Marti Pieper

Marti Pieper

Greetings from Marti Pieper in not-as-warm-as-you-might-think Mount Dora, Florida, where our temperatures have been in the thirties this week (if you live in Boston, please ignore this, as well as the fact that on some days, our temperatures have risen to the seventies). Whether sunning or shivering, I sometimes have the privilege of posting interviews with authors I haven’t yet met. Carla Rossi is one of those. But in the process of preparing this interview, I explored her website and found out that one of her novels highlights a protagonist named “Marti.” Clearly, we’re a match made on the page (if not in heaven).

In any case, I’m confident Carla’s fun, informative answers will provide authors and aspiring authors with some wise insights and information, and I’m delighted to share her thoughts with you.

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Carla Rossi

Welcome, Carla. How did you get into writing? How many books do you have published? What are a few of your latest titles?                            

I wrote a poem in fifth grade that won a prize. I was hooked. I have four full-length books and several novella-length stories available. My latest book is Unexpected Wedding.

That title makes me want to read the book. How did you get your first book contract?

The old-fashioned way: write, edit, pitch, query, repeat. . .

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