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Wednesday September 17th 2014

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Marketing with Mandy Author Spotlight: Sky Robinson

Marketing with Mandy Author Spotlight: Sky Robinson

Q: Tell us a little about your experience with Ellora’s Cave.

A:I was lucky enough to get the fabulous Raelene Gorlinski as my editor.  I like her no nonsense style and hard hitting edits.

Q: What tips/tricks do you use for marketing or promoting your own titles?

A: I have always been a Facebook user and I’ve found a new love for Twitter and do my best to stay active on both of those.  I’ve also done a small blog tour.  With two little boys destroying the house every minute I spend online I really have to limit the amount of promoting I do.

Q: What is one thing you’d want to tell a newer author, just coming into the game?

A: Have several books finished and ready because things move fast once you’re published.  It’s tough to find writing time between promoting and revisions and edits and everything else that is suddenly required.

Q: Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?

A: Going All In is a sexy short story set in Vegas.  It’s a reunion story that starts off with a bang…literally.

Q: Can you tell us a little about your current WIP’s?

A: I have a plane crash on a tropical island ending in a ménage with my editor right now, and am working on a futuristic space travel series that I’m very excited about.

Q: How did you get into writing?

A: I never thought of myself as a writer, barely even kept a journal as a teenager, but my ten year class reunion was coming up and I wanted to have something cool to brag about, so why not write a book?  I had no idea the time it took or the difficulty in getting an editor to even look at your work.  I went into it completely naive, and five years and six manuscripts later my first books came out.

Q: How do balance family and writing?

A: That’s a tricky one, with two rambunctious little boys it’s tough to find a quiet moment.  I get as much writing done as I can when the little guy is in preschool and do my editing while I’m on the stationary bike at the gym or they’re in bed for the night.