Every one knows of the large publishing firms; Harper Collins, Simon & Schuester, William Morrow, to name a few. But more and more it is the smaller, independent publishing companies that I am falling in love with. As a blogger, they are more receptive to viewing bloggers as a promotion outlet, they are able to take more time with their authors (and in my opinion, treat them better), and they have actual personalities. Instead of having a blogger representative that is the only person I am allowed to talk too, I can get to know the owners and all of the representatives of the company.
One of my favorite independent publishing companies is the Limitless Book Publishing Co. This company totes authors like Kelly Anne Blount, author of Grishma (check out my review); Jonathan Yanez, author of The Beast Within trilogy (a Summer Lovin’ sponsor); Hally Willmott, author of Awakenings (check out my review); and Amanda Lance, author of Wanted (a Summer Lovin’ sponsor and check out my review). Whew! And this is just to name a few that I have been involved with so far. I am looking to become much more familiar with all of this firms authors.
Of course, this is not a post about Limitless Publishing. This is supposed to be an author feature, right? Well, I want to introduce you to one more Limitless author -
Jessica let me interview her about herself and her newly released book, A Summer to Remember – released May 3, 2013.
Where were you born and where do you call home?
I was born and raised in South Dakota. We moved to Hawaii when I was seventeen and this is where I now call home.
What keeps you awake at night?
Writing! My favorite time to write is at night. That seems to be when my creativity flows the best. Even when I’m not actually writing I’ll wake up randomly throughout the night to jot down ideas for my current or upcoming WIPs. Oh and ghosts! Because they constantly turn my TV on and off, turn on my bathroom light or mess with my pots and pans.
A Summer to Remember is all about a summer romance, did you pull your inspiration from your own experiences?
Not intentionally but I think everyone somewhat writes what they know, whether it’s from their own experiences or their friends experiences.
What was your favorite chapter to write and why?
I would have to say my favorite chapter to write would be the one where they are at the party at Shane’s house. The reason I liked this one is because I got to introduce Sam. And as much as everyone dislikes Sam, I must admit I like her and what she’ll have to bring to the story.
Because you own your own publishing company, how do you feel your experience as an author differs from the norm?
I don’t think my experience as an author really differs from the norm. I go through all the same ups and downs our authors go through. But I think one thing I’ve gained from having the publishing company is it has gotten me a great support system. We all encourage and promote each other and I think that can be hard for other author’s to find.
What is your daily routine like?
I spend my days answering emails, handling social media, setting up cover reveals, putting together contracts, running errands, bookkeeping, etc. I try to work from about nine to five just like I would a normal job, which doesn’t always work out. Working from a home office makes it hard to stick to a schedule and I find myself checking my email and doing work things constantly when I’m supposed to be “off the clock”.
What is one interesting fact about yourself that people wouldn’t guess is true?
That I live with ghosts! LOL. I’ve lived with them my whole life so I guess it’s normal for me.
Thank you so much for visiting with us today and giving us a glimpse into your life. We can’t wait for the next book in the Seasons series!
Thank you for for having me. Those questions were great! ~Mahalo
——————————————————————————-A Summer to Remember
on May 3, 2013
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Eighteen-year-old Ava knows this summer is going to be one of the best ones yet, but it isn't going how she originally planned...
Ava's life takes an unexpected turn on graduation day, when Jason, the love of her life, suddenly dumps her. Blindsided and feeling betrayed she is determined to win him back at the end of year frat party. Something that wasn't in her plan, however, was being sidetracked by a complete and total stranger. Caught off guard by this unexplainable attraction, she can't figure out why she's having such a hard time forgetting about him.
Adrian had one thing on his mind that night. It was to get through the summer and not have to worry about anything, but working with his dad and getting the hell out of this small town...
When he meets Ava his whole world is turned upside down. He doesn't know why but he knows that this is the girl he's supposed to be with. The only problem is going to be trying to convince her of the same thing.
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