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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Interview with Guest Judge Krystal Wade

Here's a reminder of what she's looking for in a manuscript at this time.

I love older mc's (18+)! I'd like to see some good dystopian, more male mc's too, and then of course anything scifi/fantasy/paranormal with something new and unusual.

1. How did you decide to get into editing/publishing?

Curiosity Quills' owner, Alisa Gus, and I became really good friends over the last year. She wanted me to publish with them, and I turned her down for another company who ended up treating me as if I was a barnacle on the bottom of a ship. Alisa and I knew we'd work together one day, but at the time we didn't realize in what capacity. When she told me she and her husband were expecting, an idea formed in my head, and I offered to help read subs for CQ. Thank God for that! Because I wound up leaving my former publishing company--more like fleeing than leaving--and CQP published my first title, Wilde's Fire.

2. Why did you choose the publisher you are working with now?

Would you laugh if I say I'm pretty sure fate put us together and the choice had little to do with me?

3. What's your favorite part of the job?

I love new authors and the excitement they bring. Telling a person CQP is going to publish their work is probably the most exciting thing ever.

4. What is your current favorite book that you could read over and over?

A year ago, I would have said The Hunger Games. Right now, I'm pretty sure Divergent is something I'd read a million times over.

And a little more to help you get to know Krystal:

She's happily married to the love of herlife and raising three beautiful children in Virginia. They live just outside Washington, D.C. and every day she wakes up to find herself stuck in traffic trying to get there. The silver lining in that commute? It gives her the time to think about her characters in full detail.

If you get a chance, ask her about organized hitchhiking.
“There is no pain in this death, only peace, knowing I am going to die with the one I love the most.” -- Katriona Wilde

Read more about this and her second book, HERE.


Ink in the Book said...

I "met" Krystal through Sharon Bayliss blog and contest. It was fun and I learned a lot about the writing world through that contest. Krystal is an amazing writer. You'll love her story!

Angela Brown said...

Nice to make your virtual acquaintance, Krystal. I don't want the name of that other place you went to, just wanted to say that I'm glad you found the publishing place where you belonged :-)

Lara Schiffbauer said...

I think being the bearer of great writing career news would be fabulous! It's nice to meet you!

Unknown said...

Awww. I feel so loved. :-)

Unknown said...

Nice to meet you, too. I'm hoping you never run into the same company as I did. I don't want to smear names though. :_)

Unknown said...

So much fun. But I'm also the bearer of bad news, too. :(

Jessa Russo said...

I second what Talynn said. :-)