has plenty of inspiration for unique and interesting characters. She lives in Utah, within the shadow of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, which is a challenging place for an erotic romance author.
Books are her passion. Her favorite stories include elements of paranormal or fantasy, but will always have a romantic heart. Like most authors, she’s a voracious reader, devouring full length novels in a single day and always hungry for more.
When not writing, she can most often be found behind the lens of a camera, gardening, or having an adventure in the great outdoors.
When not writing, Celeste enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors, especially with her husband and three daughters. She also enjoys photography, graphic design, a variety of artistic mediums, gardening, horseback riding and geeking out online – especially on Facebook.
You can check find a full list of her books by visiting: CelesteHall.com
What inspires you to write?
My father was a book collector and dealer. While I was growing up, he kept a library that filled almost every room of our home – from floor to ceiling – with books. By the age of eight I was devouring everything from dry old encyclopedias to an assortment of fantasy adventures, romance, and horror. My love of the printed word eventually translated into a love for writing.
Tell us about your writing process.
When an idea strikes me, I always try to write it down, even if it’s just a few lines into the note feature on my phone. After that, it depends on how complete the original idea actually was.
Sometimes I will go back and write a full, detailed outline that includes possible plot twists, and so forth. Other times, I just start right into the story and let it take me wherever it wants to go.
What advice would you give other writers?
The same two words they’ve probably heard a thousand times, and will keep hearing even after they’ve published a hundred books…. Keep Writing! Believe me, there are days when climbing Everest sounds easier.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
When I decided to publish, it was a personal choice to share what I loved with others. Because of that, I didn’t feel the need to market myself to Traditional publishers, and choose instead to self publish.
At that time, I really didn’t understand the differences between traditional and independent publishing, but I’m glad I made the choice I did. Traditional publishing offers a lot more freedom and control over the process, although it does require a huge commitment if you intend to make any money at it.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that time will eventually sort out a lot of the problems authors are complaining about right now.
What do you use?: Dictated and got transcribed, Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Romance, erotic romance, paranormal romance, historical romance
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print