About Kristy Centeno:
Kristy Centeno loves to spin tales of creatures that go bump in the night with a sprinkle of romance to top them off. Her passion for writing stems from a lifelong enjoyment of reading and the pleasure derived from the magical worlds created by authors like her. She prefers her female leads strong, independent, and stubborn who will stop at nothing to save their loved ones and protect those they care for.
Kristy currently resides in Pennsylvania with her five kids and a pair of noisy parakeets. When she's not working or writing, she juggles her free time between raising a handful of minions and pursuing other career goals.
What inspires you to write?
Originally, what inspired me to write was that I wanted to come up with stories I'd want to read. Tales that went above and beyond and defied logic in some ways. I have fun pushing the plot as far out of the box as I can get away with.
Tell us about your writing process.
My writing process is fairly simply. I don't always outline a story but go with the flow instead. However, I do like to write down ideas, character's physical appearances as well as their personalities, and settings just so that I can stay on track. I usually carry a small notebook and pen with me wherever I go so that if I'm hit with inspiration I can quickly jot down what I'm seeing, hearing, or sensing and incorporate it into one of my stories later on. I get the most random of ideas when I'm out and about and it helps to be prepared.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I'm a listener. I let them chatter as much as they want and just jot down everything I hear or see. That way I can refer back later. I'm perfectly content with listening to them tell me their story rather than coming up with it myself.
What advice would you give other writers?
Do your research. Learn. Write. Read. Don't give up. Keep trying. Do your best and keep aiming for an even bigger goal.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I was inexperienced and new to the publishing world so I knew that self-publishing was out of the question right off the bat. I wanted to learn as much as I could about the industry before I took that step so I decided to go through a traditional publisher instead. I don't regret my decision as I've had the pleasure of working with publishers that are simply amazing. I'm still not where I'd like to be in regard to learning all there is to learn. However, I've come farther than I imagined I would at this point in my life. I'm not done learning. I still have much to absorb. For now, I'll continue to go via a traditional publisher until I decide that I'm ready for something new.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the publishing world will continue to evolve as time goes by. I'm not sure how it will change in the future, but I'm positive it will.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Paranormal Romance, New Adult, Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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