My Author Interview With Tonya Kinzer!
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Join Nick and Sondra as they move on to more of Sondra’s training and introduction into the other ‘lifestyle’. Nick furthers her training by proving to her that she can train her body to accept what once was unacceptable and introduces her to friends who can share so much more with her.
Will Sondra get past some of the ‘normal’ things that are acceptable in this lifestyle that would never be acceptable in the vanilla world she came from?
Tonya: I’m a woman who enjoys writing that opens new doors of reading entertainment to individuals and partners who read together. I’m a wife, mother, sister, friend….the sweetheart next door! *wink*
CJ: When did you first start writing and why?
Tonya: I’ve been writing for years but only recently decided to self publish. I’m pretty techie and find the formatting and uploading easy once you figure out how each site works because all of them are different. It takes patience and the ability to read directions. I’m self taught in most of what I know how to do.
Tonya: I started reading romance novels when I was a teen but I also enjoy a good murder mystery. Writers who inspired me were Kathleen Woodiwiss, Johanna Lindsey, Virginia Henley, Victoria Holt, among many others.
CJ: Why your current genre/style?
Tonya: I write erotic romance with a touch of soft bondage, BDSM, Dom/sub relationships and enjoy having a plot and HEA ending…is that bad?
CJ: Can you describe a typical day of creative work?
Tonya: Since I’m self published, I do my own marketing, websites, covers and book trailers. I do that in the morning along with my email then start writing by mid morning. I’m a night owl so I do NOT get up early; never have and doubt I ever will. I head to bed around 1:00 am and am up about 8 am. Making yourself stay off the internet and get some writing done takes discipline and I need to work more on that!
CJ: Someone approaches you and asks you, what do you write? How do you respond?
Tonya: My ‘vanilla’ friends have no idea I write in this genre! *wicked laugh*
CJ: How do you feel about the current state of mainstream publishing? E-book publishing?
CJ: What are some of your other interests?
Tonya: I love designing covers and book trailers, along with ‘how to’ help articles and more of these will be added to my pages. When I get stuck while writing, I might head out to work in my gardens and yard where scenes and characters open up for me.
Tonya: Characters have a mind of their own. They pay no attention to my plots or plans, which is why I don’t write up an outline. I may write down a few plots and how I will achieve them, but my characters easily fill in the rest.
CJ: What are some of the promotional methods you use? What works or doesn’t?
Tonya: I use Twitter and FaceBook quite a bit, I ‘ask’ other authors for interviews on their blogs as well as invite them to mine. If we don’t ask, we don’t receive! Many authors do interviews for each other; we all know this is one avenue to reach more readers. I may do ads on romance and erotica sites and I create book marks or post cards to send out to other authors for goody bags they hand out to readers.
CJ: Are you an introverted or extroverted writer?
CJ: Do you have any quirky or unusual stories concerning your work?
Tonya: Is the fact that I enjoy what I write quirky? I love it when I know that my writing in a particular scene will grab the reader….one just feels that when you finish a scene.
CJ: What is the best and/or worst writing advice you’ve ever received?
CJ: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Tonya: I’m working on book three, Sharing Among Friends, as part of my series, The Boss’s Pet. At this point, I have no idea how many books the series might end up having; maybe until I can’t think of anything else for Nick and Sondra to do! I plan to do a few stand alone books and possibly submit those to a publisher, we’ll see. I’ve been checking out a lot of them and haven’t narrowed it down to which ones I’d like to send to.
Where You Can Find Tonya:
Blog Site: http://tonyakinzer.blogspot.com/
FB Fan Page: http://tinyurl.com/4sh37tk
Author’s Den: http://www.authorsden.com/tonyakinzer
Manic Readers: http://www.manicreaders.com/TonyaKinzer/