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Author Spotlight Gloria Herrmann

authorspotlightWelcome to the Limitless Library Lounge where I interview fellow authors from Limitless Publishing. Today, I am chatting with Gloria Herrmann from
Colville, WA.

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Thanks for joining me, Gloria.  Please have a seat and make yourself comfortable.

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How long have you been publishing with Limitless? What titles have you published with them? Have you self-published any titles or published with another publisher? Please give details.

loving liam cover (1)I was signed in late July of 2015, with my first book being released in October. I will currently have three titles available, but a fourth is being edited.

That’s great. Can you tell us a little bit about your books — what genre you write, if you write a series, any upcoming releases or your current work-in-progress. If you have an upcoming release, please specify the release date.

I write sweet contemporary romances, but I am currently working on something quite different, a supernatural romance. I just completed the fourth book in the Cloverleaf Series, I do have plans for future books. My next release is April 5th for book 3, Patrick’s Promise.

They all sound great including the supernatural romance. My first self-published book was a paranormal romance. It was quite different from my Cobble Cove books, as well. It’s great to be able to branch out and offer some variety within a genre.

How would you describe your goals as a writer. What do you hope to achieve in the next few years? What are you planning to do to reach these goals?

My hopes are that I will be able to reach a lot of readers and that they enjoy what I write. I am not looking for fame or fortune, though I wouldn’t mind either. My main ambition is to be taken seriously as an author and to make readers happy.

Those are very worthy goals for all authors. I wish you luck achieving them. I think you already have a great start toward them.

Maggies Marriage FrontWhat type of reader are you hoping to attract?  Who do you believe would be most interested in reading your books?

I want to attract readers of sweet romance for this line, mainly women who are fans of authors like, Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, etc. However, my next story will be a little more available to a wider range of readers, those who love romance, paranormal, supernatural, and native tales.

I’m a big fan of Nora Roberts. I like both her standalones and JD Robb mysteries. She and Debbie Macomber are very popular at my library. Your supernatural book should also have a large audience.

What advice would you give other authors or those still trying to get published?

PatricksPromise_ecoverWhen it comes to publishing, be prepared to hold your breath, for like almost three months, and don’t be discouraged when you don’t hear back right away, just keep trying, keep honing your craft, because it should be more about loving to write, not just getting published.

My advice for surviving in the literary community is simple, respect other authors or those that are practicing the same art you are. They are the most important support system, especially in the online world.

My last bit of advice, if you are a writer, you will write, because that is what a writer does. You don’t need someone to validate your love for it. Just do it. Just write.

Very good advice and all of it so true.

What hobbies and interests do you have besides writing?

I love reading, watching movies, and spending time with my family.

Nice ways to unwind.

What do you like most and least about being an author? What is your toughest challenge?

I love creating, the whole plotting and constructing part, that’s the best. Interacting with readers and other authors is also incredible and I enjoy it a great deal. My least favorite thing about being an author would have to be author ranking, it just drives me crazy. I hate the worry that goes into wondering if I’m doing well or not. So that is also my challenge, not letting it take the wind out of my sails, or keeping me from writing.

I think it’s only natural to be concerned with ranking, but what’s more important is the fan base you are building. You seem to be a people person, so that will really help.

Can you  please list your social media links, website, blog, etc. so readers can connect with you.

Website:

www.gloriaherrmann.com

Facebook Author Page:

facebook.com/authorgloriaherrmann

Facebook Blog Page:

facebook.com/kissntaleblog

Facebook Nite Owl Page:

facebook.com/niteowlservices

Twitter: @GloriaIsWriting

@kissntaleblog @niteowloffice

Instagram: @authorgloriaherrmann

@kissntaleblog @niteowloffice

Goodreads:

www.goodreads.com/authorgloriaherrmann

Amazon Author Page:

amazon.com/author/gloriaherrmann

The Cloverleaf Amazon Buy Links:

Loving Liam: http://amzn.to/1j5VL44

Maggie’s Marriage: http://amzn.to/1mgHeDC

Wow, you are very active on social media which is great, Gloria. Thanks for also sharing your buying links. It’s been a pleasure to have you in the Limitless Lounge today, and congrats on your cover reveal of Patrick’s Promise and that supernatural novel you are working on that sounds so cool.

