Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
I'm interested in a romances that happen in a variety of times and locations. For example, my most current series, the Volkov Chronicles, will go from modern Oregon to the Ottoman Empire to Imperial Russia to Constantinople.
In traditional publishing I feel like there is a set focus on a very limited range of settings. You don't see many Constantinople romances. Self publishing lets me explore these alternative settings to my heart's desire.
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
I did and I didn't. I have always wanted to write, but lacked the self-belief needed to try. However, after slowly putting my toe into the pool, I've learned a lot and am now confident enough to make the plunge.
Up until this point I've had many other careers, and they've all helped me develop my writing and understanding of people: museum guide, teacher, waitress, international spy. (One of those 4 might be a lie)
Tell Us About One of Your Most Recent Releases.
I just released What Might Be: A Summer Tale. It's a beautiful paranormal romance set in modern Oregon. The heroine is a delightful, sarcastic romance writer named Nell who no longer believes in love. I loved writing her lines, because she is full of life, and the type of character you'd want to be friends with.
Even her hurt heart can't deny the attraction towards a very sweet park ranger named Alik, however. But Alik has a secret, one that has been passed down in his family for thousands of years. Nell has to figure out if that secret is going to keep her from finally falling into love.
It's a classic girl meets boy, HEA, stand alone story. But its also the beginning of a very interesting trip through the history of shifters in our world!
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
I really tried to make Nell a well-rounded, dynamic woman. She is funny, irrationally afraid of serial killers, eats too many potato chips, and has a weakness for bad boys. She is also incredibly smart, humble, and willing to push herself to the limit.
I'm already missing her! Writing her story was such fun.
Who Designed Your Cover Art?
My cover art was designed by the wonderfully talented Scarlet Cox. She really captured the summer warmth I wanted, and I look forward to the next three covers in the series.
Readers can check out all of Augusta Hill's titles at the links below.