My author interview for June is Trin Carl. Trin is a writer and dancer from Minnesota.
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. I can have a piece of work that I spent ages on, but if it wasn’t for my fans it would probably sit on a shelf waiting to be read. This year I’ve met so many writers and have interviewed so many people from blogtubers to actors who are also writers, to novelists. I think that every individual I meet has the potential to one day become my fan, so I really work on social networking a lot, and when I say a lot, I mean a lot!
What is the easiest thing about writing?
The easiest thing about writing is how easy it comes to me and how routine it is for me. You see I’ve been doing it for so long, I feel as though it’s nothing could compare to my passion for writing. Everyday I document on my blog and I work on my novel, “Oh Brother.”
Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?
The character of Amelia in my novel “Oh Brother” is your average pre-teen. But what makes her so unique is her detective skills. She sort of comes off as an introvert, always observing her mischievous foster brother to see what sort of trouble he’s going to bring to this new family. But readers will see that her observation skills help solve a great mystery in this novel.
What do you think of “trailers” for books, and do you have a trailer/will you create one for your own work?
I have seen trailers done for books. Some of the trailers I’ve seen have worked, some of them didn’t. One trailer that I found absolute fab was one done by the author Lilly King based on her novel Euphoria. The trailer can be found on this site. Trailers that involve only photographs seem to leave little to the imagination whereas this trailer has Lilly King discuss her own book in a personal interview. I think what really helps writers is doing book reviews vlogs on Youtube. Some of my favorite vloggers are Katytastic and A clockwork Reader . After a writer does vlogging for a bit they can slowly introduce their own book for marketing.
What motivated you to stick with writing?
I felt that writing has always been a “Go to” for me. Similar to the Staples “That’s Easy” button. I know I can always press the button for writing and imagination and creativity with flow outwards.
Trin Carl writes YA and Contemporary fiction. She enjoys dance and writing her two blogs50schoolsn90days and theglobaldig.blogspot.com. From Minnesota, Trin enjoys the outdoors and all the seasons, especially the fall as it reminds her of her days teaching and attending school at Metropolitan State University. She can be contacted on facebook, goodreads, or twitter.com/trincarl