Multi Genre Book Connection Author Bash Author Interview – Desiree Cox

desireeHere is my author interview with Desiree Cox for the Multi Genre Book Connection Author Bash. She is a very talented author and I recommend that you check out her Lust, Desire, and Love Trilogy which contains Twisted by Desire, Jaded by Desire and Reclaimed by Desire.

If you could walk in someone else’s shoes for a period of time gaining their knowledge, experience etc who would you choose and why?
I’d like to walk in my mother’s shoes.  She’s traveled a lot and experienced a lot in her lifetime.

What is the longest that you have ever worked on writing a single chapter?
Actually working on the chapter, I’d say about three weeks.

What do you find to be the most challenging aspect in the writing process (actual writing, editing, cover art etc)?
The actual writing. I get slowed down by my job, family, and I have a bad habit of editing as I write.

If money was no object and you could choose to vacation anywhere in the world where would you go and what would you do?
I’d go overseas and travel to Italy, Europe, Spain, and back to Italy.

Opinions tend to vary greatly within the author community when it comes to Amazon’s KU program so I am curious to know what your personal opinion is on it?
I think as KU becomes more popular for people, it makes sense for me, a newer author, to offer books through the program.  It may persuade someone to one-click me a little faster than someone who will pay $0.99.

If someone wrote a book about you and your life story what would the title be and why that particular title?
Surprise, Surprise! That would be the title.  My life has been full of surprises – some good, some not so good.  I don’t like being the person to live according to expectations or doing something predictable.

What free software, platforms or tools have you found most useful when it comes to your writing career?
I primarily use Microsoft Word, but have found Calibre very useful to convert my books to MOBI or PDF formats after my writing and editing are complete.

Do you prefer virtual book events or live ones and what are the pros and cons to each?
So far, I’ve only done virtual book events.  I have two live events coming up this year. I’m excited and nervous at the same time for the live book signings.

Pros to the virtual book events:
I get to interact with readers, other authors, and bloggers.
I have an opportunity to promote myself and increase my visibility.

Cons to the virtual book events:
Everyone is multi-tasking.

If you could change one thing with online events what would it be and why?
I don’t think there’s really much that can change. There are so many, the variety is good for both authors and readers.

If you have more than one book which would you recommend new readers starting with and can you tell us a bit about the book?
For someone new to me, and someone who’s a menage fan, I’d recommend Fantasy Come True.  If not a menage fan, I’d suggest Twisted By Desire, book 1 in the Lust, Desire, and Love Trilogy.

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