#WOTR24 #attendingauthor #Authorspotlight – J.E. Mueller

J.E. Mueller

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

J.E.Mueller -Hello all! I go by Reya and I am your local Happily Ever After author! When not writing or reading, I love gaming and stream a variety of games that vary from chill Stardew Valley, and spooky Phasmophobia. If there was any other profession I could have in the world, it would be a penguin wrangler! I’d love to be at the zoo, helping the waddly birds with their day.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

The hardest for me is the others in the series. Making sure everything is consistent is always an interesting nightmare, and sometimes a hilarious fail. You would think remembering someone’s eye color across a series wouldn’t be too difficult, and yet… I also did accidentally re-name a side character and none of my betas noticed once. Oooops!

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

New problems, building on old problems, and angst. If I find I am struggling with a scene, I love asking for help, specifically “what can go wrong here” and that always adds to the fun.

Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers?

Finding a community you can write and vibe with helps a ton. They are great for the bad days, the hard scenes, and when your brain is sloshing around with no ideas and only vibes. Sometimes you have to push yourself, and sometimes you need a little push. A great community can help so much with all of that.

On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing?

Honestly, I’m all over the place. If I’m hyper-fixating on an idea, I can spend hours writing. Some days, it’s only a half hour.

What is your definition of success?

That is constantly changing! It started out with selling ten copies of my first book, then being able to pay myself back for the cover design, and steadily built up to what events I’ve attended. Right now, success for me is whenever someone comes up and excitedly wants to chat about something of mine that they read. I get fan girl squeals and so much delight hearing everything readers have to say.

Do you have anything you want to share that didn’t fit on one of these questions?

I might secretly be two penguins in a trench coat, which explains more writing mishaps than not.

What are your social links?

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/391014962198368

GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16958250.J_E_Mueller

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/j-e-mueller

What are your buy links? (Provide links to your Amazon/iBook’s/Koko/etc Author Home Page if you have quite a few. Also include audible links if applicable.)

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/J.E.-Mueller/e/B074V9YJWG/

Want tickets to Writers on the River #2024?

They are available starting November 6th at Writersontheriver.com

$75 VIP Plus – 11-12 Lunch with the Authors , 12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Limited Quantity expected to sell out first day*

$50 VIP -12-1 VIP hour, 1-4 General Admission time. You get a filled VIP bag and admission to the after party is included. *Expected to sell out first day*

$25 Early Access – 12-1 VIP house, 1-4 General Admission time. You also get a filled VIP bag but NO admission to the after party. *Expected to sell out opening day*

$10 General Admission – 1-4 General Admission time. You can purchase a bag but it is not filled with VIP swag. There is no admission to the after party included.

$35 After party – 7-11 After Party with food and cash bar. Dj with a photobooth is also included in the fun.

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