Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Author Interview - Kelly Oram



Where were you born and where do you call home? I was born in Mesa, Arizona. I left when I was 4 and spent the majority of my life in first, Denver, then Detroit, and then Los Angeles (with many other places in between.) I finally moved back to Arizona about 3 years ago and I think I’m here to stay.

List 3 of your all time favorite books? The Host by Stephenie Meyer, Graceling by Kristin Cashore and Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles

Do you have plans for a new book? Yes! My next book Chameleon comes out summer 2013. It’s about a girl who learns that she is a brand new type of supernatural race and that she’s destined to save the entire world. (No pressure, right?) As if that weren’t enough, the prophecy that claims she is the chosen one also says there’s a good chance she could go Darth Vader on everyone. It says that only “true love” will keep her from turning evil. Too bad she has no idea who her true love is.

Is this book part of a series? Yes! It’s the first in a 4-book paranormal romance series, and I am so excited to finally share my fantasy side with everyone!

How did you come up with the title and cover design? In the book, Val wears a “V” necklace. It stands for Valerie, but when she announces her virginity to the entire school people tease her and say the V stands for Virgin. Thus: V is for Virgin. The concept of the necklace being the “V” in the title on the cover was mine. I’d always pictured that being the cover. Then the creative genius that is my husband brought that concept to life even better than I’d pictured it. V is my favorite of all my covers. I love it!

Do you have a book trailer? Not for V is for Virgin. Though I have an idea for one that I’d eventually like to film if I can. But I have an AWESOME one for my book Being Jamie Baker. You can check it out on my blog here: http://www.kellyoram.com/p/being-jamie-baker-book-trailer.html

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover? I didn’t think it would happen, but I have become a kindle addict in the last year. If I can I will always choose my ereader over a print book now.

Have you ever read a book more than once? All the time. I’ll read my favorites over and over again.

Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version? The Lord of the Rings movies. I love the story, but I’m not big on Tolkien’s writing. (I am way too ADD for all that description!)

What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/paperback/hardcover)? I just finished Eternally Yours (Immortal Beloved #3) by Cate Tiernan in ebook, and I am about to start Finale (Hush, Hush #4) by Becca Fitzpatrick in hardcover.

What is the best advice that you have ever been given when it comes to writing? The more you read the better you’ll write. Also, there is a difference between story and plot. A good novel needs both.


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Books Sold - 6 Nov 2011 to 31 May 2012

Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
Paperback -
Smashwords -

2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
Paperback -
Smashwords -

3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
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4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
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5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
Smashwords -

6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
Smashwords -

7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle -

9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
Amazon Kindle -

10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
Amazon Kindle -

11. Elevenses from Around the World
Amazon Kindle -

12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

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Dealightfully Frugal

Blog-A-Licious - The Few, The Proud, The Wife

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My Soul Slippers

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Blog-A-Licious - Blue Frogs Legs

Blog-A-Licious - Pretty All True

Pretty All True

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Blog-A-Licious - The Invisible Art

Blog-A-Licious - Rediscovering Domesticity

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Blog-A-Licious - Quiver Full

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Blog-A-Licious - Great Fun

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Blognostics - Poetry

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