It's been a while since I posted an author spotlight and I'm excited to welcome YA author Chloe Miles to AWD! Chloe joined me in a Q&A about her writing process and her Faded Trilogy, now available at online venders. She's also holding a giveaway for a couple of Faded ebooks. Stay tuned after the interview!
AWD: When did you decide you wanted to be a writer?
CM: When I was six years old I said I wanted to be a writer. I was always writing and coming up with story ideas as a kid, and when I was in my teens I was fascinated by the idea of one day being either an author or a scriptwriter. Then I found out about the self-publishing platform through Amazon and realized that I could make my goals a reality. I published my first novel when I was twenty-three and I’ve now just released my third at twenty-five.
AWD: Do you write every day? How much time do you spend on your writing?
CM: I’m not writing at the moment as I’m spending all of my time promoting The Faded Trilogy, but I was writing nonstop every day when I was creating the series. I was writing early in the morning until late at night six days a week. I felt like I lost touch with the real world for a little while there as I was spending more time with my fictional friends than my real ones, but writing is something that I’ve always loved and always wanted to do, so as time-consuming as it is, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
AWD: How would you describe the genre in which you do most of your writing?
CM: I’ve always loved the Young Adult genre because I feel like there are so many sub-genres within that genre that you can create a story from and so many ways you can make a character relatable to that specific audience. But, in saying that, I’ve had such positive feedback from all different age groups. It really is a genre that has no age limit and I think that’s what makes that particular genre so special.
AWD: What would you say has been your most significant achievement as a writer?
CM: My most significant achievement as a writer so far would be reaching one million reads of my first book Faded (The Faded Trilogy, Book 1) on Wattpad. I received so much incredible feedback from so many wonderful readers, and it really gave me a boost in confidence to continue writing the rest of the series, which is now available in both ebook and paperback.
AWD: What are you working on at the moment?
CM: At the moment I am currently working on promoting The Faded Trilogy to as many readers as I possibly can and working with wonderfully invaluable bloggers like yourself to help me spread the word.
All three ebooks are currently $0.99 each at Amazon, iTunes and Barnes & Noble
The Faded Trilogy by Chloe Miles
You only live once ... unless you're Hunter Emmerton.
A half-spirit girl. An irresistibly charming ghost. The beginning of a timeless first love. A town terrorized by evil ... and dark forces who will stop at nothing to tear them apart. But how can they be together if they can’t even feel each other’s touch?
From the sweet love story of Faded to the heart-stopping action of See No Evil and the inspiring Ever After, find out why readers are buzzing about The Faded Trilogy ... and falling head over heels for Hunter Emmerton.
Faded (The Faded Trilogy, Book 1)
See No Evil (The Faded Trilogy, Book 2)
Ever After (The Faded Trilogy, Book 3)