Tennessee Valley Author Event: Spotlight, Interview and Giveaway: Andrea Heltsley

With the Tennessee Valley Author Event looming only days away, I'm spotlighting some of the authors from the event! For those of you who can come to the event this is a great way to get to know a little bit about each of the attending authors ... and for those of you too far away to come, this is a chance to discover new authors and new books that just might be right up your alley! And so, without further ado:

Brandi Kennedy: Andrea Heltsley, welcome to my blog!

Andrea Heltsley: Thanks for hosting me, it's great to be here.

Brandi Kennedy: Why don't you tell my readers a little bit about yourself?

Andrea Heltsley: I'm a scientist turned writer that loves cooking up new ideas. Once I started writing, I couldn't stop. I live in Tennessee with my husband and two Italian Greyhounds. When I'm not writing, you can find me watching the Vampire Diaries, listening to Shakira or reading paranormal romances.

I read as much as I write! I read 291 books last year and published five books. I love the art of reading and writing literature and am passionate about writing reviews that will be good feedback for the authors.

Brandi Kennedy: Well, I think any author can appreciate that. Will TNVAE be your first signing event, or are you more of a seasoned pro at this point?

Andrea Heltsley: I've signed at UtopYA Con 2013, Indie BookFest 2013 and Houston Book Rave 2013. I've learned to be outgoing, have swag and to sell your books at a reasonable price. Also, get to know your peers.

Brandi Kennedy: That was my whole idea behind doing this interview series - it's a great way to break the ice with the authors attending the event. So tell me, how many titles do you expect to have available by the time of the event?

Andrea Heltsley: Seven.

Brandi Kennedy: That's a lot to carry! Will you be bringing all of your titles to the event?

Andrea Heltsley: Yes - all of them will be available.

Brandi Kennedy: That's great! In the meantime, is there a way for fans to contact you, if they wish to order signed copies of books you won't be bringing with you? Or if they won't be able to attend the event but would like to order books anyway?

Andrea Heltsley: Email me at AndreaHeltsleyBooks@hotmail.com

Brandi Kennedy: What other forms of social media can readers use to follow you and your writing?

Andrea Heltsley: Facebook, Twitter, and my blog.

Brandi Kennedy: Well, I'm really looking forward to meeting you at the Tennessee Valley Author Event, Andrea. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions today.

Andrea Heltsley: Thanks for having me and I can't wait to see you in Knoxville at TNVAE in July!

Alright, readers, there you have it!
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