The YA Spring Fling giveaway runs from March 20th to April 3rd. You can win eBooks, paperbacks, audiobooks, and swag from some of the most awesome YA writers around. I'll post again on the 20th with a link to all the giveaway goodies.
But you don't have to wait until the giveaway opens to win something . . . .
Q&A with Author Rachel Cole
What’s your favorite thing about spring?
Longer days and warmer weather and the promise of summer coming in the next few months.
What’s the best thing about being a writer?
Connecting with readers through the written word -reaching them emotionally, making them
laugh or cry.
Tell us more about your books.
I write both short fiction and novels in a mix of genres from heartfelt to humorous for a variety
Coffee or Tea?
Tea with milk and a little sugar, please.
Plotter or Pantser?
Both. I like to have a road map with the major turning points in place to keep me on track, but
I love the discovery and inevitable surprises that crop up between those points. Some of my
best writing occurs while pantsing.
Are there any books involved in the YA Spring Fling that you’re secretly lusting after?
Too many to list. Most of the Dystopian list, a fair few of the Contemporary list, and a couple
of the Historical and Time Travel list, too.
What was the last YA book you read?
Lumiere by Jacqueline A. Garlick.
Why do you write YA?
That's a good question. I didn't grow up reading YA and I didn't particularly enjoy my teenaged
years, but I haven't forgotten what it's like to be that age, so when I get a story idea that calls
for YA, I'm not afraid to tackle it.
What are your top tips for surviving a bad review?
1) Everyone has an opinion. Even the most popular and wellloved books have people who
dislike or even hate them.
2) Read your best reviews. All of them in one go. I always find the glowing reviews cancel out
3) Don't respond to the reviewer. If you must, go vent your frustrations to fellow writers in a
private email or forum.
What inspires you?
My readers inspire me.
Where can readers find your books?
My YA short stories are available through Kindle Unlimited on Amazon. Visit my Amazon
author page to learn more. Http://www.amazon.com/author/rachelelizabethcole