Thursday, August 4, 2011

Interview with author XchylerConn

XchylerConn has spent her life writing. She is a mother to the best three-year-old ever and a wife to her highschool sweetheart.

To date she has three published works with five more on the way. Her key genres are YA Fantasy, and Paranormal. You can find her throwing together magic, mythology, creatures and an adventure anywhere she can hold her computer, or a pen.

Tell us about your story and where readers can purchase a copy.

Well the blurb for Part One of the 3479 series is: The King’s actions have set a war into motion. His people are bound by magic to fight for his wrongs. James did not always live his life in the dark, though his life pointed him in that direction. Join Sammie and Ryder as they choose their path and what journey to take, as they learn the true history of their King.

This is just Part One to the 3479 series. Part Two will be focused on what Ryder has to offer, and Part Three will explain itself.


It’s also available on Smashwords, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

What have you had published to date?  

I have three published works at the moment: 3479 - Loukas Niko Read; Keizara, Part One: Dean; and Keizara, Part Two: Zeeva.

Are your books available as eBooks? If so what was your experience of that process?

They are available eBook as well as paper copy. I had Keizara, Part One, Dean self-published before Solstice Publishing picked me up. So from the self-published side I can say that you just have to double and triple check formatting.

Where can readers find you?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/MysticThoughts.XC
twitter: @XchylerConn
Keizara One and Two are available in paper back from Create Space https://www.createspace.com/3665140 

If you'd like a signed copy email me.

What are your current projects?

My current projects are: Keizara, Part Three, Elwin. This Keizarian book is focused on the magic behind the world, as well as the ancient rules that makes the kids go through tests before they can reach their parents.

Alone With Me, which is a completely different series. I can’t really say much about this one, I’m not too sure on where Della will take me. I can say this one will mingle more in the dark arts then 3479 and Keizara. I will be posting clips and bits as I figure everything one on my blog and Facebook page.

Do you have a day job as well?

I am a stay at home mom, so it’s a 24-7 and-a-half job. I’m also the Marketing Director for Solstice Publishing.

Do you work with an outline, or just write?

It depends. If I get stuck I’ll sort though ideas on a sheet of paper, but when I’m writing and “in the moment,” there is no plans, my characters lead me through their world.

How do you market your work? What avenues have you found to work best for your genre?

Making friends. I twitter and blog and frequently use Facebook. My greatest advantage is my amazing friends. When you actually take the time to talk to these authors who are in the same boat you, the whole process is so much easier.


Thanks for letting me ask you a few questions and best of luck with your current and future endeavours.

8 comments:

  1. What I love about your author interviews, Jeanne, is a chance to not only learn about the writers but about the industry. XchylerConn, as a publishing house marketing director, you have so many topics to blog about in addition to your books. It's so nice to "meet" you.

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  2. Thanks for stopping by, Michelle. I appreciate your support :)

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  3. Great interview. Shared on My Life. One Story at a Time. facebook page.

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  4. You are obviously a prolific writer, and your series sounds so multi-layered and rich! Best of luck with the current and upcoming releases.

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  5. P.S. I've left an award for you at http://michellefayard.blogspot.com/2011/08/savvy-sensations-series-catches-me.html.

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  6. Thank you, Michelle! You're too kind :)

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  7. How did I miss this post?

    I love what I've read so far of your works. I can't wait to buy a few of them so I can immerse myself in these worlds you've created. Best of luck with your new projects!

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