About Marcia Colette:
love to write urban fantasy, YA, horror, and paranormal romance. Since I was never a voracious reader until later in life, I try to write stories that I like to read, and for readers who don't have a lot of time in their busy lives.
My first published novel started with Half Breed (formerly known as Stripped) and my fantasy life took off from there. My next novel was a paranormal romance entitled Unstable Environment and I also released Bittersweet (YA), Hazardous Environment (Paranormal Romance), The Spider Inside Her (Urban Fantasy), and Deadlier by the Dozen (Urban Fantasy). I have sold several short stories and novellas to Mocha Memoirs Press and I continued my Alexa York series with Purple Sword Publications.
When I'm not reading or writing, I live my best life in the real world as an IT Manager and enjoy getting into trouble with my manga-loving daughter. I can't draw, so she's out of luck with that one. However, I always write a little piece of her into each of my characters.
I also write science fiction under the name V.G. Harrison.
What inspires you to write?
Reading other stories and watching some of my favorite movies are my motivation. When I see a plot line, I like to twist it to see if that angle will work well in a movie.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
Definitely Stephen King. But I also like Nicole Givens Kurtz, Kelley Armstrong, Patricia Biggs, L.A. Banks, Faith Hunter, Carrie Vaughn, Bentley Little, and Richelle Mead
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm a pantser for sure. I've tried plotting and by the time I get to the end, I get bored with the story and don't want to write it. Being a pantser, I have a vague idea of where I'm going, my character's main motivations, and the stakes. That's all I need to go on my roller coaster ride and hope that my readers will go with me.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters because they always have a story to tell. Sometimes, they get a little big-headed and I have to talk them down from the ledge, but in the end, they always get their way. 😉
What advice would you give other writers?
Love what you do and have fun with it, first. The rest will follow. After all, if you don't like what you're doing, nobody else will either.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I'm more of a hybrid author where I've published both professionally with a publisher and self-published. I don't regret my decisions either. It gives me a taste of both worlds.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think more people will come around to e-books once they realize their habit is costing them more space in their house than they can afford. Publishers will also come to realize that's the way to go, too. I don't think print books will go anywhere soon, but there will come a time when ebooks will catch up to print books and authors will be leading the way.
What genres do you write?: Urban Fantasy (YA and Adult), Sci-Fi (under another name), Horror, Paranormal Romance
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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