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1.Where can I buy your books?
Hungary (Losing It and Faking It are available, Keeping Her coming soon)
Greece (Losing It is available)
Spain (and other Spanish speaking countries)
2. Are your books available in other countries besides the ones you mentioned?
Not at the moment, but they might be in the future! If you want the book in your country, the best thing you can do is let your favorite publishers know. Additionally, some of the countries listed above have only bought the rights to some books, and not others. If you want to make sure your country continues to have my books, the best thing you can do is purchase a copy when it releases and spread the word to your friends, and let your local publishers known you’re interested in reading more of my work.
3. What is “New Adult?”
New Adult is a difficult thing to pin down because it’s a new category in the midst of evolving. It’s a type of book that fits between Young Adult and Adult fiction. It deals with characters in the 18-25ish range who are at college, working their first jobs, figuring out their lives. I’ve discussed what it means to me more in-depth here. But like I said… it’s a new category that’s still forming, so there’s definitely room for variation and risks.
4. Can you provide some information for use in book reports?
First, thank you for using one of my books for your reports! Unfortunately, I cannot provide prompt or detailed responses to everyone’s questions for reports, as it would just be too time consuming. But here are a few facts that might prove helpful. I was born in Texas in 1987 and grew up in the small town of Early, Texas. I loved the creative arts from a young age– theatre, dance, music, books– anything creative that could convey emotion or a story was right up my alley. I attended college to study acting, and began writing seriously during a semester studying abroad in the Netherlands. My first book was published when I was twenty-five-years old. And finally, I’ll end with a secret. Cora Carmack is not my real name, but a penname. It was my great grandmother’s name. I never got to meet her because she died before I was born, but she was very important to my mother, who is very important to me. My mom was my English teacher for all four years of high school (such is small school life), and in truth, she taught me a great deal about writing and grammar long before that, and I would not be where I am today without her.
5. Will there be a sequel to LOSING IT?
There is! Sort of. I wrote a short sequel novella called KEEPING HER, which is available as an ebook everywhere and as a mass market paperback for a limited time. It picks up after Losing It, and is from both Bliss and Garrick’s POV.
There are also more books in the series, though each one follows a different main character. The first, FAKING IT, follows Cade (a secondary character from LOSING IT). The second companion novel follows Kelsey, and is called FINDING IT. Bliss and Garrick get some mentions in those books, too. ðŸ™‚ There’s also the novella, SEEKING HER, which pairs with FINDING IT.
6. How many books will there be in the Rusk University series?
Five, I think! The first three books are out now, and All Closed Off (book four, about Stella!) is in progress! After that, I have hopeful plans for a fifth book about Isaiah Brookes. And it’s entirely possible that there will be more after that, because I just can’t stop coming up with ideas for that world!
7. Can you (Cora) read my writing?
Sorry, but for legal reasons, not to mention time constraint reasons, I can’t. I would encourage you to find a critique partner or group to share your work with. There are also a multitude of places online where you can share your work. I highly recommend Absolute Write as a good place to start.
Currently, I am not taking any blurb requests for published authors except in very rare instances. Due to my vision problems (more on that here), I am unable to conclusively commit to reading anything by a deadline. If you are an author and would still like to inquire about a possible blurb, please contact my agent, Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary. suzie (at) newleafliterary (dot) com.
8. What else are you writing?
9. What are the release dates for those books?
Unfortunately, due to some unexpected health crises, my writing schedule has been severely impacted, causing a delay in my publishing schedule. I was diagnosed rather unexpectedly with epilepsy, and had difficulty finding the appropriate medication to manage my condition. I’ve discussed a lot of that journey on my social media pages, if you would like to know more, but suffice it to say, I am on the mend, albeit with different limits now. And I’m doing my best to get back to the stories I put on hold.
RAGE releases August 27, 2019.
ALL CLOSED OFF will release as soon as possible. Read more about that here.
INFLICT releases….well, unfortunately..I don’t know. I wish I did! You can find out some more information on my publishing schedule here.
10. Where can I meet you?
Oh, man. I am ALL over the place. And new events get added all the time. Check out my events page to see where I’ll be in the coming year. Also, make sure you follow me on social media (links are in the sidebar), and be sure to sign up for my newsletter for info on all the latest events!
11. What is the reading order for all of your series?
Losing It, Faking It, Keeping Her (Losing It novella), Finding It, Seeking Her (Finding It Novella).
These books can also be read as stand-alones, but I recommend reading them in publishing order to avoid minor spoilers:
Inspire, Inflict (coming soon)