Thursday, May 11, 2017

Authors in the Spotlight 5/11

In today's Authors in the Spotlight, we have author Amy Cancryn!


Name: Amy Cancryn 
Pen Name: Kayanna Kirby 
Pen Name: Bambi Bellamy

How long have you been published? Since 2011. I cannot believe it's been over 6 years already.

What's the worst part about being published? I'm an introvert, so sharing a part of myself and hoping readers respond positively to it is the hardest part of being published. When you write, you are revealing a part of yourself that I have often hidden in my day to day life.

What's the best part about being published? Accomplishment. The sense of accomplishment that comes from completing a book and having it published and available for sale. That is such a great feeling. To push past all the things that can stop you from getting published feels great.

Are you self published or did you go through a publishing company? I am self published then through a self publishing company.

*What are the highs, if any? Getting great reviews from readers feels amazing. Also, getting good royalties from distribution channels also feel good.

*What are the lows, if any? The opposite of the highs. Getting a bad review left me depressed for days, maybe weeks. I don't remember exactly. The feeling of despair is all encompassing. I think I even cried. LOL. It wasn't that bad, but it was after I published my first book and the thought that someone wouldn't like it never occurred to me. So, reading a neutral/semi-bad review as devastating. Lol.

I am over that now and I understand that my work is not for everyone and that's ok. I've developed a thick skin when it comes to criticism and truly don't take it personally. Also, I understand there are trolls out there that will write terrible things on the internet, just because they feel like it.

What is the name of your book(s)?
Pen Name: Kayanna Kirby - Title: Claimed By Desire
Author Name: Amy Cancryn - Title: Hope Learns to Jump Rope Title: Hope & Andy
Pen Name: Bambi Bellamy - Spark:An erotic novella

Was it/were they an easy write for you? No, they were not easy to write.

What's the hardest part about writing a book? The hardest part was making sure I wrote everyday until I finished. The dedication it takes to just keep writing.

What's the easiest part about writing a book? The end. LOL. When it was completed and fully edited.

Where can interested readers purchase their copy of your book(s)?
In Ebook and Paperback: Amy Cancryn - Amazon and Barnes & Noble

In Ebook and Paperback: KayAnna Kirby - Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Where books are sold. Order online.
Ebook Only: Google Play

Do you have any future projects in the works? *Is there a tentative release date? Yes, I have future projects in the works, but I do not have a tentative release date yet.

Do you have any social media sites that you would like to share with my readers?
Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Amy Cancryn


Join me next week as I bring you more authors!


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