Updated: Mar 3
It's Indie Author Sunday! Every other Sunday, we're posting an interview with a different indie author along with posts about them on all our social media accounts. This week it's Eva King, the author of Damage Control.
WW: Tell us about your experience with Indie publishing?
EK: Pretty smooth to be honest. Although I didn't expect to have to advertise so much. I always imagined that the hardest thing was to write the actual book. I was wrong. The hardest thing is to get the book noticed.
WW: Tell us about your book.
EK: Damage control is a friends to lovers, second chance romance. It includes my favourite tropes, which is why I wrote it. Here's the description: Recovering from a broken relationship, Emma Mitchell moves in with her best friend. Her life is quiet and uneventful, just how she likes it. Little does she know that the events of the following months will change her life forever.
Famous Hollywood actor James McNair is a renowned womaniser with a penchant for partying and hitting the tabloids for all the wrong reasons. When a night of partying a little too hard means he finally has to take stock and reevaluate his lifestyle, a week away from the flashing lights of Hollywood is just what he needs. What better place to hide than in his childhood home in Edinburgh, Scotland?
When the old friends are reunited, feelings resurface and sparks fly. But James must keep the pretence of his new persona until the premier of his biggest film in his career. He just has no idea if he'll be able to keep his feelings for Emma under wraps until then.
Sometimes it takes more than damage control to find a happily ever after.
WW: What made you want to write in the genre of your book?
EK: I've always loved romance, since I was a teen and I read Romeo and Juliet for the first time. This is why I decided to write a type of book that I like to read.
What has been your favorite part of being an Indie Author? I'm fairly brand new at this game. But I have to say that I loved the moment when reviews started coming in. There's nothing like hearing -or reading- that they have loved your work. That the months of hard work have paid off.
What do you wish you knew before going the indie-publish route? I'm not sure if this question works for me, My debut novel was published by a small publishing house. They have been amazing and very patient with me.
What books or authors have inspired you? Colleen Hoover is a big inspiration. Stephanie Meyer as well. It was when I read Twilight for the first time that I realised if they could write a book, so could I.
WW: Are you working on anything now?
EK: Yes, I'm working on a novella, which I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of August.
WW: What does your writing space look like?
EK: I don't have one. Crazy, I know. I write on my phone on the way to work and then use my dying laptop to put it all together.
WW: What is your writing process like?
EK: I think I answered this on the question above. Once everyone is asleep in my house, I get everything I've written through the day and paste it unto a word document.
WW: What advice would you give writers looking at indie publishing?
EK: You need to choose the path that works for you. The publishing industry has changed a lot with social media. Gone are the days when you could seat and just write. You have to spend about the same time online doing marketing.
WW: How connected are you to the indie publishing community?
EK: What is that experience like? This is a tough nut to crack. There' amazing people out there who are willing to help and answer any annoying questions you might have, and there's the complete opposite.
WW: What platforms do you use to promote your work?
EK: Mostly Facebook. I find it easier to chat to people. But I also use Instagram, Twitter and Goodreads.
You can find Eva King's book, Damage Control: A Hollywood Romance, at Amazon.