Chariss K Walker tells us about Purple Kitty and A Medium's Birthday Surprise

Welcome to author and teacher Chariss K Walker!

Multi-award-winning author, Chariss K. Walker, M.Msc., Reiki Master/Teacher, writes both fiction and nonfiction books with a metaphysical and spiritual component. Those who search for meaning and the supernatural in themselves will enjoy her books whether readers of fiction or nonfiction.

Her fiction expresses a visionary/metaphysical message that illustrates growth in a character's consciousness while utilizing a paranormal aspect. Her nonfiction books share insight, hope, and inspiration.

Although Chariss writes some dark-fiction books about insanely dark topics that are not suitable for faint-hearted readers, there is always an essential question of the abstract nature that gives a reader increased awareness and perception. She also writes cozy mysteries and inspirational women's studies fiction.

All of her books are sold worldwide in eBook, paperback, and due to her own eyesight problems, many are in large print.

 What would you say are your strengths as an author?
My greatest strength as an author is that I use my own voice by writing about things that I know. I use a lot of personal experiences but I also research technical information. That blending feels right for me.

How often do you write, and do you write using a strict routine?
I definitely use a strict routine. I treat my writing like a job and put in the hours. I set aside a time to write and I set aside a separate time to promote the books I have written. That part never ends. I have recently been through an extensive promotional period and now I am headed into the writing phase of the year. I admit that I prefer to write, but one must also get the word out about their books and that involves extensive promotional efforts.

Five years from now, where do you see yourself as a writer?
In five years I hope to be an Internationally-Best-Selling-Author with a few more awards under my belt.

 If you could offer once piece of advice to a novice writer, what would it be?
For new writers, especially Indie Writers, I would advise that they take their time and not rush the process. Never get in a hurry. Make sure the book is the best it can be with professional editing and proofreading and that it has a marvelous book cover before they publish… even if funds are tight and they must take classes to learn how to design a cover on their own as I did. Because once the book is out there for sale and listed on various websites, it makes its first impression and we want that to be a great one. You can never recreate a first impression so put everything you have into that initial debut.  

What would you consider to be the best compliment a reader could give your book?
I fell in love with the characters and I did not want their story to end.

What are you working on now?
I have two books that are my current Works-in-Progress. The first is A Medium's Wedding (Becky Tibbs: A North Carolina Medium's Mystery Series, Book 6) which is a cozy ghost mystery. The second is Sondra (2121, Book 2) which is a post-apocalyptic dystopian fantasy series.

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Purple Kitty (A Serena McKay Crime Novel, Book 1)

Not so cute and cuddly! Not a cozy mystery! Not like any crime story you have read.
Serena McKay, P.I., lives in a post-apocalyptic dystopian time where the rich get richer and the poor are homeless. Existence in August City is nightmarish at best and disastrously chilling at worst. Serena has suffered from devastating emotional and physical abuse but she continues to do her job in spite of it.
As a strong, albeit dysfunctionally-flawed private investigator, Serena uses every weapon in her arsenal to solve bloodcurdling crimes in this hard-boiled, dark-fiction, dystopian thriller series while a notorious serial killer is after her green eyes...
Can Serena catch The Cellophane Killer who slaughters women with green eyes and then wraps them up in cellophane like a sandwich for her to find?
Will she catch him, or will he catch her?

A Medium's Birthday Surprise (Becky Tibbs: A North Carolina Medium's Mystery Series, Book 1)
She sees ghosts!
Join Becky as she solves many mysteries in this light, clean, airy, and informative five-book series.
Becky Tibbs didn’t ask for the job or the gift of being a medium, but after her parents died, the unusual ability became a bequest – a gift handed down from her mother’s side of the family.
An optimistic and positive young woman, Becky determines to make the best of a difficult situation in the small town of Asheville, North Carolina where the smallest detail is noticed and everyone knows everything about everyone else.
Becky deals with a lot of departed spirits in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Such a job can get rather hectic at times. Misunderstood ghosts can create a lot of sticky problems for the living and a community such as hers.
Used to dealing with ghosts on a daily basis, Becky is not easily surprised. However, on her 26th birthday, Becky gets the biggest shock she’s had in the past ten years and it’s a doozy.


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