Monday, August 4, 2014

Author Spotlight: Beth Ehemann

Today, along with the earlier cover reveal for her newest book, we are spotlighting Beth Ehemann! Have you met Beth yet? Well, I absolutely adore her and can't wait to better introduce you to her!!

Beth let me ask her a few questions and some of her answers may surprise you.  

1. Did you always know you wanted to be an author? 
Growing up, I actually wanted to be a children's author. I loved the idea of writing a story that would make their little brains move. As I got older and realized I was the worst drawer ever, I bailed on that dream. I had no idea it would resurrect itself in an entirely different form years later. (She also confessed that she is surprised with what she decided to write about, but she is thankful every day she went the direction she did.) 

2. If you could work with any other author, who would it be and why?
One author I would LOVE to work with would be CJ Roberts, author of the Dark Duet series. I think one reason I'd love to work with CJ, other than the simple fact that the Dark Duet is my favorite series ever ever ever, is because CJ and I are such different writers. Her brain is capable of going places mine isn't and I think she would force me to push myself out of my comfort zone, which is something I definitely want to do in the near future.

3. What is one thing you can absolutely not live with out?
That's easy. Diet Coke.  (Something we have in common!)

4. Do you have a specific spot where you write, a writing cave of sorts?
 I actually don't have a specific writing cave... yet. We are hoping to build in the next year and then I'm going to have the coolest cave out there. For now, I just write wherever my 4 kids aren't. (I am hoping when the cave is finished, she'll share some amazing pictures with us!)

5. Which character is your favorite to write? Do you have a muse for him?
This question is tough for me because I sincerely love them all. Each of my characters slightly resembles someone in my real life, except Viper and I would probably say he was my favorite. I wasn't even considering writing a Viper book so with him, I felt like "anything goes" and I just relaxed and had fun. Turns out, the day after the book released, I started getting e-mail after e-mail requesting a Viper book. Then my wheels started turning and he does have a story to tell after all. His book is coming later this fall. (She also admitted that her muse for Brody Murphy, the main character in her current novels, is most definitely, without a doubt,  model Justice Joslin so I am sharing a photo of him just because he's too hot not to, right?!)

6. If I (or anyone else) became a writer, what tips would you give me (or any of our followers)?
The one tip I tell people all the time when I get asked is hire professionals to help put your book together. Photographers, cover designers, formatters, editors, etc. I'm sure your aunt takes great pictures and while I'm impressed that your sister won the high school spelling bee, they're still not professionals. It'll cost you more money, but it will be SO worth it in the long run. You're attaching your name to this book, you want it to look as good as possible.

7. Do you have a favorite genre that you like to read? Do you limit yourself to just one or many?
I will typically give anything a try, though NA/ women's contemporary romance and YA are my favs. 

8. What is the craziest thing you've ever done?
Becoming a mom. I have 4 kids who give me excitement and laughter every day but holy cow, some day can be just plain NUTS!!! It's also the BEST thing I've ever done.  (I love this answer because I can so totally relate! It's the craziest, best job in the world to be a mom!)

I love Beth and I hope you come to love her, too. You can connect with her through these social media sites:

Also, please make sure if you haven't read her books yet, you go get them! Here are the buy links and covers for both of her current books:

Thanks again Beth for sharing part of yourself with us! Happy Cover Reveal day and only 7 days until we attend Brody & Kacie's wedding!!!

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