Interview with Geri Foster

Please help me welcome Geri Foster to my blog today. She’s got a great interview for us.

3NIGHT_COVER_2Tell us about yourself.

I live in North Texas with my Hubby and a pesky dog named Lola. I write full time and enjoy my eleven grandchildren.

Tell us about your current series/WIP.

I just recently published the third book in my Falcon Securities Series, and in November I’ll be releasing three short novellas in my Accidental Pleasures Series. They are erotic romance that I refer to as short, cute and sexy.

Where do you get the ideas for your stories?

I wish I knew where my ideas come from I’d turn off the facet. I have so many ideas for stories I can’t possible live long enough to write them all. I always begin with the Inciting Incident. That’s the location and what’s at stake. I develop a story promise, which means in the first page I’m going to bring up a situation that the reader will ask, is this going to work and in the end will the story be complete.

What is your least favorite part of writing?

Editing! I love to freely write the story just so see how it flows. It’s the cleaning up that I struggle with.

What advice do you have for other authors wanting to self-publish?

A very successful Indie Author gave me a piece of advice. It’s all about inventory. Keep putting out the next book.

All self-pubbed books are rumoured to be shoddily edited. What do you say to that?

I think that happens, but it’s not the general rule. I honestly think some people like to bash someone else’s writing. I’ve even heard it from Indie Authors. I refer to them as the mean girls of Indie. But, everyone who is Self-pubbed needs a good editor. Shop around until you find one.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I used to be a plotter then I learned once I knew how the story ended, I didn’t want to write it. Now I sit down and write the story in my head. Close to the end, I decide what has to happen to tie up the story. That makes it fresh for me.

What do you have planned for the future?

I plan to write the fourth book in the Falcon Series, start a new Series called the Covenant of Justice, and a the Witch and Warlock Series.

How far do you plan ahead?

Two years. I try to stick to my deadlines so my readers get a steady supply of my writing. I keep to my plan as much as possible, but we all know that story has to pop into your head before you can write it.

Will you share some encouraging words for authors still struggling for that first contract?

I’ve been writing forever, so I say, don’t ever give up. I know you hear that all the time, but stay with it. If you really want to be a published, and you remain true to your craft, it will happen.

What’s next for you?

Finish up editing my Accidental Pleasures Series, write Jake’s story for the Falcon Series, sum up my Justice Series and get two books out, then write two books in my Witches and Warlock series. Hopefully by the end of next year.

As long as she can remember, Geri Foster has been a lover of reading and the written words. In the seventh grade she wore out two library cards and had read every book in her age area of the library. After raising a family and saying good-bye to the corporate world, she tried her hand at writing.
Action, intrigue, danger and sultry romance drew her like a magnet. That’s why she has no choice but to write action-romance suspense. While she reads every genre under the sun, she’s always been drawn to guns, bombs and fighting men. Secrecy and suspense move her to write edgy stories about daring and honorable heroes who manage against all odds to end up with their one true love.

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