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Carla Sarett for Lost in Romance!

1) Why Romance? Did you choose this genre or were you ‘chosen’ by it?

Well, I wake up with a story in my head, and I take it from there, so I

suppose romance chose me.  I love old Hollywood movies, and I wanted to

capture some of that charm and wit in a modern way.   But romance can be

anything — a mystery, a comedy, a metaphysical journey.

 

2) Please, tell us about your last book and, if you can, about your future

 projects.

Nine Romantic Stories is a Kindle book that brings together some previously

stories, with a few new ones.   I picked stories that are different in tone

– some funny (I hope!) and some lyrical, some even spooky.   But they’re

all stories of contemporary women, reflecting new realities, like online

dating, that didn’t exist in earlier generations.

I’m working on a few projects, and among them is a romantic comedy,

following the Bella/Jeremy relationship that’s appeared in several stories.

Plus, I’ll put together another story collection later this year, and I’m

also working on a memoir piece about my grandparents.

 

3) What’s your opinion about this Ebook revolution? Would you consider the

 indie route?

It’s rare to see people reading print books on trains, and I think ebooks

are a healthy evolution.  Plus, it makes buying so easy.

I took the indie route with Nine Collected Stories, but the stories, for

the most part, had been edited (by editors of the magazines in which they’d

appeared.)    I’m not certain that I’d have the energy to do it all.

 

 4) Nowadays many publishers expect their authors to use Social media a lot

 to promote their books. Many authors, on the other hand, would prefer to

 write only, without being distracted by digital trivialities: what are

 your thoughts?

I have mixed feeling about social media for fiction writers.  The more a

writer uses the “marketing” part of her brain, the less she uses her

unconscious part, which is good fiction emerges.  That’s a tough trade-off.

On the other hand, in sites like Scribd and Fictionaut,  writers can

“workshop” pieces, and that’s terrific.

 

Info about the author:

Info about the author:

Carla Sarett is  a Ph.D. and refugee from academia, who has worked as a media researcher for over twenty years, specializing in TV, publishing and film and has published on new media and market research issues.  More recently, she began writing short fiction, many of her pieces can be found on Scribd.  She plans a collection of her romantic tales next year.  Politically libertarian, she is a student of history and also a lover of fashion, Baroque music, and Hitchcock.  To know more about her business, just visit:   www.internet-researchgroup.com and, to know more about her, go on her blog: http://carlasarett.blogspot.com

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