FAQs

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where can I find information about your novels?
A: Click HERE for an index of my books and information about them, such as reviews, covers, buy links, release dates, ect.

Q: Can I get free review copies of your book(s)?
A: Thanks for asking! Yes, I give away free copies of my books in exchange for honest, unbiased reviews. If you’d like one of these copies, CONTACT me.

Q: Will you do an interview about your book(s) for my blog/website?
A: I always appreciate these requests, and the answer is “yes!” Feel free to CONTACT me about this.

Q: Your website says “Tone Deaf” is coming out in 2016, but I think I’ve already seen it out. Why is this?
A: The beginning chapters of “Tone Deaf” were released on the website Wattpad.com in 2011 and 2012. After they gained a large following, I decided to self-publish the novel, and even did a bit of promotion online. However, a few months before the set publication date in late 2013, I got an unexpected offer of representation from my agent and pulled “Tone Deaf” off my indie publication schedule. The traditional publishing house Skyhorse picked up the novel in 2014, and the publication date has been re-set to 2016. (Don’t worry, I’m confused, too.)

Q: Wait a second, I’ve seen another person online who uses your exact same author image. Did they steal it from you?
A: “Olivia Rivers” is merely a pen name, so if you see another chick with wildly curly hair wandering around the internet, that’s just me under a different name.

Q: Are your books self-published? Or are they published by a traditional house?
A: Both. I’m what’s known as a “hybrid” author, which means I actively use both publication methods. My works are represented by the fabulous Laurie McLean of Fuse Literary.

Q: You look really young in your author picture. What’s up with that?
A: Truth is, I’m actually an immortal vampire trapped in the body of a teenager. However, I only sparkle when exposed to large amounts of caffeine.

Q: So your characters kind of have the worst medical luck in the history of fictional universes. Why do so many of them have disabilities?
A: Short answer: Because I’m disabled, too.
Long answer: I’ve been chronically ill since birth, and one thing that always bothered me as a young kid was walking into libraries and seeing almost no books with disabled main characters. So my disabled main characters are sort of my way of saying, “Hey, people like me exist, too! And we don’t spend 24/7 whining about our illnesses, and actually have real life issues like school and work and falling in love with a dude you were literally created to assassinate.” (Okay, maybe that last one isn’t exactly a personal experience, but my character Faye will gladly tell you it’s a very annoying situation.)

Q: Do you know the muffin man?
A: Sadly, I am yet to meet this elusive creature.