About Stevie Turner:
I am a full time British author, who lives in the East of England. I am married with 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. I prefer to write books (sometimes humorous) about relationships, which appeal mostly to women. So far I have won a New Apple Book Award in 2014 for my novel ‘A House Without Windows’, which also gained a Readers’ Favorite 5 star seal of approval. Another of my novels, ‘The Daughter-in-law Syndrome’, recently won 49th place on the ReadFree.ly’s list of the 50 Best Indie Books of 2015.
What inspires you to write?
Sometimes it is an item of news I see on TV (which was the inspiration behind ‘A House Without Windows’, and sometimes I take inspiration from personal experiences (The Porn Detective and A Rather Unusual Romance).
Tell us about your writing process.
I make up the story as I go along, so I suppose I’m a seat of the pants writer. For every novel I’ve written I wished I’d made notes beforehand though!
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I try to get inside their heads to work out what they would say or do for a particular situation. This concentration can sometimes make me forget to do anything else though, and on some days there is no dinner…..
What advice would you give other writers?
Stick at it. Don’t give up because somebody else is selling more books than you. Blog as much as you can and build up a writer’s platform.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Self-publishing is great. You have control over the content, cover and pricing, and you get to keep your rights. I’ve branched out into audio books and now in 2016 I’ve found a lady to translate my books into German.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Celebrities and well-known writers and public figures will mostly gain an agent with no trouble whatsoever, and will therefore be the ones to have their books on sale in Waterstone’s and the like, which is how it has mostly been for some time anyway. However, the number of self-publishers is growing daily, which is good.
What do you use?: Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Suspense, Women’s Fiction, Humorous.
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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