About Cheryl S. Mackey:
Cheryl lives in Southern California with her husband and 2 sons. Her books The Unknown Sun and The Immortals parts 1 and 2 are both young adult fantasy and available at Amazon. She currently has a flash fiction story published online at The Prompt Magazine.
She has a MFA in Creative Writing and enjoys games, reading and, of course, writing.
Her favorite genres to write and read is YA Fantasy closely followed by YA Paranormal and she would love to dabble in Sci Fi, Steam Punk, and Dystopian.
What inspires you to write?
I’m inspired by an active interest in the unknown and what might be possible. Imagination is a wonderful thing.
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m a half pantser, half plotter. I make a bullet point list of main plots I need to hit and then type away and hit them when it feels right. I am an old school Word Perfect user. I’ve tried other methods but they are overly complicated and distracting.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I both listen and talk. Sometimes argue. Don’t often win bets.
What advice would you give other writers?
Never give up. Don’t let others tell you you aren’t good. You ARE great if you believe in yourself.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I love the control of Self Publishing. The cover, the price, etc.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It’s going to be harder and harder to get noticed.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Fantasy
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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