Have a question you’d like to ask Moira? You can send it to her via the Contact Me page. The most commonly asked ones are below, but every question asked will be answered by her personally via email.
When did you start writing?
Well, that’s not exactly a straightforward answer. I’ve written since I was a teen. Professionally I would say I started around the middle of January 2014. I was under contract with Evernight Publishing in March of 2014 after my very first submission to them, and that first book came out in May 2014.
How many books have you written?
Currently I have thirteen books under contract with Evernight Publishing, and am working on three others.
- C&M Security series – 6 books
- Stand alone’s/Anthologies:
- Forever Kind of Love
- A Passionate Witness ~ Uniform Fetish
- Drakon’s Prize ~ Bad Alpha Anthology
- Living Victorious series – 2 books published, 1 in the works
- The Scoundrels MC – 1 book published, 1 in the works
- Holiday reads – 1 book published and released Dec 2015
What genre do you write in?
Contemporary Erotic Romance is my base genre, but in the BAD Alpha Anthology, as well as my recent Christmas story release I have also written Paranormal Romance. The latest release, VIPER was a MC Romance in my new series The Scoundrels.
Is there a genre you plan on writing in the future?
Anything is possible. At this time I couldn’t even say for sure. I love all genres. It all really depends on my muse, and what might inspire me at any given time.
Where does your inspiration for a book come from?
Anywhere and everywhere. I see something on the street, on TV, in a movie, or perhaps it’s something I’ve read online, in the paper, from a magazine or a book that gets a spark going. I don’t have a tried-and-true formula. It’s how my brain works, slightly crazed and always going forty different directions.
For your C&M Security series, what is the order of the books?
You can find the order on the C&M Security series page, but in order they are:
Do you have any advice for a new, or aspiring author?
Never stop writing. No matter what you write, or how you write it, write each and every day. Like any other muscle your mind needs to be stretched, and challenged to grow.
Always look for new ways to better yourself, and your writing. Ask questions, but ensure they are well informed, and intelligent questions. Do your own research, you have to work to better yourself and your writing. Your fellow authors are a fountain of information, and if you can’t find something specific you are looking for, pose the question. They will likely have links to information, or materials to help you along.
Always, always give back – especially to those that have helped you out, and something as simple as helping to promote their latest book, or their website/fan page/group page is a great way to say thank you to them for being there for you.
If I send you my manuscript will you read it, or help me get it published?
No. Anything of this nature I will immediately, and permanently delete. I’m an author, not a beta reader, or an agent. I don’t have the background to assist you with your book, nor do I have the contacts to help you get it published. I wish I did! If you want to know about my publisher, and their process of taking on new authors I will gladly share what I know from my own, personal experience. But that’s all I’ve got.
How do you choose the names for your characters?
I usually write a bit of the book before I name my characters. I find I need to get a feel for them before settling on something that will forever live in black & white. Once I have that “feel” for them it either pops into my head, or I go searching on the Net for something I think is suitable. There are a bunch of sites for baby names, unusual names, surnames, etc out there to utilize. Since these are my “babies” the name doesn’t always make it all the way through the book.
I had one such instant with a C&M Security book. The main leading lady had her name changed twice before I settled on it because my mindset about the name altered as I got to know her more intimately. The C&M crew though I took my time on because I knew once I put out the first book those were set in stone. I did all my character development for the main C&M crew characters prior to getting all the way through the first book.
What format are your books available in, and where?
My books are currently only available in e-book format. You can purchase them directly from my publisher, Evernight Publishing, or any reputable e-book retailer: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, Smashwords, and of course Bookstrand.
If you happen to find one of my books anywhere else, please send me a note via my Contact Me form. It may be a subsidiary of one of the big sites, but I always feel better running them past my publisher on the off chance it is a pirate site.
Do you write under any other names?
No. Moira Callahan is the only name I write under. I can’t say I may not have a pseudonym down the road, but for the time being this is me. It’s more than enough at this time.
How can I learn about your new releases?
I always post about my upcoming releases on my blog here on the website, so bookmark it, and visit from time to time. You can also join my newsletter mailing list by clicking [HERE], a newsletter ONLY goes out when I have a book release or some exciting news to share, I will NEVER flood your inbox unnecessarily. Also, on most of the author pages for Amazon, B&N, iTunes, etc there are buttons you can utilize to get announcements of a newly uploaded book. You can even join me on Facebook, Instagram, Triberr, Goodreads, Authorgraph, BookBub, iAuthor, or even Pinterest.
Do you collect our information?
No, I do not and never will. Using my Contact Me sheet will give me your email, but only for the duration to answer your question(s), or any queries you may send to me. Your information will never be used to solicit your readership, or any other reason. I am the only person with access to my email, and the password has never been shared on any site, to anyone, for any reason – it is also changed on a regular basis to ensure it is as secure as I am humanly able to make it.
Do you have an assistant?
I do not have an assistant, and anyone claiming to be my assistant is doing so under false pretenses. Please report anyone claiming this position via my contact form immediately. Even if I do have an assistant in the future they will never have access to my personal email, that is for myself and my readers alone.
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