Ciana Stone






Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.

I began this journey as a cover designer and model photographer for a romance publisher. In 2005 I dipped my toes into the writing pool and have been swimming those waters ever since. I\’ve written more than twenty books, in various genres and hope to continue to do so for a long time

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

The latest book is The Other Side of Fear and was inspired by a question… \”What if you were down on your luck, took a second job as a pool cleaner and witnessed a bizarre murder? What would you do?\”

Do you have any unusual writing habits?

Not really. I write when the mood hits me.

What authors, or books have influenced you?

I suppose every book I\’ve ever read influenced me. The biggest would be The Carpetbaggers. I grew up in a small southern town, and my mother owned the local \”beauty parlor\”. Every day after school I walked to the shop, sat in a dryer chair, did my homework and read the magazines the ladies left. One day someone had left a book, The Carpetbaggers. That opened my eyes to something radically different than life in a small town.

What are you working on now?

A sequel to The Other side of Fear.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?

I don\’t know there IS a best. Facebook ads are less effective than they once were. Amazon ads are working better than FB but are costly.

Which Websites you like most to promote your book

EReader News, Bargain Booksy, Book Gorilla

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Never give up

What is the best advice you have ever heard?

Do it because you love it

What are you reading now?

two books – (1) The Word We Whisper by Mary Ellen Taylor and (2) Greg Isles Mortal Fear

What’s next for you as a writer?

live, laugh, love. Write. Read more books.

If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?

The Mayfair Witches trilogy, The Tao de Ching and Surviving a desert Island for Dummies

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