Monday, May 09, 2011

New Release: Coming Home by Joy Brooks

Sweethearts are in bloom.
Joy Brooks is celebrating the release of her novella, Coming Home the first in our Themed series that's debuting today. To celebrate please join me in welcoming Joy as she talks about writing and her book, Coming Home the first of a four book series of Historical Themed novellas.

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Welcome Joy, glad to see you could make it today! Pull up a seat, have a cup of joe, and lets chat!
Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome!

 eTP: What drew you to writing?

JB: I think more than anything, my love of reading. At an early age, I dreamed of putting my thoughts down on paper. I believe all writers have an inborn desire to expess their ideas. I want to share my stories, but more important to me, is for people to enjoy reading my work.

eTP: Why Historicals? And what other genres do you write?

JB: I love Hitoricals! All through school, my favorite subject was history, especially the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. My love of royalty, and the age of chivalry, made my choice of genres easy. I write Fiction, Gothic, Historical Romance, and Medieval Period works.

eTP:  If you could pick one genre you've never written but would love to what would it be and why?

JB: Thats easy, Sci-Fi. I may one day give this a try. I have a lot of ideas about this. A space ship, with aliens, or possibly, a time traveler. This would take me into a new, exciting era. The future is as intriging as the past.

eTP: How long have you been writing?

JB: Full time, three years now. I did dabble a few years ago, but when my first submission was declined, I decided maybe writing wasn't for me after all. One morning three years ago, I woke up and made a decision to live my dream. I had a story in my head I desperately wanted to put on paper. I haven't looked back.

eTP: If someone who is just looking to get published were to approach you what would you tell them is the most important thing for them to do?

JB: I would tell them to do some research. There are many sites out there with wonderful information on how to write, where to go to find a publisher, what the market is like, and what to look for in a contract. Getting advice from other authors is also imperative. Some of the best advice I received was to look into the world of ebooks. It is a fast growing market.

eTP: Thank you so very much for stopping by, Joy. Its been great to have you and to get a chance to read this amazing story. Its such a great read and a lot of fun to.

JB: Thank you, eTreasures its been my pleasure. I would like to take a moment to say thank you to my family and friends. They have been such a support to me. Having the backing of those you love is inspiring. I also want to thank my publisher, editor, cover designer, and all those who have helped get my books out there to the public. I would like to giveaway a ebook copy of Fourth Son. I hope the person who receives it, enjoys the read. For those who would like to contact me, I would love to hear from you. Visit my site at Joy Brooks and send me an email.

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Maria D. said...

Congratulations on your new release Joy! I love the cover and the blurb is very interesting. Here's hoping for a lot of sales!

Anonymous said...

I was lucky enough to work with Joy during the editing of Coming Home. It's a wonderful story full of love and longing. Wonderful job, Joy. Congrats on the release!

Anonymous said...

what a gorgeous book! lovely ~
Congrats Joy!

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