Cate Dean is a prolific author of paranormal, fantasy, and romance novels. Over the course of releasing 22 novels, Cate honed her craft so that she was able to significantly increase her word count for faster releases in 2014. This includes writing multiple stories at the same time and moving from pantsing to using basic story outlines. Her strategy is paying off as she will be retiring from her day job this fall! Cate has been self-publishing for several years and finds that permafree as a promo strategy still works well for her. Cate has also experienced recent success in find new readers by leveraging Facebook events/parties.
I feel like I’ve known Cate for quite a long time because I’ve seen her around over on the kboards Writer’s Cafe many times before also running into her on RomanceDivas. So when she asked me about giving a shout-out on the recent release for her Lily Marie pen name, I had to ask her about chatting with me here on the Rodeo. I’m so glad that I did because there are a lot of things that Cate and I have in common when it comes to our writing process. I also appreciated how she approaches keeping her stories fresh- and is an experiment that I plan to try in April!
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