 

 

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New Book Release Alert – Maggie’s Marriage by Gloria Hermann

newreleaseMM RB BannerI am proud to present the second book in the wonderful Cloverleaf series of sweet romances taking place in  the small town of Birch Valley. This book was written by fellow Limitless Publishing author, Gloria Hermann. The information below is taken from her release blitz by Indi Girl Promotions scheduled today, January 5, 2016. The blitz includes a giveaway that you can enter. Thanks for reading, sharing, and supporting this author,

Maggie's Marriage CoverSynopsis of Maggie’s Marriage:

Marriage is hard work, but no one ever told Maggie that it would be this hard…

How did life end up so completely turned so upside down? When Maggie Trembley took her vows more than six years ago, she didn’t anticipate becoming just a wife, just a mother, and no longer…Maggie.

It’s impossible to cling to the bit of self-identity you have left when you’re someone’s everything…

Meeting and falling in love with Michael Trembley, a young and handsome attorney, was the easy part. Moving away from her family, raising their six-year-old daughter almost singlehandedly, and learning she is now pregnant again is an entirely different story. All she wants to do is retreat back home to Birch Valley and her loud and loving family, the O’Briens.

MM Teaser 2So when Maggie hits her breaking point, she takes their daughter and reluctantly leaves Michael to his endless hours at the office.

To be on top, you have to make sacrifices…

Michael Trembley wants to be the best – the best corporate defense attorney, the best son, dad, and husband – but he falls short in the last two on his list of priorities. Now his perfect world is anything but. The distance from his family is a major wakeup call, but what is he willing to sacrifice to make it right?

The journey of life is full of twists and turns. Will Maggie and Michael survive this bump in the road, or will their perfect idea of a family fall completely apart.

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I was born and raised in southern California and relocated to beautiful eastern Washington state in 2002. The rural small towns that speckle this vast area have inspired my ideal setting for most of the stories I write. The pine and tamarack trees covering the towering mountains, the shimmering lakes and rivers, the abundant wildlife, and the feeling of a time forgotten, all stir so many of my creative juices. I can’t thank my parents enough for dragging this city kid on long roadtrips up to this rugged foreign area, because now it is my home and I truly love my life here.

Reading was something that spurred me to begin writing at a young age. I enjoyed creating characters, different settings, and describing anything and everything. Storytelling, I have found is something I have inherited from both of my parents. I love attention to detail, using words to fully bring the picture alive, that is something I got from my dad. Creating characters and figuring out their story and how to achieve their happy ending comes from my mom. Then there is the smell of a book, new or old, the weight of it in your hands as you balance it open, seeing all those beautifully typed words spun and woven into sentences, this was created by a writer. I knew that was what I wanted to be when I grew up and here I am today, a real author.

Romance, I simply love it, that’s why I write it. I remember my mom giving me my very first paperback romance novel. It was a pretty exciting one filled with suspense and an overall excellent storyline, she had just read it and she felt it was suitable for my teenage eyes. That was it, I was hooked. I began to devour these romance stories that varied over the years from sweet to sultry, I consumed thousands of books and stories over the years. Each time I finished reading a novel, the desire to write my own grew stronger. As ideas for books swirled in my mind, it always had a romantic element to it, and I suppose it always will. What is there not to love about falling in love and finding that special person to share your life with? Who doesn’t wish for passion, butterflies in your stomach, and that happily ever after?

As a reader, I can’t even begin to thank all of the writers that have created so many emotions for me, falling in love with characters, mourning their loss, sighing as I close the final chapter or smiling when everyone lives happily ever after. As a writer, I just want to do the same.

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