Cherrie Mack grew up in Flushing Queens NY, the youngest child of six. The city’s diversity gave her a great appreciation for many different cultures and lifestyles. After love finally claimed the girl from the city and dragged her to the suburban madness of Long Island, she settled into a quiet life with her new husband. Two children and one mini-van later, the family found themselves moving towards the sunny skies of Florida where they currently reside. With her focus still very much on her family, Cherrie squeezes in time to write. The publication of her debut novel, Ache of Desire has given her the confidence to allow her to spend more time writing.
One year and four books later, Cherrie has continued to flourish. With multiple series in the works, there’s no slowing down for this up and coming author.
A member of Romance Writers of America, Cherrie is slowly spreading her wings as a romance author. Look for her books at all digital bookstores such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookstrand, ITunes, Nook and many more.
Author facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/CherrieMack
Hello. I’m Cherrie Mack, author of A Late summer Bloom, book one in the Witches Of The Bayou series. Thank you for hosting me today and sharing your readers with me.
Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?
My stories are never planned. I usually start with one scene and the story usually writes itself.
Do your characters ever want to take over the story?
Always. And I let them. The only time I hold back is when my secondary characters have more to say than my main ones. I usually coax them back by letting them have their own book.
What is your favourite food?
Ooh. Pizza for sure.
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I’m a morning person but, only because I have to be.
Where do you dream of travelling to and why?
I would like to take a trip to Italy someday. I want real, authentic pizza.
Do distant places feature in your books?
No. If I haven’t been there, I feel it’s hard to feature it in a book. I might mention a far off place but rarely do I place a story there.
Do you listen to music while writing?
Music is a definite inspiration. I don’t listen to it while I write. I can and I have but it’s not a regular thing.
Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?
This is my first paranormal romance I’ve written and it’s by far my favourite.
What have you learned about writing and publishing since you first started?
I learn something new every day. My biggest lesson is the one I take away from everything—go with the flow. When you worry about readers and sales and marketing and social media and cover art and blogging and…blah, blah, blah, you find the joys missing and the writing gets stale. Tell your story. Not everyone will love your story or writing but plenty of people will.
Is there anything you would do differently?
I wouldn’t stalk my inbox as much. I’d use that time productively. And write.
Who, or what, if anything has influenced your writing?
All the authors I’ve read who left me breathless and wanting more. The drive to be better comes from reading work that leaves an impression on me long after I’ve finished.
Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?
When you finish a project, close it. Do not submit it. Let it sit for a week or two. Work on something else, read…whatever. Then go back and polish. This is quite hard and something I’ve only managed to do but once. Doesn’t mean I quit trying.
What are three words that describe you?
Funny, loving, and lazy.
What's your favourite book or who is your favourite writer?
These change all the time but if I’d have to pick, I’d say the early books by Sherilyn Kenyon.
A Late Summer Bloom
Witches Of The Bayou
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Number of pages: 188Word Count: 58k
Cover Artist: Sour Cherry Designs
When Julien Beaumont meets Giselle Jareau, the naïve, young witch is nothing more than a nuisance. A mere inconvenience. But the inkblot on his arm disagrees. As their relationship develops, his tattoo begins to fill in. Could it be fate or something more sinister?
On an old, decrepit sugar plantation, in the heart of the Louisiana Bayou, the defender of the covens and the queen to the royals engage in a battle of wits. And as Giselle falls in love, Julien tries desperately to change the course of their destiny.
List of previous books if any:
Ache Of Desire
Follow that Dress
My Sister’s Shoes
A Late Summer Bloom
Google email: firstname.lastname@example.org (password=cherrie15)
AOL email: Mrsmack97@aol.com
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