Author’s Spotlight: MT Hart Interview

MT Hart, author of The Mortal Series and other books.

1. First, introduce yourself a bit. What is your name (or pen name) and where are you from?

My name is MT Hart and I am from North Dakota.

2. Next, tell us a bit about your most recent work. Is this your first published book? What is it about and what genre would you classify it as?

My last novel is Immortal Secret. It is my sixth novel and the forth novel in The Mortal Series.

3. Tell us a bit about your main character; what are they like, how did they come about, and what are some of their strengths and weaknesses?

I really don’t know where she came from. I started writing one day, many years ago, and the journey began.

4. What was your hardest scene to write in this (or any) book?

I have not had any hard scenes to write. I just write and it comes pretty easily. My mind is always churning…

5. Did you go the traditional route when publishing your book or did you choose to self-publish?

Self-publish. Even with the traditional route you need to promote yourself, so I decided to just work for myself. And, I believe, unless you are famous or know the right people, the days of large contracts are hard to find.

6. What would you say is the most difficult part of your writing journey and what advice would you give to other writers?

Promoting. I really hate social media with a passion, but unfortunately it is a must as an indie writer.

7. Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?

All of my books and stories take place within the same vampire universe. There are four in a series and two standalone (a seventh novel is coming, but they all take place in my vampire world.

8. What are some of your favourite authors and books and what inspired you to become a writer in the first place?

Anne Rice is just amazing.

9. What would you say has been the best way to market your books?

It has been social media for me…

10. Are there any tropes, clichés, or writing styles that you dislike and, if so, what are they and why?

#nobubblegumvampiresallowed is my motto.

11. Do you read reviews of your book and, if so, how do you handle negative feedback?

No and I don’t.

12. What are some of your quirks as a writer? Do you like to plot everything out or do you prefer to just “wing it” and see where the story takes you? Do you listen to music when writing and, if so, what do you listen to?

I just start writing and it flows. Of course then I wake in the night talking to my phone as the ideas come to me and I add them the next morning. Yes, I listen to music; “If I Was Your vampire” by Marilyn Manson is a favorite.

13. What is the best advice you’ve ever had when it comes to writing and what advice would you give to new writers?

It’s a long, long road…

14. What’s next for you? Are you currently working on any new books or stories?

Yes, I just finished a short story and will be publishing a compilation along with other authors all with a common thread: A Bottle of Blood. Also I have started my next major novel, The Wandering Wish.

15. Finally, feel free to plug your social media, website, and links to Amazon, GoodReads, and other relevant sites below, and detail any current offers available for your book/s:

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