Saturday, May 17, 2014

Take a Stroll Down Witch Avenue With Nook Top Ten Author Karice Bolton

On Saturday, April 19th the Witch Avenue Series was #3 in the Teen section of the Barnes and Noble Nook store. The following week it was still in the top ten. Karice Bolton is the author of the collection, which includes four books: Lonely Souls, Altered Souls, Released Souls, and Shattered Souls.

Karice has been on the Kids' EBook Bestseller List before. I featured another interview with her back in April of 2012, when her book Legions was a bestseller. I was delighted when she agreed to join us again. 

Welcome back! Let's start with a description of the Witch Avenue Series. 

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Every town has its mysteries. Every avenue has its secrets... The Witch Avenue Series follows a young witch named Triss as she uncovers deadly family secrets, falls in love, and explores the darker side of magic. But it is up to Triss to fight for what is right and save the covens around the world.

What is your target audience, and how do you believe the e-format works for that audience and serves their needs?

I write in several different genres and age ranges, but my audience tends to follow. I’m very grateful to my readers for their willingness to follow me as I cross those genre boundaries. I believe the e-format does serve their needs, but I also think paperbacks are a nice compliment. Many of my readers start with the ebook(s) and then purchase the paperback for their shelf. I tend to do the same.

What does your writing schedule look like? What are you working on now?

My writing schedule is pretty packed, which I love. I’m currently working on a New Adult suspense-romance and also the fourth book in the Beyond Love Series, which is also a contemporary romance series. I also have the Afterworld Series that I’m focusing on this summer. The first book, RecruitZ, is out now, and I’m looking forward to writing the second book in the series, AlibiZ.

Do you believe the e-format helps or hurts your readers, specifically children and/or young adults? How?

I think whenever an opportunity exists to ignite the love of reading in someone, it is an exciting thing—regardless of format. I know some of the most amazing messages I receive are when someone tells me that they weren’t into reading and then one of my stories sparked that love of reading in them again. I have had a passion for reading ever since I was a little girl, and it’s thrilling when new readers find that same love of storytelling, regardless of age. I think the convenience that ebooks offer is an awesome thing! 
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Find out more about Karice and her books at her website or by following her on Facebook , Twitter, or on Pinterest.  See the updated Kids' EBook Bestseller List for more top ten e-format authors and their books. 

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