Interviewed by Too Full To Write!

I’m thrilled to be featured on Too Full To Write today. I was interviewed by David Ellis, a fellow author who writes poetry, short stories, and flash fiction. He also took part in 2016’s NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month), and you can see the poems he wrote throughout the month here.

In our interview, I discuss why I write, the research I do, writing motivation, my 15-year publishing plan, and more, including who I would want to act in an Anatomy of a Darkened Heart movie. See the full interview here. Take a look at the other authors David has interviewed on his site as well!

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Featured by Author Ben Starling!

Today I was lucky enough to be on author Ben Starling’s blog! He interviewed me about my writing life, Anatomy of a Darkened Heart, and what’s coming next for me. You probably know what I eat when I write, but do you know what I wear? I think you’ll be surprised, for a dark fiction author. 🙂 Come check it out here.

While you’re on his website, don’t forget to take a look at his latest book, Something in the Water, An Ocean Romance. You can enter to win it on Goodreads until May 2. Good luck!

Go Indie Now: The Latest Indie Trends

Indie is where you discover brave new adventures in creativity. My friend Joe Compton, author of Amongst the Killing and super fantastic supporter of all things indie, has started a website called Go Indie Now. It’s the place to be for live interviews, events, and more, all revolving around the latest in indie culture. Authors, musicians, movie producers, and loads of other indie artists are and will be featured constantly and consistently to give you your indie fix.

I was lucky enough to be featured on Go Indie Now’s very first podcast and YouTube video series! My chat with Joe was so much fun, you’ll feel like you’re sitting right there with us. Visit his video and comment so we can all discuss: https://youtu.be/taoN8PaU6Qg?t=48m53s. That link takes you right to my chat with Joe, but watch the whole video for more interviews, all so completely different: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taoN8PaU6Qg&feature=youtu.be. Don’t feel like watching a video? You can listen to the podcast of our chat: http://goindienow.podbean.com/e/goindienow-episode-1-interview-with-christie-stratos/.

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The next HUGE event is the weekend of April 8-10, when Go Indie Now will be having 72 hours of live coverage for the Brain to Books Cyber Convention. That’s 3 full days of interviews, chats, music, first-look book trailers, and all sorts of cutting edge things. Everyone will be talking about it, so be sure to stop by Go Indie Now’s site! I’ll be moderating a discussion between some amazing women in the publishing industry, and I’ll probably participate in more than one live event. Watch my blog for dates and times.

In the meantime, be sure to congratulate Joe on his wonderful support of all things indie!

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Interviewed by Indie Author Tactics (IAT)

Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Justin from IAT: Indie Author Tactics, who does indie author interviews, cover reveals, and more on The Novels network. Justin asked some great new questions that I hadn’t been asked before, so there’s some info you haven’t learned about Anatomy of a Darkened Heart and me as an author. Come find out just how much research AoDH took, the genres I don’t read or write, the difference in my own experience between writing a story and writing poetry, and more. Read it here!

Interviewed by The Scary Reviews!

I’m proud and excited to be featured on The Scary Reviews today. I was interviewed by David Spell, a very well read indie reviewer and creator of the site, as part of his brilliant Spotlighting Women in Horror feature. It was fantastic talking to him about the music that inspired Anatomy of a Darkened Heart and other works, the authors that have impacted my writing, my favorite themes to write about, and how I came up with the title for my book. There’s much more, too! David asked questions I so enjoyed answering. See the full interview here. Hope you enjoy learning more about AoDH, my writing process, and the fantasy land I’d preferably live in! 🙂

Belmar BookCon Year 2

Another successful year at Belmar BookCon! This was their second year, and it was my second year going. I will definitely go again and again. I’m sure someday it will end up being so huge that readers will overcrowd it – the authors deserve that. But for now, I’m lucky enough to be able to talk to each author and small press for a little while to get to know them and their work. It’s amazing to see the diversity of titles delivered through each stall’s books. I bought so many different genres!

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Want to see my experiences at Belmar BookCon – literally? Watch my short interviews with authors and small press publishers in this playlist of my vlogs. You might find your next read, or an independent press that will publish you!

Stay tuned for a chance to win THE MEMORY BOX by Eva Lesko Natiello, personalized to you by the author! You’ll also see more about these books in the future, most likely starting next year.

What book conferences have you gone to? What was your experience?

An Interview with Me – as a Reader

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed – as a reader – by the lovely Adrianna Joleigh, a fellow fiction author and poet. Check out the interview here: http://bit.ly/10qbAI1. In the interview, I talk about what I look for in a book before I buy it, what I dislike in writing styles, how not to bore a reader, and more.

Check out Adrianna’s whole “Inside the Minds of Our Readers” interview series for tips from other readers on what their preferences are. As an author, you can’t find more valuable tips than directly from readers’ mouths!