Angelica Markus has crafted her own writing style from the stories she loves. Read about her marketing techniques and why she says you may need more than one editor.
1. Tell me briefly about your latest book – what is it about and what motivated you to write it?
My novel The Watcher is part of an urban fantasy series (the Fleur De Lis saga), and I am writing eight books in total. I have always enjoyed reading and watching movies about vampires and martial arts. My favorite stories have heroes and villains in them with a bit of historical fiction. Stories with siblings have always seemed to capture people’s attention differently than other stories. Also stories with main characters that lose their parents, like Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, etc. In other words, my main characters are siblings that lost their parents when they were young.
I studied history as my minor in college, and I added a secret vampire world that takes place in NYC. That’s where I lived most of my life. They say write what you know.
Here is my synopsis:
Skye Davenport is no ordinary thief. She has the ability to foresee danger, and she believes stealing from the wicked is justice served right. Her life takes a different turn when she brings her brother, Christian, on a dangerous mission that leads them to a supernatural world of the undead. A war has been going on for centuries, predators lurk within the shadows, hiding and waiting for the right time to attack. Skye knows that she and her brother are the only gifted humans that can stop this war, but there are more filthy beasts to catch, murders to uncover and secrets to be revealed. What happens when the hunters become the hunted?
2. How have your sales been?
The Watcher, is a long book, and I tend to sell more audio books in Audible the most.
3. You’ve chosen self-publishing. How have you liked it so far? Talk about some of the positives and negatives you’ve encountered.
I still have to market myself just like with any publishing, but I don’t have to pay an agent and Amazon gives authors good royalty prices.