My publishing journey has had a lot of ups and downs. In the beginning, I couldn’t get a publisher or agent to take me seriously. I ended up independently publishing my first four books before signing with a publisher. I’ve worked with four different small publishers over the years, but I now only work with one, Limitless Publishing. The other relationships did not work out and I ended up publishing the majority of my books on my own, which has worked well for me. In the future I plan to keep all of my YA books independent
What do you love about being an author?
I love getting to interact with my readers. It’s so fun to hear their reactions, get their feedback, and hear about their lives and what they’re doing. You meet so many neat people as an author!
If you could have dinner with any literary character, who would it be and what would you eat?
Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables. I loved the Anne books and movies and a child, and now I’m sharing them with my daughter. She was such a fun, strong, brash, and lovable character. I’d love to meet her!
If your book was to be made into a movie, who would you cast as the leads?
I’ve thought about this many times! For Van I’d choose Saoirse Ronin. For Zander, Alex Pettyfer. Ivy goes to Mila Kunis. Ketchup would be Tom Welling (although he’s getting a little old to play a teen now). Oscar would be Ryan Gosling.
Vampires – do you prefer them as sexy leads or blood hungry monsters?
Blood hungry monsters, definitely.
If you had a time machine, which era would you go back to and why?
The 1930s. I love the hairstyles, clothes, and music of that time!
What life advice do you wish you’d been given sooner?
Learn how to let things go. There are so many things that are not worth getting worked up over, but it’s a hard skill to master.
If you were a supernatural creature, what would you be and why?
A wizard. I suck at languages, so I’d probably be terrible at spells, but it sure would be fun!
Upstairs in my office, with Supernatural playing in the background, lol! Actually, I mainly watch Supernatural while I’m editing.
What was the last book you read, and what were your thoughts on it?
The Pearl, by John Steinbeck. It was interesting, but depressing. He’s a great writer, but I don’t think I can read too many of his books at once.
If you didn’t write in your genre, which other would you prefer and why?
I would love to be able to do graphic novels, but I just haven’t developed the patience necessary for the animation side of it. Some day…
Where can fans find you online?
- Website: http://www.delshereegladden.com/
- Blog: http://www.delshereegladden.com/#!blog/c21ua
- Pintrest: http://www.pinterest.com/delsheree/
- Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DelShereeGladden/posts?hl=en
- Youtube/Vlog: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvhRQvJy3KJhllsepnX6ogQ/videos
- Radio Show: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/aspecialkindofcrazy
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDelShereeGladden
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/DelSheree
- Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/DelSheree-Gladden/e/B004G9V2C6/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1412786487&sr=1-2-ent