Today I interview fellow author Christy Sloat on her Crimson Key blog tour. Let’s find out a little more about her…
Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
Yes I did. I didn’t know how to go about it so I went to Dental Assisting school. I did that for 12
years until I broke into writing. I don’t want to do anything else.
When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
When The Crimson Key hit the bestsellers list. I think it was final.
How long did it take to get your first book published?
It took about a year. It was pretty fast in my opinion.
Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
I stay at home with my 3 and 7 year old. It’s the hardest job I have ever had!! No days off or
sick days. But it’s the best job because I see them grow up.
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what
would you say?
The Crimson Key- Brylee Branson, a teen medium, has the task of finding a cure for her
boyfriend and best friend who are cursed.
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
Anchor Group Publishing
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
About 3-4 months. But editing is about an additional month.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a
There will be more books in The Visitor’s Series. I am not sure how many books in total.
Brylee will not be done fighting ghosts just yet. I also will have a short story on Kayla, one of
the characters in The Crimson Key.
What genre would you place your books into?
What made you decide to write that genre of book?
I love Paranormal. Everything about it appeals to me. So it makes sense to write what you
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
Yes I do. Even the bad ones. I don’t look at them and get hurt anymore. Sometimes they teach
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
I have a title and a book cover in my head before each book is even done. I know its weird but
it is very important for me to have the cover.
How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
Brylee rhymes with my oldest daughters name. So I had to use it. And as far as the place, the
Brown House is a house my husband grew up in. The things that happen in the book have
happened to people who lived in that house. Not all things but some.
Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or
as you go along?
I decide all those things before. I write it in a journal beforehand so I can remember
everything. I can’t keep track of all my characters.
I would like to thank Christy for taking the time to do the interview.
Find out more about Christy and The Crimson Key
About The Author:
Christy Sloat is a Southern California native who now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters. She believes that reading is a passion and it should be embraced. She is literally obsessed with reading and tries to fit as many books in as possible. She has a very active imagination and she encourages her daughters to find theirs. Christy hopes to inspire them and others to use their creativity for the use of good. When she is not writing, reading or being Mommy, you might be able to find her at a bookstore scouring the shelves.
Look for her recent titles The Many Lives of Avery Snow, Ianni, The Unraveling of Avery Snow and The Brown House.
Amazon Author Page- http://www.amazon.com/Christy-Sloat/e/B0071MMCU6
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About The Crimson Key
Title- The Crimson Key
Series-The Visitor’s Series Book # 2
Expected Publication-May 2013
Published By-Anchor Group Publishing
The truth can be deadly.
Brylee Branson’s best friend and boyfriend have fallen victim to a horrible curse that haunts her home. With the witches who cast it dead she has no choice but to rely on the ghosts inside the Brown house to help her find a cure. But time is not on her side, because Lynley's illness is spreading rapidly.
Confused and scared, seventeen-year-old Brylee must confront a new ghost in the house she has never spoken to before. This spirit is not a Brown relative and makes no promises to help them … unless she can re-unite her with a loved one.
The fate of those she loves now rests on her. Can Brylee put the pieces of this puzzle together in time to save them? Or will the Brown house claim another victim?
The Visitor’s Series continues to scare and entice its readers with this gripping second book.
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