Welcome to my virtual café romance and erotica author, Rebecca Ridge. It is so good to have you here.
Becky: Hi, Sherri. It’s great to be here. Thank you for inviting me.
Sherri: I’ve dreamed of visiting England. Have you ever traveled to the United States?
Becky: No, unfortunately not yet. It is the first place on my travel plans. I have a lot of great friends who live there.
Sherri: How long have you been a published author? I published my first book in December of 2017, and it seems I’ve been on a roller coaster of writing, publishing and marketing ever since. Do you feel as if you spend more time doing the business of writing than actually writing?
Becky: I published my first book which was a festive novella called A Sprinkle of Love. I didn’t spend much time on marketing at that time as I had some personal issues. I intend to republish it this year, with a new cover and added scenes. I plan to promote it this year. Since releasing the pre order for my new book , I have done nothing but market and feel you may be right. This looks to be the future.
Sherri: What do you find the most difficult part of being a published author?
Becky: Definitely marketing yourself.
Finding the right advertising is difficult. It’s okay being published, but if no one knows your published your not going to get sales. Also I’m a resident author for an erotica publisher called Berlinable. I need to produce atleast one story a month and have found it challenging at times to write to order as I usually write through pure inspiration alone.
Sherri: You publish a variety of genres and manuscript lengths, tell us about your markets for your work and how you came to write for them.
Becky: As I mentioned I write erotica short stories for Berlinable.com
They publish through many platforms in many countrys which is exciting. I won a competition on valentine’s day. Which is what led them to invite me to be a resident.
I also write for the legends of the Veil blog which is a fantasy blog. I voice the character of Lilith @TheDemonQueen00 on twitter.
Its a lot of fun. I’ve met some great people and the stories are fun to bring to life.
Sherri: What was your favorite story or character to write? What made them special?
Becky: My favourite character was called Jay, he was the leader singer in rock band Punk Nights out of my unpublished novel Broken.
When he started talking to me he came across like an arrogant get. But the more I got to know him, the more I unraveled his complex personality. The more I fell in love with him. Also he was the first character to ever show up in my head, that alone makes him special.
Sherri: What are you working on now?
Becky: Right now, I’m working on publishing my new book. Its book one in The Submission of Maizey Randall series. Its called Captivated it’s out for pre order now. I’m very excited for this book!
I’m also working on part 2 of The Submissive Diaries which is a Berlinable story.
Sherri: What writing or publishing advice would you give a newbie author? What do you wish someone had told you before you started this career path?
Becky: First and foremost, You can do it! It might feel like a never ending climb but the view from the top is amazing. Never compare yourself to others
I fell into this trap half way through my first book.
I realised that I am me! And my style is mine. I’m not better or worse than anyone else we are all ourselves. Being inspired by people is okay
But never compare yourself to them
Sherri: “A Sprinkle of Love” sounds like a Hallmark Story. I can’t wait to read it.
Becky: Oh, wow, thank you so much. That has been said before and it makes me so happy. I wanted to create something warm and pure. Something my children could read haha. My daughter loved the story.
I’m a massive Christmas addict so writing festive is my happy place.
I plan on publishing one festive book every year.
Sherri: You have a new book coming out soon, tell us about it.
Becky: Yes! It’s the first in a trilogy that follows the lives of Theo a serious Dominant and Maize a very vanilla girl
She comes back home after a few years away in the Hope’s ro rekindle her childhood love and regain her life
But a lot has changed. Can she get her sweetheart back Or will his brother Theo be a temptation she can not resist. You can find the pre order on amazon
Sherri: Thanks Becky for joining me at Creekside Café. If you enjoyed our chat check out Becky’s books and follow her on social media, her links are listed below.
I have new release coming soon
I should have a link for preorder in the next week.
I’m a resident author for a publisher called Berlinable, where I write Erotic short stories. berlinable.com
I’m also on Goodreads
My website is https://rebecca-ridge.com/
My other social media sites
My books are available on Amazon:
I look forward to hearing from you
Kind regards Rebecca