Monday, April 18, 2011

Author Interview With Stacey Espino

I'd like to welcome Stacey Espino to Write Outside The Box. And thank you, Stacey for allowing me to interview you.

V- What was you journey into publication like, and where do you get your inspiration?

S- My first published book was Fearless Desires (Immortal Love, #1). I read paranormal romance like a nut, so it seemed the best choice when I decided to write professionally. Siren-Bookstrand gave me my first contract, so I'll be forever thankful to them for that.

V- What’s your most current release and what can we expect to see from you in the near future?

S- Most current release--well I have two being released this week. Taming Jenna (Sequel to Saving Grace) will be out April 14th at Siren-Bookstrand, and Claiming Their Mate (Pack Seduction, #1) will be out on April 15th at Evernight Publishing.

Bella's Wolves (Love Bites, #2) will be out next month at Siren-Bookstrand, followed by Cowboy Drifter (Coming Out, #2) by my penname Winona Wilder.

I have several WIPS on the go for both my publishers!

V- What words of wisdom do you have for writers just starting their journey?

S- Learn the industry. Edit your work to death. READ. Be patient! You'll wait to hear back from submissions, wait for cover art, wait for edits, wait for a release date, and most importantly--success doesn't happen over night. Keep writing and build your backlist. Never sacrifice quality.

V- Self-publishing has come up so often lately in the media both online and off, what’s your views?

S- Personally, I wouldn't self-publish. It's not true for everyone, but I feel it leaves a black mark on an author, and some publishers won't even consider working with them if they've self-published.

V- If I were to look at the current books you’re reading, which titles would I find?

S- Right now I'm reading Outlander. I have JR Ward and Kresley Cole on my nightside table, too.

V- What’s the one thing in the world that you cannot live without?
S- Hair products! I have wild, curly hair and must have my leave-in conditioner.

V- If you could have one wish, what would it be and why?

S- Hmmm. I guess I'll go with the common answer. I'd love to win the lottery. Without financial burdens, life would be so much simpler.

V- Where do you see yourself ten years from now?

S- Living on a simplistic little farm writing my next novel.

Thank you so much for having me on your blog!

V- And thank you for being here.

You can visit Stacey at her website , and check out her blog for all her latest news and updates!