Welcome to my blog Loreal Ballou. She is my featured author for today.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hello, my name is Loreal Ballou and I write Christian fiction books, with currently 6 titles out.
What do you do when you are not writing?
When I’m not writing, I’m either reading or thinking about a story line.
Do you have a day job as well?
Yes, I work a day job.
When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?
I first started writing when I was 15 and I finished my book when I was about 20 I believe. I’m not sure.
How did you choose the genre you write in?
I choose the genre that I write in because it’s what I know.
Where do you get your ideas?
I get my ideas from everyday experiences.
Do you ever experience writer’s block?
Yes, I do get writer’s block. I usually read or try and write a little something to get past it.
Do you work with an outline, or just write?
Both. Kind of.
Is there any author or book that influenced you in any way either growing up or as an adult?
None that I can think of.
Can you tell us about your challenges in getting your first book published?
My biggest Challenge was to decide if I wanted to self-publish or go with a company.
If you had to go back and do it all over, is there any aspect of your novel or getting it published that you would change?
No, because it made me appreciate self publishing more.
How do you market your work? What avenues have you found to work best for your genre?
I market my work by social media and word of mouth. Word of mouth seems to work better
Have you written a book you love that you have not been able to get published?
No, I haven’t.
Can you tell us about your upcoming book?
My upcoming book is about two teenagers who fall in love and they really love God.
Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination?
A little of both.
What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
I like to write the ending first because it’s easier to piece it together after that.
How did you come up with the title?
I usually come up with it as I think of the story line.
What project are you working on now?
Now. I’m working on my next full novel.
Will you have a new book coming out soon?
I will try my best to have something out before 2018 is over.
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