Frequently asked questions
Can I send you fanmail?
Absolutely! I love getting emails and DMs, but nothing beats a personal letter. Write to me at Quinn Loftis, PO Box 1308, Benton, AR 72018
In what order should I read the Grey Wolves / Gypsy Healer Series?
When are you coming to ________(fill in the name of your town here_____) for a book signing?
Unfortunately, with writing and three children, I don't get to attend nearly as many book signings as I'd like, but if there's an awesome book signing in your area, pass the information along through the contact form and I'll respond. I want to try and get to as many as I can.
Can I interview you for my school project?
Absolutely. Several of the questions I often get asked in interviews are below. Feel free to use those as responses in your project. If you have anything additional, feel free to email me through the contact form with a deadline when your project is due.
What got you into writing?
Like most writers, I read and wrote a lot in high school. I wrote mostly short stories and a ton of poetry. I never actually believed I would have a career in writing. When the self-publishing craze hit, I thought I would at least give it a try. Luckily, my first book, Prince of Wolves, was well received and I've been able to turn my dream of becoming a writer into a career.
How can I become a successful writer?
I get asked this question more than any other. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer, mainly because we all have varying definitions of the word success. Do you want to make a living at writing, or simply publish something you can be proud of. Do you want to write an epic tale that keeps readers up at night, or do you simply want to make the NY Times Bestseller list. There are many paths to becoming a successful author and what worked for me may not work for you. To get better at writing, simply read and a write, then read and write some more. There is no secret.
Can you give me any advice on getting published?
I wish I could but nope. Suprisingly, I get asked this question a lot as well. As I started out entirely self-published, I have no advice on this front. You'd be better off Googling "how to get published". What I can tell you is if an agent or publisher asks for you to put money upfront to get your book published, RUN. Do not give them any money. The only out of pocket money it takes to publish a book is a computer, writing software, book cover, and editing. The publishing part doesn't cost you anything. Please do your research before signing with an agent or publisher (especiallly if you've never heard of them). If you want to know about writing in general, see above question.
What gave you the idea for the Grey Wolves Series?
Nothing necessarily gave me the idea. I simply used to read a ton of supernatural romances (mostly vampire at the time). One day, I decided I would like to write my own story and because werewolves are my favorite supernatural being the Grey Wolves are what I came up with. I based Fane mostly off my husband (we met and got married very young), and the three girls off my best friends from high school. The story line itself just evolved as I wrote each book and as I learned more and more about writing.
How do you balance writing and having a family?
It's not easy. When I started this career I had one child and he was potty trained, and could feed himself and for the most part could entertain himself. Now, nearly 8 years later, I have three boys. We went from one child to three in one year. It was crazy and it completely shook up my writing routine. I'm an emotional writer which for me, means that I can't always just force myself to write. So if I'm too tired or too stressed sometimes I simply cannot write. Well with three boys you can imagine how often I am too tired or too stressed. Basically I do it one day at a time. I ask God for strength and wisdom and grace, lots of grace. Thankfully I also have an amazing husband who has been supportive of my career from the very beginning and that has made things much easier.
How do you manage a writing career while having a mental illness?
Very carefully. *Deadpan.