Author Spotlight: Cory D Cyr

CJC Photography, Boston, book cover photographer, Reviving Haven by Cory D Cyr1)      How did you get started as an author and what made you want to pursue that field?
I have been writing since I was very young. I began with music than parlayed that into short stories. I have tons of unfinished projects but when my mother got ill in 2013 I needed an outlet. I was keeping a journal about her but I needed more so I began to write a dystopian young adult book. I of course tossed that to the wayside and decided to pen an adult romance (much to the horror of my friends)

2)      What hurdles have you overcome while striving towards your goals?
I am published. I never thought that would happen.

3)      Which novel has been your favorite to write and why?
I love all three but Bite & Release will always be my IT book. People gravitated toward Shea. I think they yearned for a hot “good guy.”

4)      For those looking to become an author, what advice would you give them?
It’s hard. You just don’t open a vein and write. The writing, that’s the easy part. It’s the editing, formatting, cover, and marketing that is tough. Unless you know how to do it all yourself you have to put your trust into people you don’t know. People will take advantage of you being a novice in the industry.

5)      Favorite motto?
Bite me.

6)      In one word, how would you describe your writing style?
Emotional.

7)      Which author inspires you the most and why?
My list is long. But authors like Pepper Winters blow me away. Every time I read her new book, I am amazed. But if it were not for the advice of Jodi Ellen Malpas I’d still be trying to write THAT dystopian YA. She is 100% responsible for me writing adult romance.  Her books inspire me.

8)      What is your writing process like?
I cannot write in the morning. Clitoris and coffee—do not mesh. I write late afternoon/evening. I have to be in the ZONE. And sometimes I am writing something so emotionally draining that I have to begin another project to balance it out. I am lucky because the book I am currently writing—is fu***** hilarious!

9)      Goals for 2015?
To publish my next two books (July & October), and hope they are well received.

10)   What new projects are you currently working on?
Bite & Release 2(The Reason I Breathe) Shea’s POV will be published late July. I wrote this for the fans of the first book.

Rug Burns (out October 17) is Weezie’s POV(from Reviving Haven) but can be read as a standalone. My first series Snatch goes live April 2, 2016. I am also working on a HUSH HUSH secret project (summer 2016)

11)   Any final thoughts you would like to share with the CJC Photography readers?
I write ONLY younger men/older women themed books. It is something I am well acquainted with personally. I am a LOVE IS AGELESS believer. I’m hoping my books are different and take the reader “outside” of the box on a different journey. These are tales of fiction with a slice of reality thrown in. I just want people to be entertained and have a good feeling after they have read one of my books.

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