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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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Cover Reveal for “Patrick’s Promise” by Gloria Herrmann

PatricksPromise_ecoverPromises are meant to be kept—but Patrick O’Brien is too numb with grief…

Patrick hasn’t been able to move past the loss of his wife, who died while delivering his twin boys—Finn and Connor. While life continues around him, he is left in a state of emotional suspension, unable to honor his final vow to his wife and move on after she is gone.

Faking it only goes so far…

Always known as the moody older brother, Patrick maintains his distance from his overbearing but loving family. He’s barely coping, but still finds a way to be the best father he can to his sons.

PatricksPromise_3D_PNGAmber Miller returns home and finds more than the small town she left behind…

With her son in tow, Amber reluctantly returns to Birch Valley when her parents ask for help. Their well-known diner, Herrick’s, is a staple in the community. But more than that, her father is ill, and they need the extra set of hands to keep the place going.

PatricksPromise_jacketLonely hearts attract…

When Patrick and Amber cross paths, their instant attraction catches both off guard. Working through their own kinds of grief, the two must figure out what they want for their future—even if it’s not each other.

12798834_239635899708701_3956797577937872317_nLosing someone you love is devastating, but learning to love again comes with its own challenges.

 Is he strong enough to risk his heart? Or will running from love be the ultimate betrayal of Patrick’s Promise?

Tagline (author suggested): The biggest challenge he’s ever had was making a promise he can’t keep…

Keywords: Contemporary romance, small town romance, sweet romance, single father, widower, fresh start,