Author Interview – Sue Seabury

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Nov 142016
 

sue_seaburyAuthor of “The Misadventures of Robin Jane” series, Sue Seabury has a number of young adult novels available. It is great to be able to interview someone that has successfully launched a new series in recent years in this genre.

A bit about Sue – she enjoys exotic travel, good food, and great conversation. Since she doesn’t often get to enjoy any of these, she makes up stories about them.

Here are some handy links to find Sue’s works and learn more about her take on things –

Amazon

Smashwords  

Twitter  

Facebook  

Let’s find out what Sue has been up to.

1. What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?

Not getting discouraged by the query rejections.

2. What’s your views on social media for marketing? Which of them

have worked best for you?

I have a facebook page and am on twitter. I have seen anecdotal evidence they work, but I don’t have a ton of experience with them. Mainly bumbling my way around, seeing what works, and what doesn’t.

3. Do you let your book stew – leave it for a month and then come back

to it to edit?

Yes. No specific amount of time, but definitely helps to set it aside and

come back with fresh eyes.

4. How do you edit?

I asked a few friends who had experience and/or interest in copyediting

and/or writing. I thought I did a good job finding typos and other errors, but

they found a whole bunch. Seems I’m not the eagle eyes I thought I was.

5. Did you come across any specific challenges in writing Miss

Calculation? What would you do differently the next time?

I didn’t have a clue what was missing from my writing until I started

getting feedback. Now that I know my weaknesses, heck yeah I work

to not make those same mistakes.

First full draft completed

 Teen Thief-Catchers  Comments Off on First full draft completed
Jul 222016
 

I completed the full draft of “The Ancient Tripod of Peace” (working title) back in May. I’m receiving critiques and editing the first volume currently

With a second novel in a series for that in very early development, plans are for that to be the first book of the Teen Thief-Catcher series. Have a fledgling facebook page for that series and young adult sleuthing books in general.

With eventual publishing plans, I am participating in a blog tour with other writers for the upcoming year starting in August.  While a bit early for the new novel, this one has young adult protagonists and so I’m getting better acquainted with both authors and readers in that genre. The blog tour is via scribophile.com and the Blog World Tour group, Team Young Adult. blog

 

You can catch future posts here and via the Teen Thief-Catchers facebook page as the blog tour continues.