An Interview with Katie Salidas
When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always loved writing silly stories. Even as a kid, so I guess from the moment I could pick up a pen. I don’t start writing seriously until around 2000 though. And I didn’t publish my first book until 2010. Since then, it’s been my job!
What is your most interesting or craziest writing quirk?
I wish I had one. I’m all business. I write about 500 words a day every day. That’s my motto: Butt in chair, write!
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
That I had more than one story in me. Little Werewolf is my 3rd book series to date, with many more books and co-written projects under a pen name. Every time I finish a story there is the fear that it was the last one I’d write and somehow the muse comes back and feeds me more. I love it!
What has been your favorite book to write?
My favorite, Annihilation (Chronicles book 6). There is a lot of emotion put into those pages. And as the end of a series, I almost cried when it was over, because the journey was so much fun!
Which character has been your favorite?
I’m really enjoying Giselle. I’m invested into her world, this being book 2 and I have more work to do with her. At least one more book. So she’s really interesting to me.
What advice would you give new/up and coming writers?
The same thing I tell myself…. Butt in chair, write!
Which writers inspire you?
All of them. This is a tough job. Anyone who takes up the mantle of entertainment and bares their soul to the world through writing deserves a huge hug.
What genre are your books?
I’m a genre hopper. I love to play in all playgrounds so I write a little of everything. Aside from the Little Werewolf series (YA PNR) I have a 6-book Dystopian series: The Chronicles of the Uprising, I also have a 6-book Urban Fantasy: Immortalis Series. And to completely round out the mix, I write naughty things under the pen name Rozlyn Sparks.
I go where the muse takes me because it is so much fun to explore a storyline without setting hard limits on what genre box you fit into.
Anything e2lse you would like to say about writing? Encouraging words for potential writers?
Just Keep Writing. It’s a tough job. Super tough. But you can do it if you do it. Sounds silly but that’s how it is. Many people want to be writers. To be one, you have to dedicate yourself to writing. Do it every day. Finish a story. Revise that story. Have that story critiqued. Revise it again. Edit it. Make it perfect and publish it. Then, rinse and repeat.
Title: Curious Little Werewolf
Author: Katie Salidas
Series: Little Werewolf (Book 2)
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Rising Sign Books
Release Date: May 24 2016
Things would be perfect if supernatural disasters would quit creeping up and ruining Giselle’s happy new life. After finally finding the fur-ever home she’s always wanted a witch blows into town promising to reveal the bloody past of Giselle’s birth, and the circumstances that led the little werewolf to end up in the foster care system to begin with.
Hot on the witch’s trail, another pack of wolves is on the hunt for revenge, and will accept nothing less than her death in retribution for the havoc she’s wrought on them.
Caught in the crossfire, Giselle desires only the truth, and if the witch is who she claims to be, the little werewolf must protect her at any cost. If she’s lying, though, Giselle risks her own kind seeing her as a traitor. Neither her new pack nor her hottie witch boyfriend Damien can offer any help.
Giselle is on her own again. And if she makes the wrong decision, she’ll lose the only link she has to her own past.
Author of the Immortalis, Chronicles, and Little Werewolf Series, Las Vegas native, Katie Salidas is a Jill of all trades. Mother to three, Wife to one, and slave to the craft of writing, she tries to do it all, often causing sleep deprivation and many nights passed out at the computer. Writing is her passion, and she hopes that her passion will bring you hours of entertainment.