About Frankie Bow:
When the lecherous Kent Lovely, Mahina State’s one-man hostile work environment, collapses face-first into his haupia cheesecake, the faculty retreat goes from dull to disastrous. Now Professor Molly Barda has to fight to keep an innocent out of prison—and herself off the unemployment line.
What inspires you to write?
After a frustrating day at work, I like to come home, pour myself a glass of wine, sit down in front of my computer, bring up my word processor, and ask myself:
“Okay. Who needs to die?”
Tell us about your writing process.
I’m definitely a plotter. I’ve been using the “Book in 90 days” template with good results:
Full outline by Day 14
First draft by Day 49
Second draft by Day 56
Submit to editor by Day 63
Re-submit for second pass by Day 73
Publish on Day 90
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters and try to stay true to what they’d say and do, even if it’s inconvenient for my plot.
What advice would you give other writers?
Always get another pair of eyes on your manuscript before you send it out. It’s amazing what you can miss.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I’m a hybrid author and I can definitely see advantages to both traditional and self publishing.
* Traditional publishing gives you access to libraries, bookstores, and more reviewers than you could get as an indie. A traditional publisher will also find an editor, formatter, and cover designer, and give you an advance as well.
* Independent publishing requires more financial investment up front. You need to pay for editing, formatting, and cover design. On the other hand, you have control over things like release dates, distribution, and promotional pricing. Traditional publishers like to release about a book a year, so if you write faster than that, you’ll probably want to publish some things independently.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
There will always be gatekeepers. Old gatekeepers (publishers) might lose their influence, but new gatekeepers (BookBub) will rise up to take their place.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Cozy mystery and children’s books.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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