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Pierce Smith
Feb 8, 2018

I've written stories from dark paranormal to bittersweet romance and I'm writing around many lusty tropes in the genre. I've never minded experimenting with the stories as I did with Bait, my most recent release. It's one of my sweetest writeups wrapped around a bittersweet romance and a curvy emotional rollercoaster which goes higher than New York's skyscraper and on the low ride, it touches Hell's darkness. My first series is Enrapture which walks touching the boundaries of the Young adult Genre, paranormal and high fantasy.

Follow the link to explore more about me>> 

https://www.amazon.com/Pierce-Smith/e/B01N2W5O8V/

Goodreads>> https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15223259.Pierce_Smith

And, my fav, twitter>> https://twitter.com/SmithPierceAuth

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Do you let your friends and family read your books? What’s their usual reaction?

Feb 14, 6:30AM EST0

Yes, I do and they Flove it. 

Feb 14, 9:38AM EST0

Have your books had a good reception so far?

Feb 12, 8:29PM EST0

So far yes. I've very good fan following and people are loving my stories. 

Feb 13, 3:53AM EST0

What have been your personal paranormal experiences, and how have those influenced your work?

Feb 12, 11:55AM EST0

I've vivid and altogether different paranormal experience but I don't write about them. I write about monsters and wicked fallen angles haunting humans to get their job served. So far, I'm not lucky enough to meet an angel! *shrugging and pouting*

Feb 13, 3:54AM EST0

What are your passions apart from writing?

Feb 11, 4:09PM EST0

Photography, traveling, eating and sleeping.

Feb 13, 3:55AM EST0

What was the most challenging experience you had while writing Bait?

Feb 10, 6:39AM EST0

Fighting with a depressed character. Real me is full of joy and mojo. I've never met such person in life but in my own story. It was a lifetime experience. Writing another way around, I fell hidden thoughts and personalities come out thru these characters. 

Feb 10, 9:45AM EST0

Are you a self-published author or do you work with publishing companies?

Feb 9, 1:58PM EST0

100% indie but I'm open for other opportunities too. 

Feb 10, 9:41AM EST0

How long does it usually take before you can finish writing an entire book?

Feb 9, 12:43PM EST0

Depends on many things, including length, availability of time and how much characters speak to me. I've done my book in 2 weeks - 1 year. But its always worth! 

Feb 10, 9:41AM EST0

What keeps you inspired to continue writing until you finish your book?

Feb 9, 12:31PM EST0

My characters do and when they don't inspire me then the story ends. LOL. but true. Second, if the flow is smooth then ending goes well too. I never force myself to end! 

Feb 10, 9:40AM EST0

Why did you choose writing about gay romance?

Feb 9, 8:57AM EST0

I felt more and loud voice was needed for this genre. Moreover, there's so much to speak out in this field rather then writing real-life stories written in a fantasy style.  

Feb 10, 9:39AM EST0

What’s the best feedback you have received so far from one of your readers?

Feb 9, 5:54AM EST0

Feedback. "I can feel them (characters) thru your words."

Feb 10, 9:34AM EST0

Among all the characters you have created for your books, who is your favorite? Who is the one you can relate to the most?

Feb 9, 3:36AM EST0

As of today, my fav is Cody earlier I was a fan of Noah and Ethan.  I can relate to Cody's uneasiness and his struggle to come outside. Noah his machoness and Ethan's fear to lose Noah. 

Feb 10, 9:29AM EST0

Are your books available exclusively online? Have you ever considered publishing your books on print?

Feb 9, 2:56AM EST0

My books are available on print but exclusively thru Amazon. Here is a link https://www.amazon.com/Bait-Pierce-Smith/dp/1976786630/ 

Feb 10, 9:24AM EST0

Do you write your books entirely on your own? Do you hire editors afterwards to proofread and finalize your book?

Feb 8, 8:22PM EST0

I do write my stories and create my world. But I also take help freely where I need or I want to bring perfection in my writing. I've writing partners, a wonderful editor, killer gang of betas and ARC readers. there's a pack of supporters behind me. 

Feb 9, 1:03AM EST0

What is the worst criticism you’ve heard about your writings? How did you deal with it?

Feb 8, 11:51AM EST0

Rarely, I do face them. and it's not tough now. I've developed a tough skin. Earlier I struggled to understand and assimilate them. One of them was, being verbose but you have to put words where you're a character is rambling ;). 

Feb 9, 1:06AM EST0

Bait was a very emotional tragic story. What do you do to cleanse your mind after writing a heartbreaking story?

Feb 8, 10:37AM EST0

So true. Not only tragic but few chapters were very depressing too. I faced and was sobbed in depression while writing this story *and perhaps that helped me bringing perfection to this project*. After completing Bait. I didn't do anything for weeks except recovering from Cody's life. Watched movies, played with kids, ate stuffing stomach and read die-heart romance stories too. 

Feb 9, 1:09AM EST0

If given the chance to have film or TV adaptation for one of your books, would you do it?

Feb 8, 9:31AM EST0

Of course! I'd grab it like nothing. 

Feb 9, 1:12AM EST0

Do you think an authour who is homosexually would be able to write better homosexual charaters than an authour who is straight? 

Feb 8, 9:28AM EST0

I do believe this because he's writing himself or his circle of friends, his fantasies and more. But there are few exceptional too - writing stories which are palatable to readers but they are not real life gay stories. Like a fantasy and readers loving them?

Feb 9, 1:16AM EST0

How long have you been writing? Does an author need formal education to learn how to write?

Feb 8, 4:48AM EST0

I'm writing from my childhood, publishing from 5 years. No, they don't need any formal education. I don't have any degree in that. I am an engineer! So if you want to write go ahead. 

Feb 9, 1:18AM EST0

What’s the market like for gay romance books? Are there many readers interested in this genre?

Feb 7, 9:16PM EST0

If you get clicked in the market it's a rewarding field. The matter is you need to find your niche everywhere. Even you're writing in the most read genre, still, a question will be are you most read there? 

Feb 9, 1:20AM EST0

Who are some authors you look up to and admire?

Feb 7, 7:03PM EST0

The question is tough! J K Rowling, E L James, and the list is long... 

Feb 9, 1:18AM EST0
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