Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I'm Amy Sumida, and I'm the author of the Godhunter Series (just released #20), the Twilight Court Series (6 books), the Beyond the Godhunter Series (2), and the soon to be released Spellsinger Series.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Last Lullaby is my latest book. I've always had this concept brewing in the back of my mind about the power of music, how it's almost magical. So I started thinking about what kind of being would have that power, and what would she do with it. Elaria Tanager was born, half witch/half siren, with the power to sing magic into being.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I try to plot out my books, but most times, I just start typing, and the characters begin speaking in my head. Half the time, I feel like I'm simply trying to record what's happening, like I'm on the outside, watching a movie.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Laurell K Hamilton's early books were a big inspiration to me. I love a heroine who is strong physically and sexually. I also love Terry Pratchett and his humour.
What are you working on now?
Elf-Shot is book 6 in my Twilight Court Series. I'm on the 3rd draft so it should be released soon.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Facebook all the way. I like connecting with readers and not only does it help spread the word about my books, it gives me an insight into what people want to read.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Love what you write or don't write it. And when you do love what you write, stand behind it. There will always be someone who won't like it, statistically it's impossible for there not to be, so when that person comes along, stand behind your story and don't let them bring you down.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Reach out to readers, let them see you as a person. Without that, it's harder for them to connect to your stories.
What are you reading now?
Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassin Series. As I mentioned, I love strong heroines.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I'm hoping to get either a movie or a TV series deal.
What is your favorite book of all time?
American Gods by Neil Gaiman