Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Q & A with author Jess Buffett


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

Hmmm, what can I say about myself...I was born and raised in New South Wales, Australia. I married my high school sweetheart and we live on the Central Coast with our two children. I am absolutely a hopeless romantic who loves stories about true love that sizzle with a happy ending (which is probably a good thing given what I write). I'm a huge fan of M/M and M/F romance—anything with hunky men in all their glory, whether they be Shifters, Vampires, Cowboys, or the boy next door. I'm a firm believer in soul mates, happily ever after’s, and in love at first sight, but that sometimes people need a second or a third for the brain to catch up. 


Do you consider yourself a shy and/or introverted person?

Yeah. I really can be. People might be surprised that I struggle to get myself out there. That I sometimes worry over something as simple as a post on Facebook, or asking someone to help.


In what ways has being shy or introverted hindered your writing career?


I have trouble getting out there and noticed. Whether it be by email or PM, the first time I ask someone if I could be on their blog or even send a friend request, I get nervous. I’ve only just gotten comfortable enough to ask, and even then it is usually by posting something in a general forum, not directly.


In what ways has being shy or introverted helped your writing career?

I’m not sure if it has helped with my writing career, but my writing career has helped me not be so shy anymore.


What’s the hardest part of this business for you?

Advertising. When The Kayan’s Mage was released, I had a lot of friends help me out with the promo so I was lucky, but then I realized it was everywhere which is kind of the point. But the whole time I kept waiting for someone to say “would you quit it already!” And asking for help was really hard. Thankfully there are so many nice people out there willing to offer help. 


Tell me about a time that you had to step outside your comfort zone either in your writing career or in your personal life?

It probably covers both, but when I told people I was writing, and even more so I was writing M/M. Opening myself up like that to people who knew me was pretty scary.


What’s one tip you could share with shy and introverted people that’s helped you? 

Make as many friends with other authors as you can, no matter how out of your comfort zone that is. At the end of the day they will be the ones who stand by you, understand you, and help you when you need it. Just make sure you are never too busy to return the favor.


Would you please share a short blurb of your book and where my readers can buy it?

Hunter Clan 2 – Riley’s Vampire Prince will be out May 22nd:

BLURB - Riley McLeod has never gotten over the loss of his family to murderous Vampires, and often hides behind his sarcasm and carefree attitude. So imagine his shock when he discovers he is not only mated to one, but his mate is the Prince of the Vaucluse Coven.

When Caleb Vaucluse arrived at the Hunter Clan, he never expected to meet his mate. His joy soon turns to devastation when he learns that Riley fears him. Caleb struggles to get passed Riley’s defences and prove that they are meant to be. Unfortunately just as they come together, pride and old wounds prove hard to overcome for the pair, and threaten to tear them apart for good.

As an enemy is revealed and more questions are raised, Caleb and Riley have choice to make. Do they keep their pride and stand alone, or stand together and embrace the love fate gave to them?


Where can my readers find you on the web?

Author links:

http://jessbuffett.wordpress.com/

http://www.facebook.com/jessbuffett05

http://www.bookstrand.com/jess-buffett

http://www.goodreads.com/Jess_Buffett

https://twitter.com/JessBuffett


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