Today we are pleased to be interviewing author, H.L. Girton as part of our Celebration of Authors, Readers & Books – 2017. Let’s jump right into the interview:
How did you come up with the idea for your book?
It kind of just came to me. I got tired of always reading books about shifters that were all the same. met fall in love and its happily ever after. I wanted to read something more exciting with the shifter world. Something that, yes, had a romance in it but was more than that. So I created the world of The Accalia. I took the idea of having magical abilities and mixed it with the ability to shift into a wolf and gave the heroine something to fight for.
How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
Publishing was a crazy experience. I was not sure what to expected so publishing my first book took me years to get through. I didn’t want to rush into it without researching and really understanding what I was getting when I finally published. I don’t really think it has changed my writing technique, but it gave me a better understanding to what is expected when it comes to the formalities of publishing.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
This really varies I think. I have written short stories in as quickly as a month or two and it has taken me two years to finalize The Accalia and actually have it finished and ready to read. I’m not in any hurry to rush a final publication because I want the reader to be happy with what they are reading. The story speaks to you in different ways and it really just depends on the work and the goals I have set for myself to reach them.
What are you working on now?
I am still working on the Accalia series. I have two books in line waiting for edits with this series and two more in the works of being written. Book Two of The Accalia Series, The Curse, will be published in early 2018 followed by a short story, An Accalia Series Novella titled The Lone Wolf. It will come out later in the 2018 year.
Author Bio: H.L. Girton has been a creative writer since her childhood, writing creative stories and poems for the love of imagination and literacy. It started out as an outlet for personal struggles and a way to cope with them through fictional fantasy and turned into a passion and need to share her aspirations with the world. She has always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. It wasn’t until 2013 that she decided to share her talent through fictional novels due to the encouragement from her family and friends. Since graduating high school in 2006, Heather has spent the last eleven years being a dedicated mother and military spouse. In that time she nurtured a family of four children all while traveling the country following her husband’s career. She spent the last five years working towards her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology. She has done volunteer work with grief support organizations gaining experience with her field of study. Currently Heather lives in Texas with her husband, children, support dog, and lazy cat. She is an avid reader and loves it as much as she adores writing. She spends her free time sharing her devotion for it with her children. When she isn’t reading, writing or focusing on her family, Heather has a personal admiration for photography.
List of published works:
The Accalia, Book One in The Accalia Series, YA Paranormal 2017
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