Author Spotlight: Elle Boca

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If you had a writing motto what would it be?
Life is too short to read (or write) bad books.

Where do you draw your inspiration?
It's all around me - among people, places, nature, the news and situations I observe.

What is one interesting fact about you?
I love nature and wildlife and strive to include something about nature or animals in every book, although in urban settings like Paris that sometimes posses a challenge. For example, in my Miami urban fantasy series the characters swam with dolphins and manatees. In Paris, the River Seine which crosses the city, is frequently in the backdrop.

Have you learned anything from the self publishing process and would you do anything differently next time?
It's wonderful to be in the driver's seat even if it means a great deal more work than with the traditional publishing route. I would start earlier in the process.

What has been your most successful marketing strategy?
Marketing is one of the biggest challenges in the crowded publishing and indie publishing space. This is especially true for new and indie authors. The last Goodreads giveaway for Gypsies, Tramps and Weeia, book one of the Marshals Series, received more than 800 domestic and international sign ups.

What is the best kept secret you have found in regard to indie publishing?
How supportive fellow indies are of each other's work and how many want to read and highlight the work of indies whenever possible.

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