Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Black Sheep’s Secret Child Blog Tour with #giveaway

The book on today's blog tour is pictured above. And it is called The Black Sheep's Secret Child, by Cat Schield.

Here is Q&A from author:

1)      How did you come up with the relationship between Savannah and Trent?  I always start with the conflict. And nothing says trouble like two brothers involved with the same girl.

2)      What is your favorite part about writing for Billionaires and Babies? Is there anything more adorable than alpha men with babies? The first meeting between Trent and his son is adorable. I absolutely love Dylan. He’s a charmer.
1)      Many of your books feature children, is family important to you? Family is everything. But for me it’s not always about those you’re related to. I think it’s about those people who stick with you through thick and thin.
2)      What was the first book that made you cry? Black Gold by Marguerite Henry
3)      How long do you spend researching before beginning a book?  I usually jump right in without much research. For me the fun of writing the story is immersing myself in the details of the world. And I do a lot of research. Much of it never shows up in the book because I tend to run wild finding out about things. For The Black Sheep’s Secret Child I spent a fair amount of time learning about record labels and how many of them have struggled in the digital age.
4)      How do you select the names of your characters? I whip out my favorite baby book and flip through the pages until something seems right. In the case of the Club T’s books, I needed 3 men with “T” names. So I have Trent Caldwell, Nate Tucker and Kyle Tailor.
5)      If you didn’t write, what would you do for work? I think I’d take up creating marketing materials for authors. Book covers. Book trailers. I have a blast working on my own stuff.

How-to Tips for Aspiring Writers: Tips for those looking to get their work published/break into the industry.
I started writing romances in high school and it took me a long time to master my craft. Even now, I’m constantly searching for ways to improve and grow. There’s always more to learn, but sometimes it’s important to go back to the basics.
·         Read.
·         Learn your craft.
·         Know your market. But don’t chase trends.
·         Don’t be afraid to ask questions of published authors who write in your sub genre. Most everyone is eager to dispense advice.
·         Gather lots of opinions. Get informed. But in the end trust your gut.
·         Learn how to write a great elevator pitch. If you can’t condense your story into a couple sentences you might not have a strong hook.
·         Editors are busy people and sometimes reading a submission is the last thing they do. But they love to find new authors. It never hurts to send a friendly follow-up after three months goes by, but many times you could be waiting a year or more for a response.

·         Don’t give up

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