1. How many books will there be in the Southern Witch Series?
2. When will your next book come out?
3. How many books will there be in your Etherlin series?
4. Are you from Texas?
5. Are your characters like you?
6. One of the main characters in the Southern Witch series is lawyer/wizard, Bryn Lyons. How do you pronounce his first name?
7. Do you have any advice for unpublished writers?
Nobody knows! So far, there will be at least five novels and an electronic novella. See the FrostFiction Books page of the website to see the latest book covers and release information. Sign up for my Author Kimberly Frost page on Facebook to see breaking news. Or sign up for my FrostFiction Newsletter through this website to get e-mails when there are new releases.
The next new story, an electronic novella called Magical Misfire, will be out in April 2014. The next new Southern Witch novel, Slightly Spellbound, will be released in May 2014. There will also be some free short stories and snippets released. Visit and “Like” my Facebook fan page or sign up for my FrostFiction newsletter for that content.
So far, there will be three stories. A Xmas novella, “First Light” and two novels, All That Bleeds and All That Falls.
No, I was actually born and raised in Michigan. I grew up on the east side of the state in a suburb of Detroit, but also lived briefly in the middle and western sides of the state. Michigan is wonderful, and I love it. I usually travel there a couple of times per year. But the winters are very cold, which is why I had to run away from home.
No, my characters are much more adventurous than I am! For me, writing fiction, like reading it, is an escape from the every day.
“Bryn” rhymes with sin.
There are lots of extensive online resources for writers already, so I’ll just share some basic advice:
- Read a lot of novels
- The type of book you most like to read is the type of book you should write.
- Extensive reading helps you to understand the structure of the books in the genre and to learn what ideas have already been used too frequently.
- Write a lot!
- Polish your work
- Get a second opinion on your writing
- Join a critique group and/or find a critique partner by joining local chapters of Mystery Writers of America or Romance Writers of America or online science fiction & fantasy writing groups
- Go to writers’ conferences or retreats where you can get feedback on your writing
- Find an agent who represents books like yours and submit your manuscript
- www.agentquery.com is a good resource for finding agencies by genre
- Going to conferences to network and pitch to agents is another good way to get your work in front of them
- Once you have an agent, let her do her job while you go back to yours, which is to read a lot, write a lot, and polish a lot!