About Stefany Rattles:
Stefany Rattles, lived in Los Angeles California for eight years and then moved to Arkansas and has been living there ever since. She has a full time office job and writes on her free time.
She wrote Dark Night when she was eighteen years old after it sat on her computer for several years. Until one day that she decided to work on it and finish it. Now, she has published 3 books, one of them is her first New Adult- Contemporary Romantic Suspense book called Wildest Dreams.
She graduated Springdale High in 2007. Currently she is also attending Post University and hopes to get her degree on Computer Science.
She loves to read, write, read and write!
What inspires you to write?
Pretty much anything can inspire me to write. Day dreaming, random ideas, people, overheard conversations, family and friends, etc. Anything.
Tell us about your writing process.
When I’m thinking about what I am going to write next. Usually I have an outline that I make and follow in order to have an idea of the timeframe that I need to write the book and then go from there. It all also depends on what your book is about. For example if you are going to have facts then you might want to do research too so you want to add that to your outline. Notes and any material that you might use, add it on to your timeline.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I never really talked to my characters. For me it was more like what would she or he think? What would she or he do? What should happen next here? Thinking about what your character would think like is more of how I approached it.
What advice would you give other writers?
Have a marketing plan in place or at least an outline of one because you will learn the hard way that writing the book is only the first step.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
When I realized that I didn’t want to please each individual agent and then publisher, I knew that my books were going to be published my way and no one was going to make me change anything in my story. It is hard to find someone that will like your book one hundred percent and it is time consuming trying to sell your self to them. Self publishing was the best option for me, I could publish my book and keep more royalties than I would have with traditional publishing.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that it is a bright future ahead for those of us who are self publishing. More and more people are doing it and as it grows, it keeps improving.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Young Adult, Paranormal, Contemporary Romantic Suspense
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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