Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
Chantal Gadoury is a young author who currently resides near the beaches of Delaware,
though originally from the country side of Muncy, PA. She shares a home with her two
cats, Theo and Harper, and her fiancé Robert. Chantal enjoys to paint in her spare time,
drink a good cup of coffee when she can and appreciates watching her favorite Disney
classics with loved ones. When she’s not busy crafting or reading, Chantal is dedicated to
her family at home: her mom, sister and a furry-puppy-brother (and her Dad, who has now
lives in heaven.) As a 2011 college graduate from Susquehanna University, with a degree in
Creative Writing, writing novels has become a dream come true!
Which writers inspire you?
Robin McKinley, Edith Pattou, Sarah Dessen, Sarah Maas, Maggie Stiefvater, and Stephanie Meyer.
Have you written any other novels in collaboration with other writers?:
No, I haven’t.
When did you decide to become a writer?
I never had a moment of thinking “Yes, I am a writer.” I’ve just always been one. As a child, I made up stories. When I got older, I started writing a journal. I made story books for my sister with coloring books. I wrote daily in High School with friends. I’ve always been writing. I guess, maybe in High School when I was writing with all my friends, I verbally said out loud, “I want to be a writer when I grow up,” but I knew then that I already was one.. it was just a matter of fulfilling my dream of writing and publishing a novel.
Do you write full-time or part-time?
Honestly, more of a part-time writer. I wish I had the time to write full-time. I try to write daily. I try to get some hours in of doing something, even if its just for Tumblr. I hope someday that I can be a full-time writer. I’d love that more than anything!
Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea
I prefer to just see where the characters take me. It’s their story! I love to have them tell me where they went, where they want to go – and who they meet. When I’m writing, it’s the character speaking. If I have an outline, I feel more restricted, like I have to follow that to a T – and it just never works out.
Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers?
No! I don’t. Other than to reach out to readers to ask them to read my novels. But I’m still trying to find the right method! Do you have any pointers?
What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?
I think reviews are supposed to be helpful. It helps an author to know what they’ve done well, and other things they could work on. It’s just when reviews are cruel that I feel . . they’re unnecessary. There is a way to critique someone who has just spent all of their time writing something; sharing a part of themselves to the world. Be gentle. It’s okay to not like a book, but it’s not okay to just be vicious about it.
How can readers discover more about you and you work?
You can find me on all of these social media links:
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Chantal-Gadoury/e/B00MTLD0P0
Any Comments for the Blog readers?
Please reach out if you have any questions! I’d love that!
Any feedback for me or the blog?
Just thank you for your kindness and
willingness to host me on your blog!