Author: Krista Street
Genre: Paranormal Romance
I thought I was alone. Nobody else had a forgotten past, mysterious tattooed symbol and extrasensory ability. Then I found others like me in a small Colorado town – others with broken memories and strange gifts.
Among them the dark eyed man I’m inexplicably drawn to. When I’m with him, my body remembers what my mind cannot, but as much as I crave his touch and presence, there’s a restlessness inside me I can’t ignore.
I need to know what happened to me.
Will you have a new book coming out soon?
Remembered and Reborn (books 2 and 3 in The Lost Children Trilogy) are releasing this summer and fall. Remembered is currently available for pre-order. I’m also giving away ARCs for each of those books. If readers are interested in that, they can sign up for my newsletter to get in the drawing (www.kristastreet.com/contact).
As for my next series, the first book is releasing early 2018. I’m really excited to get all of these books out into the world!
Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Write, write and write some more. Also, join a writing group and take the plunge by submitting your work to other writers to read. You may not like all of the feedback you receive, but take a breath, consider it and learn from those with more experience. Lastly, find a few knowledgeable writers on Twitter and Facebook that really know what they’re talking about (Angela Ford and Patty Jansen come to mind) – follow them, and listen to everything they’re willing to teach you.
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Both. When I’m writing a book, it can be exhausting since I write every day until it’s done. However, there’s nothing quite like typing that last sentence, seeing your vision complete and feeling that pride and satisfaction. If that’s not energizing, I don’t know what is!
Does a big ego help or hurt writers?
HURT! For sure, no question. I’ve noticed in various writer groups I’ve belonged to that those with big egos usually don’t last long. If someone isn’t open to hearing areas he may need to work on, or weak points in his writing, he won’t get far. One of the best things I’ve done for my writing is to find knowledgeable, talented writers and absorb everything they’re willing to teach me. I’ve learned so much from those writers and continue to do so!
How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
I don’t have nearly as much time to write. Self-publishing is incredibly time consuming. A lot of days, I spend hours doing productive things and don’t write a single word. It’s fun, luckily. So far, I’m enjoying all aspects of it, although I will say, on the days that I’m actually writing, I appreciate it more. It’s fun now to have writing days and not marketing/promotion/business oriented days!
What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
A great cover artist and experienced editor. If your budget is limited, those are the best places to spend your money. Amazing covers sell and any editor is better than no editor. J
Krista Street is a Minnesota native but has lived throughout the U.S. and in another country or two. She loves to travel, read, and spend time in the great outdoors. When not writing, Krista is either spending time with her family, sipping a cup of tea, or enjoying the hidden gems of beauty that Minnesota has to offer.