As NaNoWriMo 2016 draws to a close, I’ve got an inspiring interview with RA Winter to celebrate the end of the special writing month. We spoke about her favourite writing place, daily word count and even marketing strategies to help those of us who have just finished the 50 thousand words writing marathon!
A former Federal agent and world traveller who has lived in Germany, Turkey, Egypt and Jordan, RA Winter began her writing career writing genealogy books. However, her love for reading romance novels intruded in on her daily activities.
It was then she started writing “Little Sparrow” and fell in love with her characters. This blossomed into her Romantic Western series, ” A Kiowa in Love”, where each one of Grandfather’s grandchildren will have their story told, as will Grandfather himself. These books are now available on Amazon.
It’s lovely to have you here today, especially near the end of such an exhausting month for most writers. Hopefully this will be a nice ‘end of NaNoWriMo’ treat for writers to read. So where is your favorite place to write?
I write in my recliner in the den. I actually have an office upstairs but I rarely use it for writing. In the den, my cat sits on the top of the chair and the TV plays in the background. I have to have ‘noise’. My office is too quiet and out of the way. Plus the cat can’t sit on the chair without me pushing her off.
It sounds cosy and relaxing. Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages per day?
No. I probably should though. I write some days and spend my other days reading. I used to read a book a day, now it is only one or two a week.
That sounds ideal – to have time to write and to read – it’s great to have variety. Do you write full-time or part-time?
Full time mostly but I goof off a lot. I have five or six in the works right now. I work on one, then the other and when I have no ideas left, I design the covers for the books. It gets me excited and back on track.
Wow, that’s sounds so busy. As a published author especially with your deliciously sexy new Romantic Western series, ” A Kiowa in Love”, what marketing strategies do you find most helpful? And any resources you would recommend to other authors or aspiring authors?
Get reviews from well known sites. I like Onlinebookclub.org. AskDavid.com when I’m doing a promo. ReadersGazette.com and bookvetter.com. All of those sites are free. Onlinebookclub.org has a large following. ReadersGazette.com is a tweet service. Bookvetter.com is a read and review site. After you read a book, someone reviews yours anonymously. You get a lot of good feedback from them.
Excellent, RA, and thank you for the wonderful interview.
So everyone to hear more about RA Winter’s series and updates please connect with her on
Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Author-RA-Winter-1520444794880512/
Follow her blog at https://rawinterwriter.wordpress.com/
Find her books on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/By-RA-Winter/e/B00PMF26SC/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Read about her books at http://rsch881.wix.com/a-kiowa-in-love#!the-kiowa-in-love-books/cnec
Available titles in ‘A Kiowa in Love’ series from Amazon are listed below.
- Little Sparrow is a sensual romance, about finding love after loss
- Painted Girl is a ‘cleanish’ romance, that deals with PTSD
- RedDress Two Wives is a raunchy read with lots of humor.