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Friday, July 20, 2012

AAD Author Spotlight: Carolyn Crane!

Welcome to Friday everyone! It's been a busy week for me on this end, and I'm looking forward to spending the next couple of days wrapped up on my couch reading!  While I'm doing that, here's the skinny on this week's featured author- Carolyn Crane!


1. Introduce yourself, Twitter style! Describe yourself or your books in 140 characters or less.

140 characters? Noooo! Oh no, now it’s 98! Hi! I’m Carolyn Crane, UF and PNR author; this answer shows why I write novels instead of billboards.

2. Tell us a little bit about your latest release, or your upcoming projects if you'd prefer.

My urban fantasy trilogy, the Disillusionists, The Disillusionists trilogy follows the journey of Justine Jones and her friends—former losers, whose weaknesses were turned into crime-fighting powers—and Justine’s suitors: two flawed but brilliant men—one on a journey of redemption, the other descending into a pit of moral depravity. (the third book just came out in December, so it’s totally complete!)

3. What books (your own or others) do you recommend most often?

Well, as a gateway book, I’ll frequently recommend Bitten by Kelley Armstrong, or Outlander by Diana Galbaldon. Personal fave authors of mine include Kresley Cole, Megan Hart, and Meredith Duran.

4. What part of Authors After Dark 2012 are you looking forward to the most?

I love the downtime most! Hanging out with fellow authors and readers, and just meeting new and old friends! Talking books in elevators, grabbing coffee with people you feel friendly with for years on twitter…and I always learn something interesting in the panels.

5. If you've been to AAD before, do you have any advice for first time attendees?

Ooh! Well, get the hotel layout down the first day so you’re not confused about where you are the whole time like some people last year (ahem! me!) get that schedule app on your smartphone. Put your twitter pic on your namecard thingy if it is really memorable and not your face - more people will recognize you. And, beware of getting totally hammered - I’ve noticed most people who do that end up regretting it!

Carolyn’s author site: http://authorcarolyncrane.com/
More about Carolyn’s books: http://authorcarolyncrane.com/books
Twitter: @CarolynCrane
https://www.facebook.com/carolyn.crane2
 
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