IndieView with Eva Vernae, author of If Her Walls Could Talk

I felt like there were opportunities to make something happen in the book whereas it didn’t happen in real life or vice versa. No, there are no particular authors that have influenced how I write. If yes, what gets the fingers tapping? If Her Walls Could Talk is a fictitious biography/novel that tells a story about a young girl named Lailah Turner. Winging it scares me a little bit. Curiosity gets the best of her as she struggles, makes mistakes and irrevocable decisions; and just when she feels she is getting her life on track, the unexpected happens! What are you working on now? I am still looking at better and more ways to properly market my book. For this first novel, I did not outline. It depends on my mood as far as listening to music while I write. Curiosity gets the best of her as she struggles, makes mistakes and irrevocable decisions; and just when she feels she is getting her life on track, the unexpected happens. If so, do you do so extensively or just chapter headings and a couple of sentences? When I do listen to music while writing, I tend to play Maroon 5, Jill Scott, and Bruno Mars. About You
Where did you grow up? In If Her Walls Could Talk, Lailah takes a stroll down memory lane, sharing some of her most shameful, life-shaping experiences an average adolescent could imagine. Combination of both
We all know how important it is for writers to read. Quality cannot be rushed. Also, be sure of who you are as a writer and let things flow accordingly. What will this rebellious-as-all-hell, promiscuous, and surprisingly sneaky teen do when she arrives at one of the biggest crossroads of her life? Whenever something comes to mind, no matter what chapter it is in, I jot it down and add it accordingly as I write. Milwaukee, WI
Where do you live now? Do you edit as you go or wait until you’ve finished?   I took some realistic events and wanted to expand those events and turned them into a story. I developed all the characters first and included everything from how they look to their demeanor. I am always looking for opportunities to grow and develop entertaining novels for all. You may find you can relate fairly well to young Lailah Turner. Do you have a target reader? Being that this was my first time writing a book, I struggled with ending a chapter appropriately, ensuring that there weren’t any unanswered questions (which I couldn’t catch in its entirety), and making sure everything flowed to the best of my ability. Was it a particular event or a gradual process? I did not have a process per se in the beginning. Do you outline?   No
What made you decide to go Indie, whether self-publishing or with an indie publisher? What came easily? Absolutely. I am always looking for opportunities to grow and develop entertaining novels for all. Gradual process
Did you get your book cover professionally done or did you do it yourself? Are there any particular authors that have influenced how you write and, if so, how have they influenced you? About Writing
Do you have a writing process? What was going through your mind? I wanted to fully invest in myself and set a high expectation for myself. What will this rebellious-as-all-hell, promiscuous, and surprisingly sneaky teen do when she arrives at one of the biggest crossroads of her life? Next, I developed the chapter names and “must-haves” for each chapter. Eva Vernae – 22 June 2017
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Do you remember what it was like to be an innocent child, soaking up the world of information around you like a sponge? Character development
Are your characters entirely fictitious or have you borrowed from real world people you know? Yes, I hired a professional editor
Do you listen to music while you write? As I go
Did you hire a professional editor?  
Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) As I finish each chapter I go back and read it to ensure I answered questions from a reader’s perspective and check for errors. The decision to go Indie was because I like to be in control of what I do. Not really. I am currently working on If Her Walls Could Talk, Pt 2 as well as one other novel titled, The Counselor: Do As I Say, Not As I Do. If so can you please describe it? It took eight months to write
Where did you get the idea from? End of Interview
For more from Eva, visit her website or like her Facebook page. Get your copy of   If Her Walls Could Talk from Amazon US or Amazon UK. About Publishing
Did you submit your work to Agents? I began writing in March of 2016
How long did it take you to write it? About the book
What is the book about?   My advice would be to take your time versus rushing things. Any advice that you would like to give to other newbies considering becoming Indie authors? I have been writing since I was a young girl and am looking forward to pursuing writing full-time in the very near future. When did you start writing the book? Milwaukee, WI
What would you like readers to know about you? She takes a stroll down memory lane, sharing some of her most shameful, life-shaping experiences an average adolescent could imagine. Be yourself! Were there any parts of the book where you struggled? I feel this book is appropriate for male or females over the age of 16. Professionally done
Do you have a marketing plan for the book or are you just winging it? Now that I finished my first book and am working on its sequel and one other novel, I have a great process in place.