Hmm, that’s kinda of hard. If I’m allowed to be bias, then Makoto is probably my favorite character I’ve written since she’s just innocent and full of life. If it was for another series, I would say Willa from Trickery- Curse of the Gods Series cause she’s clumsy and the type who doesn’t take bullshit.
Did you try the traditional route to publishing, i.e. querying agents/publishers?
I went straight into self publishing. I actually never thought I’d become an author. I was informed by an author I used to look up to and I took a chance. In the end, I wrote my book, found an editor who could edit it within the month time frame and I had some of my author friends help me and viola, my first book Dark Wish was born.
How long before you got your offer of representation/your first contract? Was it for your first novel?
My first contract was for an audio of my first novel, Dark Wish. Two agencies approached me and I ended up going with the company that would give me an agent to get the best offer for me. It was an awesome experience and now I’m in the final stages of my first audiobook being launched.
Are you currently under a traditional publishing contract for future books or do you have manuscripts that you will self-publish? Are you doing both?
I’m on the self publish train, so I do everything by myself. Write the entire Manuscript, choose the stocks for my covers, advertising and scheduling. I have an editor, four cover artists and an awesome beta/arc team who are pretty amazing.
What factors influenced your decision to self-publish your book(s)?
I simply had an idea and with encouragement from my author friends, I decided to take a chance at it. I had no experience and hadn’t written since grade 10, but my friend at the time said I had potential and I took the change to try it. I honestly had nothing to lose.
If you used a graphic designer/publisher’s designer, how involved were you during the creative process for your cover?
I chose everything from the cover stock down to the cover scheme and everything. I’m a very picky person and if I’m going to have my name on something, I want it to be something I MYSELF would buy. So, I was pretty detailed with my requirements and even do a few sketches for placement etc
Do you belong to a critique group? Have they helped improve your writing?
I have a BETA group who go hard core on each book I write. They help me make sure there no plot hole bunnies lurking around and that my books are close to perfect.
What is your writing process? Do you listen to music or do you like silence?
I have to listen to music for anything, so music is a MUST if I want to get anything done. Silence just bothers me and I can’t think properly without some type of sound or game in the background.
Do you outline your story or just go where your muse takes you?
Yes, I outline the basics. I don’t go into crazy detail just simple bullets with what has to happen in the book. Once I know the general topic of the chapter, I let my fingers do the typing and let the words flow.
Some fun facts about you, which do you prefer – dogs or cats? Chocolate or vanilla? Coffee or Tea? Talk or Text? Day or Night?
Coffee (is life)
Hmmm I love texting unless I’m having a conversation with close friends and have the time to talk.
I’m a Night Owl thanks to being a night nurse, but I’d personally love to switch my work hours to day
Publication date: September 8th 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
What do you get when you add free and dumb?
My name is Makoto Heart and I’ve always wished for a chance at freedom. Every day, I prayed before the Starlight gods, asking for their divine assistance in accomplishing such a difficult task.
Being an experiment for as long as I can remember, my hopes of obtaining freedom have diminished, drastically. The disappointment haunted me, as myself and my spirits struggled to survive. I had no hope left, believing my final plea fell upon deaf ears, yet again.
But what happens when my prayers are finally answered? I’m thrust into fulfilling a destiny, with the help of six star knights. Suddenly, I am no longer experiment 555, but the stolen princess of Heila.
Freedom, how you have teased my troubled soul. May the Starlight gods guide me and my knights, on this path towards the unknown.
~In Stars We Trust~
Dark Wish is an extraordinary new paranormal reverse harem series.
Recommended for 18+ audience, containing mature sexual content and strong language.
Yumoyori Wilson is from Toronto, Ontario. She loves to sleep and write her days away. She works at night as a registered nurse. She has a little addiction to bubble tea and coffee but loves to workout. She has big plans for the writing world and can't wait to share them with everyone.
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