7 Days of Epic, Day 5 {RACHAEL WADE}

 
 
 


RACHAEL WADE
 
Best-selling author of The Preservation Series, Love and Relativity, & The Keepers Trilogy.


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Interview


 
 
1) What propelled you to write?
I wanted to be a writer the moment I saw my first Tim Burton movie in like 1st or second grade. I was obsessed with film as a storytelling medium since I was a kid – the visuals, the magic, all of it. I always wanted to be in a different world, always wanted to create, so I think it was just something I naturally sought out.

2) What was the first story you wrote and finished (even if you didn’t publish it)?

First thing I ever wrote was a screenplay in elementary school – at least, I thought that’s what it was at the time. All I remember is that it involved marine animals, kind of like the movie Andre or something HAHA – but the first “real” story I ever wrote was a short called The Soul’s Sonata, about a young woman stuck in an abusive relationship. I actually still have it and it’s one of my favorites.

3) Do you have a tour schedule for 2014? What is it?

As of right now, this is my event schedule:
February 8, 2014
DAYTONA BEACH, FL
Coastal Magic
5 – 7 PM Charity Book Signing
Registration, author line-up and other details HERE.

March 7, 2014
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
Wicked Book Weekend
Registration, author line-up and other details HERE.

March 29, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Authors on the Bay
Registration, author line-up and other details
HERE.

June 2014 (Date TBA)
ORLANDO, FL
Book Bash

June 20, 2014
NASHVILLE, TN
utopYA
Tickets and Registration Info HERE

August 8 & 9, 2014
ORLANDO, FL
Indie Bookfest
Details TBA

September 19 & 20, 2014
NEW ROCHELLE, NY
Chapter by Chapter Book Rave
Hosted by NYT Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout
Tickets and Registration Info HERE

4) What’s next on the launch schedule? And what’s it about?

Next up is THE REPLACEMENT. It’ll be out on January 27, 2014. It’s an edgy New Adult drama/romance about a promiscuous heroine’s rocky discovery of self-worth and love. You can add it to your To-Read list here.

5) What is the one thing that would make you quit writing?
Wow. I have no idea. I can’t imagine ever quitting. Writing is what makes me happiest in life. It’s all I know and all I love. I’d be lost without it.

6) Have you ever considered giving up? What made you change your mind?
Nope, and I don’t ever plan to.:)

7) Which of your books is your favorite?
The Replacement is officially my favorite work so far. It’s going to be hard to top my love for this one.

8) What 7 words describe you best?
Hhmmm…I guess introverted, geeky, reserved, inquisitive, mellow, passionate, and weird. Yeah. Definitely weird.

9) What would you tell an author on the verge of giving up?
I’d say think about why you want to give up. What are your goals and expectations as a writer? I don’t believe in telling everyone to never give up on dreams. Sometimes a dream is just that and you have to know when to say when, when to know a certain path isn’t for you. And there’s nothing wrong with it if it isn’t, it just means there’s something out there that suits you better. If you want to write for a living, have realistic expectations. Know you have to treat your work like a business and be professional if you want to successfully sell your work and remain employed. It’s a cut-throat industry and you have to have tough skin, plus the resilience to ride out the storms. You have to be a marketer and wear fifty different hats – it’s a full-time job—so if you’re not up for that, be honest with yourself. Decide what you’d be content with. If you’d be happy writing novels on the side just for you, then do that. If you’d be happy writing poetry or maybe publishing a short story once in your life, then do that. At the end of the day, if you love to write, you’ll write. You’ll find an outlet that works for you.

10) Where can readers find you?
Come find me on,
Twitter
Facebook
I chat there often. You can also find me on my Website and over on Goodreads. 🙂


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