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An interview with Kristin Secorsky: Author of The Immortal Scrolls and Immortal Beginnings: Amara
Kristin Secorsky is an author / screenwriter from Dallas, Texas. I first met Kristin in mid 2012 when she financed a short film I had been brought on to direct. Since then I have followed her career as a writer with great admiration. You see, Kristin is self published, and she's seen some real success in doing so. I think one of the most fascinating things about the age we live in is that the individual is more empowered than ever when it comes to sharing their creations and ideas with the world, and Kristin Secorsky is living proof of that.
Kristin has 2 releases out currently: The Immortal Scrolls, and Immortal Beginnings: Amara. Both releases have been lauded as refreshing paranormal romance novels that simply cannot be put down until you finish them. Kristin was kind enough to answer my questions when I reached out to her, and she remains just as accessible to her readers.
Both her books are available for sale right now at Amazon, buy them for Kindle or on paperback!
You're a self published author, which automatically makes you one of my personal heroes. Tell me about your current releases.
Thank you! I have two books in my Immortal Gladiator series: The Immortal Scrolls and Immortal Beginnings: Amara. I also have two short stories out under my pen name Anna Karam.
What's next for the Immortal Gladiator series?
I am currently writing a third novel and plan to have at least one to two more in the series.
How long have you been writing, what inspired you to start?
I have been writing since my sophomore year in high school. I wrote a vampire short story for an assignment and my teacher loved it so much she said I would be the next Anne Rice. It was a huge compliment and just sort of resonated.
What are your ambitions as a writer?
I love writing entertaining stories and see myself doing this as my only career one day.
"Write what you love and what you know. Get beta readers to give feedback and always take the time to get your work edited." - Kristin Secorsky
What was your experience self publishing like?
I tried submitting my first book to several of the big publishers and was rejected. A friend of mine suggested self-publishing with Createspace. I loved it. The process was very easy and guided. I like having the control and freedom over my own books. Don't get me wrong. I would love the exposure that comes from having a big publisher behind you, but I liked the freedom over my own books so much I have not submitted to a publisher since that first attempt. The hardest thing about being an independent author is marketing and getting exposure.
Are you the only creative mind in your family?
No. My brother, Jeff Secorsky, is very talented and works in the film industry in Arizona.
Any advice for aspiring writers?
Write what you love and what you know. Get beta readers to give feedback and always take the time to get your work edited. Most of the time you will have to promote yourself so join every social media platform and market yourself. Never read reviews.
Any tips on what not to do?
Never read reviews! If you do be sure to have thick skin and don't let the bad reviews get you down. You cannot make everyone happy and there will always be those people out to tear a writer's work apart.
What's next for Kristin Secorsky?
I have several current books in progress and hope to have one out by the end of the summer. In addition to books, I collaborated with my brother and a few other people on a short film which placed top 20 in a film contest. I would like to try writing more screenplays in addition to books as I enjoyed working on that screenplay a lot.
How can readers discover more about you and your work?
They can follow any of my pages. I always have giveaways going on for signed books and swag. You can find my books online at Amazon and Barnes &Noble.
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Follow the tale of Androcles and Araceli in Kristin Secorsky's breakthrough paranormal romance.
Become intimately familiar with Amara, and understand the method behind her madness in the much lauded Immortal Gladiator prequel.