Laura Howard: Six Questions with A.M. Torres


Six Questions with A.M. Torres

Happy Saturday to everyone! I sent The Forgotten Ones to be formatted yesterday, so it really won't be long now. Can't wait until I can release my baby into the world!

Today's guest for Six Question Saturday is author A.M. Torres. Welcome to Finding Bliss A.M.

What inspired you to write your first book?

I have always loved writing ever since I was a child and received my first diary for my tenth birthday. There haven't been too many times I haven't been writing, and I have always enjoyed it. I enjoy reading too, and the more novels I read the more I knew that I wanted to write a novel myself one that readers would enjoy.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

I would consider V.C Andrews as a mentor. Her first novel Flowers in the Attic was definitely an inspiration to me. I loved the suspense of the story, and the way I couldn't put it down. I based my novel Love Child on this same kind of suspense writing. I loved having the chance to

What was your editing process?

I handled a lot of my own editing. I read and re-read my manuscript like three times, before I submitted it for publication.

How do you promote your work?

I used different ways to promote. I used social media, handed out sales sheets,and have given interviews on blogradio and blogs. I am in the process of planning my first book signing, and hope I can plan many in the future. I am also in the process of working on a virtual book tour as well in hopes that this will increase exposure. I once did an interview for a writers podcast as well. I have found word of mouth to be very helpful.

How do you stay in touch with your readers?

I have held Q & A sessions to keep in touch with my readers. I have also used social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and email to keep in touch with them. On Facebook I have pages and groups related to the book and me as the author so this has helped us keep in touch a lot. I do enjoy keeping in touch with my readers.

What would you do differently if you could start all over again?

I don't think there would be too much I would do different if I had to do it over again except become published sooner, years sooner. However, I have always loved writing, so I have nothing I would change in that regard. I would probably also edit more as well since a writer can never seem to do enough editing. But I am happy to have pursued it and have no regrets in getting published overall. It was my dream come true.


  1. Love Child is a very dramatic and exciting story that was written by a very talented woman. A.M Torres can project what people want to read. Poems and short stories are what intrigue me the most of her writing. I can not wait to read her next book that will be available soon

  2. The book was great. I couldn't put it down. A must read.


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