In addition to reducing the Kindle prices of The Selkie Spell and The Selkie Enchantress to $.99 each from April 25-28, she is giving away a
$25 Gift Card to Amazon and THREE signed paperbacks!
To enter just go to this Rafflecopter entry form
To celebrate the release of the final book in The Seal Island Trilogy I asked Sophie Moss a few questions about her writing routine, her reading habits and a few other fun things! Read on to see what Sophie had to say …
Hi Sophie, welcome to Have Book Will Read. Could you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m the author of the Seal Island Trilogy, a collection of modern day fairy tale romances set on a magical Irish island. The third book in the trilogy, The Selkie Sorceress, comes out on April 25th!
Do you have any writing rituals?
I wake up at 5am, and I’m at the computer by 5:30am. I always burn candles when I write and I usually have music playing to help me get inspired.
If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?
A journalist. I worked as a reporter for a daily newspaper for a while after college and loved it!
Who are your favourite writers? Do you get a lot of time to read? What genre do you like to read?
My favourite authors are Nora Roberts, Alice Hoffman, and Sarah Addison Allen. I read about a book a week and I’ll read pretty much anything. My preferred genre is women’s fiction, especially when it includes magic and romance.
Did you like to read as a child? If so, who?
I have always been a voracious reader. I was raised on fairy tales and classics like A Wrinkle in Time, The Hobbit, and Narnia so my childhood was steeped in magic and fantasy. But, to be honest, I was also obsessed with the Sweet Valley Twins. I’ve always been a sucker for a good series.
What have you found to be the most difficult aspect of getting your work published?
One of the hardest parts of publishing is what happens after you write the book: formatting the book, designing a fantastic cover, building a brand across all your online social media platforms. I am so fortunate to have found an amazing book design team, Blue Harvest Creative, who supports me with all of this now. It’s SUCH a relief to not have to do everything on my own!
What’s been the most enjoyable part of the journey to be a published author?
Hearing from readers! It’s such a joy to get emails or messages from readers on Facebook or Twitter saying they loved the book and can’t wait for the next one. I also really enjoy connecting with readers and getting to know the people who support my work.
When you’re writing do you plan the book before writing or do you have a vague idea of what you want the story to be about and start from there?
I’m a plotter. I don’t start writing until I have an outline of the entire book, chapter by chapter, and sometimes scene by scene. My book outlines are usually about 30 pages long, single spaced! It’s sort of like a mini first draft. That way I can spot any possible issues with plot or characters before I start writing.
Where do you do your writing and when? Is there a specific place and time that you’re most productive?
My most productive writing time is between 5-10am so I write a lot during those hours.
A few fun questions
What’s your favourite colour?
At the moment…blue. It changes from week to week.
Favourite holiday destination?
Favourite character from a book you’ve read?
Eowyn in Lord of the Rings
Favourite thing to do when you have time to spare?
Favourite candy bar?
Heath bar crumbled up in vanilla ice cream
Favourite place to sit and read?
Hammock, dock, or shady spot by the sea
Favourite time of year?
If you could be invisible and “stalk” someone for a day who would it be?
Bradley Cooper. I might have a bit of a crush on him at the moment…
Who would your 5 perfect dinner guests be?
I love people who can make me laugh, so I’d probably choose Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Steve Carell, Kristin Wiig, and Lauren Graham.
Thank you so much to Sophie for stopping by at Have Book Will Read today. Make sure you enter to be in the running to win a prize from Sophie’s giveaway 🙂