So I found this pin and went to the linked site. I feel that I can answer all these. Here goes:
1. What’s your book about?
It is a book about preparing to write settings that feel like characters. It is NOT about how to write settings, or how to write characters, or a manual on what to do once you’ve fleshed this particular type of character out.
If it were in the cookbook, it would be about how to properly slice a tomato, not about how to make fried green tomatoes, tomato basil soup, or pasta sauce.
This is a writing prep book.
There are books dedicated to just creating characters and crafting a proper character sheet. (Incidently, those character maker books also do NOT tell a writer what to do with a character once created.) There wasn’t one that I could find which detailed how to make a character sheet for the SETTING, how to flesh the SETTING out to turn it into a character onto itself. I happen to know how to do this. So I wrote the book.
2. Did you self-publish and are you making money?
Yes, I did self-publish. I’ve made a little money off of it. Honestly, the book has done better than I expected. It is written for a small niche of writers. This isn’t a topic everyone is exploring. It is, however, something a few literary agents have expressed interest in finding.
3. How long did it take to write?
About two months. There was a great deal of research involved.
4. Why should someone read your book?
If there is a writer that is looking to create a setting that is also a character in a book, they should read what I wrote because it will cut their planning time down and will hopefully inspire them. It’s also useful for people who are struggling with the setting of their book (especially for those in the sci-fi or fantasy genre). Bringing a setting “to life” can really ground a story with readers.
It can also be useful for DMs in RPG.
5. As a writer what are you good at?
I am good at researching my writing topic. This is a bizarre question. I constantly work toward also being good at writing. Fantasy is my preferred genre. I also enjoy writing short stories with twist endings.
For example, here are two of my recent Twitter-Length stories:
The Picture in the Frame
“That’s your wife and baby? They aren’t here. Where are they?”
He pointed to his head, then heart. Grieving eyes are the hardest to meet.
The actor stood up for his wife when they called her fat and ugly, defending her until the day he shot her dead on the beach at sunset.
(Let me emphasize again that I DID NOT write a book on the craft of how to write a setting. This book is, as titled, about preparing to write settings that feel like characters. It is a guide to organizing and brainstorming to fill out a character sheet for the setting. Anyone seeking to learn how to craft a setting and weave it into the story should start with a different book.)