Friday, May 19, 2017

Interview - Shifted by Fate by S.R. Mitchell

Can you tell readers a little bit about yourself and what inspired to write in this particular genre? 

I am from Texas and I am a wife, mother, and writer! I have always loved and enjoyed reading paranormal romance. Writing paranormal romance opens many doors to creativity because anything is possible.

What inspired you to write this book? 

Shifted by Fate was in part inspired by a dream I had one night and once the story was in my head I HAD to write it. The story just flowed.

Please tell us about your latest release.  Shifted by Fate is my first werewolf romance, but not my last! I loved writing this story and felt I could do so much more with the characters. Kelly has a history of dating the wrong kind of guy, but certain events and Eric, will change all of that.

Do you have a special formula for creating characters' names? Do you try to match a name with a certain meaning to attributes of the character or do you search for names popular in certain time periods or regions?

I let the names come to me. It is what feels right and fits the character.

Was one of your characters more challenging to write than another? 

No… I loved writing all my characters!

Is there a character that you enjoyed writing more than any of the others? 

Aunt Piper was fun because of her spunky personality.

Do you have a formula for developing characters? Like do you create a character sketch or list of attributes before you start writing or do you just let the character develop as you write? 

I start with an idea in mind about the characters personality and then let it develop as I write the story. The characters take on a life of their own.

What is your favorite scene from the book? Could you share a little bit of it, without spoilers of course? 

I think my favorite parts would be spoilers lol

What is the most interesting thing you have physically done for book related research purposes? 

I haven’t yet, but I would love to travel to destinations that are inspirations for locations in my books.

Can you tell readers a little bit about the world building in the book/series? 
How does this world differ from our normal world? 

I research the area that the book’s characters are located and then give it its own unique characteristics. I try to make it interesting to the reader.

With the book being part of a series, are there any character or story arcs, that readers jumping in somewhere other than the first book, need to be aware of? Can these books be read as stand alones?

As of now, Shifted by Fate is a stand alone, but there is a possibility of sequeal.

Do any of your characters have similar characteristics of yourself in them and what are they? 

There is always something I add to my main female characters in my books that is a characteristic of myself. For me, it makes them more real.

Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? How do you deal with it? 

Yes! Usually I take a breather from writing for a few days to a week or switch projects. Changing projects changes my frame of mind which can give me the inspiration needed to continue and rid myself  writer's block. 

Do you have any weird writing quirks or rituals? 

I like to writing early in the morning or at night when everyone is sleeping and the house is quiet. When I have a crazy awesome dream I will get up to write it down so I do not forget it and then go back to bed.

Do you write in different genres?  

Yes! I write Historical Romance,  Historical Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Paranormal Romance, and Paranormal Romance.

Do you find it difficult to write in multiple genres? 

No, I write what comes to me and I like being able to add different elements to the stories and characters based on the genre I am writing.

When did you consider yourself a writer? 

It took several books to realize that I am finally achieving my dream, but it is still surreal.

What are your guilty pleasures in life? 

I would have to say sushi!!!

Other than writing, what are some of your interests, hobbies or passions in life? 

I love to crochet and spend time with my kids and family.

What was the last amazing book you read? 

Teach by Jillian Quinn

Where is your favorite place to read? Do you have a cozy corner or special reading spot? 

I usually read at night while after the kids fall asleep.

What can readers expect next from you?

I am working on several books at the moment. More specific, I plan to complete my third book in my Highland Chance Series and 

Where can readers find you on the web? 




Author Page:

Shifted by Fate
S.R. Mitchell

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Date of Publication: May 15, 2017

ISBN: 978-1544768236

Number of pages: 232  
Word Count: 46, 323

Cover Artist: Cassy Roop

Book Description:

Kelly had a history of picking the wrong guy, but destiny had its own twisted plan for her. She could not change what destiny had in store for her, but she could learn to accept it. With change came Eric and he was one-hundred percent Alpha bad boy.  Kelly knew one thing when it came to Eric... 

He drove her absolutely crazy.

Eric knew as soon as he scented her, and her smell invaded his senses, that she was his mate.  An alpha did not let go of his mate for anything.... she was his. He would fight for her.  He would guide her.  He would love her.

And with other wolves now after her… he would protect her at all cost.

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About the Author:

I am a Texas born wife, mother, and writer! I write words to enchant your soul and fill your heart with love.  I write Historical Romance, Historical Paranormal Romance, and Contemporary Paranormal Romance.

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