Back at the beginning of May I participated in an online book fair hosted by Carol Davis called “Spring” into Reading. It was a lot of fun and I had a chance to meet many readers, as well as some fellow authors.
One of those authors was Aaron Hubble. As we talked online, we discovered that we both published our debut novels on the same day. We started to discuss some of the lessons we learned as new indie authors and various methods that we had come up with for producing, publishing, and marketing our books.
Aaron mentioned that he was wanting to do a series of audio interviews and asked if I would be interested. Which, of course, I was!
After a few scheduling missteps and technical difficulties, we managed to have a really great conversation. We talked a little about how I came to the decision to pursue my dream of becoming a writer and the importance of having goals. We also touched upon the topics of NaNoWriMo, my love of science fiction as a romance writer, social media and marketing, finding a community of local authors and how critical I think writing groups are, as well as what my current and future projects will be.
Well, I’m happy to say that interview has just been posted! I’d like to invite you all to go check it out on Aaron’s site and let him know what you think. If you leave a comment on his blog post, he’s going to enter you into a contest to win a free copy of my book, Secret Hunger.
Also, this is the start of what we’re hoping to turn into a new author talk series where we take some time to bounce ideas off each other, discuss what’s working (and what’s not,) and give a general idea of what it’s like to go through this process as a new author. Stay tuned!
2 thoughts on “Audio Interview with Aaron Hubble”
That is a great idea for an interview series. I think the authors of Write, Publish, Repeat do something similar, and have used that platform to build an audience for their indie expertise – which may or may not overlap their fiction audience. I haven’t been keeping up with the indie world much lately, but it is a rich and inquisitive community. I have no doubt you and Aaron will bring insight, fun, and authenticity to your series!
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There are a few things that I think Aaron and I will bring fresh to the table. I like that we’re both so new and feeling our way through the process. I think a lot of authors who are newly published or on the cusp of publishing will be able to relate to that.
I also like that we represent two completely different genres, which automatically negates the urge to be cubby-holed. A lot of these lessons will apply no matter what genre an author is writing in. It also opens the door to appealing to a larger audience. (That’s my hope, at least.)
Overall, I see a lot of possibilities for this! It’s still in the very early stages, but it’s something I’m excited to try.