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Interview with Karina Fabian

When did you know you wanted to be a writer?      
When I was a mother of toddlers, shortly after I got out of the Air Force and discovered I am not SuperMom material.  I’d always enjoyed writing in the past, but when I had the “free time” and no adult conversation for large parts of the day, I realized I not only wanted to write, but had to write.   
                            
What genre do you write and why?
I’ve written a lot of things, from devotionals to craft books, but mostly I focus on science fiction, fantasy and horror.  Very often I’m writing parodies, but I do serious stuff as well.  I’d say it’s 50-50.

Tell us about your latest book.
How about if I show you?



This is the second DragonEye, PI novel, and I’m tickled that it’s finally coming out!

What marketing methods are you using to promote your book? 
This time, I tried to do more pre-advertising:  I made several teaser trailers, had a couple of polls, and did some serial stories (one over Christmas I did as a charity fundraiser and raised over $400 for Food for the Poor).  
I’ve also got a huge blog tour going.

What formats is the book available in?
Electronic right now.  If sales justify it, the publisher will go to print.  I would love to see it in print!
Live and Let Fly is available from http://tinyurl.com/LiveAndLetFly

What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Play games with the kids, especially Munchkin and You’ve Been Sentenced.  We also like Settlers of Kataan.  We have a few TV shows we like, and I was spending too much time on Facebook, but I gave it up for Lent.

Who are your favorite authors?
Madeleine L’Engle will always be the childhood favorite.  Favorites that are comedy fantasy like this one include Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchet, and Robert Asprin.  I hope I’ve lived up to their standard.

What advice do you have for other writers?
Rejection isn’t personal; it’s business.  So treat it that way.
What's your favorite quote about writing/for writers?
From a fortune cookie:  If you haven’t’ been rejected three times this week, you aren’t really trying.

Karina Fabian
What's the best thing about being a writer?
I can be a nun working in outer space, a cynical dragon, a deranged Norse goddess, a relic hunter stuck in a black hole...and no one is going to have me committed!

Where can people find out more about you and your writing?
http://fabianspace.com.  Pick a genre and you’ll see a list of my books. 

Anything else you'd like to add?
Yes.  Here’s a scavenger hunt clue:  “It’s complicated!”  To find out about the scavenger hunt, check out the sidebar at http://dragoneyepi.net.



2 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting me. Hope Promo day was a big success!

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    1. You're very welcome Karina.

      Promo Day was amazing :) My head is still buzzing from all the information and tips that were shared!

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