Q&A with Avril Ashton

Thanks for being here today, Avril. Would you please share a short bio about yourself?

A Caribbean transplant, Avril now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y with a Spousal Equivalent of almost eight years. Together they raise a 6 y/o daughter who loves reading and school (wonder how long that will last). Avril’s earliest memories of reading revolve around discussing plot points of The Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys with an equally book-minded mother.

Always in love with the written word, Avril finally decided to do the writing in August of ’09 and never looked back. Spicy love scenes, delicious heroes, and wicked women burn up the pages of Avril’s stories, but there’ll always be a happy ending—Avril remains a believer of love in all its forms.

Q Do you consider yourself a shy and/or introverted person?
A No.

So, as a more outgoing person, what's the easiest part of this business for you?
A  LOL. Writing. Everything else as far as marketing myself is so hard and time consuming. I don’t know how some people do it so well.

Tell me about a time that you had to step outside your comfort zone either in your writing career or in your personal life?
A  Not sure if I’ve had to because I’m pretty open and I like to go with the flow. The comfort zone thing comes in when I have to promo myself. I haven’t quite got that one down to a science yet, so there are still times when I wish all I had to do was write the damn book.

What’s one tip you could share with shy and introverted people that’s helped you?
A  One day/step at a time. Don’t force yourself into anything you’re not comfortable with.

Where can my readers find you on the web?
A  Visit: www.avrilashton.weebly.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/#!AvrilAsh

Thanks for being here today, Avril!

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