Author Interview: C.A. King

Happy Friday, everyone!

Today I am chatting with author C.A. King, another member of the Indie Eden Book Club. Her short story, When Leaves Fall, is a heartbreaking tale with a twist ending that really makes you think (and cry!). Let’s see what she has to say about her story, and about writing.

 

Hi C.A.! First things first: What is the one question that you wish people would ask you about your latest book?

How can I change the outcome?

After reading the book, I can see why! On the other hand, which typical author interview question do you hate the most? (I won’t be offended if you choose one of mine. :P)

When did you first know you were a writer? I dislike that question. We are all writers at heart. Some of us pursue it a bit more than others, but everyone has written a story at some point in their life.

Well said. Can you give us a short description of When Leaves Fall?

Ralph wakes up to what others only experience in a nightmare. Chained to a shed, he has no idea where he is, or who his captor is. His memories are blurred at best. As the days press on, he finds himself experiencing a roller coaster of feelings. Hunger, thirst and pain become his only companions. Flashbacks of a happier time are all he has to keep him going. As his situation deteriorates, he finds himself doubting he ever had the very thing he wants most – a family.

When Leaves Fall is a dramatic thriller with a twist. Keep the tissue box close for the ending.

WARNING: May cause extreme sadness

I can attest to that! I definitely needed the tissues for that ending. Is there any famous author that inspires you, or that you admire?

I truly admire Indie authors. I don’t think readers are aware of what goes into creating a book, not to mention finding a way to market it.

Exactly! It isn’t so easy being an indie author. So, your book is in the Literary Fiction genre. What drew you to this genre? Do you also like to read books in this genre?

As a Fantasy author, When Leaves Fall is completely outside my comfort zone. My muse started talking and didn’t leave me alone until I wrote it down. The emotions that went into it is what makes it a special read.

I do read this genre but not as much as I should.

Who is your target audience for this book? What do you think will appeal to them about When Leaves Fall?

This is a hard question to answer. The story has a message I think people should hear and understand. From that point of view, everyone is the target audience. It’s emotional; it’s realistic; and it’s important. Having said that, it’s also very sad. Individual readers need to decide if they can handle a good cry. If they can’t, this tale probably isn’t for them.

When you write a book or a story, do you plan out everything beforehand, or do you let the story follow its own course?

All stories plan out in my head. It’s like watching a movie. Scenes play until I write them down. There is always something new waiting.

I like that idea! Do you have any quirky writing habits?

Quirky as in ‘not leaving the house until a book is finished’ sort of quirky? I might be guilty of that.

Haha, that’s dedication! Any writing tips for other writers?

Be prepared. It doesn’t stop after the first draft.

What would you say is the best way to market your book? With which method have you had the most success so far?

I do a lot of events, book shows and author signings. I’d say that is my strongest market. Online, I am only now beginning to make a name for myself.

You gave us some great advice, thanks for doing the interview!

If you’d like to find out more about C. A. King, you can visit her website at www.portalprophecies.com. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Amazon, and Goodreads.

About the Author:

C. A. King was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Brantford Ontario, Canada with her two sons.

After the loss of her loving parents and husband, Ms. King was devastated. She decided to retire from the workforce for a year or two to do some soul searching. It was during this time that writing became her passion. She found she was able to redirect her emotions through her writing and in 2014 decided to publish some of her works.

Today C.A. King has thirteen different titles available, with more scheduled for release. In her spare time she writes a weekly column, articles and book reviews for Books & Quills Magazine.

About the Book:

Ralph wakes up to what others only experience in a nightmare. Chained to a shed, he has no idea where he is, or who his captor is. His memories are blurred at best. As the days press on, he finds himself experiencing a roller coaster of feelings. Hunger, thirst and pain become his only companions. Flashbacks of a happier time are all he has to keep him going. As his situation deteriorates, he finds himself doubting he ever had the very thing he wants most – a family.

When Leaves Fall is a dramatic thriller with a twist. Keep the tissue box close for the ending.

You can find When Leaves Fall on Amazon.com.

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